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. 

Drones and the Cooper River Bridge Run





Cooper River Bridge Run Public Safety Agencies Comment on Use of Drones during the 40th CRBR

April 1st marks the 40th anniversary of the Cooper River Bridge Run.  The run is expected to draw forty thousand runners and up to a hundred thousand spectators along the 6.2 mile course from Mount Pleasant over the Ravenel Bridge and in to the City of Charleston.  

Due to the large number of press and event associated manned aircraft, including fixed wing and helicopters that will be flying on race day, local Public Safety officials are mandating that the public refrain from flying drones along the route and, in particular, in the vicinity of the Ravenel Bridge. “This will help us ensure we have a safe event,” said leaders from the Town of Mount Pleasant, City of Charleston and Charleston County.  Local law enforcement agencies will be monitoring the area and will take appropriate action if they observe drones flying in the vicinity of the race route.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Identification Needed

 
Joel Gallant
10/25/1959
 

3/24/2017 Update - Subject Identified and Arrested

The Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to thank the public for sending in tips relating to this crime. One of the tips led to the arrest of Joel Gallant who was charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature along with Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime. 
 
 
 
 



The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the subject pictured above. On March 18, 2017, at approximately 2:40 a.m., the subject pictured was involved in a disturbance and pulled a handgun on the other party involved. The victim was then struck in the head with the handgun. During the altercation the suspect did discharge the firearm but no one was struck.
 
The subject is described as a black male in his mid-40s who is approximately 6' tall and weighs approximately 200lbs. He was last seen wearing black eyeglasses and was last seen driving a dark colored, box style sedan.
 
Anyone who may have any information about, or witnessed, this assault is asked to contact Detective Goode at 843-856-7843 or anickell@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.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DUI Public Service Announcement


 
 
 
Please use a designated driver if you drink this Saint Patrick's Day weekend!

#ArriveAlive

Special thank you to the Patriot's Point Naval & Maritime Museum!


Identification Needed




The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the man pictured above. On March 6, 2017 the suspect shoplifted two items from Lowes on Highway 17 North. When he was confronted by store employees, he produced a knife before fleeing in a silver, 2 door sedan.  

Anyone who may have any information on this armed robbery is asked to contact Detective A. DeCamp at 843-884-4176 or adecamp@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.