40 fires, brief car chase highlight busy weekend in Mt. Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to 40 calls between May 2 and May 5.

The fires were all located in dumpsters or were furniture fires within the student section.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department caught four subjects trying to burn a dresser in the Mill Pond Park property.

There was also a chase when a police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a driving infraction. The vehicle fled and the police officer pursued.

The suspect jumped from the moving vehicle and was injured, but still able to flee the scene.

The vehicle turned out to be stolen. Police found evidence inside the truck indentifying a possible suspect. Charges are expected.