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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

Strong-armed robbery, stolen vehicle arrest, drug arrest

By Dan DuChene
Oct. 8, 2009    ·    10:29 a.m.


Strong-armed robbery
A man received minor injuries when he was robbed of more than $100 while sitting in his car Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1300 block of E. Michigan Avenue, where it had been reported the victim had been sitting in his car when approached by the suspect, who punched him in the face and demanded money.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is described as a 20 – 30-year-old black male with a medium build. He was wearing a dark, puffy NFL jacket.

Teen arrested after foot chase
A 19-year-old Superior Township resident was arrested Wednesday, after fleeing from a traffic stop in Ypsilanti Township, police said.

Deputies attempted to stop the driver on Calder Street, near Seneca, at 4:40 p.m., when he fled on foot from the vehicle, according to a report issued this morning. Police arrested him within a short distance. It was then discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen in the city of Ypsilanti.

The suspect was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he will be arraigned on charges of possession of stolen property and resisting and obstructing arrest.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
A 19-year-old Maybee resident was arrested Wednesday, after police found suspected drugs during a traffic stop in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies stopped the vehicle at 10 p.m. on Washtenaw Avenue, near Hewitt Road. Police said they then discovered the driver was in possession of suspected marijuana.

The driver was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. A report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Burglary
A Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo DS, four Nintendo Wii controllers, 12 Nintendo Wii games and miscellaneous jewelry were stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Davis Street at 7 p.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained by breaking a rear window.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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