Official have determined a broken gas line in the basement was the cause of a house fire Sunday afternoon at 609 North White Street in Mt Pleasant. The Heerdt family was home at the time of the blaze, and was able to get out of the house without injury. Over 20 firefighters from Mt Pleasant and New London were on the scene for over 4 hours. The home sustained major damage.
An investigation into a report of vandalism and destruction of property led to multiple charges against a Mt Pleasant man Sunday. Mt Pleasant Police were called to the Iris Motel Sunday afternoon where the investigation led to charges against Dylan Lee Phillips, age 20, of Mt Pleasant.
Phillips was charged with 4th Degree Criminal Mischief, and later, charged with possession of marijuana – and alcohol under the legal age.