Friday, January 23, 2015

Mount Pleasant Police Recognizes Employees

The Mount Pleasant Police Department recognized the hard work and dedication of their employees today at an awards luncheon held at headquarters. Chief Ritchie and his command staff presented the following awards:

Supervisor of the Year - Sgt. Les Mauldin
Innovator of the Year - Inspector Chip Googe
Officer of the Year - Pfc. Bradley Strode
Investigator of the Year - Det. Logan Fey
Civilian of the Year - Renice Williams
Rookie of the Year - Pfc. Patrick Crosson

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department also honored Pfc. Jonathan Rustin with the Life Saving award for his actions at the Christmas parade. Pfc. Rustin was alerted to a toddler who was choking and he took quick action to dislodge the piece of candy blocking her airway.

We want to congratulate all of the employees on their awards and thank them for their service to the citizens of Mount Pleasant!



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Traffic Tip Tuesday

This week's Traffic Tip Tuesday deals with speeding vehicles in neighborhoods.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Juvenile Arrested and Charged with Murder

Investigators have charged 16 year old Matthew Fischer with Murder and Possession of a Knife During the Commission of a Violent Felony in the stabbing of 17 year old Lucas Cavanaugh. Fischer is scheduled to have a bond hearing to today and he is being charged as an adult. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Look for Deputy Chief Gragg's selfie on the electronic billboards around the Charleston area as he promotes the 2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge. It will get started around 10:30am on February 28th, 2015 at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. For more information visit 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Collision on the Isle of Palms Connector

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - On January 6, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m.
an officer checked out with a collision that had just occurred on the Isle of
Palms Connector at Rifle Range Road. A moped was heading south on Rifle
Range and a passenger car was heading north. Both vehicles turned onto the
Isle of Palms Connector heading towards the Isle of Palms. At some point the
two vehicles collided and the driver of the moped was taken to the Medical
University of South Carolina in serious condition. The Traffic Bureau is
continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and no charges have been
filed at this time.

Preventing Vehicle Beak-Ins

This week Crime Prevention Officer Bryce Gregory gives several tips to help prevent car break-ins. One of the best things you can do is lock your car. Over 80% of our car break-ins happen to cars that are already unlocked. Check out the rest of his tips in the video above!