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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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Attempted larceny in Ypsi Twp., stabbing at WCC, attempted suicide

By Christine Laughren
Feb. 18, 2009    ·    1:22 p.m.


Attempted Larceny
At approximately 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, a Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched by 911, to the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township for an attempted larceny from person.

The victim was in the store paying for her merchandise, when she was approached by the suspect. He started a casual conservation with her and followed her out of the store. While in the parking lot he attempted to grab her wallet. The victim’s grandmother was waiting in the car for her and saw the man approach her granddaughter. She honked the car horn ,scaring off the suspect. He fled toward Allen Street. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate him.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned male, 6’0, thin build, scruffy beard, wearing a black jacket with several small red stars. He wore baseball cap with the hood from the jacket pulled over the cap, and black jeans. The suspect is unknown at this time.


Aggravated Assault
A Washtenaw Community College student was stabbed at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tuesday after a road rage altercation turned ugly.

The incident began on US-23 and Geddes Road. Three suspects followed the victim to Washtenaw Community College, and confronted him in the parking lot. There was an altercation and the victim was stabbed. The suspects got into their white Toyota vehicle and left in and unknown direction.

Sheriff's deputies checked the area for the suspects with no results. The victim, a 32 year old Northville resident, was transported to St. Joe Hospital by a friend and received minor injuries.

The case is under investigation.

Attempted Suicide
At approximately 7:48 p.m. sheriff's deputies, along with the Michigan State Police, were dispatched by 911, to East Bound I-94 and Harris, in Ypsilanti Township, for an attempted suicide.

Emergency dispatch received numerous calls in reference a young lady who was on top of the bridge, and appeared as if she was going to jump. Deputies and State troopers were able to secure the young lady. She escaped the incident with no injuries, but was transported to St. Joe Hospital by HVA for observation.

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