Ypsilanti Citizen News ]]>

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

Police are looking for information about this man, who is suspected of robbing an Ypsilanti Township bank Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to call 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff

Police are looking for information about this man, who is suspected of robbing an Ypsilanti Township bank Sunday. Anyone with information is asked to call 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Bombadill's

Second bank robbery, motorcycle crash update, police chase ends in arrest

By Dan DuChene
Sep. 1, 2009    ·    3:24 p.m.


Bank robbery
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery in Ypsilanti Township that occurred Sunday.

Deputies responded to the TCF Bank on Packard Road near Hewitt at 1 p.m., where it was reported the suspect walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money.

“After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled possibly to a waiting vehicle parked nearby,” a report issued by police said.

This is the second bank robbery in Ypsilanti Township this week. The Key Bank on Washtenaw Ave. near Hewitt was robbed in a similar manor Friday.

The suspect is described as a black make 28-35 years old, approximately 5-foot, 8-inches tall with a thin to medium build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black jacket with “Champion” written in gold on the back. He was also wearing a black painter’s-style hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office confidential tip line at 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Update on fatal motorcycle crash
Police have released the name of the 29-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident who died after his motorcycle ran into the back of another vehicle Saturday.

Pierre Deshawn Jones was transported to St. Joseph Hospital after the accident, where he was pronounced dead. His wife, a passenger on the motorcycle, is still listed in critical condition.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Textile Road, west of Rawsonville Road, in Ypsilanti Township.

It was reported a 2006 Yamaha RI Motorcycle, carrying two people, was traveling east bound on Textile Road when it struck the back end of a 2006 Hummer, also traveling east bound on Textile Road.

Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected upon impact.

Jones’ wife was transported to St. Joseph Hospital by Med flight.

The driver of the Hummer, a Belleville resident, received only minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation. Speed of the motorcycle appears to be a factor in the crash.

Shoplifting suspect leads police on chase
The 42-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident who led police on a chase through Van Buren Township, Ypsilanti Township and Ypsilanti city Saturday is expected to be arraigned later today.

The suspect is charged with fleeing and eluding police and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ypsilanti Police are following up on a bystander who shot at the fleeing vehicle from the 600 block of Martin Place. The shot did not hit the vehicle.

The original incident occurred at 10:30 p.m., when deputies assisted Van Buren police in their pursuit of a vehicle with an alleged shoplifting suspect.

After leading authorities in the chase, the vehicle finally stopped on Oak Street, but the suspect fled on foot. He was apprehended and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Crash leads to DUI arrest
A 20-year-old Livonia resident was arrested Sunday morning, after he was involved in a traffic crash in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies responded to the intersection of Ecorse and Hayes roads at 1:20 a.m., where it was discovered the drivere was under the influence of suspected intoxicants.

He was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Stolen vehicle
A 2001 four-door Toyota Camera was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Saturday.

Deputies responded to the 6200 block of Rick Street at 6:30 a.m., where it was reported the vehicle had been taken in the middle of the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Burglary
A flat-screen TV was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Blossom Street at 6 p.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained through an unsecured sliding glass door.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Related stories:
Motorcycle accident kills Ypsi Twp. man
Police investigating Ypsilanti Twp. bank robbery



Ypsilanti Historical Society
YAFCU
SESI Motors


© 2010 The Mojo News Group - Ypsilanti Citizen Home - About Ypsilanti Citizen - Contact Us - Advertising - Calendar - Archives - Terms of Use Citrus Stand Media Group Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional