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Crime Alerts

The Department of Public Safety will issue timely warnings to the campus community whenever a crime is reported to Trident Technical College Department of Public Safety (TTCDPS), and there is reason to believe that the crime represents a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. Timely warnings are provided in crime alerts which are disseminated directly to students and employees through email, announcements on my.tridenttech student portal, and notices posted on the Public Safety webpage. The issuance of timely warnings is decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all facts surrounding a crime and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Report all emergencies and crimes directly to Public Safety in person or by telephone.

For emergencies, call 843.574.6911 (6911 from any campus phone). You may also notify Public Safety by using emergency call boxes located in parking lots or on building exteriors.

For non-emergencies, or to provide any information on the cases listed below, call Public Safety at 843.574.6053 (6053 from any campus phone).

If TTC telephone lines are out of service, call Public Safety at 843.572.1642.


Stolen Moped from Main Campus Parking Lot
Main Campus
02-16-2015

On Monday, February 16, 2015 a moped was stolen from Main Campus parking lot J behind building 800. The moped is a blue 2014 Peace Sport, SC tag number 22674. It was stolen between 12:10 pm and 1:00 pm. The victim reported that he had secured the moped with a chain and a padlock to a pole-mounted trash can in the parking lot. Public Safety is currently investigating the theft and no additional information is available at this time.

 Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please contact Public Safety as soon as possible If you may have seen something or someone acting  suspicious on either of those days in the various Main campus parking lots.  Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.

 If you see something…say something!

 



Crime Alert: Larcenies from Buildings 200 & 900
200 & 900
10-12-2016

Within the last three weeks, Public Safety has received two reports of wallets with credit cards being stolen from employee’s purses. The first theft occurred on September 22, 2016 in Building 910 resulting in a stolen wallet and credit card. The credit card was then immediately used to purchase of a flat screen TV at HH Gregg on Rivers Avenue. Yesterday, on October 11, 2016, in Building 200, a wallet was stolen from an employee’s purse that included various credit cards and cash. One of the stolen credit cards was then used to make a major purchase at Walmart on Rivers Avenue.  It is possible that both thefts are related and the best description that we have right now is a white male who was wearing a ball cap in both incidents.  Public Safety is actively investigating both of these thefts and will do its best to locate and prosecute this criminal(s).

Crime Prevention Tip: Keep handbags, wallets, purses or other valuables with you at all times. Place them in secure file cabinets or office desks, and secure all unattended offices, classrooms or work centers.  Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around office areas or hallways. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911. 

If you see something…say something!



Stolen Mopeds from Main Campus Parking Lots
Main Campus
12-04-2014

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 and Friday, December 5, 2014, two mopeds were stolen from Main campus parking lots. The first moped stolen on Thursday was a black and gray in color Puma Angel 50. It was parked behind Building 800 in the designated motorcycle/moped parking area and was stolen between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The second moped stolen on Friday was white in color Renegade 50. It was parked in the parking area to the rear of Building 500 and was stolen between 8:16 am and 6:20 pm. Public Safety is currently investigating these thefts and no additional information is available at this time.

 Crime Prevention Tip: Ensure that all two wheeled vehicles are locked with features that prevent them from being rolled or driven away.

 Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please contact Public Safety as soon as possible If you may have seen something or someone acting  suspicious on either of those days in the various Main campus parking lots.  Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.

 If you see something…say something!

 



Possible Gang Activity
Main Campus
07-29-2014

Please be aware of some recent gang activity occurring near the Main Campus. A gang called the “Young Guns" or "Young Goons” has allegedly been involved in some shootings in the North Charleston area and may also be involved in a recent shooting at Northwoods Mall. Currently, there is no direct threat by this gang to Trident Technical College. However, it is possible that they may be randomly passing through the campus property.

If you should be approached by someone claiming to be a part of this gang or any other gang, do not confront them and place yourself at risk of harm or injury. Call Public Safety immediately at 843.574.6911 with a description of the individual(s), vehicle type and/or license plate number. Public Safety is working closely with the North Charleston and Hanahan Police departments, who are actively monitoring the situation.

Crime Prevention Tip: Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots or college roadways. Always try to park your car near lighted areas and always lock your vehicle. Also, always have your keys in your hand, ready to unlock your car quickly, especially during the hours of darkness.

Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or 843.574.6911.



Indecent Exposure
Main Campus
04-17-2014

At approximately 9:48 a.m. on April 17, 2014, Public Safety received reports from two separate female students about suspicious activity in parking lots J and U on Main Campus (see blue shaded areas on the map below). The first incident happened in J-Lot around 9:40 a.m., and the second occurred in the U-lot around five minutes later. On both occasions, the suspect in these incidents drove past the female students while exposing himself. The students described the suspect as an Asian male in his mid-20s with short black hair and a medium build. The witnesses described the suspect’s vehicle as a yellow Ford Mustang with a black roof (possibly a convertible) with a handicap placard in the windshield and a license plate of “CARML QT” (state unknown).

If you are approached by this individual, do not confront the individual and place yourself at risk of harm or injury. Please call Public Safety immediately at 843.574.6911 with a description of the individual, vehicle type and/or license plate number. Public Safety has increased its patrols in these areas, is aggressively pursuing this case and welcomes any assistance you can provide.

Crime Prevention Tip: Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots or college roadways. Always try to park your car near lighted areas and always lock your vehicle. Also, always have your keys in your hand, ready to unlock your car quickly, especially during the hours of darkness. To ensure your safety, Public Safety officers are available to escort you to your vehicle anytime. To request an escort, please call Public Safety at (843) 574-6053.

Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing 843.574.6053 or 843.574.6911.



Thefts from Motor Vehicles (Off-Campus)
Near Palmer Campus
12-12-2013

The Charleston Police Department (CPD) is investigating approximately 15 thefts from vehicles that occurred this morning immediately outside the Palmer Campus. CPD reported that in each of these incidents, a suspect threw a rock through the driver’s side or passenger side window. The suspect reached in and took items of value, in plain view, from the cars, but never touched the car itself. CPD is asking that anyone with information about the thefts contact them at 843.577.7434.

Again, these thefts did not occur on campus. This alert is being sent to make you aware of what is occurring very close to TTC’s property.  

Crime Prevention Tip: Keep valuables such as computers, purses, electronics and all other personal effects with you at all times.  Do not leave other high valued items in plain view for others to see.

Be alert for individuals loitering suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing 843.574.6053 or 843.574.6911.



Indecent Exposure
Main Campus
12-10-2013

On two occasions within the last week, Public Safety has received a call from two separate female students about suspicious activity around College Drive on Main Campus. The first incident happened around I-Lot (see map) on Wednesday, 12/4/2013 around 5:20 p.m. and again tonight,  12/10/2013 in J-Lot (see map) at approximately 5:30 p.m.  On both occasions, the subject attempted to lure women close to his driver's side window to possibly expose himself to them. The suspect is described as a black male approximately 25–40 years old, possibly wearing a mustache and goatee. He was previously seen wearing a blue shirt (only clothing description) and tonight wearing a grey tank top. He has been seen driving a black vehicle, possibly a BMW or vehicle of a similar style.

If you are approached by this individual, do not confront the individual and place yourself at risk of harm or injury. Please call Public Safety immediately at 574-6911 with a description of the individual, vehicle type and/or license plate number. Public Safety has increased its patrols in this area, is aggressively pursuing this case and welcomes any assistance you can provide.

Crime Prevention Tip: Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots or college roadways. Always try to park your car near lighted areas and always lock your vehicle. Also, always have your keys in your hand, ready to unlock your car quickly, especially during the hours of darkness. To ensure your safety, Public Safety officers are available to escort you to your vehicle during the hours of darkness. To request an escort, please call Public Safety at 574-6053.

Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Financial Transaction Card Theft / Fraud
Main Campus
12-03-2013

DPS responded to a credit card theft from Bldg. 910.  Basic investigation revealed that the victim placed her purse in an unlocked drawer in her office this morning (Dec. 3, 2013) and left to attend a meeting. A short time later, the victim was notified by her credit card issuers that her cards had been stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases at local merchants in North Charleston.

Crime Prevention Tip: Keep handbags, wallets, purses or other valuables with you and in sight at all times, including private offices and other non-public areas. Lock them file cabinets or office desks, or secure all unattended offices, classrooms or work centers.  Please report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing 843-574-6053 or 843-574-6911 in case of emergencies.



Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
Main Campus
06-18-2013

On Tuesday, June 18, at approximately 7 p.m. a male TTC student was arrested on Main Campus by a TTC Public Safety Officer and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds. The student was transported to the Charleston County Detention Center. The student exhibited no threatening behavior as he was taken into custody without incident. No classes were disrupted.

Be alert for individuals acting suspiciously on campus. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft
Main Campus
10-29-2012

On October 29, 2012, at approximately 7:30pm, Public Safety received a report that someone attempted to steal a student's 1996 Honda Accord from the front student parking lot (lot Q), adjacent to the corner of Rivers and Stokes Avenues, at the Main Campus. The student parked her vehicle at around 6:00pm the same day and went to class. She returned to find a rain guard removed from the driver’s side door, the driver’s side window pulled from its frame, and the vehicle’s ignition damaged. The vehicle was rendered inoperable from the damage it received and had to be towed from the campus.

Crime Prevention Tip: Ensure you lock all of your vehicle doors and fully close all windows upon departing your vehicle. Keep handbags, wallets, purses or other valuables with you at all times.  Do not leave electronic devices, school books are other high value items in plain view inside your vehicle. 

Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Theft of an iPad
Main Campus
08-01-2012

Public Safety is investigating a reported theft that occurred outside of building 900 at the Main Campus on August 1, 2012 between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. The complainant, a TTC employee, reported that his family members visited him at work and waited in the building 900 courtyard. One of the family members had possession of their two iPads, and dropped one of them in the courtyard. They reported to the complainant a short time later that the iPad was missing. It is since believed to have been stolen.

Crime Prevention Tip: Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Theft of Money
Main Campus
04-27-2012

On April 27, 2012, at approximately 10:30am, Public Safety received a report of a theft of money from a student. The student came to the Public Safety dispatch center in person and reported that he had been at building 410 and was approached by a person that asked him for $5.00 in cash. The student provided the individual with $5.00 in cash from his wallet, and reported that the individual saw that he had more money in his wallet. The student said the individual then demanded that the student give him the rest of the cash in his wallet, and the student complied. The student said he was not threatened with a weapon and was in no way harmed during the incident.

The description provided by the student of the individual in this incident is a black male, around 5’07” tall, older in age, wearing a white hat, white t-shirt, basketball-style shorts (color unknown), no glasses, no facial hair, with a protruding jaw.

Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Motor Vehicle Theft
Berkeley Campus
04-24-2012

On April 24, 2012, at approximately 12:05 pm, Public Safety received a report that a student's 1995 Honda Accord was stolen from the Berkeley Campus north side parking lot. The vehicle is described as having a South Carolina license plate, light brown in color, with the phrase “I # My Team” in large white bold letters affixed to the rear window. Additional information is not available at this time.

Crime Prevention Tip: Ensure you lock all of your vehicle doors and fully close all windows upon departing your vehicle.

Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Theft from a Vehicle and Credit Card Fraud
Main Campus
03-28-2012

On March 28, 2012, a student reported that his iPod was stolen from his car sometime between 7:45am and 12:30pm the same day. His Honda SUV was parked in the parking area behind building 500. There were no signs of forced entry, and it could not be determined if the vehicle was locked at the time of the theft,

Several hours later, the student learned that his debit card had been stolen and had been fraudulently used at a nearby retailer. He also found that his driver's license and a gift card were stolen. The student has since reported the theft of the card to Public Safety and reported the theft and fraudulent charge to his bank. Public Safety is conducting an investigation into this incident.

Crime Prevention Tip: Keep valuables such as computers, purses, electronics and all other personal effects with you at all times.  Do not leave other high valued items in plain view for others to see.

Be alert for individuals loitering suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.



Armed Robbery
Main Campus
01-20-2012

On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at approximately 2:00 pm, a student was allegedly robbed at gunpoint inside his vehicle by the passenger who was a known acquaintance. The incident occurred in the parking lot behind Building 800. The victim alleges that the robber stole $220 in cash, an iPhone valued at $400, and a commemorative knife valued at $500.  It has not been determined if the alleged robber is a TTC student. Since this incident allegedly occurred between two individuals who knew each other, there does not appear to be an on-going threat to the remaining public.  An active criminal investigation is being conducted by Public Safety.

Crime Prevention Tip:  Be alert for individuals loitering or acting suspiciously around the parking lots. Your prompt reporting to Public Safety may disrupt a crime while it is in progress. Please continue to report any suspicious activities or persons to Public Safety by dialing (843) 574-6053 or (843) 574-6911.