Mt. Pleasant High School Threat Investigated by Mt. Pleasant Police – UPDATED 12/10/2021

On December 9, 2021 at approximately 7:50 a.m. officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) responded to a written gun threat found at Mt. Pleasant High School. The school was already in enhanced secure mode when officers arrived. Police conducted a complete security check of the school, and as an extra precaution brought in bomb sniffing dogs. There were no weapons or bombs found during these searches.

While on site, police spoke with the student who initially discovered and reported the threat and found inconsistencies in their statement. That same student later admitted to writing the gun threats on Tuesday, December 7 and Thursday, December 9.

The investigation report was turned over to the Isabella County Prosecutors Office which led to the detention of the 15-year-old student, who is charged with two counts of Intentional Threat to Commit Act of Violence Against the School. One count is a felony, and the other is a misdemeanor.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Central Dispatch and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department.

Mt. Pleasant Police Investigate Shooting – No Risk to the Public

On May 25, 2021 at approximately 10:25 p.m. officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were called to a shooting incident on the city’s west side.

Upon arrival, officers found a 67-year-old male who was pronounced dead at the scene. The 67-year-old male had attempted suicide and was then assisted by his 36-year-old son.

This is an open and ongoing homicide investigation. The names of both males will not be released at this time. This is an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Central Dispatch, Central Michigan University Police Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan State Police Crime Lab, and Mobile Medical Response.

UPDATE – Suspicious death investigation

On Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10:12 a.m. a call involving an aggressive dog in a neighborhood located on Mt. Pleasant’s west side was dispatched. During the call the dog’s owner was found deceased in her home. The deceased female was identified as 24 year-old Mt. Pleasant resident, Bianca Nieto.

Nieto’s family was notified on Monday. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Nieto did not return phone calls or text messages from family members, and did not report to work.

There are no known health issues which would have contributed to Nieto’s death. The Michigan State Crime Lab was called in to assist due to the circumstances of the scene.

This is an open investigation pending the report from the medical examiner’s office. Mt. Pleasant Police Department Detectives will be continuing the investigation and will provide updates as they become available.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and the MSP Crime Lab.

Mt. Pleasant Police investigating suspicious death – No risk to the public

Mt. Pleasant Police were dispatched to an animal control complaint at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019.  During this call it was discovered that a resident of the home was deceased.

Name and specific location information are being withheld until next of kin can be contacted. The Mt. Pleasant Police, along with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, are currently investigating. There is no risk to the public.