Taco Bell staff helps Mount Pleasant police make drunken driving arrest in crime log


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The following incidents were among those handled by the Central Michigan University Police Department and Mount Pleasant Police Department.

Jan. 3
Police investigated an assault and trespassing complaint at the 900 block of West Michigan Street before 4 p.m. A 40-year-old Mount Pleasant woman claimed she was slapped by a 52-year-old Mount Pleasant man after an argument, said Officer Jeff Browne of the MPPD. Browne added that she had redness on her face and the two were not in a dating relationship. Two other people in the residence — a 31-year-old Mount Pleasant man and a 36-year-old Mount Pleasant woman — were asked to leave but refused. Police arrived at the homeowner said he was going to use pit bulls on them. Browne said both sides wanted to press charges against each other. MPPD is turning the report over to the city attorney.

Jan. 1
An 18-year-old Bad Axe man was cited for minor in possession at about 1 a.m. Police were dispatched to the Burger King on Mission Street for a highly intoxicated individual creating a disturbance, Browne said. Police arrived and the man believed he was in Bad Axe, Browne said. The man had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent after a breath test.

A 23-year-old Mount Pleasant man was cited malicious destruction of property at about 2 a.m. Browne said the man punched the window of a Stargazer taxi cab at the corner of Franklin and Gaylord. The suspect had blood on his hands and denied doing it, Browne said. The cab driver identified the man. The damage estimated to be more than $500.

A 29-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested for operating while intoxicated — third offense. Browne said the driver drifted over the center lane on Mission Street near Broomfield Street before 3 a.m. The man told police he had three double rum shots and Coke. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.15 percent. The man had two prior operating while intoxicated convictions, Browne said.

A 21-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct at the Mission Street McDonald’s at 4 a.m. Wassman said police were dispatched to the restaurant and found a man who was agitated, yelling and intoxicated. 

Dec. 31
A 21-year-old St. Clair Shores man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated — high blood alcohol concentration after 2 a.m. Browne said staff at the Taco Bell called police after they believed there was a highly intoxicated person in the drive-thru. Browne said the man said he was drinking beers at a bar. He produced a blood alcohol level of 0.14 percent through a breath test.

An 18-year-old man was cited for minor in possession around 3 a.m. Lt. Cameron Wassman of the CMUPD said the man had driven off the roadway and into some trees at Denison and West Campus Drive. The man had a blood alcohol level of 0.06 percent after a breath test, Wassman said.

Dec. 30
A 26-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested for operating while intoxicated at about 2 a.m. A vehicle was stopped on the corner of Fancher and Chippewa for fishtailing and crossing the center line, Browne said. The driver admitted to having one drink. He was arrested after producing a blood alcohol level of 0.13 percent after a breath test.

A 27-year-old Mount Pleasant man was lodged for charges including operating while intoxicated, failure to report an accident and resisting and obstructing before 3 a.m. Browne said the man hit a carport and a witness reported the incident. Police arrived and the man admitted to be driving and drinking, Browne said. The man was combative with law enforcement, Browne said. The man had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 percent.

Dec. 16

A wheelchair valued at $600 was taken after Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies at McGuirk Arena. Wassman said there are no suspects after reviewing video surveillance.

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