Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Teen leads police chase, burglary, stolen vehicle

By Dan DuChene
Sep. 8, 2009    ·    10:46 a.m.

Teenager arrested after police chase
A 15-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested Monday after leading police on a car chase through Superior Township.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop the vehicle in the 8800 block of Macarthur Boulevard at 7:30 p.m., but the driver refused to stop.

Police said the chase went through side streets until it stopped at the intersection of Rue Wilette and Rue Deaville in Ypsilanti Township, where the suspect fled on foot.

He was arrested a short time later and transported to the Washtenaw County Juvenile Detention Center. Police said a hearing will take place later today.

The suspect is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and fleeing and eluding police.

A television, computer monitor and assorted tools were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Monday morning.

Deputies responded to the 1400 block of Jeff Street, where it was discovered entry had been made through a side window and exit made through the side door.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
A burgundy 1990 Chevy four-door Caprice was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Monday.

Deputies responded to the 180 block of Mansfield Street, where it was reported the vehicle had been taken during the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
A blue 2007 four-door Pontiac was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Monday.

Deputies responded to the 2200 block of Woodview at 11 a.m., where it had been reported the vehicle had been taken during the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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