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CRIME LOG: Police make multiple DUI arrests


The following incidents were among those handled by the Central Michigan University Police Department and Mount Pleasant Police Department from March 1 to March 8

March 1

CMUPD assisted Environmental Health and Safety in responding to a “chemical incident” in Dow Science Building. The building was evacuated and first responders discovered flammable chemicals were stored in the wrong room. Dow was announced safe to enter later in the evening

March 2  

A 21-year-old man reported a suspicious situation to CMUPD at 9 a.m. The student reported his grandmother received a call that he had been arrested and needed $10,000 for his bond. The grandmother did not pay the sum. CMUPD encouraged her to call the Sheriff’s Department.

March 3 

CMUPD officers were dispatched at 2 p.m. to settle a larceny complaint between two roommates, which happened between November and January in Trout Hall. A 19-year-old woman believed her former roommate, an 18-year-old woman, had stolen roughly $300 worth of property, but she did not want to press charges.

March 6

A 21-year-old man was reported to have fought with staff members at the Blue Gator Sports Pub and Grill at around 7 p.m. The man was told by the staff that he was not allowed in the bar due to his intoxication,  and that was when he pushed one of the staff members. The man also had a warrant out for his arrest. MPPD arrested the man for this warrant and for disorderly conduct. The man was highly intoxicated, loud, agitated and was kicking the inside of the patrol car. The staff members involved said they did not want to press any charges. 

MPPD officers were dispatched to McDonald's around 10 p.m at 4000 Block Collegiate Way and East Broomfield Road for a possible drunk driver. The officer made a traffic stop and noticed the 22-year-old female driver had bloodshot eyes, slow responses and admitted to consuming alcohol. She was unable to pass sobriety tests and had a PBT of .189. She was arrested for operating while intoxicated and for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. 

A 52-year old mother found her 30-year-old son dead at around 9:45 a.m. at 400 Block Larry Pl. MPPD officers contacted the mother who revealed that her son had liver problems and has been known to use "street drugs". Due to his age, his body will be sent out to receive an autopsy. 

March 7

CMUPD was dispatched to Kewadin Village at approximately 11 p.m. to a possible domestic situation. Officers made contact with a 33-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, who were both uncooperative with officers and denied any assault. The woman had a bump on her head, but she said she didn’t know how it got there, and it could have been from her child throwing toys at her. CMUPD contacted Child Protective Services, Student Conduct and Office for Civil Rights and Institutional Equity. The case was sent to the Prosecutor’s office for review.

MPPD officers noticed a vehicle with a rear tail light out speeding down 1200 Block South Mission Street and East Preston St around 11:30 p.m. The officer stopped the driver, an 18-year-old man, and could smell a heavy odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The man could not provide a driver's license or the vehicle's registration and had expired proof of insurance. The man admitted to drinking 30 minutes prior to the traffic stop and had a PBT of .15. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw to test for marijuana and alcohol levels. The man was arrested for operating while intoxicated. 

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