Division of Public Safety Video Reveal and Department Highlights

The Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments are committed to serving with pride, integrity and compassion as highlighted in this video produced by Drone the News. Click on the link below to view the video.

Division of Public Safety Video

In addition to responding to more than 25,000 service calls, and completing more than 100 hours of training a year, the Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Safety (DPS) sponsors a variety of events and programs. Below is a snapshot of these offerings.

14th Annual Coney’s for a Cause – June 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Stop by the Pixie Restaurant (302 N. Mission Street) and enjoy $1.19 coney dogs while helping the Mt. Pleasant Youth Services Unit (YSU) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Pre-orders will be taken until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 and can be emailed to ysu@mt-pleasant.org.  Order forms can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org. YSU officers will deliver pre-orders of $18 or more.

Vacation Security Checks – The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will check your house while you are away on vacation. Those individuals interested in this no fee service should fill out the Vacation/Security Check Application and submit it to the Police Department.

Prescription Drug Drop Off – The Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety offers a Prescription Drug Drop Box for the City of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding area. A secure mail slot is located in the Mt. Pleasant Department of Public Safety lobby located at 804 E. High Street. Individuals can walk in and anonymously deposit unused or expired prescription medications twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Neighborhood Resource Unit – This unit, housed within the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, investigates new community-oriented programs, revamps existing programs, and works closely with neighborhood associations to assure neighborhoods remain desirable.

Annual Free Smoke Alarm Campaign – To help reduce the number of home fire-related injuries and fatalities, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, partners with the American Red Cross for their annual free smoke alarm installation drive.

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to garage fire

At 5:58 a.m. on February 17, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded with two engines, one rescue unit and nineteen personnel to a garage fire at 1623 E. Gaylord Street.

Arriving crews observed heavy smoke and flames coming from a garage connected to a four unit condominium. Occupants were home at the time of the fire and all four units were evacuated. The fire was contained to the garage and one vehicle, with one unit having light smoke damage.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with an aggressive interior attack and stopped the fire from extending into the home. The occupants of all four units will not be displaced; one unit will require some cleaning.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated at $75,000.00.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Tribal Fire Department, MMR, DTE and Consumers Energy.

No firefighter injuries occurred on scene, two occupants sought treatment on their own for minor smoke inhalation. The occupants were alerted by the smoke detectors present in the residence.

Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year. Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

City of Mt. Pleasant 2/12/19 Winter Storm Update: Cancellations and Street Parking Reminder

Due to the winter storm, below is a list of current closures and reminders from the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Updates to this list will be posted on the following social media accounts, City of Mt. Pleasant Blog and the Community Information Line:

City of Mt. Pleasant @mtpleasantmi Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety @mtppublicsafety Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Twitter @MtPleasantMI

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety Twitter @mtppublicsafety

City of Mt. Pleasant Blog; mpcityblog.com

Community Information Line  (989) 779-5320

CANCELLATIONS for 2/12/19:

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Job Fair scheduled for from 6-8 p.m.

Historic District Commission Meeting scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  Rescheduled for 3/12/19 at 5:00 p.m.

STREET PARKING:  Please remember to not park on City streets.  This will help our Street Department clear our streets quickly and efficiently during this winter storm.

As a reminder, from Dec. 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019, on-street and City lot parking is prohibited in non-downtown areas from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. On-street parking is prohibited downtown from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the year.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1435 Highland Street

On January 20, 2019 at 9:50 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1435 Highland Street. The initial on scene report indicated heavy smoke coming from the eaves and flames on the north side of the bi-level residential structure. The occupants were out of the house upon arrival of first responders and no injuries were reported. The occupant was alerted to smoke coming from the eaves by a neighbor.

 Firefighters extinguished the fire through an aggressive interior and exterior attack. The structure received moderate structural damage and heavy interior damage with loss of most of the contents. Residents of the home will be displaced for an unknown period of time.

 The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated over $150,000.

 The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Mobile Medical Response, Shepherd Tri-Township, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department and DTE Energy.

 Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year. Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

 Remember if you are heating with wood to have your chimney cleaned and checked annually by a professional.

 

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1604 W. Michigan Street

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 1604 W. Michigan Street

On January 5, 2019 at 7:08 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1604 W. Michigan Street. The initial on the scene report indicated heavy smoke coming from the rear of a single story residential structure. The occupants were out of the house upon arrival of first responders and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire through an aggressive interior and exterior attack.

The structure received light structural damage and heavy interior damage with loss of most contents. Residents of the home will be displaced for an unknown period of time.

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.  Damages are estimated at more than $100,000.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Mobile Medical Response.

Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping.  Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year.  Operating smoke detectors may save your life.

35-year-old man on motorized bike injured in collision with car on Mission Street

On June 26, 2018 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Isabella County Central Dispatch received a call of a motorized bicycle hitting a car in the 2300 block of S. Mission Street in the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Mt. Pleasant Police responded to the scene and observed a 35-year-old male unconscious with facial injuries.

Mt. Pleasant Police Officers determined the bicyclist was traveling south on the sidewalk, alongside S. Mission Street. The car, driven by a 25-year-old male, was waiting to turn on S. Mission from the Stadium Mall parking lot.

The 35-year-old bicyclist rode directly into the side of the 25-year-old’s car causing the bicyclist to fall and strike his head on the pavement.

Due to the accident, the motorized bicycle caught fire causing damage to the bicycle and car.

Mobile Medical Response and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

The bicyclist was flown to a Grand Rapids area hospital for treatment.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Isabella County Central Dispatch, Mobile Medical Response and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.

MT. PLEASANT POLICE PRESS RELEASE: Domestic assault turns into stand off

On Feb. 2, 2018, at approximately 7:17 p.m., City officers responded to a domestic assault complaint in the 1820 block of South Crawford Road, also known as Country Place Apartments. Woodrow Lewis, a 38-year-old Mt. Pleasant man and his wife were arguing because Lewis believed his wife was bugging the apartment. Lewis became upset and pushed his wife up against the wall. Lewis then knocked her over a couch causing her to fall. The female left the apartment, called the police and filed a domestic assault report.

Police took a statement from Lewis’ wife and then attempted contact with Lewis. Lewis initially would not answer the door, but then came to the door with a knife 8 to 10 inches in length. The officers backed off the residence and contacted the Isabella County Emergency Services Team, a team of police officers from several jurisdictions who serve as tactical officers and crisis negotiators.

An officer obtained a domestic assault warrant for Lewis while officers continued to ask Lewis to exit the residence. Lewis attempted to start his apartment on fire by burning the drapes. Officers then evacuated residents from the apartment building complex.

The decision was made to introduce pepper spray to Lewis’ apartment to get him out of his apartment. Lewis surrendered without further incident.

Lewis was lodged at the Isabella County Jail on charges of domestic assault. Lewis remains in custody at the Isabella County Jail on the domestic assault charge and $10,000/ten percent bond.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Central Michigan University Police, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, and Mobile Medical Response.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Fire Department Training Exercise

Fire Department Training Exercise
Jan. 25, 2018
314 South Brown Street
7 – 9:30 p.m.


The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department will be conducting a training exercise today, Jan. 25, from approximately 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the former Davis Clinic building at 314 South Brown Street.

There will be equipment and several fire department vehicles present for the exercise, and firefighters will be using the building to practice forcible entry.

There will be no fire, but loud noises may occur. For your safety, please stay off the property during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department at (989) 779-5100 or fire@mt-pleasant.org.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we conduct this very valuable training for our public safety personnel!

 

Structure fire damages Mt. Pleasant residence

On Dec. 7, 2017 at 12:32 a.m., the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 108 Oak Street with three fire engines, a rescue truck and other support vehicles.

First arriving units found smoke visible from the eaves of the two-story, wood-framed residential structure. Responders were notified that all occupants were out of the home.

Engines were set up in the front of the structure and an aggressive interior fire attack was initiated. While the main fire was extinguished rather quickly, the fire extended to the attic space of the residence and burned the exposed surfaces of the cellulose insulation.

Extensive salvage and overhaul was conducted to prevent further loss to the structure or its contents.  Salvage and overhaul is a process during which the burned area is carefully examined for remaining sources of heat that may re-kindle.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home and its contents. More than 30 firefighters from three departments assisted in firefighting operations.

No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation at this time.

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Mobile Medical Rescue provided assistance during this incident.