Monday, November 30, 2015

Mount Pleasant Police Expand Twitter Use




Mount Pleasant, SC – Mount Pleasant Police Officers assigned to the Social Media Team now have their own accounts to engage the community. “We were looking for a way to encourage more interaction between officers and the community,” says Inspector Chip Googe. “This gives our citizens more access to officers from different bureaus.” Each of these accounts will post information relevant to their bureaus. Citizens are encouraged to ask questions and get to know the officers that serve the community. These accounts will not be monitored 24/7 and Inspector Googe advises to call 911 in an emergency. Here is the list of accounts for the Mount Pleasant Police Department:

 

·         @MountPleasantPD – Main Account

·         @MPPDPIO – Inspector Chip Googe, Public Information Officer

·         @MPPDLebby – Corporal Nic Lebby, Training Bureau

·         @MPPDRosier – Corporal Chris Rosier, Patrol Bureau

·         @MPPDLedbetter – Patrolman 1st Class Nicholas Ledbetter, Traffic Bureau

·         @MPPDCowdrey – Patrolman 1st Class Matt Cowdrey, Traffic Bureau

·         @MPPDGregory – Patrolman 1st Class Bryce Gregory, Crime Prevention
·         @MPPDCalabrese - Field Training Officer Don Calabrese, Patrol Bureau 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Traffic Collision

 
 
 
 
 
Mount Pleasant, SC – On November 23, 2015 at approximately 1:08pm the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to an automobile versus a pedestrian collision on Hwy 17 at Anna Knapp Boulevard.  The vehicle was heading northbound on Hwy 17 when a pedestrian walked out into traffic. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.  


Friday, November 20, 2015

Counterfeit Money




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify this man who is suspected of passing a counterfeit $100 bill at Smoothie King on Houston Northcutt Blvd.

If you have information on this suspect please call Officer R. Bedard at 843-884-4176 or email him at RBedard@tompsc.com.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may submit a tip through our blog at http://www.mppdnews.blogspot.com/p/submit-tip.html or through our smartphone application.

Community Event at Cinebarre



What:    Community Outreach Event
When:   December 4, 2015
              6:30pm - 7:00pm
Where:  Cinebarre
              963 Houston Northcutt Blvd.

We will be at Cinebarre on December 4th, 2015 from 6:30pm - 7:00pm. Cinebarre will be streaming some of our community outreach photographs form this year on the big screen! Come out and meet some of our officers and get your Buddy Cards signed.

Collision Investigation



Mount Pleasant, SC – On November 18, 2015 at approximately 8:58pm a pedestrian,  crossing Highway 17 near the Town Centre towards Montclair Apartments, was struck by a vehicle heading south bound on Highway 17. The pedestrian succumbed to the injuries caused as a result of the collision.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to call the Traffic Bureau at 843-884-4176.




Shoplifting Suspects




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify two women suspected of stealing alcohol from Egan's Spirits located at 1909 Highway 17 North.

Anyone with information on these two suspects are asked to call Officer R. Boss at 843-884-4176 or email him at RBoss@tompsc.com. Those who wish to remain anonymous may submit a tip through our blog at http://www.mppdnews.blogspot.com/p/submit-tip.html or through our smartphone application.

Wanted Person - UPDATED

Jervay Daron Myers
1412 Six Mile Road, Mount Pleasant
04/03/1984
5'll" 150lbs
 
November 30, 2015 - This subject has been located! 
 
The subject pictured above is wanted for Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mr. Myers please contact Pfc. M. Lynch at 843-884-4176 or MLynch@tompsc.com. You can also send an anonymous tip from our smart phone application or from this link.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Collision with Injuries


 
 
Mount Pleasant, SC – On November 16, 2015 at approximately 7:00pm the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a collision with injuries on West Coleman Boulevard at Patriots Province. A vehicle attempted to turn left from Patriots Province onto Coleman Boulevard but was struck by a vehicle heading southbound towards the Ravenel Bridge. Two individuals were transported to area hospitals. This collision is still under investigation by the Traffic Bureau.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Missing Person





Mount Pleasant, SC – The Mount Pleasant Police Department is trying to locate Mr. Daniel C. Riggs of Mathis Ferry Rd. He has been missing since November 9, 2015 at around 5:21pm. Mr. Riggs may be driving a black 2007 Dodge Nitro with a South Carolina tag of FUZ345 and may be in the Myrtle Beach area. He is 48 years old, 5’11” tall, weighs 195lbs, has blue eyes and brown hair. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Riggs please contact Detective Ivey at 843-856-3030.

Phishing Alert




If you receive an email like the one pictured above please do not click on the link and type in any personal information! These institutions already have your information and do not need you to verify it via an email.
You can tell this is a phishing scam by:
1) The "To:" field is blank
2) Bad spelling and grammar 
3) The email asks for personal information
To file a complaint about an e-scam, visit the FIB's Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report:http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx

Friday, November 13, 2015

Cops and Doughnuts Part II


Cops and Doughnuts Part II
Click to See Photo Album
 
Officers from around the Lowcountry were back at Krispy Kreme on Savannah Highway raising money for the Special Olympics. Cops squared off with a doughnut eating contest and the winner was Chief Turner from the Hanahan PD. His time to put away 12 glazed doughnuts: 1 minute 15 seconds!
Our final day at Krispy Kreme is tomorrow. We will be there from 6am to 6pm. Please come out and help us raise funds for these great athletes!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cops and Doughnuts for Special Olympics

2015 Cops on Doughnut Shops
Photo Album
 


We will be at Krispy Kreme on Savannah Hwy today, tomorrow and Saturday raising money for Special Olympics. Stop by between 6am and 6pm each day. Today the media squared off in a doughnut eating contest where Andy Pruitt defended his title successfully. He downed a dozen glazed doughnuts in 2 minutes 40 seconds. Tomorrow the cops square off at the table at 11:00am!

Come out and help us raise money for the Special Olympics!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

South Carolina's Child Passenger Restraint Law




South Carolina’s child passenger restraint law requires that:

  • Children from birth to 1 year old, or who weigh less than 20 pounds, must be secured in a rear-facing child safety seat.
  • Children 1 through 5 years old weighing at least 20 pounds and less than 40 pounds must be restrained in a forward-facing child seat.
  • Children 1 through 5 years old weighing 40 to 80 pounds must be secured in a belt-positioning booster seat.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not required to be in booster seats if they weigh more than 80 pounds or if they can sit with their backs against the car's seat and bend their legs over the seat edge without slouching.
  • Children under 6 may not sit in the front passenger seat. However, this restriction does not apply if the vehicle has no rear passenger seats or if all other rear passenger seats are occupied by children less than 6 years old.

This law does not apply to taxis, church, school and day care buses, or commercial vehicles.


Car Seat Safety Tips from SafeKids:

  • Seventy-three percent of car seats are not used or installed correctly, so before you hit the road, check your car seat. Certified child passenger safety technicians are able to help or even double check your work.
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  • Buy a used car seat only if you know its full crash history. That means you must buy it from someone you know, not from a thrift store or over the Internet. Once a car seat has been in a crash or is expired or broken, it needs to be replaced.
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  • We know that when adults wear seat belts, kids wear seat belts. So be a good example and buckle up for every ride. Be sure everyone in the vehicle buckles up, too.
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  • Never leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. While it may be tempting to dash out for a quick errand, the temperature inside your car can rise 20 degrees and cause heatstroke in the time it takes for you to run in and out of the store.
  • Monday, November 2, 2015

    Can You Help Us Identify This Person?




    The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify a man suspected of using a stolen credit card at the Sunoco Service Station located at 1683 Highway 17 North. The card was used on October 24, 2015.

    Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call Detective Jenkins at 843-856-3029 or email him at GJenkins@tompsc.com. Those who wish to remain anonymous may submit a tip through our blog at http://www.mppdnews.blogspot.com/p/submit-tip.html or through our smartphone application.