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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 weekend summary

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Car-jacking, assault, burglary, driving drunk

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 27, 2009    ·    11:23 a.m.


Aggravated assault
The man arrested Saturday, after an Ypsilanti Township fight led to a victim in the hospital, is scheduled for arraignment today.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress at midnight near the 800 block of Michigan Avenue. They said the fight had started from an argument.

Police said the victim was struck several times in the head with an unknown object, and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital for “non-life threatening injuries.”

The suspect, a 33-year-old Jerome, Mich. resident, was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Car-jacking, assault and battery
The victim of a reported car-jacking in Ypsilanti Township Friday received minor injuries when his 2000 green Chevy Tahoe was allegedly stolen.

Deputies said the incident happened near the 2200 block of Ellsworth at 2 a.m. They said the victim reported he had “stopped to talk to a few girls” when he was approached by three subjects.

Police said one of the subjects grabbed the victim by his shirt and pulled him from the vehicle after he had asked the victim a series of questions. Police said he was then pushed back to the other two subjects, “where they assaulted him.”

All three subjects then entered the victim’s car and drove away, according to police.

The three subjects are described as black males 25 to 30 years old. One subject was described as wearing green, the other a white tee-shirt and the last with a black and red shirt.

Breaking and entering
A 25-year-old Ypsilanti city resident was arrested Sunday for his suspected involvement in an Ypsilanti Township breaking and entering.

Deputies were called to the 100 block of Ecourse Road at 3 a.m. for a breaking and entering in progress, reporting a male subject was behind the business trying to break in.

After arriving on the scene, deputies said the back door had numerous pry marks. After a search of the area, police said the suspect was located in the back yard of a home on the 800 block of Hawthorne Street.

Police said the man, who was in possession of pry tools, was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Driving under the influence
A 55-year-old Inkster resident was arrested Saturday in Ypsilanti Township for allegedly driving drunk.

Deputies pulled the man over on Huron Street, near I-94. They suspected the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital were a search warrant was executed for his blood.

Police said the case will be forwarded to the prosecutor.


Burglary
A 50-inch Samsung flat-screen TV was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Nash Street at 2:40 p.m. and discovered the side door was kicked in.

Suspects are unknown.

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