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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

Haabs

Robbery, driving under influence, burglary and vehicle theft

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 11, 2009    ·    8:50 a.m.


Strong armed robbery arraignment
A 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was charged with unarmed robbery and retail fraud Tuesday and issued a $10,000 bond.

Faisal Omar Omari is currently being held at the Washtenaw County Jail after his arrest Sunday, when police believe he attempted to steal $500 in video games from a store on the 3100 block of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

After being confronted by the store’s loss prevention team, police said Omari became combative and two additional employees came to assist until he was subdued. He was turned over to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and placed under arrest.

Driving under the influence
Two 20-year-old Detroit residents were arrested in Ypsilanti Township for driving under the influence at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Cross Street near Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township. Police said they discovered both occupants were under the influence of alcohol, and in possession of marijuana. The two were arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Stolen vehicle
A deputy was dispatched for a stolen vehicle at approximately 8:40 a.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Oak Street in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said a maroon 2006 Honda Pilot was taken from the back yard, during the night. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary call at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday on the 1200 block of E. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said entry was gained through the front unlocked doors. $850.00 in cash was taken from the office. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies were called for a burglary at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Redleaf Lane in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said the rear door was kicked in, the home was ransacked and $200 in cash was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
Deputies were dispatched for a stolen vehicle at 4 p.m. Tuesday on the 300 block of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said a white 19974-door Toyota Camry was taken from the parking lot sometime during the past two weeks. The vehicle has a rear spoiler, a cracked front bumper, and a small gray spot on the front center hood. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary call at 10 p.m. Tuesday on the 200 block of Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said entry was gained through a window during the past 30 minutes. One X-box 360 and a PS3 system were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
Deputies received a stolen vehicle complaint at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of E. Clark Road in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said a 2001 Dodge Durango was taken from the caller’s drive way during the evening. The muffler is loud, and the power steering does not work on the vehicle. Suspects are unknown at this time.

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