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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

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Cell phone extortion, larceny, burglary arrest

By Dan DuChene
May. 18, 2009    ·    8:36 a.m.


Extortion
A 20-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested for extortion Saturday after allegedly wanting $100 to return a victim’s cell phone.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies made the arrest when they went with the victim, an Ypsilanti Township resident, undercover to meet with the suspect 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 suspect demanded the money. The phone was returned to the victim following the suspect’s arrest.

The suspect was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail. Police said his arraignment is scheduled for later today.

Larceny from vehicles
A 41-year-old Ypsilanti resident faces charges for larceny from a motor vehicle today after his arrest in Ypsilanti Township Friday.
Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Gault Drive at 5:15 a.m. for “a suspicious person entering vehicles.” Police said it was reported the suspect had entered three different cars parked along the street and taking items.

He was arrested at the scene at transported to the Wasthenaw County Jail.

Burglary
Deputies are investigating a burglary in Ypsilanti Township from Friday afternoon, where a Dell lap top and a 32-inch flat screen were reported stolen.

Deputies responded to the 1300 block of Fall River at 3 p.m., where they discovered the rear door was kicked in. Police said witnesses described the four suspects as 16-year-old black males driving an older model blue suburban.

Burglary
Four flat screen televisions and a bank book were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Friday.

Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Manchester Drive at 11 a.m., where they discovered the front had been kicked in.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Food and backpack were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Saturday.

Deputies responded to the 9300 block of Macarthur Boulevard at 7:25 p.m., where they discovered entry had been made through the front window.

Police said the home was ransacked, and the food was stolen from the freezer.

There are no suspects at this time.

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