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.