Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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 in Superior Township, aggravated assault arraigned

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 23, 2009    ·    12:27 a.m.


Superior shooting
Two victims in a Superior Township shooting were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the incident, which occurred at 10:40 p.m. on the 9400 block of Macarthur Boulevard, as the suspects were not at the scene when deputies responded and are unknown at this time.

Police said witnesses reported a large group of people were standing outside arguing when four to five gunshots were heard. After responding to the scene, deputies were called to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where the victims were being treated.

A 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was shot in the back and a 26-year-old Pittsfield Township resident was shot in the leg.

Aggravated assault suspect arraigned
A 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was issued a $10,000 cash bond and charged with three offenses during his arraignment Tuesday.

David Paul Ousley was charged with aggravated assault, malicious destruction of property and possession of a firearm after he was arrested in Ypsilanti Township Sunday.

Deputies said Ousley entered a home on the 900 block of East Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti Township at 3 p.m., and confronted the resident about some stolen property.

“An altercation broke out between the two subjects,” a report from the Sheriff’s Office said. “The suspect displayed a shotgun (and) the victim ran into the residence fearing for his life.”

Police said the Ousley then went on to break several windows in the home before leaving. Deputies located Ousley, placed him under arrest and transported him to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Only minor injuries were reported, according to police.

Burglary
A Dell laptop computer, Sony camcorder, Xbox game system, black duffle bag and three pairs of Nike tennis shoes were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 2900 block of Brynan Drive at 7:30 p.m., where they discovered the front door had been kicked in.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
A laptop computer, video camera and digital camera were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 8600 block of Macarthur Boulevard at 8 p.m., where they discovered the rear screen door had been cut. Police said they believe the suspects unlocked the back door after cutting the screen.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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