Thursday, February 25, 2016

Request for Information




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the man pictured above. He is suspected of using a cloned credit card at various businesses in the Mount Pleasant area. He was last seen driving a silver, 4 door Volkswagon. If you have any information on this person please contact Det. Ivey at 843-856-3030 or divey@tompsc.com. You can also leave an anonymous tip through our smartphone app or through our blog.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Help Protect Children Against Inappropriate Content

 
 
 
 
Before your children use the Internet, you should talk to them about what content they are allowed to access. Above all, it’s important to open the lines of communication about online material that makes your child feel uncomfortable. Often, children are afraid to tell a parent or guardian about something they have seen because they are afraid that their Internet privileges will be taken away. The best solution is to openly discuss the situation before a problem arises.
  • Know where children may have access to the Internet—at school, friends’ houses, community centers, or libraries—and where the computers may not have blocking and filtering mechanisms.
  • Encourage your children to come to you or another trusted adult if he or she encounters inappropriate material.
  • Install blocking, filtering, and monitoring software in order to block pop-ups, restrict access to sites with adult content, and see which sites your children visit.
  • Discuss your family values with your children and be clear about what online content aligns with those values. Clarify values and discuss how much of what is readily available may not support healthy values.
  • Use the NetSmartz Internet Safety Pledges to set clear guidelines for going online.
  • Report the sexual exploitation or online enticement of a child to www.cybertipline.com.

 
 

Thank you to NetSmartz.org for providing these tips!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Larceny Subjects



The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the two individuals pictured above. They are suspected of stealing an item from Wal-Mart in Oakland Plantation.

If you have any information on the individuals please contact Detective Corporal Eckert at 843-884-4176 or Deckert@tompsc.com. You can also send us an anonymous tip through our smartphone application or on our blog.

Financial Transaction Card Fraud




UPDATE 2/22/2016 5:35pm- We have identified the subjects involved. Thank you to everyone who called in!


The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the four individuals pictured above. They are suspected of stealing and using a victim's credit card at several locations in North Charleston, Summerville, and Charleston.

If you have any information on the individuals please contact Detective Fey at 843-884-4176 or Lfey@tompsc.com. You can also send us an anonymous tip through our smartphone application or on our blog.

IRS Scam Alert




Seniors in our area are getting telephone calls from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Please remember that the IRS will not threaten to arrest you nor do they take payments over the telephone. Do not fall for this scam!

2015 Awards

2015 Awards
 
 
We want to congratulate our 2015 award winners! They were announced at a recent awards dinner at Waterfront Park:
Ronald R. Perry Visionary Award - Sergeant Les Mauldin
Sergeant of the Year - Sergeant Tyrone Simmons
Officer of the Year - Corporal Adam Willis
Rookie of the Year - Officer Thad Morgan
Investigator of the Year - Detective Gerald Jenkins
Civilian of the Year - Nan Greer


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Amy's Choice




Hear the true story of a 15-year-old girl who left home to meet in person a man she first "met" online. Make sure your kids understand the importance of letting you know where they will be and who they are with. They need to know they can come to you when they have a problem.

Thank you to NetSmartz.org for producing this video!


Burglary Suspects Arrested

                                                        Jessica Davis                                Joshua Duncan       
                                                          2/27/1984                                         4/8/1983
                                                       203 Shirley Ct.                            1990 Hawthorne Dr.
                                                      Summerville, SC                          North Charleston, SC
                                  

                                                        Ryan Vedad                                  Kathlynn Vessell
                                                          4/23/1985                                         3/4/1995
                                                    1713 McLeod Ave                        105 Botany Bay Blvd
                                                       Charleston, SC                                Charleston, SC


The Mount Pleasant Police Department arrested four individuals in connection with a burglary call from Snee Farm.  Officers responded to Loyalist Court at approximately 10:38 am on February 16, 2016 in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers were able to locate three subjects in Snee Farm and the fourth suspect, Mr. Duncan, was located in Glenlake.

Ms. Davis was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm, Driving Under Suspension, and Failure to Comply with NRVC (unpaid ticket).

Mr. Duncan was charged with 3 counts of Burglary 2nd Degree.

Mr. Vedad was charged with 1 count of Burglary 2nd Degree.

Ms. Vessell was charged with 1 count of Burglary 2nd Degree.


Thank you to everyone who called in tips and exchanged information via social media!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Burglary Suspects Apprehended



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four suspects were apprehended in connection with a burglary that occurred in Snee Farm this morning:
Ryan Vedad of Charleston - Burglary 2nd Degree
Joshua Duncan of Summerville - Burglary 2nd Degree
Jessica Davis of Summerville - Burglary 2nd Degree / Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
Kathlynn Vessell of North Charleston - Burglary 2nd Degree
There may be further charges pending as investigators look further into the incident.
Thank you to everyone who called in tips and kept a watchful eye! Our partnership with the community brings cases like this to a close.


Mount Pleasant Police Provide Safe Exchange Area



Mount Pleasant, SC – The Mount Pleasant Police Department has designated an area in front of their police department as a Safe Exchange Location.
The area is located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane and is available for anyone who needs a safe place to complete transactions from websites such as Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook swap pages. The area designated for exchanges is just to the left of the front door when facing the police department. It is marked with a sign and the curb is painted blue to make it easy to find. Surveillance cameras will monitor the area 24 hours a day.
“We wanted to create an area where citizens felt comfortable exchanging goods,” says Inspector Chip Googe. “This space can also be used for child custody exchanges if needed.”
There are a few things to keep in mind when using this safe zone. Officers will not be there to help facilitate the exchange, check serial numbers, negotiate payments, or check the identification of any individuals involved. Also, the exchange of weapons at this location is prohibited.

When conducting transactions online please keep the following tips in mind:

·         Use websites that you are familiar with.

·         Try to bring someone with you when exchanging items.

·         Do not invite strangers into your home.

·         Conduct transactions during daylight hours.

·         Tell a friend or family member where you are going.

·         Trust your instincts.

·         Turn off geotagging on your smartphone before taking pictures to post online. This keeps anyone from seeing the location where the picture was taken.

·         If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

6 Degrees of Information


 
 


Five teens have agreed to participate in an online experiment. They all accept the Facebook friend request of Matt, an Internet researcher. From there, Matt has just six clicks to find out as much as he can about each teen. Some teens are surprised by the results, while others are not. "6 Degrees of Information" encourages teens to ask themselves two questions— "What information is online for people to find?" and "Do I want them to find it?"


Thank you to NetSmart.org for producing this video!


Vehicle Break In Suspect Arrested



On 2/16/2016 at approximately 3:46 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of North Smokerise Way in Planter's Pointe in reference to a concerned citizen who observed someone going through her neighbor's vehicle. Field Training Officer Misyuchenko arrived and observed a suspect in the driver's seat of the victim's car. Pfc. Croy and Pfc. Kinard responded to assist FTO Misyuchenko in taking Marvin Jefferson into custody. Mr. Jefferson has been charged with Breaking Into a Motor Vehicle.

If you live in this area and feel that your vehicle was entered as well, please contact the Detective Bureau at 843-884-4176.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Missing Person

Update at 9:53pm- 
Ms. Gantt has been located and is safe! Thank you for keeping a watchful eye!


Harriet Gantt is missing from the Anna Knapp area. She is 87 years old, wearing grey sweatpants, and a green sweater. Please call 843-884-4176 if you see her. Was last seen about an hour ago (8:10pm)


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Post to Be Private


 
 


Does your child understand how to set their social media pages to private? Do they know who is on their "friends" list? Watch this video and discuss with them the importance of accepting friend requests only from people they know in real life. Also talk to them about not oversharing personal information or identifying information in pictures and video.
 
Thank you to NetSmartz.org for producing this video!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You Can't Take It Back


 
 

Do your children know what cyberbullying is? Cyberbullying is the use of technology to tease, humiliate, threaten, and/or harass someone. After watching the video ask them how private they think the internet is. Are they respectful towards others and would they ever put any information on a website intended for only their friends? Let them know that cyberbullying can occur through text messages or social media. Cyberbullies might send hurtful comments, pictures designed to embarrass someone, or make fun of others. Make sure they know they can come to you for help.
 

 
 


Friday, February 5, 2016

Attempted Armed Robbery


On 2/4/2016 at approximately 11:55pm two suspects entered the Kangaroo Station on Bessemer Rd. with the apparent intent to rob the clerk. The clerk was able to evade the subjects who quickly left the store. It is not known whether the two left on foot or in a vehicle. 

If you have any information about this incident please contact Detective Ivey at 843-856-3030 or divey@tompsc.com.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Online Gaming


 
 
After watching this video, ask your kids if they ever talk to other gamers online. Do they share any personal information? Do they ever hear anything that makes them feel uncomfortable? Have they ever been offered gifts? Make sure they know that they should come to you if they ever feel uneasy or are asked for any personal information. Show them how to mute or block cyberbullies and let them know that they should never gifts in exchange for information. Below is a list of tips for gaming safety.
 
 
 



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wanted Wednesday - Dequan Johnson

Dequan O'Shay Jamal Johnson
1485 McAdams Court
Mount Pleasant, SC
11/25/1994
5'05" / 140lbs
Black Hair / Brown Eyes
 
 

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to find Dequan Johnson. Mr. Johnson is wanted for Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Contempt of Court. He is known to frequent the Whitehall Community.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Johnson please contact Pfc. Lynch at 843-884-4176 or mlynch@tompsc.com. You can also send an anonymous tip from our blog or smartphone application.