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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 sheriff's summary

Jessica Elaine Caudill, a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arraigned on felonious assault charges Saturday after allegedly attacking her friend with three kitchen knives Friday night. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Jessica Elaine Caudill, a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arraigned on felonious assault charges Saturday after allegedly attacking her friend with three kitchen knives Friday night.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Reported activity from Friday to Monday

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 2, 2009    ·    9:25 a.m.


Structure fire
Police said four families’ apartments were destroyed in a structure fire at 3 p.m. Sunday on the 3000 block of Washtenaw Sunday.

Everyone was already evacuated from the building when authorities arrived on the scene.

The fire was started in the kitchen, when a 16-year-old was cooking with a deep fryer. He left the deep dryer unattended for five minutes, and the fire began

The Ypsilanti Fire Department and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call. The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with housing and necessities for the families.

Armed robbery
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an armed robbery call at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

Dispatched by 911 to Michigan Avenue, near Wiard, in Ypsilanti Township, deputies said the victim was walking on Michigan Avenue to the store and was approached by man. Police said they brandished a knife and demanded money.

The suspects left the scene running south across Michigan Avenue with $340.00 in cash. Suspects are unknown at this time.

The three suspects were wearing ski masks. All were dressed in black aside from one who wore a white hooded sweatshirt. They are described as black males, with two slightly more than five feet tall with a small build. The third is described as slightly less than six feet tall with a stocky build.

Felonious assault
Jessica Elaine Caudill, a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arraigned on felonious assault charges Saturday after allegedly attacking her friend with three kitchen knives Friday night.

The original incident occurred at 11 p.m. on the 3300 block of Michigan Avenue, when a conversation between two former friends turned violent. Deputies were dispatched by 911after the victim, a 26-year-old Westland resident, was able to escape the altercation and call for help.

Police said they the two initially tried to work out their problem “like adults,” but wound up in a physical altercation. During the fight police said Caudill grabbed the knives and “attempted to kill the victim.”

The victim received only minor injuries.

Caudill was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail Friday night. She posted her bond and was released from jail Saturday after her arraignment.

Attempted burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at 6 a.m. Sunday on the 9300 block of Macarthur Boulevard in Superior Township.

Police said the resident was sitting in the living room when she heard a soft knock at the side door. She did not answer it, and all of a sudden she heard the screen door open, and the side door was kicked in.

The resident screamed and scared the suspect away. Entry was not made into the residence, and suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle at 7:30 a.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Reflections Court in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said a 2003 dark green Land Rover Discovery was taken out of the driveway. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Suspect runs away from traffic stop
A suspect left his car and fled on foot after deputies stopped his car on the 1800 block of Eileen in Ypsilanti Township at 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the subject, a 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, resisted arrest, but was taken into custody and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail after it was discovered he had numerous warrants for his arrest for weapons-related charges.

Police said he will be arraigned today on new charges of violation of the public health code and resisting and obstructing police.

Traffic stop leads to arrest
Deputies found illegal drugs on a driver during a traffic stop at 5:40 p.m. Saturday on Geddes Road near Leforge Road in Superior Township.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail and will be facing new charges on violation of public health code. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary at the 1300 block of Nash in Ypsilanti Township at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the side door was kicked in over the past two hours. The house was ransacked and one gold ring was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary at the 1400 block of Nash in Ypsilanti Township at 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the back door was kicked in over during the day. The house was ransacked and some jewelry had been taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary at the 2300 block of Briardale Court in Ypsilanti Township at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the side door was kicked in during the day. The house was ransacked and some jewelry had been taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary at the 1400 block of Desoto in Ypsilanti Township at 10:30 p.m. Satruday.

Police said entry was gained through the side door during the afternoon. Miscellaneous jewelry was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
At approximately 3:50 p.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Onandaga in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary to a garage.

Entry was gained through the garage door during the past week. One boom box, one electronic key board and a pair of bass speakers were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Retail Fraud
Deputies were dispatched to the 2500 block of Ellsworth in Ypsilanti Township for a retail fraud at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

It was discovered the suspect took $60.00 of electronic merchandise and concealed it in on his person. The 17-year-old Superior Township resident was arrested and released to his mother at the scene. The report will be forwarded to the prosecutor.

Burglary
Deputies responded to a burglary call at 11:30 p.m. Friday on the 9000 block of Ridge Road in Superior Township.

The rear window was busted out during the afternoon. The house was ransacked and misc jewelry was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.



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