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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

Both Kevin Lamont Carter, left, and Steven Deangelo-Dionta Gillenwaters, right, were arraigned on felonious assault charges this weekend. Both were issued a $10,000 bond. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Both Kevin Lamont Carter, left, and Steven Deangelo-Dionta Gillenwaters, right, were arraigned on felonious assault charges this weekend. Both were issued a $10,000 bond.
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Armed robberies, felonious assaults, stolen vehicle

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 14, 2009    ·    1:08 p.m.


Armed robbery
Personnel are working to obtain surveillance footage of an armed robbery that took place at an Ypsilanti Township business Monday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 2200 block of E. Ellsworth Road at 3:30 a.m., where it was reported the suspect had walked into the store holding a suspected gun in a sock.

“He demanded all of the money and left the store,” a report issued by police today said.

No injuries were reported. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black ski mask, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and blue shorts.

Armed robbery
A cab driver was robbed by a would-be passenger in Ypsilanti Township Saturday.

Police said the cab was called to the 600 block of Seneca Street at approximately 4 a.m., when one suspect entered the cab and demanded all of the driver’s money.

“A gun was implied, but not seen,” the report said.

Police said the suspect fled the area with a small amount of cash. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 40 years old. He was wearing dark clothing and had a mustache.

Felonious assault
An Ypsilanti Township man was issued a $10,000 cash bond Sunday, after he was arrested for felonious assault Saturday.

Deputies responded to the 2900 block of Washtenaw Avenue at 1:20 a.m., where it was reported a disorderly person struck a security staff person with a glass as he was being escorted out of the business.

Steven Deangelo-Dionta Gillenwaters was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Felonious assault
An Ypsilanti Township man was issued a $10,000 bond Sunday, after he was arrested for felonious assault Saturday.

Deputies arrested Kevin Lamont Carter, 48, after he allegedly struck a 23-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident with his vehicle during an argument.

After responding the scene of the incident, the 1700 block of West Michigan Avenue, at 4:45 p.m., deputies located Carter at a different location and arrested him.

Police said the victim sustained minor injuries.

Stolen vehicle
A black 2007 Yamaha YZFR6S motorcycle was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Sunday morning.

Deputies responded to the 2100 block of Lakeview Drive at 6:30 a.m., where it was discovered the motorcycle had been taken during the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.



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