Sunday, November 30, 2014

Murder Suspect Arrested

Alberto Martinez-Villa
April 22, 1970
5'05" 170lbs

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (November 30, 2014) The Mount Pleasant Police Department has charged Alberto Martinez-Villa with the murder of his wife, Augustina Hernandez-Hernandez, that occurred at their home on Rifle Range Road.

Mr. Martinez-Villa reported his wife missing on November 28th, 2014 which prompted the Mount Pleasant Police Department to launch an investigation into her disappearance. Mrs. Hernandez-Hernandez's body was found with apparent knife inflicted wounds in North Charleston the next day and evidence obtained by investigators led to the arrest of Mr. Martinez-Villa.

The Mount Pleasant and North Charleston Police Departments worked a collaborative investigation into the suspicious death due to the crossing of jurisdictional boundaries.

Mr. Martinez-Villa has also been charged with Possession of a Knife/Firearm During a Violent Crime.

Friday, November 14, 2014

On November 5, 2014 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, an unknown subject stole two purses from the Liberty Tap Room on Johnnie Dodds Blvd. If you recognize the subject in the video please contact Corporal Eckert at 843-884-4176 or

Dr. Sauls Recognized

Today Chief Ritchie presented a plaque to Dr. Marci Sauls from the East Cooper Animal Hospital in recognition of the countless support given to our K-9 Unit. Thank you for everything you do for our K-9 officers!

Chief Ritchie recognized Pfc. Scott for his 5 years of service to the Town of Mount Pleasant yesterday. Pfc. Scott is currently a K-9 handler and serves with his partner Thor. Thank you Pfc. Scott for your dedication to the citizens of Mount Pleasant!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Captain Mark Arnold Graduates from the SPI!

We want to congratulate Captain Mark Arnold as he just graduated from the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville! 

The Southern Police Institute (SPI) is a division of the Department of Justice Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. It is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners. This mission is accomplished by providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. The Southern Police Institute consistently is ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation. 

Since the creation of the Southern Police Institute in 1951, its program of instruction has been grounded in the belief that law enforcement is a demanding activity requiring the highest level of professional preparation. The Southern Police Institute was established by its founders to provide a place where that preparation can be undertaken.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Are Hiring

Information Needed

The suspect pictured above stole a purse from a vehicle on 11/09/2014 at 1481 Hwy 17 N. (Wal-Mart Wando Crossing) and then went to 1491 Hwy 17 N. (Office Depot) to use a stolen credit card. The identity of the suspect is unknown. The suspect is described as a white male approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing khaki shorts, a blue and white striped polo and black tennis shoes.
If you can identify this suspect please notify Det. Ivey at 843-856-3030 or

Monday, November 3, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Mount Pleasant Police Department will be hosting a BBQ
cookout to raise money to help children who may never experience the joy of Christmas. 
By selling BBQ ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and sides, the Mount Pleasant Police
Department is trying to raise enough money to send 6 children on a Christmas shopping
spree. These children have been identified through each of the elementary schools located
around Mount Pleasant.
“After the success of our first fundraiser, Team 2 will again be selling lunch out at the town
track in front of the police department,” says Inspector Chip Googe. “The more money we
 raise, the more children we can take shopping as we are trying to fund 6 but would love to
take as many as 8.”
Inspector Googe encourages everyone to come out to 100 Ann Edwards Lane between
10:30am and 2:00pm on November 7, 2014 to take part in this event.
“We will also deliver your lunch if the order is $10.00 or more and if you are located in
Mount Pleasant,” Googe says. “All you have to do is call 803-414-0622 and place your
order with Linen’s BBQ. They will be accepting cash and credit/debit cards.”
“We are grateful to Linen’s BBQ for donating their time and equipment to a cause that
will definitely brighten the lives of several local children,” Googe says. “Their service to
the community will bring smiles to those less fortunate.”
·        BBQ Rib Dinner with 2 Sides and a Drink - $10.00
·        Pulled Pork Basket with 1 Side and a Drink - $7.00
·        Pulled Chicken Basket with 1 Side and a Drink - $7.00
·        Macaroni and Cheese
·        French Fries
·        Cole Slaw
·        Red Rice
·        Baked Beans
If you need more information, please contact Inspector Chip Googe at