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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

Armed robbery, aggravated assault, prostitution

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 16, 2009    ·    3:19 p.m.

Armed robbery
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office may release video images of a man suspected of armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the man walked into a store on the 1500 block of Ecorse Road at approximately 2:40 p.m. carrying a plastic grocery bag. They said he then pointed a hand gun at the cashier and demanded money.

No injuries were reported, according to police.

The suspect, who left the store after receiving the cash, is described as a 6-foot-tall African American male in his 20s. He was wearing black pants, a white tee shirt, a black baseball cap and a white bandana around his face.

Aggravated assault
A 16-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested Wednesday afternoon for his involvement in a reported aggravated assault in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said the teen used a gun to strike a victim in the back of the head after a fight on Michigan Avenue near Harris Road. The victim was reportedly leaving the scene of a fight with four other individuals when he was struck.

Deputies responded to the call at 3:30 p.m. and located the suspect in the 700 block of Ford Boulevard, where the weapon was found nearby. Police said he was transported to the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center.

The victim received minor injuries, but refused medical treatment, police said.

A court hearing will be held today.

Two Ypsilanti women were arrested for prostitution during a sting conducted by police in Ypsilanti Township Wednesday night.

Both suspects were arrested for allegedly offering sexual acts to undercover sheriff’s deputies on Michigan Avenue near Wiard Road.

The first suspect, a 40-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arrested at 5 p.m. and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

The second suspect, a 23-year-old Ypsilanti city resident was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Police said she was turned over to medical staff at the University of Michigan Hospital due to medical issues.

The first suspect is expected to be arraigned today. The second suspect’s case will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Cocaine possession
A 30-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested for possessing cocaine and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop early this morning.

The stop was conducted by deputies at 12:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township. Police said the suspect was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Burglary and auto-theft
Jewelry, basketball shoes and a 2004 silver Lexus 470 were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of Redwood Avenue at 3:50 p.m. and found the front door was pried open.

Suspects are unknown at this time.


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