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

Sheriff's summary

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Shooting death result of money dispute, strong armed robbery, burglaries

By Christine Laughren
May. 29, 2009    ·    1:49 p.m.


Homicide
A fight over the payment of a watch led to the death of an 18-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident Thursday. At approximately 2:00 p.m. Sheriff's deputies, Huron Valley Ambulance and Ypsilanti Township Fire were dispatched to the 200 block of Kirk Street in Ypsilanti Township for a shooting.

It was reported a group of subjects were outside the above location. A verbal argument ensued over payment for a watch. CPR was performed at the scene on the victim and he was transported to St. Joe Hospital where is later died as result of his injuries. This investigation is ongoing. Several calls were made by the Citizen to the Sheriff's office this morning and this afternoon. The calls have not been returned. Watch for an update later today.

Strong Armed Robbery
At approximately 3:50 Thursday morning deputies were dispatched to the 1400 block of Village Lane in Ypsilanti Township for an armed robbery. It was reported the victim, a 29-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, went out to his vehicle to get a phone charger. He was approached by two males who demanded all of his property.

The victim was able to distract one of the suspects and assault him. It has been reported one suspect fell to the ground and dropped his gun. At this time the victim noticed the weapons were pellet guns. Both suspects left the area. No property was taken, and no injuries were reported. The suspects are described as two black males wearing blue jeans and black hooded sweatshirts.

Aggravated Assault/Family Offence
At approximately 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning, deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Nash Street in Ypsilanti Township. It was reported the residents were in a verbal argument. The suspect (husband) cut his wife’s face with a knife and left the scene.

The victim a 32-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident received medical treatment at St. Joe Hospital and was later released with minor injuries. This investigation is still ongoing.

Burglary
At approximately 4:40 Thursday evening a Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the 7000 Block of Colchester Lane in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary. Entry was gained through the side garage door during the day. One 56” flat screen TV, and 40 DVD’s were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.


Burglary
At approximately 4:50 Thursday evening, deputies were dispatched to the 1000 Rue Deauville Blvd in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary. Entry was gained through the rear sliding glass door. One TV and a lap top computer were taken. It was learned two black male suspects were seen earlier by neighbors. They got into a black Pontiac and left the area. Deputies checked the area with negative results. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Retail Fraud
At approximately 5:00 Thursday evening a WCSO deputy was dispatched to the 1700 block of E. Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti Township for a retail fraud. It was reported two females entered the store and concealed over $140.00 in merchandise. Both subjects; one a 32-year-old and a 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township residents were arrested and released at the scene. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

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