Boil Water Advisory Lifted

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – As of 2:06 p.m. today, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 the boil water advisory for Broadway Street between University and Franklin Streets has been lifted. All water samples tested for Total Coliform and E. coli have come back negative.

Water Department staff have been in contact with affected residents.  If you have additional questions please contact the Water Department (989) 779-5427.

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Police Respond to Gunshot Call – No Risk to the Public

Mt. Pleasant, Mich., August 10, 2018 – Mt. Pleasant Police were dispatched to a call at the 1100 block of West Broadway Street in Mt. Pleasant at 1:51., p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Upon arriving at the scene police found a 59-year old male with a gunshot wound.  The subject was transported to Mid Michigan’s Emergency Room.

Mt. Pleasant Police are currently investigating the incident as a potential suicide and have determined there is no risk to the public.

5 Things to watch at the next City Commission meeting

Here are the five things to watch at the August 13, 2018 City Commission meeting.

  1. Consider approval of resolutions supporting fees and charges.
    • 4-on-4 Youth Basketball Program
    • Medical Marihuana Facility Application
  2. Consider license agreements with Central Michigan University for wayfinding signs.
  3. Consider extension of contract with Renaissance Public School Academy for PEAK services.
  4. Consider approval of Economic Development Action Plan.
  5. Consider purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford for the renewal purchase of three trucks and budget amendment.

To see the full City Commission agenda and packets for August 13, 2018 click, here.

Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings are held at City Hall on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. from May 28 – September 3, 2018.

 

Overlay Work on East Preston Street

Central Asphalt will be applying an asphalt overlay on the following streets, beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

East Preston Street:  Isabella Road to Lynwood Drive

Residents are encouraged to move their vehicles out of their driveways by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. Parking is available on Sweeney, Crapo, Greenbriar and Batson Streets. Parking and traffic on Preston Street will be prohibited during the overlay process. Travel will be restored as soon as the equipment leaves the area.

Overlay Work on Watson and Ridge Street Area

Central Asphalt will be applying an asphalt overlay on the following streets, beginning at 7:00 am on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Watson: Preston to Ridge

Ridge: Crescent to Preston

Residents are encouraged to move their vehicles out of their driveways by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Parking is available on the side streets.  Parking and traffic on Watson and Ridge will be prohibited during the overlay process.  Travel will be restored as soon as the equipment leaves the area.

Residents should place their refuse and recycling out for collection on Wednesday as normal.  The haulers have been notified.

Door hangers for the affected residents were distributed on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

REAL ESTATE SCAM ALERT

Mt. Pleasant, Mich., August 3, 2018 – On 08/02/2018, an officer at the Mt. Pleasant Police Department began investigating a fraud complaint involving Craigslist.

Adam Pringle from Benin Republic, is advertising properties on Craigslist which are legitimately for sale in the Mt. Pleasant area. Pringle’s advertisements contain property information and location and encourages individuals to visit the properties. Additionally, Pringle directs individuals to pay him the first and last month’s rent by electronic payment.

Coldwell Banker brought this incident to the attention of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and wished to inform the public of the scam. At this time both Coldwell Banker and the Mt. Pleasant Police Department are unaware of anyone being scammed out of any money at this time.

Second breaking and entering suspect arrested

Additional investigation by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) led to a second breaking and entering suspect being identified and arrested.

On July 23, 2018 MPPD received a call of breaking and entering at Movement Vehicles on 210 W. Pickard Street, Mt. Pleasant. This was in addition to two separate breaking and entering incidents which MPPD responded to on July 20, 2018 at Freddie’s Tavern and a July 24, 2018 at The Cabin, both in the City of Mount Pleasant.

Evidence collected from all crime scenes was gathered by the MPPD and shared with the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police. Further investigation by the MPPD determined Kyle Wilson, identified as a suspect for the July 20 and July 24 breaking and entering incidents was not the suspect responsible for the July 23 incident.

On August 1, 2018 a search warrant was obtained for a residence in the Rosebush area. The search warrant was executed by MPPD detectives and members of the Bay Area Narcotics Team. Property stolen from the July 23 incident which included a welder and other high value tools were recovered. As a result of this search warrant, 25-year-old Michael Spanne was arrested and is currently lodged at the Isabella County Jail on a four count warrant: Breaking and Entering – a building with Intent, Larceny – $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing- $1,000 or more but less than $20,000, and Larceny in a Building.

Officer David VanDyke of the Mount Pleasant Police Department explained, “Through additional investigative work, the MPPD was able to identify the incident at the Movement Vehicles business was not related to the other breaking and entering’s.” He continued, “MPPD was able to pinpoint a new suspect, recover property stolen from Movement Vehicles, and take the suspect into custody.”

Mount Pleasant Police were assisted by the Bay Area Narcotics Team, Central Michigan Drug Enforcement Team, and the Michigan State Police K-9 Unit.