Press Releases

January 25, 2018

Additional Charges Filed Against Suspect in Assault/Fondling of Three College of Charleston Coeds

Charleston Police have filed additional charges against a James Island man for the assault/fondling of three College of Charleston Coeds. The incidents occurred on Tuesday, January 23rd between 8:50 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.

Richard James Jarecki, 23, of Hill Creek Road, James Island, was initially charged with 1 count of assault and battery 2nd degree. Two additional charges of assault and battery 2nd degree have been filed against Jarecki. He is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Two of the victims notified the police Tuesday night after the incidents occurred. The third victim notified police about the incident Wednesday morning.

The investigation is ongoing.

January 16, 2018

Suspect Arrested In Sam Rittenberg Armed Robbery

Charleston Police have arrested a suspect for an armed robbery that occurred early this morning at a Sam Rittenberg business.

Ronzel Bilah Olds, 25, of Juniper Street, is charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Olds was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

A man armed with a handgun entered the Sunoco at 1984 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and demanded from the cash register. The suspect fled on foot.

The investigation is ongoing

January 9, 2018

Suspect Arrested In Congress Street Shooting

Incident: Shooting

Incident Location: 63 Congress Street

Time of Incident: 2:24 p.m.

Suspect: DeAngelo Rodriquez Milligan, 24, of Charleston. Milligan is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He is being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

The suspect is accused of pulling out a gun and shooting the victim. The bullet grazed the victim's head. He was not transported to the hospital.

December 30, 2017

Shots Fired At Police Officers Who Initiated Traffic Stop

Shots were fired Saturday morning at two Charleston Police officers after they attempted a traffic stop on Carriage Lane.

About 11:45 a.m, the officers were in the parking lot of 1367 Ashley River Road when a vehicle slowly passed them. They could smell the strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The officers attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle at 1840 Carriage Lane. The vehicle fled the scene and almost struck a pedestrian. The officers followed the vehicle into the Palmilla Apartments at 1385 Ashley River Road.

That is when the front passenger fired several shots at the officers. The driver of the vehicle, the front passenger and the rear passenger bailed out of the vehicle. The officers were able to apprehend the passengers but are still searching for the driver.

Police recovered a handgun from inside the vehicle.

Charges against the passengers are pending.

The officers did not fire any shots during the incident and were not injured.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said, "Once again, we see the risks our police officers face each and every day, as they go about the job of keeping our city safe. On behalf of all our citizens, I commend these officers for their bravery and professionalism, and I thank them for their service."

The investigation is ongoing.