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For over 150 years, the Sumter Police Department has been serving the citizens of Sumter, South Carolina on the solid foundation of public trust and safety. Sumter PD officers serve a 40,000-strong town and are committed to treating all in our vibrant community fairly and with respect. We are a CALEA accredited agency and maintain their gold standard of serving and protecting our communities.

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Robbery, shooting suspect sought

SUMTER, SC (Nov. 28, 2023) – A local man faces multiple charges related to an armed robbery and shooting over the weekend.

Officers are working to find Mykel Tavarius Wright, 23, of Miller Road. He faces armed robbery and related weapons charges after being identified as the suspect after a man parked outside of a McCray’s Mill Road business was approached at gunpoint and robbed before 7 p.m. Sunday.

During a struggle, the 20-year-old victim who was acquainted with the suspect, was shot. An undisclosed amount of cash and other items were taken before the suspect left.

The man was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information that can help find Wright is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can be made by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC, going online at P3tips.com or by using the P3 tips app for Apple and Android devices.

A cash reward of up to $2,500 may be available for information leading to an arrest.

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Approved for media release by Chief Russell F. Roark, III
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Robbery, shooting suspect sought
 
SUMTER, SC (Nov. 28, 2023) – A local man faces multiple charges related to an armed robbery and shooting over the weekend.

Officers are working to find Mykel Tavarius Wright, 23, of Miller Road. He faces armed robbery and related weapons charges after being identified as the suspect after a man parked outside of a McCray’s Mill Road business was approached at gunpoint and robbed before 7 p.m. Sunday. 

During a struggle, the 20-year-old victim who was acquainted with the suspect, was shot. An undisclosed amount of cash and other items were taken before the suspect left.

The man was taken to an area hospital and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information that can help find Wright is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at 803-436-2700.

Tips to Crime Stoppers can be made by calling 1-888-CRIME-SC, going online at P3tips.com or by using the P3 tips app for Apple and Android devices.

A cash reward of up to $2,500 may be available for information leading to an arrest.

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Approved for media release by Chief Russell F. Roark, III

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Another piece of trash needs to be put in the jail..

OMG WHATTTT

which business?

If he shot the man, attempted murder should be on that charges list.

UPDATE (2:30 p.m. Nov. 28, 2023): Liberty Street is back open and power restored in the area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: A section of Liberty Street between Brooklyn and Commerce streets is closed this morning following a vehicle crash.
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UPDATE (2:30 p.m. Nov. 28, 2023): Liberty Street is back open and power restored in the area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: A section of Liberty Street between Brooklyn and Commerce streets is closed this morning following a vehicle crash.

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Must have been a police chasing druggies!!!πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

While most of us focus on spreading cheer during the season of giving, others opt for grinch-like behavior to spoil the moment.
Keep in mind that what's in a drop box, mailbox or on your porch are potential targets for a thief looking to take something of value. They also want to learn enough about you to "steal" your identity.
To protect yourself:
πŸ“¬ If you see something, say something. Contact law enforcement whenever you notice unusual activity and let officers determine if something is amiss.
πŸ“¬ If something is missing or it appears your box may have been rummaged through, please contact law enforcement immediately.
πŸ“¬ Remove mail deliveries promptly or make arrangements for a trusted neighbor, relative or friend to check your box.
πŸ“¬ Have packages or other sensitive materials delivered to a secure location like a post office box, work address, etc.
πŸ“¬ Mailings with checks or other forms of payment or that have personal/sensitive information enclosed should be taken to a post office or other mail delivery service. πŸ“¬ Avoid using outside drop boxes for payments and other transactions.

For more information or to report suspicious activity within the city, call Sumter PD at 803-436-2700.
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While most of us focus on spreading cheer during the season of giving, others opt for grinch-like behavior to spoil the moment.
Keep in mind that whats in a drop box, mailbox or on your porch are potential targets for a thief looking to take something of value. They also want to learn enough about you to steal your identity.
To protect yourself: 
πŸ“¬ If you see something, say something. Contact law enforcement whenever you notice unusual activity and let officers determine if something is amiss.
πŸ“¬ If something is missing or it appears your box may have been rummaged through, please contact law enforcement immediately.
πŸ“¬ Remove mail deliveries promptly or make arrangements for a trusted neighbor, relative or friend to check your box.
πŸ“¬ Have packages or other sensitive materials delivered to a secure location like a post office box, work address, etc.
πŸ“¬ Mailings with checks or other forms of payment or that have personal/sensitive information enclosed should be taken to a post office or other mail delivery service. πŸ“¬ Avoid using outside drop boxes for payments and other transactions.

For more information or to report suspicious activity within the city, call Sumter PD at 803-436-2700.

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Great Advice

Great advice!

Thanks you

Help make young spirits bright for the holidays. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and fill our cruiser each Saturday through Dec. 16.
In partnership with the Salvation Army, toys collected will benefit local families. Money donations can not be accepted.
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Help make young spirits bright for the holidays. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and fill our cruiser each Saturday through Dec. 16.
In partnership with the Salvation Army, toys collected will benefit local families. Money donations can not be accepted.

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How can I get toys for my child salvation army said they are not taking anymore applications

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all and stay safe. Thank you for what you do.

Happy Thanksgiving and thank and thank you all for your service.

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CALEA Accredited

Being a Police Officer in a CALEA Accredited Department means you belong to an agency that is committed to following best practice standards developed by federal, state, and local law enforcement executives through comprehensive research. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement’s major executive associations:

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

SPECIFICALLY, CALEA’S GOALS ARE TO:

  • Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities
  • Formalize essential management procedures
  • Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices
  • Improve service delivery
  • Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination
  • Increase community and staff confidence in the agency