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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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Shooting suspect arrested, man kicks in police window

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 9, 2009    ·    3:13 p.m.

Disorderly person
A 38-year-old Ypsilanti resident was arrested this morning after kicking out the window of a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s vehicle.

Police said two deputies were dispatched by 911at 12:45 a.m. to the 8600 block of Kingston Court in Superior Court in Superior Township for a disorderly person. To diffuse the situation, deputies attempted to give the subject, who police said was intoxicated, a ride home.

The subject then kicked out the window, according to police. He was then arrested after a brief struggle and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. He will be arraigned on several charges tomorrow.

Shooting suspect arrested
A 24-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested for his involvement in the shooting that occurred at an Ypsilanti Township business Sunday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s detectives arrested the suspect at his girlfriend’s home in Ypsilanti Township. Police said he will be arraigned tomorrow.

The shooting occurred at a convenience store on the 2300 block of Grove Road. A 29-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident outside the store was shot from a light green Ford Explorer that evening. The victim was hospitalized.

Shop lifting
A 19-year-old Ohio resident was arrested after for attempting to steal $63 worth of video games from an Ypsilanti Township store Wednesday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 2500 block of Ellsworth Road at 7 p.m. and arrested the suspect at the scene. He was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Police said the case will be forwarded to the county prosecutor.

Shop lifting
A 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested and released after attempting to shoplift from an Ypsilanti Township business Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the business, located on the 2200 block of Ellsworth Road, at 4 p.m. and discovered the suspect had attempted to leave the store with food concealed in her purse.

Police said she was released at the scene and the case will be forwarded to the county prosecutor.

A lock box of cash and prescription pills were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday evening.

Deputies said they responded to the 6000 block of Lake Drive at 6 p.m. and discovered entry was gained by forcing the front door open during the day. Suspects are unknown at this time.

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