Man allegedly driving stolen car.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
Some of Mauldin's finest took to the hardcourt to raise money for a comrade in need.
Mauldin police officers and firefighters discarded put aside their service uniforms for gym clothes Thursday night and took to the hardwood at the Mauldin Sports Center for their annual basketball game. While the game might not have been the greatest showcase of roundball skills, the men's hearts certainly were in the right place. More than just a game, the event was also a benefit for one of their own — stricken Mauldin deputy fire marshal Gordon McDonald, who is recovering from a massive stroke he suffered earlier this year while on vacation in Mexico. Money raised last night will be donated to defray McDonald's extensive medical expenses as he valiantly continues to battle back in an effort to regain his health. Patch was there and put …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Reported crimes in Mauldin.
The following information consists of the most noteworthy reported criminal incidents reported to the Mauldin Police Department from Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Sept. 28: Sept. 29: Sept. 30: Oct. 1: Oct. 2: Oct. 3:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Christopher Smith, who escaped from a work-release program at Mauldin's Public Works Department on Wednesday, was captured Monday evening.
Update — 7:20 p.m. Inmate Christopher Smith, who escaped earlier today from a work release program in Mauldin, has ben captured and is in custody, reported Mauldin Police Det. Benjamin Ford. Smith, a state Department of Corrections prisoner, is serving a two-year sentence for failure to stop for officers. More details as they become available. Update — 6:25 p.m.: If anyone should come into contact wth escaped inmate Christopher Smith, authorities warn that they should immediately contact police and not attempt to confront him. "We do consider him to be potentially dangerous due to a violent criminal history," Mauldin Police Det. Benjamin Ford told Patch. "The public should call police if they see him or know where he is at and DO NOT …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Improvements have been noticed.
In the past, the residents of Crestwood Drive and I have commented about the abusive traffic and speeds of drivers on our street. We have become the "cut-through," the "by-pass" for hundreds of drivers who reside in the many sub-divisions on Ashmore Bridge Rd. On two occasions the City of Mauldin has placed vehicle counters on Crestwood, the only street without speed bumps in the area, and the average numbers of vehicles that travel our street is close to 2,400 daily. This is a residential street, but Mauldin has yet to agree to do anything to curb drivers' appetites for using our street to cut through to businesses on West Butler Road, or to use it to avoid traffic on West Butler Road in the morning and afternoon rush hours. We have …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Crime in Mauldin.
The following selected incidents have been provided by the Mauldin Police Department. They do not indicate a conviction. Please note that not all incidents are provided as they may be part of an ongoing investigation. May 1 An aggravated assault occurred at 2 Whitetail Court. A simple assault occurred at 301 Trado Street. A burglary occurred at 15 Jenkins Court. May 2 A theft from a motor vehicle occurred at 103 Mylon Ray Hopkins Court. Malicious damage occurred at 118 Carlton Drive. A hit and run occurred at 602 N. Main Street. May 3 Third degree arson charges were filed at the Brookwood Youth Center. Disturbing school charges were filed at Mauldin Middle School as were assault and battery charges in the third degree. May 4 A simple …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Mauldin Police Chief Bryan Turner said the spike in drug and juvenile arrests is a result of a stronger focus by his department.
Through the first three months of the calendar year, crime in Mauldin as a whole is up slightly from where it was at the same point last year. Three areas, however, are up dramatically. Juvenile arrests have doubled (from 35 to 70). DUI arrests are up 25 percent (from 36 to 45) and drug-related arrests are up 32 percent (92 to 121). Spikes such as those might lead to the belief that crime in Mauldin has gotten worse in the past year. But Police Chief Bryan Turner said that is not the case. In fact, Turner said that the jump in arrests is proof that the force has improved. He thinks that is especially true in the case of juvenile arrests, many of which are drug-related. “We have more arrests with juveniles because our officers are being …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
End of a multi-year process.
From the Mauldin Police Department: On March 24, 2012 the Mauldin Police Department was awarded Advanced Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 through the combined efforts of four major Law Enforcement organizations: the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, National Sheriff’s Association, and the Police Executive Research Forum united to address issues of accountability, integrity, liability, performance, community partnership, and to elevate law enforcement to professional standing and affirm the quality of police services…
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Reaching out to Veterans
The Mauldin Police recently participated in a job fair at Fort Jackson in Columbia. Cpl. Adam Wilson represented the MPD at the event, titled Hiring Our Heroes, which was focused on hiring veterans. Follow Mauldin Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Get the newsletter delivered to your inbox every morning by clicking HERE.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A pair of cars added to fleet
The Mauldin Police Department has recently added two new cruisers to their fleet of vehicles. Chief Bryan Turner said both vehicles are equipped with Radar, License Scanner and Video Recording. The two Dodges replace 1997 and 1999 Ford Crown Victorias, respectively.