MPPD, CMUPD: Saint Patrick's Day citations comparable to previous years


A Mount Pleasant Police Department officer looks on at partying Central Michigan University students on Main Street. 

Both the Central Michigan University Police Department and the Mount Pleasant Police Department had their hands full trying to maintain a safe environment as students and community members celebrated Saint Patrick's Day over the weekend.

The CMUPD provided the following numbers for Saint Patrick's Day, March 17:

  • 6 well-being checks
  • 1 public hazard report
  • 2 disorderly conduct
  • 1 loud party/disturbance
  • 5 subject stops
  • 10 vehicle stops

CMUPD reported that the public hazard report was an intoxicated individual who was stumbling in the road. 

The disorderly conduct citations were related to a 22-year-old man reported to be lying in the grass field near Lot 33, close to the Music Building. When police arrived, they found the man was with a 22-year-old female. 

Both were intoxicated and the two were "engaging in lewd activity," Lt. Wassman said. Both were arrested and taken to jail.

The amount of citations this year was about the same as previous years, Wassman said.

MPPD provided the following numbers for Saint Patrick's Day, March 17:

  • 1 assault
  • 2 criminally carrying concealed weapon
  • 2 disorderly conduct
  • 3 no insurance
  • 3 open intoxicants
  • 7 traffic violations
  • 13 well-being checks
  • 7 loud party complaints
  • 58 vehicle stops
  • 168 calls for service

In total, the MPPD issued 20 citations and lodged 8 individuals.

Saint Patrick's Day 2017 saw 30 citations with six individuals lodged, while 2016 saw 22 citations and eight individuals lodged on the holiday.

The assault charge and both criminally carrying concealed weapons charges were issued in relation to a fight that occurred in front of The Bird Bar and Grill.

Browne said there was a higher than usual number of well-being checks this year and expressed mixed feelings.

"We're thankful because more people are calling (to check on intoxicated individuals), but it is bad that so many people needed to be checked on," he said.

Browne said the rise in well-being checks was consistent with messages that MPPD had voiced to the community, saying if individuals were worried about someone on the holiday, they should err on the side of caution and call the police.