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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

20-year-old Gary Lamar Williams was issued a $50,000 bond at his arraignment Monday, after his arrest Saturday for extorting an Ypsilanti Township resident for her cell phone. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

20-year-old Gary Lamar Williams was issued a $50,000 bond at his arraignment Monday, after his arrest Saturday for extorting an Ypsilanti Township resident for her cell phone.
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Extortion and larceny suspects arraigned

By Dan DuChene
May. 21, 2009    ·    12:12 p.m.

Extortion arraignment
The man accused of extorting an Ypsilanti Township woman for her cell was issued a $50,000 bond at his arraignment Monday.

The suspect, 20-year-old Gary Lamar Williams, was arrested Saturday for extortion, as well as resisting and obstructing, after allegedly wanting $100 to return a victim’s cell phone.

The extortion charges were dropped Monday, though the resisting charges still stand.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies made the arrest when they went undercover with the victim to meet with the Williams and retrieve the phone.

The victim reported she had left the phone at a friend’s house the night before. Police said she tried to get it back, but the Williams demanded the money. The phone was returned to the victim following his arrest.

Williams was remanded to the Washtenaw County Jail following his arraignment. His pre-trial is scheduled for Wednesday.

Larceny from vehicles
The man accused of breaking into three cars in Ypsilanti Township to steal items from inside was issued a $1,000 bond at his arraignment Monday.

Washtenaw County Sheriffs Deputies had arrested Ramone Dabney, 40, Friday near the 1000 block of Gault Drive at 5:15 a.m. Witnesses reported the man had been going through cars parked on the street in the area.

He was brought to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he was remanded Monday.

A 42-inch plasma TV was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 400 block of Wendell Street at 10:30 a.m. and discovered entry was gained through the rear door.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle

A dark-blue 2000 Doge minivan was reported stolen in Ypsilanti Township Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 2400 block of Lakeshore Drive at 8:30 a.m., where it was reported that the vehicle had been stolen during the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

A lawn mower and a power washer were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 500 block of Hollis Road at 11 a.m. The items were allegedly taken from the home’s garage.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Two suspects were arrest Tuesday for attempting to take $7 in merchandise from an Ypsilanti Township store.

Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Michigan Avenue at 5 p.m. Police said both suspects, a 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident and a 25-year-old Scio Township resident, were released at the scene.

Police said the two had attempted to conceal the merchandise in the store. A report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.


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