Police/Courts

Police/Courts

UPDATED: Student arrested Wednesday for firing gun at vehicle

A Central Michigan University student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a hunting rifle at an occupied vehicle at a strip mall on Mission Street. Mount Pleasant Police responded to the call about damages to property at 11:30 a.m. According to MMPD, a […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Cause of death discovered for deceased MMCC student Matthew Vandercook

A final autopsy report revealed a genetic disorder was the cause of a Mid-Michigan Community College student’s death in October at The Village of Bluegrass. Matthew Vandercook, a Monroe-native and student at Mid-Michigan Community College, was found dead in his […]
Isabella County / Metro / Police/Courts

Fourth-grade student causes school lockdown with Airsoft gun

Renaissance Public School Academy was in lockdown Tuesday morning after a fourth-grade student revealed an Airsoft gun. The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the school, located at 2797 S. Isabella Road, at about 11 a.m. According to Isabella […]
Police/Courts

Suspect arrested in connection to Ferris State shooting

An active shooting incident was reported at an off-campus apartment near Ferris State University between early Saturday morning. The victim was moved to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment, and was released. According to Ferris Director of Public Safety Bruce […]
Police/Courts
East Lansing police officers stand in front of apartment complexes on the 200 block of Cedar street, Jan. 31, 2014. (Courtesy | Danyelle Morrow/The State News)

MSU student dead, another injured following shooting Friday

Michigan State University students gathered for a candlelight vigil Sunday night in honor of a fellow student who was shot and killed Friday. Dominique Nolff, a 20-year-old from Middleville, was pronounced dead Saturday morning after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Friday […]
Metro / Police/Courts
MPPD Detective David Sabuda looks at the board room in the Mount Pleasant Police Department using the new iRecord recording equipment Tuesday

Local police upgrade video, audio equipment in interrogation rooms

The Mount Pleasant Police Department was ahead of the game when the state of Michigan began requiring interrogations to be recorded in March. In search of an upgrade from their outdated audio and video equipment, MPPD bought a $30,000 system […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / News / Police/Courts
Sophomore charged with assaulting officer

Sophomore charged with assaulting officer

An Isabella County Trial Court judge found probable cause during a preliminary examination to charge a Central Michigan University student for pulling a knife on an undercover police officer in November. Rachel Michelle Harrison, a Stanwood sophomore, was charged with assaulting […]
Metro / Police/Courts
Saginaw resident Dennis Paul Pratt was charged with larceny and malicious destruction of a building after stealing 4,017 pounds of used car batteries from the Mount Pleasant Walmart. (Isabella County Sheriff Department | courtesy photo)

Saginaw man charged with larceny after stealing 180 used car batteries from Walmart

A 49-year-old Saginaw man was arraigned Friday in Isabella County Trial Court on charges  of larceny and malicious destruction of a building after stealing 4,017 pounds of batteries from a Walmart in Mount Pleasant. Dennis Paul Pratt was arrested at his […]
Police/Courts

Father and son arrested for stealing laptops from residence halls

Two subjects have been arrested by the Oakland County Sheriff Department in connection to a series of November laptop thefts from Central Michigan University. The OCSD took Justin Sidney Dudley, a 19-year-old Mid Michigan Community College student, into custody on Nov. […]
Metro / Police/Courts

CMU graduate student faces 11 felony charges, allegedly stole $30,000 in biology department equipment

The Central Michigan University Police Department is investigating the theft of more than $30,000 in laboratory equipment from the biology department. A nine-month investigation led to an arrest and the recovery of the majority of the equipment on Dec. 19, […]
Police/Courts
CMU graduate student faces 11 felonies, has preliminary exam Friday

CMU graduate student faces 11 felonies, has preliminary exam Friday

A Central Michigan University graduate student is facing 11 felony charges after allegedly stealing more than $30,000 worth of CMU property. Cole Raymond McDonald, a 25-year-old graduate student from Pennsylvania, could face up to life in prison for charges including […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Alma College student found dead after days of searching

The body of a missing Alma College freshman was found Tuesday by volunteers in a field off Charles Road in Alma. Sean Murawske, of Harbor Beach, was last seen at a party Sunday morning. Volunteers signed up and divided into groups […]


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