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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


Armed robbery, shot fired, prostitution

By Dan DuChene
Jun. 24, 2009    ·    1:43 p.m.

Armed Robbery
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office plans to release video footage in an armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township later today.

The incident took place at 3 a.m. at the 1700 block of Huron Street. Police said it was reported that the suspect walked into the store, implied he had a weapon and demanded money and Newport 100 cigarettes.

Police said the suspect left the store with a “small amount of cash” and cigarettes. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male wearing blue work pants, a gray tank-top with a gray shirt wrapped around his face. He is described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

Shots fired
A 26-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested Tuesday after deputies responded to a shot fired complaint in Ypsilanti Township

Deputies responded to the 2600 block of International at 1 p.m., where it was reported that a gunshot had been fired from within an apartment.

Police said residents in the location were in possession of a shotgun, marijuana and shotgun shells. No injuries were reported.

The arrested township resident was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Three females were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted by deputies in Ypsilanti Township Tuesday night.

All three suspects, ranging in age from 29 to 35 years old, were transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. All but one suspect, who was from Ann Arbor, were Ypsilanti Township residents.

Police said the three suspects approached an undercover deputy, offering sexual acts for money.

A 33-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on Michigan Avenue near Wiard Road. A 29-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested at 5:40 p.m. on Emerick near Maus Street. A 35-year-old Ann Arbor resident was arrested at 10 p.m. on Michigan Avenue near Spencer.

Police said the report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

A purse was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Chevrolet at 8 a.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained through an unlocked window.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

A potential burglar was scared away from an Ypsilanti Township home Tuesday when the resident inside screamed.

Deputies responded to the 1300 block of E. Cross Street at 11 a.m., where it was reported a subject was seen cutting the window screen with a knife. Police said the homeowner screamed and the subject was scared away.

Nothing was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

An Ypsilanti Township resident awoke this morning to the sound of dishes breaking in her kitchen.

Deputies responded to the 1100 block of Redleaf Lane at 1:40 a.m., where it was discovered the kitchen window screen was removed, and the window was open.

“Other screens throughout the residence were also taken off the windows, but nothing was taken,” a report issued by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office today said.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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