Information regarding voting precincts at local school buildings during August primary election

The August primary election takes place Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Several local school buildings of Mt. Pleasant Public Schools serve as local voting precincts. Due to ongoing construction, the following information provides guidance on where to park, which entrances to use and where voting will occur at several precincts.

Ganiard Elementary – 101 S. Adams Street

  • Park in lots on the east or south side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the cafeteria

Fancher Elementary – 801 S. Kinney Street

  • Park in lot on SW side of building (along Kinney Street)
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Kinney School – 720 N. Kinney Street

  • Park along Kinney Street
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Pullen Elementary – 251 S. Brown Street

  • Park in lot on the east side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Vowles Elementary – 1560 S. Watson Street

  • Park in lot off of Crawford Street
  • Use doors on NW side of the building
  • Voting will take place in the gym

Mt. Pleasant High School – 1155 S. Elizabeth Street

  • Park in lot in the back of the building
  • Use Athletic Entrance only
  • Voting will take place in the Auxiliary gym

For more information on voter registration status, voting precinct locations and more, go to

Breaking and entering at Freddie’s Tavern

On July 20, 2018 Mount Pleasant Police received a call of an alarm at 705 S. Adams Street (Freddie’s Tavern).

Officers met with an employee and confirmed that a breaking and entering had occurred and an undetermined amount of money was stolen.

Police searched the area around Freddie’s Tavern with K-9’s from the Michigan State Police and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police.

It was determined that the subject responsible for the break in was no longer in the area.

The subject was seen on security video inside of Freddie’s Tavern and in the immediate area.

A video of the subject who appears to be wearing a mask and hoody will be posted to the Mt. Pleasant DPS Facebook page shortly. (

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the subject in the video to call the Anonymous Tip Line (989 779-9111.

Police arrest suspect in theft of tip jar

On July 8, 2018, officers of the Mount Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to 110 N. Main St. (Pisanello’s Pizza) for a larceny of a “tip jar.”

The surveillance video of the incident was released to the public and media outlets to help identify the two adult males and one adult female involved.

Due to several tips from the public, all three subjects have been identified. The subjects include a 30-year-old male from Farwell, Mich.; a 24-year-old male from Weidman, Mich.; and a 26-year-old female from Ithaca, Mich.

On July 17, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m. officers made contact with the 30-year-old male from Farwell and placed him in custody for larceny charges related to the theft. The other two subjects have not been charged.

The 30-year-old male is currently lodged in the Isabella County Jail awaiting arraignment.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to thank the public and media outlets for assisting in the apprehension of this subject.

Mt. Pleasant police seek help to identify larceny suspects

On July 8, 2018, officers of the Mount Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to 110 N. Main St. (Pisanello’s Pizza) for a larceny of a “tip jar.”

The larceny occurred when two unidentified males, one unidentified female and a young child entered the restaurant at 9:35 p.m. on July 8, 2018.

One of the males went into the bathroom while the other male, female and child ordered a pizza under the name “Desirae.”

When the first male exited the bathroom, he interacted with the other male, female and child. The video shows him take the “tip jar” from the cash register counter and flee the restaurant in an unknown direction.

The amount of money taken is unknown at this time.

A witness observed the first male as he was running from the restaurant and concealing a jar under his shirt. This witness asked Pisanello’s Pizza employees if they were missing anything from the restaurant. This is when the “tip jar” was discovered missing.

The male subject is described as approximately 30 years old, short brown hair, thin mustache, wearing black-colored shorts with a red stripe and a blue button up short sleeve shirt with thin white lines.

This incident was captured on video surveillance and is available at

Anyone with information regarding the identification of the subjects involved is asked to contact Officer Jeff Thompson of the Mount Pleasant Police Department at (989) 779-6026 or (989) 779-5100.

Mt. Pleasant police warn of money scam

On July 12, 2018, the Mount Pleasant Police Department was contacted by a citizen about a Mount Pleasant police detective’s name being used in a scam for money.

The scam uses a current Mount Pleasant detective’s name and credentials. This person has called potential victims and requested money after threatening to arrest or pursue criminal charges. The scam has been used throughout the state of Michigan.

The person impersonating a Mount Pleasant detective will avoid meeting in person and will request payment through “Green Dot” or some other form of untraceable fund transaction.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department will never ask for any payments by phone.

This incident is currently being investigated by the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

If anyone receives a phone call from someone claiming to be a Mount Pleasant police detective or officer, please contact Isabella County Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000 or 989-779-5100 during regular business hours to confirm the call is legitimate.

Documentary filming to close roads in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, July 7

A production company will be in Mt. pleasant on Saturday, July 7, to film portions of a documentary. As a result, the following roads will be closed for 30 minutes, from 7:30 to 8 a.m., for filming:

  • Preston from Washington to Franklin
  • Franklin from Preston to Bellows

Please seek alternate routes during this time frame.