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

Burglar evades police, gun used in verbal dispute

By Dan DuChene
Jun. 30, 2009    ·    12:48 p.m.

A burglary suspect evaded police by running on foot after abandoning his stolen car Sunday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies responded burglary in progress on the 1500 block of Harvest Lane in Superior Township at 4 a.m.

Police said the homeowner reported that she awoke to noises in her front room, and discovered the suspect in her window. Police said the suspect fled the area in a red SUV when she yelled.

Police said a deputy later located the vehicle and pursued it in Ypsilanti Township.

“The suspect ditched the vehicle and fled on foot, evading capture,” a report issued by the department this afternoon said.

Police said the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Ypsilanti Township.

The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 15 and 19. Police said he had a husky build with medium-length hair. He was wearing a brown shirt and shorts.

Felonious assault
A 48-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested Saturday after allegedly pulling a gun during a verbal argument.

Deputies responded to the 700 block of Ford Boulevard at 10:05 p.m. It was reported that a “verbal argument between acquaintances” escalated to where the suspect pulled the gun.

A report issued by the department this afternoon said the suspect “threatened to kill the other person and her boyfriend.”

No injuries were reported. The suspect was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

Stolen vehicle
A tan 1996 for Windstar van was reported stolen in Ypsilanti Township Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 2400 block of Grove Road at 6:30 p.m., where it was reported the vehicle had been taken during the night.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

A flat screen TV, cell phone, fur coat, multiple purses and shoes were reported stolen from a Superior Township home Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Norfolk Avenue at 8 p.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained through an unlocked rear window.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen vehicle
A silver 2000 Nissan Altima was reported stolen when the owner went to pick it up from repair work.

At 2 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Washtenaw Avenue, where the owner said he had dropped of the vehicle three days prior.

Police said the business did not know anything about the vehicle. Suspects are unknown at this time.

A safer with jewelry, passports, birth certificates and cash was reported stolen from a Superior Township home Saturday.

Deputies responded to the 4000 block of Berry Road at 7:30 p.m., where entry had been gained by kicking in the side garage door and the inside door to the residence.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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