Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

Bank robbery suspect wanted

This image, taken from video surveillance footage at the Ypsilanti Township TCF Bank that was robbed March 22, shows the man wanted for his involvement in the incident. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

This image, taken from video surveillance footage at the Ypsilanti Township TCF Bank that was robbed March 22, shows the man wanted for his involvement in the incident.
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Police search for man involved in Ypsilanti township incident

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 1, 2009    ·    11:10 a.m.

Police are searching for a man wanted for his involvement in a bank robbery in Ypsilanti Township on March 22.

According to a notice sent out by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office today, the suspect had slipped a note to the TCF Bank teller on Packard Road at 1:35 p.m. to demand money.

Police said the unknown suspect left the scene in an unknown direction with an undetermined amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male, more than 6 feet in height and weighing approximately 200 pounds. Police said he may have blue eyes.

The notice issued today said the suspect was wearing a dark colored knit hat, silver or chrome designer-style eye glasses, a long-sleeve, light colored shirt with a gold or yellow turtle neck underneath, blue jean carpenter pants and brown work boots.

Several images were provided by security camera footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mark Neumann at 734-973-4915 or the FBI at there Ann Arbor office at 734-995-1310. A confidential tip-line is also available by calling 734-973-7711.

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