Friday, September 30, 2016

Ravenel Bridge Incident

 
 
 
On September 30, 2016, at approximately 9:44 a.m., an officer from the Mount Pleasant Police Department was approached by a citizen and told that a person may have jumped from the Ravenel Bridge. A Charleston City Fire Department boat responded to the area and did recover a body. Detectives are still investigating. The Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing any information regarding the person’s identity.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wanted Person

 
Nathan Scott
885 Long Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC
10/9/1984
5'11" 230lbs
 
 
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Nathan Scott. He has outstanding warrants for the following offenses:
 
  1. Trafficking Cocaine
  2. Possession with Intent to Distribute (PWID) Marijuana in Proximity to a School/Playground
  3. PWID Marijuana
  4. PWID Cocaine Base in Proximity to a School/Playground
  5. PWID Cocaine Base
  6. PWID Cocaine in Proximity to a School/Playground
  7. Distribution of Cocaine
  8. Distribution of Cocaine in Proximity to a School/Playground
  9. Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Pfc. Lynch 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.

Armed Robbery






On September 22, 2016 at approximately 6:10 a.m., the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Lafayette Village in reference to a reported armed robbery of a person. The suspect was able to make off with the victim’s wallet. The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing a black shirt, a black zip up hoodie, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call 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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Traffic Alert for 9/23/2016

 
 
 
 
Highway 41 and Harpers Ferry Way Intersection
 
Three Oaks Contractors, Inc. will be replacing the curb and reestablishing the shoulder at the entrance of Harpers Ferry Way from Highway 41 on Thursday, 9/22 and Friday, 9/23.  The west bound turn lane from Highway 41 onto Harpers Ferry Way will be closed while this work is being done.  All other lanes will remain open and traffic will be able to turn onto Harpers Ferry from the through traffic lane.
The driving public should use extra caution while driving in this construction zone. 
“Let ‘em work, let ‘em live”.
Questions contact Ed Barbee at ebarbee@tompsc.com or call (843) 640-2422.
 


Helping a Family in Louisiana

Comeaux Family

The Mount Pleasant Police Department will be at Target (1300 Long Grove Dr.) assisting a local 8 year old young boy reach his goal of helping a family that lost everything from the floods in Louisiana. Kameron Smalls woke up one morning and felt a calling to help those that were devastated from the recent floods. Two of our officers were at a back to school event at a local church when they first heard Kameron get up and speak about this vision. Kameron will be collecting goods for the Comeaux family, pictured above. 

We will be at Target from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. taking product and monetary donations. Local food trucks will also be on hand. 

Below is a list of items that are needed:

Children (4 and 8yr Old Boys): 
Clothing 
Baseball Room D├ęcor 
Legos Mickey Mouse Bedding 
Bed and Mattress 
Toys Computer/Laptop
Baseball Glove/Balls 
School supplies 

Mom (Size 8):
Clothing
Bedding
Bath Essentials
Kitchen Supplies
Household Goods
TV
Computer
 
Kameron Smalls
 

Friday, September 9, 2016

When to Call 911

 
 
 
Ever wonder whether or not you should call 9-1-1 or the nonemergency line for a problem? You’re not alone. In this video the Mount Pleasant Police Department teams up with the Mount Pleasant Fire Department to give you some quick tips to help you determine which number to call if you need help. For all emergencies dial 9-1-1, and for nonemergency situations, you can call the Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center at 843-743-7200. Be Safe!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tropical Storm Hermine






Mount Pleasant, SC – The Town of Mount Pleasant is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine as The National Hurricane Center has extended the tropical storm warning to include Charleston County. Equipment has been staged and personnel are ready to respond if needed. Information about the storm will be updated through the police department's social media channels. The Town of Mount Pleasant encourages everyone to follow the accounts listed below for updated information:

Twitter - @mountpleasantpd
Facebook - www.facebook.com/mountpleasantpd
Nextdoor - www.nextdoor.com
Blog - www.mppdnews.blogspot.com

The Mount Pleasant Police Department also sends updated alerts through their smartphone application. It is free to download for iOS and Android Devices:

iOS- https://appsto.re/us/ieL5P.i
Android- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netgalaxystudios.tomppd&hl=en

In preparation for the storm, make sure you have updated your emergency plan to include all preparations to protect life and property. Keep your cellular telephones charged and on hand. Having a car charger will be helpful if you lose power to your home. Keep the following in mind:

If you have to be on the roadways tomorrow, drive with extra caution. If you encounter water on the roadway, look for an alternate route.

Make sure you have basic supplies to include any prescriptions you may need.

If you need emergency assistance during the storm, please call 911. The non-emergency number for Charleston County Consolidated dispatch is 843-743-7200.



 
 

Start a Discussion with Your Child - Online Predators

 
 
 
Use these discussion starters to get an Internet safety conversation going with your children. The more often you talk to them about online safety, the easier it will get, so don’t get discouraged if they don’t respond immediately!
 
 
  • What do you know about online predators?
  • Have you ever met anyone online who asked you to meet face-to-face?
  • What would/did you do if someone asked to meet you in person?
  • Has anyone ever tried talking to you online about inappropriate or sexual things? What did you do?
  • How might someone online try to gain your trust?
  • Why might someone online want to gain your trust? What are the possible risks of trusting them?
  • Why is it important that you come to me if someone makes you feel uncomfortable online?