New Crime Map from the CPD

Announcement from the CPD:
The City of Charleston Police department would like to announce the addition of an interactive incident map to the department’s PDI website.  This incident map will allow citizens to visualize and filter 5 years of reported incident data broken down into 3 groups (Drug/Weapon Law, Property and Violent Crimes).  Citizens will be able to search their address, manually manipulate the map and filter based on crime type, date, and time of day.  This information will be automated and updated weekly to ensure the public is receiving the most timely and accurate data possible.

City Parks Re-Opening!

From a City Email Notification: (original viewable at

Most City of Charleston Parks to Reopen for Exercise Activities
Tonight, during an emergency meeting of Charleston City Council, Mayor John Tecklenburg announced that most city parks will reopen this weekend to allow for exercise and movement. No group activities–such as picnics or exercise classes–or close contact court and field sports are allowed.
Citizens must maintain proper social distancing and should consider wearing face masks while using city parks.  
Demetre Park on James Island will continue to be closed, and the Municipal Golf Course will also remain closed to the public due to the ongoing renovations. 
Staff from Recreation, Livability, Traffic and Transportation and Charleston Police Departments will be working to ensure that all citizens abide by the rules of safety and social distancing. The city will continue to use signage to ensure public compliance. 
Restrooms, stationary playground and exercise equipment, dog runs, docks, piers and areas that encourage close contact sports will remain closed until health officials determine that those areas can be safely used.
No permits will be issued for reserved park usage at this time. All indoor recreation facilities will continue to be closed to the public. All recreation programs and activities are still postponed at this time.
Mary Murray Drive in Hampton Park will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily as a temporary measure intended to allow more flexibility for social distances for exercise and recreation purposes.
City of Charleston director of Parks Jason Kronsberg said, “City staff will be out in parks acting as ambassadors and ensuring that everyone is following rules of social distancing.  There will be no large groups allowed to gather and socialize. Citizens using the parks will need to continue to move along and not stay in one area.”
Below is a graphic regarding social distancing in public parks provided by the National Recreation and Park Association:

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Garage Theft

Beware of a crime that happened on Charing Cross / Windsor around 1 pm. Residents were sitting on their back deck, and a white male (probably around 30 years old) in a blue compact car parked at the road by their driveway, then ran into their garage and stole several things. He ran back to his car and drove away. Everyone is safe, and they have called the police.

Dorian visits

Hurricane Dorian followed the same path along the coast that Hurricane Michael did a few years ago, but brought higher winds and less flooding. A quick survey of the neighborhood suggests that oak trees were the big victim this time. No serious damage was noted. No flooding other than some large puddles in the street. Here are a few of the more dramatic trees.

You can use this link to report damage (downed trees, flooding, downed utility lines, etc) to the City of Charleston:
You can also upload photos as part of your submission. Stay safe!

Ouch. Missed the cars though
Blocking Windsor
Blocking the entrance
More poorly rooted trees at the office building
Downed utility pole on Poston Rd.
Tree on Poston Rd