Police and Fire units are on scene of a motor vehicle collision involving an ambulance on Foster Creek Road near Deerberry Road. The road is closed in this area. Police are routing vehicles through the Deerberry Road Subdivision.
Please use caution when driving on Henry Brown Blvd. The Hanahan Police Department along with the Hanahan Fire Department have closed traffic down to one lane due to a traffic incident in the area. Crews are working to remove a vehicle from the woods.
Pleas avoid the area of Stonehenge Drive and Cardiff Street in Hanahan due to a gas leak.
Charlie James from WTMA radio teamed up with his listeners in an effort to give back to the Law Enforcement Community. Several agencies in the Lowcountry were given trauma kits today, as a result of donations received from radio listeners, Hanahan Police Department was one of those agencies. Hanahan Police Department was given 20 trauma kits by WTMA radio with help from the Tri-county FOP Lodge #3. The Hanahan Police Department thanks WTMA, Charlie James and all of the listeners out there. Although we hope we never have to use one of these kits, having them, may just save a life.
K9 Bear is almost fully recovered and will be resuming his training by the end of the month. He has full use of his rear leg back and only a small issue with one of his toes remaining. He has been doing low impact activities like sniffing for drugs but nothing requiring running, jumping, or requiring a long period on his feet such as tracking.
His wounds have healed and he is eager to finish his training and begin serving The City of Hanahan.
A number of our citizens have contacted the Hanahan Police Department regarding the police activity on Valley Drive yesterday, 03/15/2018.
The Hanahan Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office assisted the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in an active investigation SLED is conducting.
We want to ensure our citizens that there is no risk or danger to the general public and this is an isolated incident. We have no further information to release on this incident as we are not the primary investigating agency.
We also want to remind citizens to stay clear of police activity. Your presence often times hinders our investigation and can jeopardize your safety. Our job is to keep the citizens safe within our community and deploying resources to keep the general public away from a police scene can slow the investigation.
Police Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department
Congratulations to K-9 Maverick and his partner, Officer Dustin Allgood, on successfully completing their basic K-9 training this week. K-9 Maverick was certified this week by the North American Police Work Dog Association and is on patrol.
In regards to K-9 Bear, he is almost fully recovered from his recent injury and should be certified in the next couple of weeks.
I also want to congratulate the high school’s B-Team baseball team on tonight’s victory and don’t be alarmed if you see a lot of Officer Allgood and K-9 Maverick at the baseball games. Officer Allgood volunteers his personal time at the high school by serving as one of the B-Team’s coaches.
I want to thank Sergeant Jay Christmas of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for overseeing K-9 Maverick and K-9 Bear’s basic training. The police department appreciates all of your time and effort that has been spent over the past few months helping us improve the services our K-9 Unit provides to our citizens.
Chief Dennis Turner
The Hanahan Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject that was caught attempting to enter locked motor vehicles in the area of Murray Drive.
The subject is an older white male with a goatee wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans with a baseball cap.
If you have any information or can identify the suspect, please contact the Hanahan Police Department at (843) 747-5711.
The Hanahan Police Department wants to thank A.T.P. Gun Shop and their staff for donating a bullet proof vest to our K9 Unit. Just like our two-legged officers, our four-legged officers are also issued body armor to protect them. This vest has been issued to K9 Maverick and he took a few minutes out of his training today at the City of Hanahan Amphitheater to model his new body armor. Once again, thank you to A.T.P. Gun Shop for your generous donation to our K9 Unit.
Chief Dennis Turner