Friday, June 24, 2016

Peeping Tom Arrested

 
Christopher Carrier
1461 North Point Lane Apt. B
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
01/21/1972
Height 5'10"
Weight 185lbs


On June 23, 2016, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Mount Pleasant Police Department was dispatched to 1053 Rifle Range Road (Riverwood Apartments) in reference to a male peeping into an apartment. The complainant advised responding officers that she observed a white male place both hands on her neighbor's brick window sill and peer into the bedroom.  The complainant showed officers the path the suspect took and he was located a short time later. After a positive identification was made by the complainant, Christopher Carrier was arrested for Peeping Tom and lodged at the Al Cannon, Jr. Detention Center.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Identification Needed

 
 
 
 
 

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the man in the above video. Even though his face is covered, his voice can be heard directing the cashier. This occurred on May 29, 2016 at approximately 3:00 a.m. at 1195 Mathis Ferry Road (Circle K).
 
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, approximately 5'07" - 6'00" tall and weighing 150-180lbs.
 
Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Det. Fey in the Investigations Bureau at 843-884-4176. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111, submit a tip through our smartphone application, or submit a tip at http://mppdnews.blogspot.com/p/submit-tip.html. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to an arrest.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Cyber Security - Spear Phishing





Have you ever received a strange email or phone call where the other person knew several key pieces of information about you but you could not place where you knew them from? Criminals will use information from social media sites, blogs, websites, and/or previous hacks to gain this information which makes them seem legitimate. The FBI published this short announcment that talks about what to look for:

The FBI has seen an increase in criminals who use spear-phishing attacks to target multiple industry sectors. These attacks allow criminals to access private computer networks. They exploit that access to create fake identities, steal intellectual property, and compromise financial credentials to steal money from victims’ accounts.

In spear-phishing attacks, cyber criminals target victims because of their involvement in an industry or organization they wish to compromise. Often, the e-mails contain accurate information about victims obtained via a previous intrusion, or from data posted on social networking sites, blogs, or other websites. This information adds a veneer of legitimacy to the message, increasing the chances the victims will open the e-mail and respond as directed.

Recent attacks have convinced victims that software or credentials they use to access specific websites needs to be updated. The e-mail contains a link for completing the update. If victims click the link, they are taken to a fraudulent website through which malicious software (malware) harvests details such as the victim’s usernames and passwords, bank account details, credit card numbers, and other personal information. The criminals can also gain access to private networks and cause disruptions, or steal intellectual property and trade secrets.

To avoid becoming a victim, keep in mind that online businesses, including banks and merchants, typically will not ask for personal information, such as usernames and passwords, via e-mail. When in doubt either call the company directly or open your computer’s Internet browser and type the known website’s address. Don’t use the telephone number contained in the e-mail, which is likely to be fraudulent as well.

In general, avoid following links sent in e-mails, especially when the sender is someone you do not know, or appears to be from a business advising that your account information needs updated.

Keep your computer’s anti-virus software and firewalls updated. Many of the latest browsers have a built-in phishing filter that should be enabled for additional protection.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Casting with the Cops




  • Fri, Jun 17, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mount Pleasant Pier
    Mount Pleasant Pier, Harry M. Hallman Junior Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC
  • The Mount Pleasant Police Department, in collaboration with Charleston County Parks and Recreation, is proud to sponsor Casting with the Cops. This event affords children the chance to fish with Mount Pleasant Police Officers and an opportunity to enjoy the natural resources and an outdoor pastime available within the Town of Mount Pleasant. 

    Casting with Cops is open to children ages 11-15. Registration will be limited to the first 15 children.

    To register, follow this link:

Traffic Alert

 
 
 
 
Longpoint Road is being detoured into the Snowden Community while the SCDOT works on drainage issues. If at all possible, try to avoid using Longpoint Rd. between Coaxum Rd. and Snowden Rd. This work will continue each weekday from 9am-2pm until June 17th.
If you must travel this way, please remember that the speed limit is 25mph within the Snowden Community.

 


Monday, June 6, 2016

Traffic Alert

 
 
 
 
HDR|ICA announces a temporary closure of one the right lane(s) of traffic on the West bound James B. Edwards Bridge, over the Wando River on I-526. The work will include closure of the Westbound Right lane(s) on the dates listed below:
- West Bound Lanes – Monday, June 13th through Thursday, June 16th from 9:00pm to 5:00am
The temporary lane closures are necessary for performing routine maintenance on the James B. Edwards Bridge. If further lane restrictions or weather forces changes, the public will be notified.
Barricades, cones, signs and flashing arrows will be utilized for the Work Zone and signs will identify the closure. The public is asked to exercise caution while driving through the area. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact ICA Project Manager John Bergman, at 843-302-7442.