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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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Police chase, attempted murder, home invasion

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 31, 2009    ·    11:54 a.m.


Police chase ends in arrest
A 45-year-old Van Buren Township resident will be arraigned today after his arrest Thursday following a police chase through Ypsilanti city and township.

Ypsilanti Police began following a vehicle that was wanted in connection with an Ann Arbor bank robbery at 7:30 a.m. Four area police agencies eventually became involved in the pursuit.

Ypsilanti, Michigan State and Eastern Michigan University police were involved in the case, as well as Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies.

A report issued by police today said the suspect was traveling east on Michigan Avenue when he struck a Michigan State Police vehicle and a deputy was able to position his vehicle behind the suspect.

The chase ended when the suspect’s vehicle hit a concrete post at Holmes Road, near Ford Boulevard.

Police said the suspect fled on foot, but was arrested shortly after being tasered. He was arrested and brought to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Attempted murder
A 42-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident will be arraigned today after police arrested her Thursday, suspecting she stabbed her husband in the chest.

Deputies responded to the 200 block of Hewitt Road at 12:30 a.m., where they discovered a husband and wife had been involved in a verbal argument.

“During the argument the suspect had stabbed her husband in the chest,” a report issued by police today said.

Police said the victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Home Invasion
A 53-year-old Superior Township resident was arrested Thursday after police responded to a home invasion in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies were called to the 1300 block of Russell Street at 9:30 p.m., where it was reported that someone had attempted to gain entry into the residence.

“The homeowners observed the suspect attempting to gain entry into their daughter’s bedroom,” a report issued by police today said.

Though the suspect fled the scene, he was located on foot in the area a short time later. He was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. Police said he will be arraigned later today.

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