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Prompted by several recordings of courtroom actions uploaded to YouTube by Mount Pleasant resident Ted Visner, Isabella County Trial court will be adopting a new policy prohibiting cell phones, recording devices, and cameras in the county courthouse. Effective March 9, Isabella County Trial court will be adopting the policy. The policy has been adopted in order to enhance and maintain the security of the courthouse, preserve the integrity of the court record and the trial process and to ensure appropriate courtroom behavior. "Unfortunately the irresponsible act of one person is causing us to respond at this juncture," said Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain. The policy states that attorneys appearing in connection with any judicial proceeding or presenting evidence of bar membership, Isabella county Trial Court employees, law enforcement and corrections officers appearing at the court on official business, members of the media with permission and individuals representing themselves who require a cell phone or electronic device to present evidence.
1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol related unintentional injuries, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Two Mecosta County men were arrested Wednesday by Mount Pleasant police for three counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.Officers were investigating multiple complaints of car larcenies in the 1200 block of Bruce Street when they noticed several footprints around one of the cars in question.
Michigan's state legislature's Criminal Justice Committee unanimously passed a bill Tuesday allowing local law enforcement to obtain an individual's location through their mobile device without a warrant.The current proposal, called the Kelsey Smith Bill, or House Bill 4006, is named in memoriam of a young Kansas woman who was kidnapped, raped and murder in 2007. Police were forced to wait four days for a warrant compelling Verizon to release Smith’s phone’s last known location, by which point she had already been found raped and murdered.HB 4006 passed unanimously through the Criminal Justice Committee after testimony from Smith’s mother, Missy, and is now on track to be heard on the House floor.
Officers responded Thursday afternoon to a three car accident on Mission Street just north of East Bluegrass Road.The driver of a green Jeep Patriot heading north on Mission Street drifted into a blue Ford Focus also heading north in the adjacent lane, damaging the driver side mirror.
In what police are calling the biggest drug bust from a traffic stop in the history of the department, Mount Pleasant Police Department officers arrested two Mount Pleasant women attempting to transport 13 bindles of heroin and 12 bindles of another unidentified drug. Officers stopped the women in their black Dodge Charger for having illegally tinted windows and an improperly placed license plate.
Attorney Todd Levitt's case against Central Michigan University student Zachary Felton is over. Isabella County Trial Court Judge Paul Chamberlain issued a written opioion and an order to dismiss the case Thursday.
Two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in front of Wayside Central at 1:57 a.m. Wednesday morning. Dwayne Wolfgang, a 30-year-old Mount Pleasant man was turning left off of East Broomfield Street onto South Mission Street and failed to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Wolfgang was intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit.The pedestrians, an 18-year-old White Lake male and a 20-year-old Oak Forest Illinois female, were rushed to McLaren Central Michigan for treatment. Officers arrested Wolfgang for driving while intoxicated.
Mount Pleasant Police Department public information officer Jeff Browne remembers the most severe experience he has had with citing someone for Resisting and Obstructing.“I went in to break up a fight,” said Browne.
After two violations of Central Michigan University’s weapons policy, CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley reminds students living on campus that they can store their firearms at the Combined Services Building.“It’s a simple process, and it’s free," Yeagley said.
Isabella County Trial Court Judge Paul Chamberlain told attorneys from representing Mount Pleasant Attorney Todd Levitt and Central Michigan University senior Zachary Felton he would consider a motion to dismiss the case after hearing both sides' arguments Feb.
In order to remain alert to concerns to the community, Mount Pleasant law enforcement officials have taken to monitoring social media and the internet.
The system was tested twice this week, in incidents involving an intoxicated student who threatened gun violence and another who carried a holstered weapon on campus in Before the Thanksgiving break, a group representing Central Michigan University administrators, faculty, students and the CMU Police Department met to address communication issues with an Oct.
University Communications reported an incident earlier this week involving a 25-year-old student who wore a holstered gun while visiting the Veterans’ Resource Center in Warriner Hall Wednesday.CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said although the incident happened around 3 p.m. afternoon, police were not notified of it until 10 p.m.
A 40-year-old Mount Pleasant man was arrested for touching two different women inappropriately.MPPD Officers began investigating allegations of a tow truck driver inappropriately touching customers on Jan.
Central Michigan University Police concluded their investigation of a student who made threatening comments outside of a class in Pearce Hall Wednesday afternoon.The student, who was intoxicated, allegedly disagreed with conversation in the classroom and mumbled about a possible shooting as he walked out of class in Pearce Hall.
Christmas break is a time for students to relax, unwind, and catch their breath after an entire semester of working day in and day out, but for the police who make all that possible, Christmas break is a time to work on preparing for another semester of keeping this campus of some 27,000 students safe. "It's pretty quiet over break," says Lieutenant Klaus of CMUPD "but we're still busy."CMUPD divides the Christmas break time into training, checking campus buildings and cars, and equipment maintenance, all while lending their help to other local police departments. "We use the spare time to train," says Klaus "We work on procedural training, appropriate use of force, and we practice with arms, weather permitting."In addition to keeping officers on their toes with training, CMUPD is responsible for checking that all of the administrative and residential buildings on campus remain secure, as well as monitoring the cars still on campus."We are routinely checking to make sure that nothing gets broken into" explains Klaus.Beyond their training and routine patrolling, CMUPD uses the break time to perform maintenance on all their equipment, as well as assisting other local police including Tribal Police and the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
The following incidents were reported by the Mount Pleasant Police Department between 12 a.m. Jan.
No charges will be filed in the death of the 18-year-old Dearborn Heights man who was found dead in the Fabiano Botanical Garden pond on Oct.
The marijuana decriminalization proposal went into effect Jan. 1; two months after Mount Pleasant voters passed the measure by a wide margin.The Mount Pleasant Police Department has seen no discernable change in the behavior of city residents since the proposal was passed.