MT. PLEASANT, MI – On Wednesday November 15th, 2017, troopers from the Mt. Pleasant Post, along with Conservation Officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and members of the Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team, conducted a search warrant at a residence on Carmen Drive, in the Lake Isabella area.
Many items matching those described by victims as stolen from homes near the area, and evidence of poaching were recovered from the address, and an associated vehicle.
This was after a conservation officer had contact with a 23-year-old Lake Isabella man who lived at the address, on November 13th, which led to him being arrested on that date. He is awaiting arraignment on multiple felony charges, including breaking and entering with intent, larceny in a building, lying to a police officer, receiving and concealing stolen property, and other felonies. There is also an investigation underway regarding several conservation violations, including poaching. The arrested subject’s name will be released upon arraignment for these charges.
The Michigan State Police encourages residents and landowners to consider utilizing video surveillance systems around their homes and cabins as an additional security measure. If you live in the greater Lake Isabella area, and feel your items may be included in those recovered during the search warrant, contact the Michigan State Police Mt. Pleasant Post to inquire, at (989) 773-5951.
Any inquiries regarding the poaching complaints, please contact DNR Law Enforcement Division Lt. Jeremy Payne at (989) 684-9141. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds all Michigan residents or visitors to report all poaching, or suspected poaching. The poaching hotline number is (800) 292-7800.