Update (9/13/2021) – Two Injured in Shooting

On September 12, 2021 at approximately 2:22 a.m. officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to multiple shots fired in the area of Kinney and High Streets. The individuals injured in this incident have been identified as Fred McNelly, a 20-year-old-male and Kobe Holliday, a19-year-old-male both from Warren, Michigan.

No arrests have been made at this time. This is an active and on-going investigation. 

Anyone with 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.

Updates will be provided when available.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by Central Dispatch, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Central Michigan University Police, Michigan State Police and Clare County Sheriff’s 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.

Suspect in Custody Following Felonious Assault

On February 18, 2021 at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) responded to an assault call at a house located on Mt. Pleasant’s west side.

Upon arrival, officers located a 31-year-old male with a stab wound. The victim was transported to McLaren Central Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The suspect, a 33-year-old male, was swiftly apprehended by the MPPD and lodged in the Isabella County Jail. This was an isolated and targeted incident and there is no risk to the public.

Anyone with 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. This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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

Armed Robbery Spree Suspect in Custody

On November 15, 2020 at approximately 11:08 p.m. an armed robbery took place at the Speedway located at 1018 S. Pickard Street. The suspect, a white male in his late 20’s wearing a black coat, jeans and a black mask with shoulder length light brown hair, produced a handgun, demanded money, and left the scene in a vehicle. As Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were searching the area, a second call came in at 11:16 p.m. for an armed robbery at the Citgo located at 910 W. Pickard Street. The suspect had the same description as the suspect in the first armed robbery.

Michigan State Police and Isabella County Sheriff Deputies assisted in locating the suspect’s vehicle. A vehicle fitting the description was found at The Marathon Gas station located at 2025 E. Remus Road. The suspect is in custody at an out of county hospital. For further details regarding the Marathon Gas Station robbery, please contact the Michigan State Police or Isabella County Sheriff’s Department.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department along with the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan State Police, are investigating these related incidents. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. There is no risk to the public.

If you have any information in regards to these incidents, 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 Michigan State Police, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Central Michigan University Police, Michigan State Police Crime Lab, and Mobile Medical Response assisted the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

Double Stabbing Case Update

UPDATED 11/17/2020:

On November 16, 2020 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were called to a stabbing at a South Oak Street apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers located two victims: a 22-year-old male, and a 21-year-old female. Immediately following the incident, the male victim was listed in stable condition. The female victim, identified as Nangonhs Massey, has died as a result of her injuries.

The suspect, 20-year-old Kaden Gilbert, has been arraigned in Federal Court on 1st Degree Murder, Assault with a dangerous weapon, and Assault causing serious bodily injury.

Anyone with 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. This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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

Double Stabbing Suspect in Custody – No risk to the public (Posted 11/16/2020)

On November 16, 2020 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) were called to a stabbing at a South Oak Street apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers located two victims: a 22-year-old male, and a 21-year-old female. Both victims were transported to separate out-of- area hospitals. Currently, the male victim is in stable condition and the female victim is in critical condition.

MPPD officers quickly located the suspect who is now lodged in the Isabella County Jail. This was an isolated and targeted incident and there is no risk to the public.

Anyone with 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. This is an ongoing and open investigation. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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

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