Firearms being stolen from unlocked West Ashley vehicles

Firearms being stolen from unlocked West Ashley vehicles
March 23 15:54 2019 Print This Article

Charleston Police Department Sergeant Richard Kennedy revealed that nine firearms have been stolen from unlocked cars in West Ashley so far in 2019. Kennedy was speaking at Charleston City Councilman Peter Shahid’s monthly Coffee and Conversation with Peter meeting at Charles Towne Landing Saturday morning. Kennedy urged West Ashley residents to lock their car doors. He also encouraged residents to call in non-emergency police tips to 843-743-7200.

Shahid told constituents that Charleston County transportation officials are working with SCDOT on proposed changes to the SC 7 and SC 171 intersection. More than 380 residents responded to earlier proposals in January. Two of the four proposed designs were ruled out, as well as the proposed roundabout and cut-through road at the intersection of Orange Grove Road and Manchester Road.

Shahid also announced that the West Ashley Farmers Market resumes Wednesday, April 24 at Ackerman Park near the Sycamore Avenue Post Office and will continue every Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm until October 2. He said that Parker’s Kitchen gas station, convenience store and restaurant has cleared the Design Review Board process and needs to have stormwater standards approved by the Charleston Technical Review Committee before going to City Council. The Savannah-based company wants to open its first Charleston-area store at the site of the former Exxon on Orange Grove and Sam Rittenberg.