Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is closely monitoring Hurricane Joaquin. Make sure you are following us on Twitter (@mountpleasantpd) and have downloaded our free iPhone and Android app for updates! Here is there press release:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:55 p.m.) - The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is paying close attention to Hurricane Joaquin, and as a result of the storm’s projected movement, key agencies in South Carolina government have been notified to be ready to respond if the need arises.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts from the National Hurricane Center. We are preparing for the possibility that this storm could affect South Carolina, we’re asking residents to do the same,” SCEMD Director Kim Stenson said.
People in potentially vulnerable areas should review their plans and consider actions to take if the storm threatens the state:
· Be sure your emergency supplies kit has enough bottled water and non-perishable food to sustain each family member for three to seven days. Include a weather radio, flashlight, extra batteries, toiletries, change of clothes, blankets or sleeping bag, rain gear and appropriate footwear. Also include copies of important documents, such as birth certificates and insurance policies.
· Plan for your pets. Gather supplies for your pet and put them in an easily-accessible container.
· Determine if you are in a flood plain or flood-prone area.
· Know evacuation routes for your area. Pay attention to emergency warnings and evacuate if instructed to do so. Visitwww.scemd.org/KnowYourZone for more information.
· Stay tuned to local news for the latest advisories from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center (NHC), as well as state and local emergency management officials.
· Follow trusted and verified social media feeds for information, such as @SCEMD and @NHC_Atlantic.
A copy of the 2015 S.C. Hurricane Guide is available at all state welcome centers along South Carolina interstates, Walgreen’s stores and for download on SCEMD’s website at scemd.org.

Forest Acres, SC Officer Killed in the Line of Duty




Our hearts and prayers go out to the Forest Acres, SC Police Department and to the family/friends of Officer Greg Alia. Officer Alia was killed this morning in the line of duty after responding to a suspicious person call. The suspect has been arrested in this case.
 
Officer Alia leaves behind a wife and newborn baby boy.
 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Promotions

Promotions September 2015



We want to congratulate the following officers on their recent promotions:
Pfc. Wang on his promotion to Field Training Officer
FTO Lamb on his promotion to Corporal
Cpl. Postell on his promotion to Sergeant

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Scam Alert

 
 
 
 
 
One of our residents received a call yesterday and was told she had won 2.5 million dollars and a Mercedes-Benz from Publishers Clearing House. The caller said that all she had to do was send him a check for $8,900.00 through the Post Office to receive her prizes. This was recognized as a scam and no money was sent to the suspect. Do not fall for this scam! The Internet Crime Complaint Center offers these warning signs to a possible scam:
 
 
  • If the lottery winnings appear too good to be true, they probably are.
  • Be cautious when dealing with individuals outside of your own country.
  • Be leery if you do not remember entering a lottery or contest.
  • Be cautious if you receive a telephone call stating you are the winner in a lottery.
  • Beware of lotteries that charge a fee prior to delivery of your prize.
  • Be wary of demands to send additional money to be eligible for future winnings.
 

Assault


Mount Pleasant, SC – On September 22, 2015 the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Roper St. Francis Hospital in reference to a person with a gunshot wound. An officer made contact with the victim and determined that he was grazed by a bullet after being physically attacked from behind. The victim has been uncooperative with detectives. The incident allegedly occurred in Whitehall Terrace in the area of Happyland Blvd. and is still under investigation.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Guns and Hoses Softball Tournament






What: Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Tournament
When: October 3, 2015 - 9:00am 
Where: 391 Egypt Rd. (Jones Center)
Why: Proceeds benefit the Carolina Children's Charity


Come support local police, fire and healthcare workers as we play softball to raise money for the Carolina Children's Charity. There will be jump castles, snow cones and Sparky the Fire Dog for the kids! First pitch is at 9:00am when we take on the Charleston Fire Department. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Wounded Warrior Softball Tourney

Wounded Warrior Tourney 2015


We were honored to be a part of the 2015 Wounded Warrior Softball Tournament put on by Pro Performance Athletics over the weekend! Thank you for allowing us to participate!

Reading Patrol




What: Reading Patrol
Where: Barnes and Noble - 1716 Towne Centre Way
When: September 19th, 2015 11:00am to 12:00pm


Join us at Barnes and Noble in the Town Centre for our next Reading Patrol! We will have arts and crafts after the selected book reading! Children can also get their Buddy Cards signed by officers!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Child Safety Seat Inspection

Child Safety Seat Inspection 2015

We want to thank Trident Area Safe Kids, Target, Mac Daddy, Charleston FD, SC Highway Patrol and Jaw Enforcement for making this event a success! We hope to do this again very soon so that our children are safe!

9/11 Silent Walk

9/11 Silent Walk 2015


We were honored to be a part of the 9/11 Silent Walk this morning! Thank you to all of the organizers who made this event possible!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Smart911 Sign Up Day



 
 
 
 
 
What:       Smart911 Sign Up Day
 
Where:     1133 Mathis Ferry Road - Charleston County Library
 
When:      Saturday, September 12th 10:00am to 1:00pm
 
 

Local firefighters and 9-1-1 telecommunicators will be on hand to help you create your free Smart911 safety profile. This profile includes any information you want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Car Seat Checkup Event

 
 
 

Safe Kids Trident Area Offers Car Seat Inspections for Child Passenger Safety Week

Certified technicians help parents correctly use and install car and booster seats

 to celebrate National Child Passenger Safety Week

 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – Safe Kids Trident Area urges parents and caregivers to make sure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed for a kickoff event for “National Child Passenger Safety Week” on Friday, September 11th.  Mount Pleasant will have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car and booster seats at Target from 1:00 to 4:30. 
 

Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent,” said Jennifer Winkelmann, Injury Prevention Coordinator at MUSC Children’s Hospital and Coordinator for Safe Kids Trident Area. “We want all parents to make sure their car seats are used and installed correctly and that the whole family is buckled up every time on every ride. And we’re here to help.”
 

 In a nationwide effort to educate parents and caregivers during Child Passenger Safety Week, Safe Kids Worldwide teams up with the local Safe Kids coalition, MUSC Children’s Hospital and Mount Pleasant Police Department for seat check activities to keep children and families safe in and around cars. Safe Kids will host more than 500 child seat inspections across the country for CPS week, including one at Target in Mount Pleasant, 1300 Long Grove Drive, on Friday, September 11th from 1:00 to 4:30.
 

 Car seat inspections offer drivers the chance to receive assistance and guidance from certified car seat technicians regarding proper installation of their child safety and booster seats. Safe Kids events continue throughout the year.
 

 Parent can also check their own car and booster seats by using this car seat check list. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available to help or double check your work. Parents and caregivers can locate an event in their community by visiting the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.
 

 
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 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 safekids.org or musckids.org.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Burglary Suspect




Mount Pleasant, SC – On September 4, 2015 at 4:00am the above sketched suspect committed a Burglary and attempted to commit Criminal Sexual Conduct in Harbor Point Apartments. He is described as a white male between 23 and 26 years of age, short black or brown hair, short beard and a tan complexion. He was wearing tan shorts and a dark grey T-shirt with white lettering. His height is described as between 5’8” and 5’9” with an average build. If anyone has information regarding this incident or believes they may recognize this individual they are asked to contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 843-884-4176. Please ask to speak with the on-call detective. You can also send us an anonymous tip at www.mppdnews.blogspot.com or through our smartphone application. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Car Seat Inspection Event



Come out September 11, 2015 to Target on Long Grove Dr. to learn how to install your child's car or booster seat. There will be nationally certified technicians on hand to make sure your car seat is properly installed. We have teamed up with Trident Area Safe Kids and the MUSC Children's Hospital to put on this event.

Please call 843-792-5327 if you have any questions about this event.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Information Needed


We are asking for the public's help in identifying the two individuals pictured above. This picture was taken at Wal-Mart in Oakland Plantation and they left in a white sedan. If you have any information regarding the identity of either person you are asked to contact Det. Ivey at 843-884-4176.