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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

Kenneth Lebron Armour Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff

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Home invasion, aggravated assault, burglary

By Dan DuChene
Aug. 3, 2009    ·    11:44 a.m.

Home invasion
A 53-year-old Superior Township resident was arraigned Saturday on home invasion charges and issued a $50,000 cash bond after his arrest Thursday.

Kenneth Lebron Armour was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail after he was arrested for his involvement in a break-in reported at the 1300 block of Russell Street at 9:30 p.m.

“The homeowners observed the suspect attempting to gain entry into their daughter’s bedroom,” a report issued by police said.

Police later discovered the suspect had been watching the children play in their front yard earlier in the day.

Though the suspect fled the scene, he was located on foot in the area a short time later.

The pretrial is scheduled for Aug. 12.

Aggravated assault
No one was injured when shots were fired from a vehicle in Ypsilanti Township Sunday, while a group of friends were sitting on their porch.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1300 block of McCartney Street at 3:45 a.m. Police said witnesses reported a maroon or purple Chevrolet Impala pulled up and fired five shots into the air.

They said three black males were inside the vehicle.

Police could not locate the vehicle or suspects.

A PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii gaming console, a flat screen TV, two DVD players, a lap top computer and two cell phones were reported stolen from Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Miscellaneous shoes and clothing were also reported stolen when deputies responded to the 400 block of Allston at 5 p.m. Police said entry had been gained by kicking in the back door.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Two wedding rings, male and female, were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday, along with an PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and X-Box gaming console.

More than fifty games were also reported stolen, as well as a lap top computer, an iPod and a cell phone, when deputies responded to the 1100 block of Shirley Drive at 7 p.m.

Police said entry had been gained through an unlocked back door. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
A four-door 2008 Ford Fusion, maroon in color, was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Deputies responded to the 7300 block of Hogan Drive at 8:50 p.m., where it was reported the vehicle had been stolen from the victim’s driveway.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

A video camera, coins, sunglasses and miscellaneous jewelry were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 9600 block of Falmouth Drive at 9 a.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained through an unlocked rear door.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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