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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

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

>Burglaries, attempted burglary, strong armed robbery

By Christine Laughren
Mar. 9, 2009    ·    11:09 a.m.


Burglary

At approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, a Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the 2300 block of Cedarcliff, in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary. The rear door was kicked in, light fixtures, a sink and kitchen cabinets were taken during the day. Suspects are unknown at this time.


Strong Armed Robbery

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a deputy was dispatched to the 3100 of Washtenaw Ave, in Ypsilanti Township for a retail fraud in progress. It was discovered the suspect walked into the store, and concealed over $500.00 in video games. He was confronted by loss prevention, and became combative.

Two additional employees came to assist and he was subdued. The 21 year old Ypsilanti Township resident was turned over to Deputy Holt, and placed under arrest. He was transported to the WCJ, where he will be arraigned later today. One employee received minor injuries, but refused medical treatment.

Attempted Burglary

At approximately 12:00 this morning, Sheriff's deputies responded to the 1300 block of Hawthorne Street, in Ypsilanti Township for an attempted burglary.

The resident was awaken by a loud noise. The resident looked outside and saw and unknown male run from her back yard. The rear door was damaged, but entry was not gained into the residence. The suspect is described as an unknown male, dressed in all black.

Burglary

At approximately 12:30 this morning deputies were dispatched by 911, to the 400 block of Hayes Street, in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary.

The resident discovered the garage had been broken into. A set of rims and tires were missing.

The deputies’ investigation resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident. The investigation will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review. This burglary is not believed to be related to other burglaries that have occurred.

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