Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Coat & Blanket Drive




We will be at Target on Long Grove Drive collecting new and gently used coats/blankets. Coats can be for children or adults. All donations will go to the Seacoast Dreamcenter for distribution.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Attempted Murder Arrest

Julius Washington
Evelina Street, Mount Pleasant
10/10/1967
 
 
 
Mount Pleasant, SC – On October 28, 2017 officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to McAlister’s Deli on Longpoint Road in reference to an assault. The suspect, Julius Washington, stayed after his shift to get a pay stub. When the manager told him that she did not have it, Julius Washington assaulted the victim and threw her to the ground while threatening to kill her. This assault caused multiple injuries. The suspect then took money from the safe before leaving the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.

Julius Washington was arrested on October 30, 2017 and charged with Attempted Murder as well as Strong Armed Robbery.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Burglary Arrest






Mount Pleasant, SC – On October 25, 2017, at approximately 4:38 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Finz Bar and Grill on Coleman Blvd. in reference to a burglary alarm. Upon arrival, an officer observed a vehicle that was backed next to a storage building. The officer knocked on the wall of the building and announced his presence. When a person answered back, the officer had them exit the building and took them into custody without incident. On the floor of the storage shed officers found frozen crab legs, prime rib, pulled pork, and other various food items. Two sets of bolt cutters and a cut lock were found outside of the storage building.

Twylia R. Brafford, of North Charleston, was arrested and charged with Burglary in the 2nd Degree and Possession of Burglary Tools. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekly Collision Statistics



Following too closely still tops the list! Please leave enough space between you and the car in front of you! #ArriveAlive

Friday, October 13, 2017

Coleman Blvd. Traffic Lane Shifts Slated Oct. 15

 
 
 
 
 
 
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (October 13, 2017) - The Town of Mount Pleasant will be installing storm drainage across Coleman Boulevard beginning Sunday, October 15, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. There will be lane shifts between Mill Street and Live Oak Drive as well as in the vicinity of Moultrie Plaza.
The driving public should use extra caution in these areas.
“Let ‘em work, let ‘em live”.
Questions: Contact Ed Barbee at ebarbee@tompsc.com or call (843) 640-2422.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Criminal Domestic Violence Public Service Announcement

 
 
 

Every 9 seconds a victim is battered in the United States during a domestic violence situation. We want to let victims know that you are not alone! If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic abuse, please call 843-884-4176 and ask to speak to one of our Victim Advocates. In an emergency situation we ask that you call 911 immediately. Together we can stop the cycle of violence!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

S.A.F.E. Program



The Town of Mount Pleasant is offering a Senior Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E.) program to assist senior citizens and those with special needs.  S.A.F.E. is a voluntary program for eligible citizens living in the town who may not have family or friends nearby who can check on them on a regular basis. The S.A.F.E. program allows the police and fire departments to document names of eligible citizens, where they reside, important contact information, and medical information for use during emergency responses. Police personnel may be assigned to check on these citizens to see if they require any special assistance.

Emergency contact information is vital in the event a citizen becomes ill and must be transported to the hospital. The designated contact person can be notified so that important medical information can be retrieved.


Who Is This For?

Senior citizens age 60 and older
Those who are 55 and retired
Any disabled citizen

To register for this service, follow the link below. Once we have your information, a representative of the department will contact you regarding your enrollment.

S.A.F.E. Program Registration

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bridge to Recovery Walk



The Lowcountry Recovery Coalition has scheduled a "Bridge to Recovery" Walk on September 28, 2017 at 6pm. Join us as we walk to the Ravenel Bridge in support of National Recovery Month. #publicservicematters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trash, Vegetative Debris Collection Begin



MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 13, 2017) - The Public Services Department is continuing to conduct damage assessments of Town infrastructure. We are also beginning cleanup and repair efforts throughout the Town. We are starting to clean and line Town recreation facilities in order to allow our residents to return to a sense of normalcy.

The Town will be collecting Garbage (Town issued trash can) on the following schedule:

Normal Monday Route: Will be collected Wednesday Sept 13
Normal Tuesday Route: Will be collected Thursday Sept 14
Normal Wednesday Route: Will be collected Friday Sept 15
Normal Thursday Route: Will be collected Saturday Sept 16
Normal Garbage routes will resume on Monday Sept 18.

Due to the expected volume of vegetative debris following the storm, the Town will be collecting vegetative debris on the following schedule:

Normal Monday Route: Will be started on Wednesday Sept 13 and will continue until the entire route has been completed once.
Normal Tuesday Route: Will be started when the entire Monday route has been collected once
Normal Wednesday Route: Will be started when the entire Tuesday route has been collected once
Normal Thursday Route: Will be started when the entire Wednesday route has been collected once

Additional information:
If you put out vegetative debris after we have collected your route the first time, we will collect it on the second pass, once all routes have been collected once.

No Trash (miscellaneous items other than vegetative debris) will be collected until we finish collecting the vegetative debris from the storm.

We ask for your patience during the recovery process. Updates will be provided as required.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Services Department at (843) 849-2022

UPDATE: Two-Day Delay for Trash, Garbage, Recycling Pick Up


Two-Day Delay for Trash, Garbage, Recycling Pick Up

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 13, 2017) - In the aftermath of the recent  storm, the trash and 
garbage collection schedule is as follows:
  • Monday’s route will be collected on Wednesday
  • Tuesday’s route will be collected on Thursday
  • Wednesday’s route will be collected on Friday
  • Thursday’s route will be collected on Saturday
Please note that the recycling schedule is handled by the Charleston County Recycling and is on a
two-day schedule as well. 
  • Monday’s route will be collected on Wednesday
  • Tuesday’s route will be collected on Thursday
  • Wednesday’s route will be collected on Friday
  • Thursday’s route will be collected on Saturday

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two-Day Delay for Trash, Garbage Pick Up



By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 12, 2017) - In the aftermath of the recent  storm, the trash and garbage collection schedule is as follows:
  • Monday’s route will be collected on Wednesday
  • Tuesday’s route will be collected on Thursday
  • Wednesday’s route will be collected on Friday
  • Thursday’s route will be collected on Saturday
Please note that Charleston County's recycling services will be suspended the week of September 11 until further notice. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Town, County Launch New Damage Assessment Tool for Residents





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Town of Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
www.tompsc.com
(843) 884-8517

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 11, 2017) – Town of Mount Pleasant officials are beginning to evaluate the impacts caused by severe weather associated with Hurricane Irma. The Town is working closely with Charleston County Emergency Management personnel to assess damage caused by flooding or winds.

Impacted citizens and business owners are encouraged to report property damage using the 
County’s online Citizen Damage Report Tool using this link HERE. This information will be made available to Town officials.

“Local damage assessment is the first step in evaluating the need for any potential assistance after a disaster,” said Town Administrator Eric DeMoura. “This online tool will inform our field inspectors where damage has occurred and it will allow us to collect data and process damage assessment more quickly.” 

Town Hall offices will reopen at 11:00 on Tuesday, September 12th to provide necessary services to our citizens post storm.

Road Closures



Below is the current list of closed roadways in the Town of Mount Pleasant:


Longpoint Rd. between Needlerush and Whipple

Park Ave.


What to do When Traffic Signals are not Working


Bridges Now in Code Red Status


The bridges are now in code red status.

Hurricane Irma September 11, 2017 8am Update



KEY MESSAGES:

1. There is the danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding
along portions of the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina,
where a Storm Surge Warning remains in effect.

2. Irma will continue to bring life-threatening wind impacts to much
of central and north Florida, with hurricane-force winds near the
center.  Also, Irma is a large hurricane, and hurricane-force wind
gusts and sustained tropical-storm force winds extend far from the
center. Wind hazards from Irma will continue to spread northward
through Georgia and into portions of Alabama, Tennessee, South
Carolina, and North Carolina.

3. Irma continues to produce very heavy rain and inland flooding
across much of the northern peninsula and eastern panhandle of
Florida and southern Georgia, which is quickly spreading to the rest
of the southeast United States.  Intense rainfall rates of 2 inches
or more per hour is leading to flash flooding and rapid rises on
creeks, streams, and rivers. Significant river flooding is likely
over the next five days in the Florida peninsula and southern
Georgia, where average rainfall totals of 8 to 15 inches are
expected.  Significant river flooding is possible beginning Monday
and Tuesday in much of central Georgia and southern South Carolina
where average rainfall of 3 to 6 inches and isolated 10 inch amounts
are expected. Portions of these states within the southern
Appalachians will be especially vulnerable to flash flooding.
Farther north and west, Irma is expected to produce average amounts
of 2 to 4 inches in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee,
northern South Carolina and western North Carolina, where isolated
higher amounts and local flooding may occur.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Town to Mitigate Storm Impacts





By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 10, 2017) - The Town of Mount Pleasant has made all operational preparations in anticipation of effects from Hurricane Irma and is prepared to mitigate the impacts of the storm. We are expecting tropical storm conditions beginning this evening, September 10, to include flooding and high winds. We anticipate power outages, property damage, and downed trees.  High tide will occur just after noon tomorrow, September 11, and is expected to be well above normal. This, in addition to anticipated storm surge, will likely result in some impassable roadways and property flooding. In preparation for this, we have prepositioned equipment throughout the Town and our Police, Fire, and Public Services Departments are operating with increased staff. 
The Town’s Municipal Emergency Operations Center will be operational throughout the storm event. All other Town offices will be closed during this time and all meetings and events for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled. Town Hall offices will reopen at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12 to provide necessary services to our citizens post storm.
Updates will be provided regarding trash collection schedule, court dates, and rescheduled meetings through the Town website and other media outlets.  

Hurricane Irma September 10, 2017 11am Update


KEY MESSAGES:

1. Life-threatening wind and storm surge from Irma will continue in
the Florida Keys and southwestern Florida today and spread into
central and northwestern Florida tonight and Monday.  Preparations
in central and northwestern Florida should be rushed to completion.

2. There is imminent danger of life-threatening storm surge flooding
along much of the Florida west coast, including the Florida Keys,
where a Storm Surge Warning is in effect.  The threat of
catastrophic storm surge flooding is highest along the southwest
coast of Florida, where 10 to 15 feet of inundation above ground
level is expected.  This is a life-threatening situation.

3. Irma will bring life-threatening wind impacts to much of Florida
regardless of the exact track of the center.  Wind hazards from Irma
are also expected to spread northward through Georgia and into
portions of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

4. Irma is expected to produce very heavy rain and inland flooding
across much of Florida and many other parts of the southeast United
States. Rainfall occurring very quickly, at 2 to 4 inches per hour,
will lead to flash flooding and rapid rises on creeks, streams, and
rivers.  Significant river flooding is likely over the next five
days in the Florida peninsula and southeast Georgia, where average
rainfall of 8 to 15 inches and isolated 20 inch amounts are
expected.  Significant river flooding is also possible beginning
Monday and Tuesday in much of eastern and central Georgia, western
South Carolina, and western North Carolina, where average rainfall
of 3 to 8 inches and isolated 12 inch amounts are expected.
Mountainous parts of these states will be especially vulnerable to
flash flooding.  Farther west, Irma is expected to produce average
amounts of 2 to 5 inches in parts of Alabama and Tennessee, where
isolated higher amounts and local flooding may occur.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma September 8, 2017 2pm Update


Town is Ready for Storm Event

 
 
 
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 8, 2017) -The Town of Mount Pleasant has made all operational preparations in anticipation of Hurricane Irma and is prepared to mitigate the impacts of the storm.
Considering the uncertainty associated with the path of Hurricane Irma, and the Town offices being closed Monday and Tuesday, garbage and trash will not be collected on Monday and Tuesday. The collection schedule for next week is as follows:
  • Monday’s route will be collected on Wednesday
  • Tuesday’s route will be collected on Thursday
  • Wednesday’s route will be collected on Friday
  • Thursday’s route will be collected on Saturday
Additionally, the September 12 Town Council Meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. The new meeting date will be posted online tomorrow and on social media sites.
  • The Municipal Court will not be in session September 8 – 13. All court appearances will be rescheduled and notifications will be mailed. Payments prior to court date may be made here: https://paycourt.tompsc.com/Dashboard/
  • The September 12 Town Council Meeting has been postponed. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • The September 12 Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is canceled. View the calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • All meetings scheduled between Sept. 8- 12 have been postponed. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • All Recreation activities are postponed. Stay tuned at www.rainedout.com


Hurricane Irma September 8, 2017 8am Update


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Town Issues Closures Ahead of Hurricane Irma



By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 7, 2017) – The Town of Mount Pleasant facilities will close at noon on Friday, September 8 due to the expected impacts of Hurricane Irma. The Town facilities will reopen and resume normal scheduling activities on Wednesday, September 13. All emergency personnel and operations will remain active through the storm event. Please note the following changes to regularly scheduled town activities:
  • The Municipal Court will not be in session September 8 – 13. All court appearances will be rescheduled and notifications will be mailed. Payments prior to court date may be made here: https://paycourt.tompsc.com/Dashboard/
  • Trash and garbage pickup will not occur on Monday and Tuesday. Check the Alert Center for updates at www.tompsc.com/alertcenter.aspx
  • The September 12 Town Council Meeting has been postponed. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • The September 12 Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is canceled. View the calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • All meetings scheduled between Sept. 8- 12 have been postponed. View the Calendar at www.tompsc.com
  • All Recreation activities are postponed. Stay tuned at www.rainedout.com

Hurricane Irma September 7, 2017 5pm Update



KEY MESSAGES:

1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall
hazards to the northern coast of Hispaniola tonight. These hazards
are already spreading across the Turks and Caicos and will affect
the Bahamas tonight through Saturday. Hurricane conditions will also
spread over portions of the north coast of Cuba, especially over
the adjacent Cuban Keys through Saturday.

2. It has become more likely that Irma will make landfall in
southern Florida as a dangerous major hurricane, and bring
life-threatening storm surge and wind impacts to much of the state.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for South Florida, the Florida Keys,
Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay, and will likely be expanded
northward tonight.

3. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for portions of South Florida
and the Florida Keys. This means there is the possibility of
life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the
coastline during the next 48 hours in these areas. The Potential
Storm Surge Flooding Map depicts a reasonable worst-case scenario -
the amount of inundation that has a 10 percent chance of being
exceeded. Because the Flooding Map is based on inputs that extend
through 72 hours, it best represents the flooding potential in the
watch area.

4. There is a chance of direct impacts in portions of Georgia,
South Carolina, and North Carolina, but it is too early to specify
the magnitude and location of these impacts.

Sandbags



By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 7, 2017) - To help mitigate the impacts of Hurricane Irma, the Town of Mount Pleasant will deliver 1,400 sandbags to the following locations on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., noon. Please note that sandbags will be available on a first come/first serve basis. Once they are gone, the Town will not have additional sandbags for distribution. The sandbags are free of charge.
  • Corner of Royall and Ferry Streets (200 sandbags)
  • Snee Farm Hwy 17 Entrance (200 sandbags)
  • Snee Farm Whipple Road Entrance (200 sandbags)
  • Near Kudzu Bakery (794 Coleman Blvd., near Starbucks) (200 sandbags)
  • Pearl Street at Ellen Drive (200 sandbags)
  • Kincade Drive at Majorie St (200 sandbags)
  • Whole Foods (Shopping Center) Houston Northcutt (200 sandbags)
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017, sand and 1,500 sandbags will be available at a do-it- yourself sandbag area by the oil recycle center at the Public Services Facility at 6 Mile located at 1355 Sweetgrass Basket Way.

Hurricane Irma September 7, 2017 11am Update


Key Messages:

1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
continue to bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall
hazards to the northern coast of Hispaniola today. These hazards
will spread across the Turks and Caicos tonight and the Bahamas
tonight through Saturday.

2. A hurricane watch is in effect for much of Cuba. Irma is likely
to bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to portions of
these areas on Friday and Saturday.

3. The threat of dangerous major hurricane impacts in Florida
continues to increase. A hurricane watch has been issued for south
Florida, the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay. This
watch will likely be expanded northward later today. Residents in
these areas should heed any advice given by local officials.

4. A storm surge watch has also been issued for portions of south
Florida and the Florida Keys. This means there is the possibility of
life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the
coastline during the next 48 hours in these areas. The Potential
Storm Surge Flooding Map depicts a reasonable worst-case scenario -
the amount of inundation that has a 10 percent chance of being
exceeded. Because the Flooding Map is based on inputs that extend
through 72 hours, it best represents the flooding potential in the
watch area.

5. The chance of direct impacts is increasing in portions of
Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, but it is too early to
specify the magnitude and location of the impacts.

Citizens with Functional Needs

From the SCEMD SC Hurricane Guide


Make sure you check on family, neighbors, and friends that may need assistance! 


Saffir-Simpson Scale


Prepare for wind damage! This was taken from the SCEMD SC Hurricane Guide and describes the different categories.

Hurricane Irma September 7, 2017 8am Update




Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hurricane Irma September 6, 2017 8pm Update


Hurricane Irma Sept. 6, 2017 2PM Update



1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to
portions of the northern Leeward Islands, including the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico today.

2. A hurricane warning is in effect for the northern coast of the
Dominican Republic, the southeastern Bahamas, the Turks and
Caicos, and portions of
 Haiti, with a hurricane watch in effect for
the central Bahamas and much of Cuba. Irma is likely to bring
dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to some of these areas
tonight through Friday.

3. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba
as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. Residents
in these areas should monitor the progress of Irma and listen to
advice given by officials.

4. Direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and rainfall are possible
in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula beginning
later this week and this weekend. However, given the forecast
uncertainty at these time ranges, it is too soon to specify the
location and magnitude of these impacts.

Hurricane Irma Sept. 6, 2017 8am Update:

 
 
 
 
Hurricane Irma Sept. 6, 2017 8am Update from the National Hurricane Center:
KEY MESSAGES:
1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to
portions of the northern Leeward Islands, including the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico, today. Preparations should be rushed to completion.
2. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the northern coast of the
Dominican Republic, as well as the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos, with hurricane watches for portions of Haiti and the central Bahamas. Irma is likely to bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to these areas from Wednesday night through Friday.
3. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. Residents in these areas should monitor the progress of Irma and listen to advice given by officials.
4. The chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula. However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these impacts.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wanted Person

Devante R. White
1582 Evelina Street
11/12/1993
 
 
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Devante White. Devante is wanted for:
  • Criminal Domestic Violence 2nd Degree
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Devante should contact Pfc. A. Harper at 843-884-4176 or aharper@tompsc.com. Those who wish to remain anonymous should 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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

National Prepardness Month



September is National Preparedness Month with the overall theme being "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can." This week we will focus on making plans for yourself, family, and friends. Each week our posts will focus on a different area that will help you prepare for a disaster.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Public Safety Checkpoints


Identification Needed




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify this man. He is suspected of identity theft & financial transaction card fraud. 

Please contact Sergeant Salata at 843-856-3032 or msalata@tompsc.com if you have any information. Callers who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 
843-554-1111.

National Preparedness Month




September is National Preparedness Month. Now is the time to make a plan! This month, we will be sharing information from www.ready.gov on ways to get prepared for an emergency. 

Make A Plan 

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if
 separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. 

Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these 4 questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan. 
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings? 
What is my shelter plan? 
What is my evacuation route? 
What is my family/household communication plan? 

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household. 
As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance. Keep in mind some these factors when developing your plan: 

Different ages of members within your household 
Responsibilities for assisting others 
Locations frequented 
Dietary needs 
Medical needs including prescriptions and equipment 
Disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment 
Languages spoken 
Cultural and religious considerations 
Pets or service animals 
Households with school-aged children 

Step 3: Fill out a Family Emergency Plan 
Download and fill out a family emergency plan or use them as a guide to create your own. 

Emergency Plan for Parents 
Step 4: Practice your plan with your family/household