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

County sheriff's summary

Angel Monique Ford, 21, was issued a $10,000 cash bond at her arraignment Thursday, where she was charged with domestic felonious assault. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Angel Monique Ford, 21, was issued a $10,000 cash bond at her arraignment Thursday, where she was charged with domestic felonious assault.

Stabbing and weapons possession arraignments, shoplifting and burglary charges

By Dan DuChene
Feb. 27, 2009    ·    8:29 a.m.

Domestic assault stabbing
Angel Monique Ford, 21, was issued a $10,000 cash bond at her arraignment Thursday, where she was charged with domestic felonious assault.

The incident leading to Ford’s arrest took place at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, when Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched by 911 to the 9600 block of Macarthur Boulevard in Superior for a domestic assault.

It was discovered that during the altercation the victim was cut with a knife, but refused any medical treatment. Ford was arrested at the scene. Her pretrial has been scheduled for March 10.

Weapons possession
Dominic Thomas Paluch, a 17-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arraigned on felony charges for carrying a concealed weapon and issued a $150,000 cash bond Thursday.

Paluch was arrested Wednesday afternoon for illegal possession on a hand gun on the 2900 block of Packard Road in Ypsilanti. His pretrial is scheduled for March 11.

At approximately 7:30 a.m.Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the 60 block of Riley Court in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary.

Entry was gained through the back door during the night. Clothing, a diamond cross necklace, computer software, and DVD’s were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Retail fraud
Deputies were dispatched for a retail fraud, with two juveniles and one adult in custody, at 6 p.m. Thursday, to the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

It was discovered the three subjects attempted to leave the store with $32.00 of unpaid merchandise. All subjects were released at the scene. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Deputies responded to 15 traffic crashes on Washtenaw County Roads.

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