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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

Sheriff's Summary

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Stolen vehicles, retail fraud, arrests, burglary

By News staff
Mar. 28, 2009    ·    12:24 p.m.


Stolen vehicles
A blue 1988 Oldsmobile Delta Royale was reported stolen at approximately at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, from the 8700 block of Lagoon Drive in Ypsilanti Township. It is believed the car was taken Wednesday evening. Suspects are unknown at this time


A white 2009 Nissan Maxima was reported stolen from a dealership at 7:40 p.m.Thursday. The dealership, on the 3900 block of Jackson Ave in Scio Township, believe the car could have been taken sometime during the preceding week. Suspects are unknown at this time.


Retail Fraud
A 18-year old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested for retail fraud at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday. The suspect walked into the store, at the 1700 block of Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti Township, and concealed $11.00 in medication. He was arrested and released at the scene. This investigation will be forwarded to the prosecutor.


Arrests
At approximately 9:15 a.m. Thursday, a Sheriff's Deputy was conducting "proactive patrol" at the 9000 block of Macarthur Blvd, in Superior Township. Contact was made with 26-year-old Theirry Eugene Reynolds who had a domestic assault warrant as well as assault on a police officer warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

At approximately 6:10 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched by 911 to the 2500 block of International Drive, in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary in progress. It was reported that a white male tried to gain entry into the caller’s apartment. Deputies located the subject, 40-year-old Jamie Gilbert, before entry was gained. Gilbert was transported to the County Jail and arraigned on Home Invasion 1st Degree/Person Present Felony Charges. He was remanded to the County Jail with a $10,000 bond. Pre-trial is scheduled for April 1, 2009 at 1:00 p.m..


Burglary
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched by 911 to the 1100 block of Red leaf Lane, in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary in progress. The burglary was reported by a neighbor who heard glass breaking and called 911. The caller saw three subjects leave the residence carrying a television, heading toward Holmes Elementary School.

Deputies were unable to locate the suspects, who may have gotten into a vehicle. The homeowner was asleep in the back bedroom during the incident. One 47’ Aria flat screen TV was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

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