Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cooper River Bridge Run Information

Below are the scheduled times for road closings on the Mount Pleasant Side of the Cooper River Bridge Run.
4:30am    Race route closed - Chuck Dawley to Whilden St. on Coleman Blvd.
                Officers will divert northbound Coleman traffic down Whilden St.

5:00am   Shuttles begin running. Pickup locations for Mount Pleasant:
               Towne Center
               Whitesides Elementary School
               Laing Middle School

               Shuttles will return participants to Mt Pleasant from finish line.

6:30am   Whilden to Houston Northcutt will be closed to vehicle traffic.
               Houston Northcutt traffic will be diverted towards the Ravenel.
               West Coleman traffic will be diverted onto Houston Northcutt.
               Wheelchair athletes escorted to start line.


7:00am   Closure of Ravenel Bridge (both directions)
               Hwy 17 from Houston Northcutt to the Ravenel Bridge in both directions.
               Race route in Mt Pleasant completely secured.
               Wheelchair athletes warming up on course.

7:15am    Vehicle parade begins for wheelchair athletes.

7:25am    Wheelchair race starts.

8:00am    Cooper River Bridge Run Begins.

10:30am   Approximate time for straggler bus to begin on Mount Pleasant side.

11:00am   Approximate time for Ravenel Bridge to re-open.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SCAM Alert

A man claiming to be Steve Martin is calling citizens claiming to be with the IRS. He threatens people with a lawsuit if they ignore his calls. The number he calls from is 334-610-1137. Please do not fall for any scam he trys to push on you. The IRS will not call and threaten to bring a lawsuit or to place you under arrest.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Filing a False Police Report

Joanna Marie Mangan
2901 Chatsworth Road
Columbia, SC 29812
White Female
5’05” 250lbs
Red Hair/Brown Eyes


MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. On March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm Joanna M. Mangano
reported that she was robbed at gunpoint by two individuals on Coleman Blvd.
at MaGrath Darby. Ms. Mangano gave a statement implicating the two
suspects and picked them out of a photo lineup. Ms. Mangano knows both
people she falsely accused of robbing her. She has been charged with Filing
a False Police Report and has been lodged at the Charleston County Detention

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Animal Control Officer Retires

We want to thank Animal Control Officer John Zaehringer for the 16 years of service he provided to the Town of Mount Pleasant. John retired yesterday and was presented a plaque by SSgt. Hethington. We wish him the best in his future endeavors!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Missing Person

On March 7, 2015, the mother of Cara Treadway, reported her daughter as a missing person.  Cara had been in the Charleston area staying with her boyfriend (Blake Drayton Barber) at 1880 Cherokee Rose Circle in the Dunes West Subdivision.  Treadway’s mother last received an email from her daughter on February 27, 2015 saying that she felt lost and alone.  Treadway’s mother also stated that several of her friends received the same message.  Attached is a photo of Treadway as well as a photo of Treadway and Barber.  If you have any information please contact Det. Cpl. Dan Eckert at 843-884-4176.


Cara Treadway

LKA:  1880 Cherokee Rose Circle (Dunes West Subdivision)

Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Date of Birth:  1/14/1989

Height:  5’04” / Weight:  110lbs

Hair:  Brown / Eyes:  Green

Last Physically Seen:  February 15, 2015

Possibly Driving a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire, 2 Door, Black in Color

TN Tags:  H2114H


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 MASC Achievement Award

Yesterday the Town of Mount Pleasant presented their Reading Patrol Program to the Municipal Association of South Carolina for an Achievement Award. The MASC awards municipalities for innovative and unique programs in different areas. Today we were notified that the Town of Mount Pleasant won the 2015 MASC Achievement Award in the Communications Category!

We want to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of this great program! We look forward to bringing forth more outreach programs that allow us to connect with our community!


CALEA On-Site 2015

Press Release

The Mount Pleasant Police Department Chief of Police Carl Ritchie is pleased to announce that a team
 of two assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA),
 will arrive on Sunday, March 22, 2015 to examine all aspects of the Mount Pleasant Police
Department’s policies, procedures, management, operations and support services.
This assessment will be the seventh re-accreditation after receiving initial accreditation status in
1992. A team of two assessors, composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies
across the nation, will once again verify internationally recognized standards that the department
 has maintained over the past 23 years, as part of this voluntary process.
Assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, visit offices and others where
compliance can be verified. Assessors will report to the Commission on Accreditation for Law
 Enforcement Agencies, who will make the final decision on re-accreditation.
As part of the process, the Mount Pleasant community, department employees, as well as any
member of the general public is invited to comment on the agencies compliance with CALEA
 standards by telephone or by appearance at a public hearing session. Telephone calls can be
made to 843-881-2147 and will be taken by assessors on Monday, March 23, 2015 from
2:00-4:00 PM. The public hearing will also be held Monday at 4:30 PM in the Town of Mount
Pleasant Council Chambers located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant.
Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to
10 minutes and must address the department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy
of the Standards is available at the Mount Pleasant Police Department
Inquiries should be directed to the Accreditation Manager Inspector Chip Googe at 843-884-4176.