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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

Weekend police summary

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Two groups of party goers, pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

By Dan DuChene
Apr. 6, 2009    ·    3:37 a.m.

Updated 4:08 a.m., April 6, 2009

Two armed robberies
Two suspects are wanted for their alleged involvement in two armed robberies in Ypsilanti early Sunday morning.

According to a timely warning issued by the Eastern Michigan University Police Department, the suspects used semi-automatic pistols to rob two groups of EMU students leaving the same party at the 1200 block of Leforge Road.

Police said the first incident occurred off campus, when two victims were ordered lay on the ground and look in the other direction. The report said the suspects then went through the victims’ pockets and stole cash, cellular phones, identification and jackets.

The second robbery happened in a similar manner, police said, only involving four male EMU students near the Putnam residence hall.

Both suspects are described as African American males approximately 20 years old. The first suspect is described as approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds wearing a dark hoodie with red strips and dark pants.

The second suspect is described as approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 180 pounds wearing a dark jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to contact the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222 or the Ypsilanti Police at 734-483-9510.

Armed Robbery
A pizza delivery man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint in Ypsilanti Township early Sunday morning.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911call at 1:30 a.m. to the 8800 block of Bryan Mawr Lane, where the victim had reportedly attempted to deliver a pizza.

Police said the driver was entering the building when he was approached by an African American male in possession of a handgun, who demanded all of his money. The suspect reportedly left on foot after receiving the cash from the victim.

Deputies searched the area and could not find the suspect, who is described as 5 foot, 9 inches tall and 140 pounds wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and black shoes.

Two laptop computers, recording equipment, a Wii videogame console and seven Wii games were reportedly stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Saturday night.

Deputies responded to the 800 block of Nash at 9:30 p.m., where they found the rear door had been kicked in.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Attempt Burglary
An Ypsilanti Township business reported an attempted robbery Saturday morning.

Responding to the 100 block of Ecorse Road at 10 a.m., deputies discovered an attempted entry by removing the pins in the business’s door hinge.

Police said entry was not gained, but the outside lights were damaged. Suspects are unknown.

A laptop computer and miscellaneous jewelry were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday afternoon.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the burglary call at 3:45 p.m. at the 10 block of Greenside Circle. Police said the front door of the home was kicked in during the day.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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