Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

Suspect in Ypsi Township armed robbery arraigned

Victor Leedale Hayes, 49, was arraigned on Wednesday for his involvement in Saturday's armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township. He was issued a $100,000 cash bond. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Victor Leedale Hayes, 49, was arraigned on Wednesday for his involvement in Saturday's armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township. He was issued a $100,000 cash bond.
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Suspect, 49, issued $100,000 cash bond

By Dan DuChene
Jun. 11, 2009    ·    12:05 p.m.

The suspect in Saturday’s armed robbery in Ypsilanti Township was arraigned Wednesday and issued a $100,000 cash bond.

Victor Leedale Hayes, 49, was arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies after the investigation in to the incident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Michigan Avenue.

Police issued a statement and pictures taken from video surveillance Monday. The statement said Hayes entered the store, located items to purchase and placed them on the counter.

The report said he then pulled a handgun out from under his sweatshirt and demanded money. Police said he left the store with over $300 in cash.

According to a statement released by the sheriff’s office today, deputies provided information to detectives after recognizing Hayes in the surveillance footage.

Hayes was charged with armed robbery at his arraignment. His pre-trial is scheduled for Wednesday.

Related story:
Robber takes $300 cash from Ypsi Twp. store

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