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CRIME LOG: 10-year-old calls city police to report domestic dispute


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CMUPD cars sit in the parking lot outside the police station Jan. 8.

The following incidents were among those handled by the Central Michigan University Police Department and the Mount Pleasant Police Department from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4.  

Jan. 26

A 58-year-old man was found dead by his friend from Portage around 11:02 a.m. on E. Broomfield St. It was determined there was no foul play, and the man's friend was cooperative with MPPD. A medical examiner will determine if an autopsy is necessary. The man's family was notified. 

CMUPD officers were dispatched to the Student Activities Center at approximately 9:30 p.m. after student employees reported they didn’t feel safe leaving. The students said that earlier in the day they had an interaction with a 25-year-old man who had yelled and cursed at them after being told to wear a mask. Officers identified the man and made contact with him. The incident was turned over to the Office of Student Conduct.

 Jan. 29

An 18-year-old woman reported a scam incident to CMUPD at approximately 6 p.m. She had attempted to purchase two CMU basketball tickets off of the CMU Class of 2024 Facebook page. The woman talked to the seller over Facebook Messenger and paid $70 for the tickets through a CashApp. She never received the tickets, and reported the incident to CMUPD but decided not to press charges.

Jan. 30

A 10-year-old child called MPPD for help during a domestic violence dispute. A 40-year-old woman had locked herself and her children in a bedroom. The woman's 27-year-old fiancé smacked her in the face with an open hand as well as pulled her by her hair. The woman had injuries to her lip and complained of pain in her head. The man was arrested and was found to be intoxicated. He took a PBT test that showed a .23 blood alcohol level.

Feb. 1

MPPD assisted Children's Protective Services in investigating a case of potential child abuse at Pullen Elementary School located on S Brown St. The allegation was that a teacher picked up a nonverbal autistic child by their coat 12 inches above the ground and dropped the child into the snow. Statements from other teachers disputed the claim. The child's 34-year-old mother was informed and said she would not proceed with pressing charges.

Feb. 2 

Around 12:33 a.m., MPPD responded to a domestic dispute on S Washington St. When officers arrived, a 27-year-old male began running southbound. After patrolling the area, MPPD found him reentering the home. After being placed in custody, a glass vile of methamphetamine was found on the man. The man was lodged in Isabella County Jail on a warrant and possession of methamphetamine. The original altercation was only a verbal argument. 

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