Friday, April 24, 2015

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Officers from across the state are involved in the Torch Run for Special Olympics and the Officers from the Lowcountry are no exception.  Beginning at 11:00 am on April 30th, 2015 Law Enforcement Officers will begin an approximately 127mile relay of a Special Olympics Torch from the sands of Sullivan’s Island’s Station 
22 1/2 Street to the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia. Appropriately deemed the Coast to the Capital this event will coincide with relays from other parts of the state and conclude at a press conference on the steps of the Capital on May 1st, 2015 announcing the beginning of the Special Olympics Summer Games.  At 6:00 pm officers will join forces for a 7.5 mile run from the Capital to Fort Jackson where the torch will be carried into the Summer Games.  

This represents Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics continued commitment to increase awareness, raise funds, and provide support for South Carolina’sapproximately 22,593 Special Olympic Athletes.

Anyone interested in supporting our efforts can donate directly at:
or contact me and I will offer assistance and/or directionsfor other support opportunities or participation information.  Corporate sponsorships are available through t-shirts worn by officers during the relay, and/or magnetic signage or banners attached to support vehicles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Counterfeit Money

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 22, 2015) The Mount Pleasant Police Department is looking to identify the individual pictured above. This subject is passing counterfeit money and recently attempted to do so at the Circle K on Mathis Ferry Rd. If you have any information about this subject please contact Ofc. D. Raley at 843-884-4176.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Expanding Social Media with Nextdoor

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Mount Pleasant Police Department is expanding
their community outreach through the social media site Nextdoor (
Since October of 2014 the Mount Pleasant Police Department has been utilizing
Nextdoor to connect with their citizens. Inspector Chip Googe and Corporal Chris
Rosier have been coordinating speed enforcement, reporting crime trends, answering
questions about the law and supplying information about upcoming events. Starting
 today they will be joined by the members of Team 2 headed by Sgt. Tyrone Simmons.
“We now have an entire patrol team that will be available to answer questions and
respond to concerns in the neighborhoods that they patrol” said Inspector Googe.
“This will allow us to expand our community outreach by having more officers readily
 available to respond.”
Nextdoor is free for residents and the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Each
Mount Pleasant neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website,
accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and
self-manage their own Nextdoor website. All members must verify that they live within
the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is
password-protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.
“This partnership with Nextdoor gives neighbors an easy way to not only get to know
each other, but develop a stronger relationship with our police department“ said
Inspector Chip Googe. “We believe that building trust and constant communication
  channels will lead to stronger and safer neighborhoods.”
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit and enter their address. If residents have questions about
their Nextdoor website, please visit

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Fraud Subjects

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is looking to identify the two subjects pictured regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card. The card was used on March 15, 2015 at 1810 North Highway 17 (Walgreens) and 3000 Proprietors Place (Walmart Oakland Market). The subjects are travelling in a gold or silver in color van.
If you have any information on these subjects please contact Det. Jenkins at the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 843-884-4176.

Monday, April 13, 2015


We want to congratulate the three officers who were promoted last week:

Corporal Stafford was promoted to the rank of Sergeant
Field Training Officer Rosier was promoted to the rank of Corporal
Patrolman First Class Strode was promoted to the rank of Field Training Officer.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Car Seat Check Up

Safe Kids Trident Area to Host Free Car Seat Check Event



·         Safe Kids Trident Area

·         MUSC Children’s Hospital

·         SC DHEC

·         State Law and Fire Officials


WHERE: Target at Seaside Farms Shopping Center, 1300 Long Grove Drive, Mount Pleasant


WHEN: Thursday, April 9th 3:00pm – 6:00pm


WHAT:  As part of a Child Passenger Safety Technician course, Safe Kids Trident Area will be hosting a free car seat check event. Technicians will provide education to caregivers on car seat installation, ensure that the child is in the correct type of child restraint, and overall confirm that the child is as safe as possible while riding in the vehicle.

WHY: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. In South Carolina 9 out of 10 car seats are used or installed incorrectly.




About Safe Kids Trident Area

Safe Kids Trident Area works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its partners include local health care, fire, EMS and police personnel. Safe Kids Trident Area is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Trident Area was founded in 1996 and is led by MUSC Children’s Hospital. For more information, visit or

Murder Suspect Arrested

Madisen Rene Stroupe
1230 Jabbers Drive #113
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
White Female
5’01” 105lbs
Brown Hair/Hazel Eyes
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. On April 6, 2015 at 11:06pm officers responded
to 1230 Jabber Drive #113 in reference to a reported stabbing. Investigators
 have charged Madisen Rene Stroupe with Murder and Possession of a Knife
During the Commission of a Violent Crime. She has been housed at the Al
Cannon, Jr. Detention Center.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Murder Suspect Arrested

 Jimmy Coaxum
4604 Turquoise Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28311
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 6, 2015) - Jimmy Coaxum was arrested in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the murder of Tameka Mitchell which occurred on April 4th, 2015. He is currently lodged at the Cumberland County Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Charleston.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Homicide Investigation

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (April 4, 2015) At approximately 2:30am the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to the Snowden Community in reference to a homicide. The suspect is described as a black male wearing all black clothing, 5'10" tall, weighing 210lbs and is believed to be an acquaintance of the victim. The investigation is ongoing.