Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Request for Information




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying an individual involved in an assault that occurred after the Luke Combs/John Langston concert.  The incident occurred at approximately 11:00 p.m. on July 1, 2017 in the College of Charleston Tennis Center parking lot.  The suspect is described as a white male who is approximately 18-24 years old. He is approximately 5’08” to 5’11” in height and weighs approximately 190lbs. The suspect assaulted the victim then left the area in a full size Sport Utility Vehicle.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Detective Sergeant M. Salata at 843-856-3032 or msalata@tompsc.com. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or www.5541111.com. Crime Stoppers issues rewards of up to $1000.00 for information that leads to an arrest. 

Request for Information





The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the individual pictured above. On July 15, 2017 this suspect shattered a window to gain access to the Pitt St. Pharmacy.

If you recognize anything about this suspect or have any information about this case, please contact Detective Ivey at 843-856-3030 or divey@tompsc.com. Callers who wish to remain anonymous should contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or online at www.5541111.com. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1000.00 for information that leads to an arrest.

Friday, July 14, 2017

National Night Out



On August 1st, 2017 join over 37 million people in 16,124 communities to celebrate America’s National Night Out Against Crime.
“We encourage the community to come out and meet the officers who patrol their neighborhoods,” said Inspector Chip Googe. “The event will be in the Target parking lot from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.”
We will have numerous bureaus on display such as our K9 Officers, Bike Team, SWAT, and Patrol Units. Consolidated Dispatch will be have a booth set up to talk about Smart911. There will be a dunk tank, pizza, music, and more!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Armed Robbery



Mount PleasantSC – On July 11, 2017, at approximately 9:10 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to 1021 Anna Knapp Boulevard (TD Bank) in reference to an armed robbery. Two black individuals entered the bank with handguns and demanded money from the tellers. One suspect was described as wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, sunglasses, and a grey or black bandana with a designed pattern. The second suspect was described as wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black pants, sunglasses, and a black bandana. Both suspects are approximately 25 to 30 years old and stood approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Jenkins at 843-856-3029 or Gjenkins@tompsc.com. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Identification Needed


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The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the two individuals pictured above. They are suspected of using a stolen credit card at South Allen Market in North Charleston as well as Andrew's Market.
 
Anyone with information about these two subjects is asked to contact Detective Ivey at Divey@tompsc.com or 843-856-3030. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or at www.5541111.com. You can earn up to $1000.00 for information that leads to an arrest.


 
 



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wanted Suspect



The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Joshua Patrick Simmons. He is wanted for several forgeries that occurred at the First Citizens Bank in Mount Pleasant.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Joshua Simmons, you are asked to contact Detective Jenkins at 843-884-4176 or at gjenkins@tompsc.com. 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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Felony Driving Under the Influence Arrest





Mount Pleasant, SC – On June 14, 2017, at approximately 2:06 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Highway 17 southbound at Ira Road in reference to a collision. A 4-door sedan was stopped at the red light on Highway 17 in front of Wando Crossing when a sport utility vehicle, also heading south, struck the rear of the sedan. The driver of the sport utility vehicle, Charlton R. Griffith of Charleston, was arrested and charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence. He was lodged at the Charleston County Detention Center. The driver of the sedan died as a result of the injuries sustained.

This collision is still under investigation.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Citizen's Police Academy Starts July 13th

 
 
 
 


The Mount Pleasant Police Department is recruiting citizens to enroll in the upcoming Mount Pleasant Citizen's Police Academy beginning July 13, 2017.

“The Mount Pleasant Police Department believes its service delivery must incorporate a shared responsibility with the community and motivate the strengths of neighborhoods. Critical to the success of this shared responsibility are well informed citizens who have an awareness of the mission, resources, practices, and services of the department. To engage our residents and provide insight to their police department, the Mount Pleasant Police Department has developed a 10-week Citizen’s Police Academy for the residents of Mount Pleasant,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie.

The Mount Pleasant Citizen’s Police Academy provides a chance for the citizens of Mount Pleasant to understand the various aspects of the police department on a more personal level and to closely interact with its members. A wide range of topics will be discussed to include, but not limited to, national accreditation, operations, uniform patrol, traffic services, and investigations.

"Community involvement is the most powerful, efficient, and practical force any local law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime,” said Crime Prevention Officer David Benjamin. “The department wants to encourage the citizens of the Town of Mount Pleasant to become active partners with their police department by working together to identify solutions and strategies to the problems facing Mount Pleasant. More than just an educational opportunity for citizens, the academy has proven beneficial to the police department as well. Several graduates have become volunteers for the police department, good will ambassadors for the Town of Mount Pleasant, and promoters of the academy itself.”

Meeting only on Thursdays, one day a week for 10 weeks, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., these classes will allow flexibility for voluntary portions of the program. Class size will be limited to 20 students of at least 18 years of age who have successfully completed the application process.

 
The classes will take place at the Mount Pleasant Police Department, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant. Anyone interested in enrolling in the Citizen Police Academy should apply online at www.tompsc.com/ApplicationCPA or contact Crime Prevention Officer David Benjamin at (843) 998-5170 or email him at dbenjamin@tompsc.com.

 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Golf Cart Laws






To help keep everyone safe, the Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to remind everyone of the South Carolina laws governing golf cart use:

*A person operating a golf cart must be at least sixteen years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

*A golf cart may only be operated during daylight hours and must be within four miles of the address on the registration certificate.

*The golf cart must have a registration certificate from the DMV and have liability insurance.

*During daylight hours a permitted golf cart may operate along a secondary highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles an hour or less.

*During daylight hours a permitted golf cart may be operated within four miles of a point of ingress and egress to a gated community and only on a secondary highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles an hour or less.

The fine for driving without a license is $232.50 and the fine for driving without insurance is $440.00.

 
 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Request for Identification



The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the man pictured above. He is suspected of using a stolen credit card to purchase miscellaneous items at Wal-Mart and Lowes on May 31, 2017.


Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Detective Ivey in the Investigations Bureau at 843-856-3030 or at divey@tompsc.com. 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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Officers Involved in a Collision




On May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., two officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were investigating a suspect for driving under the influence on Highway 17 near Shelmore Blvd. Moments after arresting this driver, another vehicle struck the rear of one of the Mount Pleasant Police vehicles that was then pushed into the second police vehicle. The officers and their suspect were knocked to the ground as a result. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to investigate the collision and did arrest the driver for driving under the influence. Both officers and their arrestee were transported to a local hospital where they were released earlier this morning. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

UPDATE - Armed Robbery Arrest

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cortlyn D. Brown
12/6/1994
Charleston, SC
 
 

Mount Pleasant, SC – On June 9, 2017, Cortlyn Brown was charged with Armed Robbery in connection with the incident that occurred at the United Community Bank in Park West on May 12, 2017.

 
 





Mount Pleasant, SC – On May 18th, 2017, Kalee D. Lynn-Bishop and Kamal D’Andrea Backman were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery stemming from the incident at United Community Bank in Park West on May 12th, 2017.
“Our detectives worked around the clock following every lead to identify these dangerous individuals and take them into custody,” said Chief Carl Ritchie.
The investigation into this case is ongoing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Identification Needed


 
 
 
 

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the subject pictured above. He is suspected of using a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes at various stores in North Charleston.

Anyone who may have any information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Fey at 843-856-3027 or lfey@tompsc.com. 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, May 1, 2017

Cops and Kids Pizza Night

 
 
 
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is proud to partner with Coastal Crust to offer a Cops and Kids Pizza Night on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm at Vintage Coffee & Cafe (219 Simmons Street). Coastal Crust, who specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, will provide an all you can eat dining experience, and Mount Pleasant Police Officers will be on-scene interacting with families and signing Buddy Cards for the kids. Children 14 years and under are free; Adults and children 15 years and older are $10 (drinks included: water, sweet tea, or lemonade).
Registration for the event is required and will close on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 
 
Register on our app!
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scam Alert



There is a scammer calling citizens from 843-972-5450 saying he is Detective Harris with the Mount Pleasant Police Department. He advises that he has a case file on you and to avoid arrest you should send him a money order. Please do not send him any money! We do not take payment via money order over the telephone.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Collision Statistics



The weekly collision stats are out! Inattention/distracted driving was the leading cause this week. Please drive with caution! #ArriveAlive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Drug Take-Back Box






Mount Pleasant, SC –  Along with WakeUp Carolina and CVS/pharmacy, the Mount Pleasant Police Department will kick-off their drug take-back program on April 6th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of police headquarters. As part of this program, the Police Department will officially open their prescription drug take-back box.  This is indeed a quantifiable measure of WakeUp Carolina’s impact, its growing voice, and tenacity of founder Julie Lawrence.
“This is an important program for us to be involved in,” says Chief Carl Ritchie. “This take-back box is just one way we are helping stem the prescription pill crisis in our community and our state.”

Residents will be able to drop off any unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at the police department. This take-back box is not equipped to handle liquids, syringes, aerosol cans, or inhalers.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Coleman Blvd. Lane Diversion




The scaffolding is going up on Coleman Blvd. near Simmons St. for the Cooper River Bridge Run. Use caution in that area!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2016 Cooper River Bridge Run Times




4:30am  Race route closed: 
  
 Chuck Dawley at Myrick to Coleman Blvd.  
 Chuck Dawley to Whilden St. on Coleman Blvd. 
                Officers will divert northbound Coleman traffic down Whilden St.   
 
5:00am  Shuttles begin running. Parking/pickup locations for Mount Pleasant: 
                Towne Centre                 
                Whitesides Elementary School                
                Jennie Moore Elementary School                
                Shuttles will return participants to Mount Pleasant from the finish line.   
 
 6:30am  Whilden St. to Houston Northcutt Blvd. on Coleman Blvd. will be closed to vehicle traffic. 
                 Houston Northcutt traffic will be diverted towards the Ravenel Bridge.                 
                 West Coleman traffic will be diverted onto Houston Northcutt.                  
                 Wheelchair athletes escorted to the start line.   

7:00am   Closure of Ravenel Bridge (both directions)                
                 Hwy 17 from Houston Northcutt to the Ravenel Bridge closed in both directions.                
                 Race route in Mount Pleasant completely secured.                
                 Wheelchair athletes warming up on course.  
 
7:25am   Wheelchair race starts. 
 
8:00am   Cooper River Bridge Run begins. 

10:30am  No other runners allowed on Ravenel Bridge. Straggler bus to begin.  

11:00am  Approximate time for Ravenel Bridge/race route to re-open. All runners off the course.