From approximately 9pm to 2am tonight, traffic at the Yeamans Hall and Loftis Road intersection will be stopped intermittently due to a production crew with a movie production company needing that area to film. Police will be in that area to direct traffic, but if you are traveling during that time, you can expect some delays.
The Hanahan Police Department has partnered with the Ernest E. Kennedy Center to become an official drug disposal site for old and unused medication. Through a grant, the Ernest E. Kennedy Center has donated a drug drop box to the police department and it has been installed at the main entrance to our Municipal Complex. If any of our citizens have any old or unused medication and are looking for a safe and discreet way of disposing of the medication, we encourage everyone to use this drug drop box.
Utilizing this box instead of simply flushing medication down the toilet or throwing it in the trash will help protect our environment. Disposing of old or unused medication in the drop box will help ensure it does not fall into the wrong hands. This is a secure drop box that only the police department has access to and once medication has been dropped in the box, the police department will remove it and ensure the contents are destroyed.
This morning at approximately 2:20am, the Hanahan Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle striking the media, jumping over it and hitting the dirt pile on the other side. The caller told our dispatch center the airbags had been deployed.
While there were no serious injuries sustained during this incident, we wanted to encourage citizens to take your time and learn the new roadway. Foster Creek Road is no longer a 45mph zone in that area and you must slow down before attempting to navigate through the roundabout.
It is critical for motorists to first and foremost, obey the posted speed limit and be aware of your surroundings. The roundabout on Foster Creek Road is currently designated as a construction area and a temporary speed limit of 35 MPH is in effect for this area of Foster Creek Road; go the speed limit. The orange barrels are in place for two reasons; the first reason is to let motorists know they are in a construction zone and to use caution by reducing your speed and being aware of your surroundings. The second reason for the barrels is to ensure the safety of the workers who are working on the road and the roundabout. Obeying your speed limit, driving with due regard, and always being aware of your surroundings will go a long way in ensuring your safety no matter where you are driving.
Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department
The construction phase will be over within a month and a half. Once the traffic cones and barrels have been removed from the roadway, it will be a lot easier to navigate.
Everyone needs to use caution for the NEW intersection. The vehicles need to yield and use their turn signals as they are exiting the roundabout. Please be safe!
Chief Bo Bowers
Hanahan Fire Department
The Hanahan Fire Department has created a quick video tutorial for those that have never used or experienced a roundabout.
Lt. Cassie Brooks and Sgt. Ricardo Perry attended the 2018 Career Fair at Johnson Hagood (The Citadel) stadium which was hosted by the South Carolina National Guard Employment Services Division. Afternoon attendee’s who were invited are active duty military or veteran who are seeking employment post service from the United States armed services.
In attendance there are 60 employers seeking the benefits of hiring a veteran. The Hanahan Police Department attended to speak to those seeking to stay in public service after serving their country.
Springhill Road is close from Fort Drive to 1214 Springhill Road in reference to a single vehicle collision. The Hanahan Police Department is awaiting SGE&G to arrive to repair the pole and powerlines in the area.
On April 26, 2018 at 1:15 am, the Hanahan Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Brookside Drive in reference to a homeowner chasing three individuals in who were observed in his driveway and one of them was pulling on the door handle of his vehicle. Numerous police officers responded to Brookside Drive and after an extensive search, an adult male and a juvenile were located in the woods along Turkey Creek Bridge; we were unable to locate the third individual.
The juvenile was released to their guardian and the adult male, David Jesus Huitt Jr. who is currently residing in North Charleston, was arrested. Mr. Huitt has been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Tampering with a Motor Vehicle. Our Detectives are continuing to investigate this matter and there is the possibility of additional charges being filed and arrests being made.
As a reminder, please call 911 immediately if you ever see anything suspicious going on so your police officers can respond and investigate what is going on.
The Head Start program asked Hanahan Police and Fire to come to their Public Safety Day at Fishburne Elementary School. Children ages 3-5 received first-hand knowledge on how a fire truck works, what a police dog can do and how all of the lights and sirens work. It was a great day for not only the children, but for the City of Hanahan Employees that got to attend.
Foster Creek Road at Juliet Drive is closed until further notice due to a water main break that has washed away portions of the roadway.
Hanahan Police Department, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Berkeley County Roads and Bridges and Charleston Water Systems are on scene working to get the repair completed.
We do not yet have an estimated time of completion although it’s expected to last majority of the day.
Update #1: 4/11/2018 @ 6am – The roadway is opened to through traffic.