Credit card fraud, assaults and cocaine possession recorded in extended crime log

Officers from the Central Michigan and Mount Pleasant police departments found people in possession of cocaine, responded to domestic disputes and investigated credit card fraud, according to a multi-week crime log covering March 20 to April 1. 

March 20

  • A 19-year-old man was arrested for trespassing in the Robinson Dining Hall. The man was banned previously from the cafeteria due to past drug crimes, said Lt. Cameron Wassman of the Central Michigan University Police Department. Wassman said he does not know if the man is a student, but added that he was enrolled at CMU when he was banned. 
  • Mount Pleasant police caught an 18-year-old man and a 14-year-old juvenile stealing a bike valued at $1,500 at approximately 12:57 p.m near Mill Pond Park. 

March 21

  • A 20-year-old student reported that her credit card had been lost and used without her consent. The woman said she lost her purse and credit card on March 18 in an off-campus location and within several days, three fraudulent transactions had been conducted before her card was canceled. Wassman said the investigation remains open. 
  • A 19-year-old woman student received harassing messages over social media from a 17-year-old Davison boy. One of the messages read "I wish you were dead." The boy is not a student and CMUPD have informed the Davison Township Police Department of the incident.
  • A 40-year-old woman from St. John chased a 33-year-old Mount Pleasant man with a shower head at roughly 6:58 p.m. in the 300 block of East Wisconsin Street. Lt. Jeff Browne of the Mount Pleasant Police Department said the two were living together. The woman was arrested for aggravated assault. 

March 22

  • A 19-year-old non-student man broke into Smith Hall, smashed windows and rummaged through offices at approximately 4:35 a.m. The man was intoxicated and taken into custody. Wassman said he is charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor: two counts of malicious destruction of a building, which regards damages of more than $1,000 but less than $2,000, and one count of destruction of personal property, which regards damages of more than $200 but less than $1,000.
  • A 21-year-old Mount Pleasant man was caught with a machete, a double-edged knife and an Airsoft gun at an apartment located on the 1800 block of Edgewood Drive. The man tried to enter an apartment twice and was "shooed out" by a female resident, Browne said. Several minutes later, the man attempted to break into another apartment by kicking the door in. He said he was looking for a woman. Although he sustained no injuries, the man was sent to McLaren Central Michigan. The incident was turned over to the prosecuting attorney.   
  • A 21-year-old man punched out the rear window of a vehicle in the parking lot of Wayside Cental at approximately 2:14 a.m. The man was intoxicated and said he committed the crime for no reason. He was taken to McLaren Central Michigan for injuries to his hand and taken into custody for disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property

March 23

  • A 23-year-old student was asking to purchase acid at roughly 7:14 p.m. in The Towers lobby. Wassman said the man became "belligerent" when students said they didn't have the drug for sale. Upon questioning, the man denied the claims. Officers found marijuana in his possession, however, he was not arrested, and the incident was forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct.

March 24

  • A 26-year-old woman reported that fraudulent charges had been made on her credit card on March 21. The international student from China said four charges had been made before her card was canceled. The incident remains an open investigation.
  • An accidental fire occurred in a dumpster at approximately 4:48 p.m outside Cobb Hall. Wassman said an individual dumped contents of a charcoal grill into the dumpster and made no attempt to extinguish the coals. Video surveillance of the situation shows the fire was accidental and it was put out by firemen. No injuries occurred.
  • Two Mount Pleasant woman, ages 23 and 34, were arrested for shoplifting at Meijer, 1015 W. Pickard Road, at roughly 3:04 p.m. The women attempted to steal flip flops and a coat. The value of the items was $87 and the two were arrested for retail fraud.

March 26

  • A female student reported that her ex-boyfriend was sending her threatening messages the day before. The 21-year-old man in question is not a student and doesn't live in Mount Pleasant, Wassman said. She reported that he had said he wanted to hurt her in the past. CMUPD contacted the man and told him not to have further contact with the student.
  • Dennis Angner, 61, threatened a 36-year-old Lansing woman at the 900 block of Center Drive. The two were in a domestic relationship and had gotten into an argument, which escalated, Browne said. Angner was arrested for domestic assault and being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated. No injuries were sustained during the incident.

March 28

  • A 20-year-old man was found with 7.27 grams of marijuana and .89 grams of cocaine after an officer found him sleeping in his vehicle at approximately 2:40 a.m. in Lot 43. The man admitted the substance was cocaine but added that it wasn't his. He was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and cocaine.
  • A 19-year-old student reported his wallet stolen after he dropped it in Lot 63. He traced his steps but was not able to find the wallet or it's contents of $38. The student did find his driver’s license near the Music Building and recovered his credit card near the Biosciences Building. No suspects have been identified.

March 29

  • A 20-year-old woman reported that the driver’s side mirror of her vehicle parked in Lot 45 had been snapped off. The location of the subject’s vehicle was not visible in video footage. Wassman said he didn't know if the damage, assessed at $200, was intentional.
  • Two men, ages 22 and 23, were found fist-fighting outside Wayside Central around 1 a.m. An officer arrested the men, both heavily intoxicated, for disorderly conduct and fighting in public.
  • Roughly an hour later, A 21-year-old Big Rapids woman refused to leave Wayside Central. The woman was swearing and attempted to start fights. An officer arrested her for disorderly conduct.

March 30

  • A 23-year-old Whitmore Lake man was arrested for illegal entry at the 900 block of South Drive around 9 p.m. Browne of the Mount Pleasant Police Department said the man was so intoxicated he thought the residence was his.

March 31

  • A 25-year-old man registered a blood alcohol content of 0.127 after he drove through two stop signs on Bellows Street. He was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for disregarding stop signs.

April 1

  • A fire alarm was pulled for no reason near the Student Success Center at the north residential area on campus at around 2 a.m. Police reviewed surveillance and found evidence of the suspects pulling the alarm, however, no arrests have been made.
  • A 23-year-old man registered a blood alcohol content of 0.14 after he was found in his vehicle, which had landed in a ditch near Deerfield and Crawford Road. He was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
  • A 24-year-old Oak Park man was arrested at around 11 p.m. in the parking lot of Wayside Central after an officer saw him snort cocaine off his hand. He was charged with possession of the narcotic.