Police Department

Daily Crime Reports - January 2020

January 26

8:19 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Benson Lane for an activated alarm.

10:24 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on West Smith Street for a stolen bicycle. The incident remains under further investigation.

11:28 a.m. A tan Ford Explorer was reported as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

7:39 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on 1st Avenue for a report of loud music.

8:05 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Oak Ridge South for an escort for the return of property.

January 25

5:25 a.m. A black sedan was reported as driving recklessly at the 18 mile marker north bound on I-95.

9:59 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Colony Drive for an activated alarm.

1:50 p.m. Officers responded to East Main Street for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

3:59 p.m. Officers responded to Kato Bay Road for a motorist assist.

5:49 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Oak Plantation Drive for a 911 hang up call.

8:27 p.m. Officers responded to Bay Tree Apartments, 107 1st Avenue, for a report of loud noises.

10:34 p.m. Officers responded to Car Quest Auto Parts, 11059 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for an activated alarm.

January 24

12:02 a.m. Officers responded to Wise Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

1:27 a.m. Officers responded to the commercial vehicle parking area on the north bound side of I-95 for a suspicious vehicle.

12:26 p.m. Officers responded to the 18 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a motorist assist.

1:18 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of Jacob Smart Boulevard and Main Street for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

7:52 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Dolphin Drive for a domestic dispute.

January 23

11:14 a.m. Officers responded to Shade Tree Street for a report of a dog running at large.

1:34 p.m. Officers responded to West Main Street for a motorist assist.

6:18 p.m. Officers responded to the Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, 1512 Grays Highway, for a report of a suspicious person.

8:39 p.m. A silver van was reported as driving recklessly at the 18 mile marker north bound on I-95.

11:05 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street to assist EMS with a patient transport.

Special Announcement

We are looking for qualified applicants for police officers at RPD. Thank you for your interest in the Ridgeland Police Department. We are looking for men and women, certified and un-certified, eager to build relationships with those we are sworn to serve, and help make Ridgeland a safer place. Please take a look around to see if joining the Ridgeland Police Department family is right for you. Contact Lt. Ginn at jginn@ridgelandsc.gov for concerns or questions.

January 22

1:01 a.m. Officers observed a Chrysler Sebring traveling above the posted speed limit on Smith's Crossing Road. A traffic stop was initiated for the violation. The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Lee Mervin, Jr., was found to be in possession of a handgun that was not properly being transported. Mervin was arrested for unlawful carry of a handgun and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center.

1:11 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on McCormack Avenue for a report of a suspicious person walking in a yard.

10:20 a.m. Officers responded to the BP Station, 80 Blue Heron Drive, for a report of a backpack blower being stolen from the bed of a pickup. The incident remains under further investigation.

10:20 a.m. Officers responded to the BP Station, 10728 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a report of a stolen wallet. The incident remains under further investigation.

5:54 p.m. Officers responded to Coosaw Scenic Drive for a vehicle collision involving one vehicle and a deer.

January 21

8:44 a.m. Officers responded to the Jasper County Court House, 265 Russell Street, for an activated alarm.

2:07 p.m. Officers responded to the SCDMV, 407 Live Oak Street, for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered in Hardeeville. The incident remains under further investigation.

2:39 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on West Main Street for a welfare check on a resident.

3:21 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Ike Street for a report of property damage.

6:47 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on McTeer Avenue for an activated alarm.

7:41 p.m. Officers responded to the BP Station, 80 Blue Heron Drive, for a report of a suspicious person.

10:19 p.m. A blue Ford F-150 was reported as driving recklessly on Grays Highway.

January 20

12:49 a.m. Officers responded to South Logan Street for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

8:14 a.m. Officers responded to the 22 mile marker north bound on I-95 for a report of debris in the roadway.

8:54 a.m. Officers responded to the 19 mile marker north bound on I-95 for a vehicle collision involving one vehicle. One person was transported by EMS to a local hospital.

9:30 a.m. Officers responded to Pop's Garage, 21 Getsinger Street, for damage to property.

12:19 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street for a report of juveniles in a yard looking in vehicles.

7:21 p.m. A white semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 25 mile marker south bound on I-95.

January 19

11:11 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on North Green Street for an incorrigible juvenile.

9:58 p.m. A black semi truck was reported as driving recklessly at the 26 mile marker south bound on I-95.

January 18

3:24 a.m. Officers responded to East Main Street to assist EMS with a patient transport.

7:41 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Queen's Way for a vehicle break in. The incident remains under further investigation.

8:02 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Queen's Way for a vehicle break in. The incident remains under further investigation.

12:09 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on East Main Street for a report of a vehicle blocking their driveway. The owner of the vehicle was unable to be located and the vehicle was towed.

3:10 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Dolphin Drive for a report of two juvenile brothers fighting.

5:30 p.m. Officers responded to East Main Street to conduct a welfare check on a female subject.

5:46 p.m. Officers responded to the 18 mile marker south bound for a motorist assist.

7:20 p.m. Officers responded to East Main Street to assist EMS with a patient transport.

January 17

1:48 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on East Woodlawn Street for a burglary. The incident remains under further investigation.

8:37 a.m. Officers responded to North Jacob Smart Boulevard for an activated alarm.

11:44 a.m. A burgundy SUV was reported as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

3:58 p.m. Officers responded to North Jacob Smart Boulevard for an activated alarm.

6:17 p.m. A black Ford Fusion was reportd as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

7:43 p.m. Officers responded to East Main Street for a report of people fighting in a parking lot.

8:33 p.m. Officers responded to South Jacob Smart Boulevard for a motorist assist.

9:29 p.m. Officers responded to Sycamore Drive for a report of people arguing.

January 16

12:01 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Honey Comb Lane for a report of people fighting. The subjects were gone when officers arrived.

12:57 a.m. Officers responded to Econo Lodge, 511 James L. Taylor Drive, for a report of someone knocking on doors.

9:12 a.m. A grey Ram truck was reported as driving recklessly at the 24 mile marker south bound on I-95.

11:36 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Captain Bill Road for a welfare check on a resident.

12:00 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on 2nd Avenue for a report of juveniles walking to the rear of residences.

12:07 p.m. Officers responded to Ridgeland Tire, 11263 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a civil dispute.

9:28 p.m. A grey Toyota Prius was reported as driving recklessly at the 25 mile marker south bound on I-95.

10:09 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Dolphin Drive for an activated alarm.

January 15

2:25 a.m. Officers responded to the BP Station, 80 Blue Heron Drive, for a report of a female panhandling in the parking lot.

6:45 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Benson Lane for an activated alarm.

1:52 p.m. A white Nissan SUV was reported as driving recklessly on Coosaw Scenic Drive.

2:03 p.m. Officers responded to East Main Street for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

2:24 p.m. Officers responded to Grahamville Road for a motorist assist.

8:52 p.m. Officers responded to Tillman Road for an activated alarm.

9:34 p.m. Officers responded to 1st Avenue for a report of an intoxicated male subject on a bicycle.

January 14

7:12 a.m. Officers responded to the Jasper Bar and Grill, 10735 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a civil dispute.

7:25 a.m. Officers responded to James L. Taylor Drive for found property.

9:49 a.m. Officers responded to Shade Tree Street for a report of dogs running at large.

1:18 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of Jacob Smart Boulevard and Main Street for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. One person was transported to a local hospital by EMS.

3:39 p.m. Officers respondd to Heron Crossing Apartments, 72 Heron Crossing Road, for a report of a suspicious male subject on the property.

5:57 p.m. Officers responded to Grays Highway for a report of a male subject laying on the sidewalk. Officers were unable to locate the subject.

January 13

12:08 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Captain Bill Road for a civil dispute.

7:04 a.m. Officers responded to the Ridgeland Baptist Church, 1448 Grays Highway, for an activated alarm.

7:21 a.m. Officers met with a complainant in reference to their vehicle striking tire debris in the roadway at the 22 mile marker south bound on I-95.

3:54 p.m. Officers responded to Sailfish Circle for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

10:53 p.m. A red semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 14 mile marker north bound on I-95.

January 12

12:18 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street for a report of loud music.

4:30 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on McCormack Avenue for a report of a female subject threatening another female subject.

1:04 p.m. Officers responded to Great Swamp Road for a report of a dog in the roadway.

2:44 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Dolphin Drive for an activated alarm.

January 11

4:30 a.m. Officers responded to the 21 mile marker north bound on I-95 for a motorist assist.

11:50 a.m. Officers responded to the 21 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

5:11 p.m. Officers responded to Piggly Wiggly, 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a report of two suspicious male subjects in the business.

7:48 p.m. Officers responded to Oak Ridge North for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

8:37 p.m. A green Ford Expedition was reported as driving recklessly on North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

9:38 p.m. Officers responded to Carter's Mill Estates for a report of fireworks being discharged.

January 10

11:45 a.m. Officers responded to Live Oak Road for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

12:15 p.m. Officers responded to Grahamville Road for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

2:47 p.m. Officers traveled to the Beaufort County Detention Center to pick up Andrew Ahlers on an outstanding arrest warrant. Ahlers was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center. His charges stemmed from an incident on February 20, 2014, when Ahlers was alleged to have threatened an employee at Boat and RV Megastore, 401 Sycamore Drive.

5:28 p.m. Officers responded to Enmarket, 8250 East Main Street, for a report of two females fighting in the parking lot. Both female subjects were located by officers and placed on trespass notice at request of the manager on duty.

6:24 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Sailfish Circle for a report of a missing child. The child was later located by officers.

8:53 p.m. Officers responded to Piggly Wiggly, 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a report of a suspicious male subject in the parking lot.

January 9

3:13 a.m. Officers responded to the New Hong Kong Restaurant, 8176 East Main Street, for an activated alarm.

9:17 a.m. Officers responded to McDonald's, 8548 Grahamville Road, for a breach of trust committed by an employee. After an investigation, a warrant was obtained charging Alicia Marie Cronch with breach of trust.

1:09 p.m. Officers responded to the parking lot of Harvey's, 8205 East Main Street, for a report of a male subject trespassing in the parking lot. The subject was gone when officers arrived.

January 8

2:15 a.m. Officers responded to the New Hong Kong Restaurant, 8176 East Main Street, for an activated alarm.

11:18 a.m. Officers responded to the Forest Motel, 10504 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, for two tenants refusing to check out of their rented room.

12:26 p.m. Officers responded to Grays Highway near Airport Road for a report of a suspicious male subject walking on the sidewalk.

2:52 p.m. Officers responded to the 22 exit on the north bound side of I-95 for a vehicle fire.

4:56 p.m. Officers transported a subject to Charleston for a mental evaluation.

6:07 p.m. Officers responded to the 21 on ramp on the north bound side of I-95 for a bucket in the roadway.

6:13 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Trout Street for a child custody issue.

January 7

4:44 a.m. A green Ford F-150 was reported as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

5:10 a.m. Officers responded to the New Hong Kong Restaurant, 8176 East Main Street, for an activated alarm.

5:21 a.m. A white Chevrolet truck was reported as driving recklessly at the 14 mile marker north bound on I-95.

12:25 p.m. Officers responded to Dolphin Drive for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

2:48 p.m. Officers responded to Sailfish Circle for a report of a dog running at large.

2:49 p.m. A white semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 15 mile marker north bound on I-95.

3:23 p.m. Officers responded to Harvey's, 8205 East Main Street, for a shoplifting incident. Jason Beayon was arrested for shoplifting and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center.

4:23 p.m. An orange semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 20 mile marker south bound on I-95.

4:36 p.m. Officers responded to the Jasper County Council on Aging, 444 Wise Street, for an activated alarm.

5:05 p.m. Officers responded to the EnMarket Station, 8250 East Main Street, for a report of two people loitering. Officers arrived and located two subjects matching the description given to them by dispatchers. The two subjects were in their vehicle and officers detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Officers performed a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a quantity of marijuana. Both subjects were given citations for simple possession of marijuana and released.

7:00 p.m. Officers responded to the KFC, 8146 East Main Street, for a civil complaint.

8:02 p.m. A silver semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 13 mile marker north bound on I-95.

10:09 p.m. Officers observed a Honda Accord with an expired vehicle license as it traveled on Grahamville Road. Officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and immediately detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle uncovered a handgun under the driver's seat. Stephen Lamont Murray, Jr. was arrested for unlawful carry of a handgun and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center.

January 7 Special Announcement

We Are Looking For Qualified Applicants For Police Officers At RPD Thank you for your interest in the Ridgeland Police Department. We are looking for men and women, certified and un-certified, eager to build relationships with those we are sworn to serve, and help make Ridgeland a safer place. Please take a look around to see if joining the Ridgeland Police Department family is right for you. Contact Lt. Ginn @ jginn@ridgelandsc.gov for concerns or questions.

January 6

6:11 a.m. Officers responded to New Hong Kong Restaurant, 8176 East Main Street, for an activated alarm.

11:41 a.m. A white Toyota sedan was reported as driving recklessly at the 22 mile marker north bound on I-95.

12:44 p.m. Officers responded to East Wilson Street to assist EMS with a patient transport.

1:17 p.m. Officers responded to the 20 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a motorist assist.

3:18 p.m. A white and orange semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 14 mile marker north bound on I-95.

3:47 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street for a welfare check.

4:07 p.m. Officers responded to West Main Street for a report of a male subject panhandling.

10:44 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Wood Lawn Street for a vehicle burglary. The incident remains under further investigation.

January 5

8:18 a.m. Officers responded to New Hong Kong Restaurant, 8176 East Main Street, for an activated alarm.

8:37 a.m. Officers responded to a residence on Honey Hill Circle for a vehicle burglary. The incident remains under further investigation.

8:42 a.m. Officers responded to Ridgeland Baptist Church, 1448 Grays Highway, for an activated alarm.

12:33 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street for a runaway juvenile. The juvenile returned two hours after officers took the report.

4:35 p.m. Officers responded to Harvey's, 8205 East Main Street, for a shoplifting incident. The items were returned by the suspect prior to officer's arrival and the business declined to prosecute.

5:13 p.m. Officers responded to the 18 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

8:46 p.m. Officers responded to the South State Bank, 10671 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, for an activated alarm.

January 4

1:56 a.m. Officers assisted the Jasper County Sheriff's Office with a shots fired call on Fordville Road.

1:04 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on West Langford Street in reference to a burglary. The incident remains under further investigation.

1:26 p.m. Officers responded to the 23 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a motorist assist.

2:44 p.m. Officers responded to West Main Street for a vehicle collision involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.

3:35 p.m. Officers responded to James L. Taylor Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

5:08 p.m. A blue Ford truck was reported as driving recklessly at the 18 mile marker north bound on I-95.

6:18 p.m. Officers responded to O'Reilly's Auto Parts, 11058 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a loud customer in the business.

January 3

2:39 a.m. A black Chevrolet truck was reported as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

11:42 a.m. Officers responded to Oak Plantation Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

5:33 p.m. Officers responded to McDonald's, 8548 Grahamville Road, for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

6:43 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on North Green Street for a larceny. Warrants are pending identification of the suspect.

8:50 p.m. Officers asssited the Jasper County Sheriff's Office with a suspicious vehicle on Belfield Road.

9:08 p.m. Officers responded to the 20 mile marker south bound on I-95 for a motorist assist.

9:26 p.m. Officers responded to the Jasper County Detention Center, 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a report of damage being done to the detention center by an inmate. After an investigation, Thomas Christopher Hagan was charged with willful injury to a jail.

January 2

7:46 a.m. Officers responded to the Palms Motel, 10735 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a domestic dispute.

1:40 p.m. A burgandy Ford F-150 was reported as driving recklessly at the 28 mile marker south bound on I-95.

3:18 p.m. An RV pulling a car trailer was reported as driving recklessly at the 17 mile marker south bound on I-95.

3:53 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street for a report of harassment.

5:34 p.m. Officers responded to Bay Tree Apartments, 107 1st Avenue, for a report of a suspicious male subject in the parking lot.

8:15 p.m. Officers responded to South Jacob Smart Boulevard near Mango Drive for a vehicle collision involving one vehicle. No injuries were reported.

10:43 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on Shade Tree Street in reference to an incorrigble juvenile.

January 1

4:14 a.m. A white semi was reported as driving recklessly at the 14 mile marker north bound on I-95.

8:13 a.m. A silver Ford sedan was reported as driving recklessly on South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

11:10 a.m. Officers responded to the Piggly Wiggly, 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard, for a report of a shoplifting. Charges are pending identification of the suspect.

8:06 p.m. A silver Ford Escape was reported as driving recklessly at the 18 mile marker north bound on I-95.

11:52 p.m. Officers responded to Bay Tree Apartments, 107 1st Avenue, for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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