Police Pursuit Leads to Arrest

On October 26, 2020 at approximately 3:14 p.m. an Officer from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department was on general patrol and initiated a traffic stop for improper plates and a suspended driver’s license. A chase ensued which traveled eastbound on High Street from Mission Street and continued north on Isabella Road until the suspect vehicle struck another vehicle at the intersection of Baseline Road.

The vehicle which was struck had two passengers, an 80-year-old male, and the driver, a female in her 50’s. The driver was alert and conscious and complained of injuries. She was transported to Midland Hospital by ambulance for further evaluation. 

The car which initiated the police pursuit had three passengers. The driver, a 20-year-old male from Mt. Pleasant was arrested for fleeing and eluding causing an accident, resisting and obstructing justice, possession of a stolen vehicle, and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The other two passengers, a 37-year-old male from Mt. Pleasant, and a 22-year-old female from Shepherd were arrested for possession of methamphetamine. All three suspects are lodged in the Isabella County Jail and will be arraigned October 27, 2020. No suspects were injured during the accident. 

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and Mobile Medical Response. 

Assault Rifle Suspect in Custody

On September 25, 2020 at approximately 10:15 p.m. officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) responded to a weapons complaint at West Campus Apartments. It was reported that a black male wearing a face mask and a camo sweatshirt pointed an assault rifle at a group of males and females within an apartment. None of the victims knew the suspect, but did recognize him from approximately one hour prior when the suspect was looking for a party and the victims denied the suspect access to their apartment.

Officers searched the area and were unable to locate the male suspect that evening. Upon further investigation a suspect was identified and confirmed by victims.

On September 30, 2020 MPPD located the suspect at a residence on Main Street. The male suspect from Saginaw was interviewed and search warrants were issued on his vehicle and the residence where he was currently staying.

The suspect was arrested on five counts of felonious assault, possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm with unlawful intent and home invasion. He was lodged at the Isabella County Jail and will be arraigned on October 1, 2020.   

This was an isolated and targeted incident and there was no risk to the public. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch (989) 773-1000.   

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Michigan State Police, MINT, Michigan State Intelligence Analysts, Central Michigan University Police Department, and the Michigan Department of Corrections.   

Mt. Pleasant Police Seeking Assistance in Identifying Suspect

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect who stole more than $500 in merchandise at Hobby Lobby, 2121 South Mission Street at approximately 4:54 p.m. on September 14, 2020.

The suspect is described as a white female in her 50’s with dark hair with auburn tones. The suspect was wearing a cheetah print shirt, drawstring khaki pants, and carrying a large black purse.

There are no safety concerns for the City of Mt. Pleasant.

If you have any information in regards to the identification of this subject, please contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 989-779-9111.

Mt. Pleasant Police Seeking Assistance in Identifying Breaking and Entering Suspect

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who was at EZ Mart, 1911 South Mission Street at approximately 03:00 a.m. on August 22, 2020. Video footage shows the suspect walked around the exterior of the store and shattered the front door. The suspect then entered the building and came out a short time later with a bag full of items.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or early 30’s with dark hair, glasses and a slim build. The suspect was wearing a light red shirt, cargo shorts and black tennis shoes with a face mask underneath his chin.

There are no safety concerns for the City of Mt. Pleasant.

If you have any information in regards to the identification of this subject, please contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 989-779-9111.

UPDATE: Suspect in Bradley Street Trailer Park Homicide Arraigned

At 2:53 a.m. on July 15, the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a report of a homicide at 505 S. Bradley Street.

Upon arrival to the scene officers found one deceased male who was identified as 33-year old Chad Kuzma. Officers also located a 25-year-old, Mt. Pleasant man at the scene who sustained injuries from a gunshot wound. This individual was treated for his injuries and released.

Through witness statements and further investigative leads, a shooting suspect was identified as 29-year-old Charles Reid from Saginaw County. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Isabella County Jail.

Charles Reid was arraigned in the Isabella County Court on July 22, 2020 and charged with:

•Homicide – Open Murder

•Assault with intent to Murder

•Possession of Firearm by Felon

•3 counts of Felony Firearm

Reid is currently lodged in the Isabella County Jail on a $1,600,000 cash bond.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at (989)779-9111 or Central Dispatch (989)773-1000.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police Detectives, Michigan State Crime Lab, Michigan State Fugitive Team, Michigan State Emergency Response Team, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, Central Michigan University Police, Mobile Medical Response, Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, VIPER Team, MINT, Bay City Police Department, Bay City Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department, Zilwaukee Police Department, Michigan Department of Corrections, and FBI.

Charles Reid

UPDATED (7/15/2020 at 2:10 p.m.): Mt. Pleasant Police Respond to Homicide

At 2:53 a.m. on July 15, the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a report of a homicide at 505 S. Bradley Street.  

Upon arrival to the scene officers found one deceased male who has been identified as 33-year old Chad Kuzma. Officers also located a 25-year-old, Mt. Pleasant man at the scene who sustained injuries from a gunshot wound. This individual has been treated for his injuries and released.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department, along with other local Detectives are following all leads and are working to identify the suspect. This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates will immediately be provided as information becomes available.

If you have any information in regards to this incident, please contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 989-779-9111 or Isabella County Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police, Central Michigan University Police, Mobile Medical Response and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.

Mt. Pleasant Police Respond to Homicide


Mt. Pleasant MI – At 2:53 a.m. on July 15, the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a report of a homicide at 505 S. Bradley Street.

Upon arrival officers found one deceased male and one male injured from gunshot wounds.

There is currently no description of a suspect available at this time. This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates will immediately be provided as information becomes available.

The name of the victim will be released pending the notification of family members.

If you have any information in regards to this incident, please contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 989-779-9111 or Isabella County Central Dispatch at 989-773-1000.

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

Mt. Pleasant Police Department Investigates Felonious Assault

On April 29, at 5:17 p.m. officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a call of an altercation at Tall Grass Apartments located in the 1200 block of E. Broomfield Street.

Upon arrival officers determined a firearm was pointed at a sole victim during the altercation. Through victim and witness statements, and further investigative leads, a suspect was immediately identified and lodged in the Isabella County Jail. This suspect is currently pending arraignment. There was no risk to the public.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch at (989) 773-1000.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and Central Michigan University Police.

UPDATE: Suspects in Campus Habitat Apartment Shooting Arraigned

At 5:57 p.m. on April 20, 2020, officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a call of a shooting at Campus Habitat apartments located in the 700 block of Edgewood Drive.

Upon arrival officers determined the location of the shooting and secured the area. A 21-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as Raven Tre-Von Edelen from Wyoming, Michigan.

Through witness statements and further investigative leads, a shooting suspect was quickly identified as 20-year-old male, Miykael Norfleat from Chicago, Illinois. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Isabella County Jail.

Norfleat was arraigned in the Isabella County Court on April 22, 2020 and charged with:

  • Homicide/Open Murder
  • Home Invasion in the First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Norfleat is currently lodged in the Isabella County Jail on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

Further investigation also led to Justin Collins, a 22-year old male who resides in Mt. Pleasant, being charged.

Collins was arraigned in the Isabella County Court on April 22, 2020 and charged with:

  • Homicide/Open Murder
  • Home Invasion in the First Degree
  • Felony Firearm/Weapons Offense

Collins is currently lodged in the Isabella County Jail on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

This was an isolated and targeted incident and there was no risk to the public. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111 or Central Dispatch (989) 773-1000.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Central Michigan University Police, Mobile Medical Response and Mid- Michigan Investigative Narcotics Team.  

Mt. Pleasant Police Arrest Suspect in Wayside Central Stabbing – No Threat to the Public

MT. PLEASANT, MI – Around midnight on February 22, 2020 officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a fight at Wayside Central Bar (2000 S. Mission Street). Upon arrival, officers identified three injured victims which were transported to local hospitals.

After numerous witnesses were interviewed, and video footage was reviewed, a suspect was identified and arrested. This was an isolated incident and there is no safety concern to the public at this time.

This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates on victim injuries and suspect information will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111.

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

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