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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

Resisting and obstructing, traffic stop leads to arrest, burglary

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 9, 2009    ·    12:08 p.m.

Resisting and obstructing
Two area residents were arrested Wednesday after fleeing from police when loitering outside of a vacant apartment.

Two Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies were in the 9400 block of Macarthur Boulevard at 11:30 p.m. when contact was made with the two subjects and the two fled on foot, one carrying a hand gun.

Police said a brief struggle ensued when they caught up to the suspects, but both were arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

The 31-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident and the 21-year-old Superior Township resident will be arraigned today on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, felonious assault on an officer, possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property and resisting and obstructing police.

Traffic stop leads to arrest
A 22-year-old Ypsilanti City resident was arrested Wednesday after allegedly becoming combative with deputies as they were conducting a traffic stop in Ypsilanti Township.

The stop was at 3 a.m. on Calder near Seneca. Police said two subjects approached the stopped vehicle, and both were instructed to step back from the location.

Police said one subject complied, but the second became combative. He was arrested and released at the scene.

The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Police are searching for a man believed to have broken into an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday night.

Deputies responded to the 1300 block of Hawthorne Street at 10:50 p.m., where it was reported the suspect entered the home through a window.

Police said the suspect was then confronted by the home owner, assaulted and then fled the scene. Deputies were not able to find the suspect after checking the area.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens. He was reportedly wearing a black skull cap, dark blue jeans and a purple shirt.

A special edition X-Box, four games, three controllers and one 32-inch Emerson LCD TV were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 60 block of Riley Court at 1:45 p.m. and discovered entry had been gained by kicking in the front door. The four games were later recovered at a GameStop.

Police said the investigation is on-going.

Two laptop computers and two cameras were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 3500 block of Dixboro Lane at 7:15 a.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained by smashing a rear window.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

One laptop computer, a DVD/VHS player and an audio player were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Wednesday.

Deputies responded to the 3800 block of Golfside Drive at 7:30 a.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained through an unlocked door.

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