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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

Donald Will Maschat, 24, was arrested Friday for armed robbery when picking his car up from repair work at an Ypsilanti Township business. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Donald Will Maschat, 24, was arrested Friday for armed robbery when picking his car up from repair work at an Ypsilanti Township business.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Armed robbery, stolen vehicle and prostitution

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 16, 2009    ·    2:07 p.m.


Armed Robbery
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects wanted in relation to an armed robbery Sunday morning in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies were dispatched by 911 at 11 a.m. to the 1500 block of Ecorse Road. Police say one of the suspects stood watch while the other entered the store armed with a handgun, who demanded money from the cashier.

After taking the cash, the suspects left. No injuries were reported and no customers were in the store at the time.

Both suspects are reported as black males 16 to 20 years old. One was wearing a black hooded-coat, jeans, white shoes and a black cloth covering the face. The second was wearing a black hoodie.

Stolen vehicle
A gold 2001 four-door Dodge Stratus was reported stolen to the Washtenaw County Sherriff’s Office Sunday.

Deputies were dispatched at 4 p.m. to the 5000 block of Bosuns Way in Ypsilanti Township. The car had been stolen during the past 24 hours. The keys were not inside.

Burglary
A laptop and two pairs of Nike Air Force One tennis shoes were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 500 block of Belmont for a reported burglary. Police said the rear door was kicked in to gain entry during the day. Suspects are unknown.

Armed robbery arraignment
A man was arraigned on armed robbery charges and remanded to the Washtenaw County Jail Saturday after his arrest for stealing $500 from an Ypsilanti Township business Friday.

Donald Will Maschat, 24, is reported by police to have given an employee $200 in cash when paying to have his vehicle picked up after some repairs on the 300 block of Ford Boulevard. When he was given his change, police said he pulled out a gun and demanded more money.

After taking the money, Police said Maschat fled the scene with the cash in his repaired vehicle. A short time later he was stopped by deputies and arrested.

Burglary
Three computers and $800 in cash were reported missing in an Ypsilanti Township burglary Saturday.

Deputies were called at 8:15 p.m. to the 800 block of Belmont Drive, where they said they found the rear door kicked in. Police are still investigating.

Prostitution
A 27-year-old Ypsilanti woman was arrested for prostitution and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail Friday after reportedly soliciting a detective.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a special enforcement on Michigan Avenue near Harris Street. The arrest was made at 5:30 a.m. and the case will be sent to the prosecutor.

Burglary
A revolver hand gun, a lap top computer and some miscellaneous coins were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1300 of Redleaf Lane at 12:30 p.m. and found the rear door kicked in. Suspects are unknown.

Burglary
A laptop computer was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1200 block of E. Clark Road and discovered the rear door was kicked in. Suspects are unknown at his time.

Burglary
One Play Station controller, two video games, a cell phone, 96 CDs and some clothing were reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Friday.

Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Stevens Drive at 8 p.m. and discovered entry was gained through an open window. Suspects are unknown at this time.



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