Ypsilanti Citizen Police Sidetrack

Township man shot during burglary
By Mark Tower
May. 26, 2010    ·    1:50 p.m.

A 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries early this morning after being shot in the back during an attempted...read more

Three Ypsilanti residents arrested for home invasion
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010    ·    5:52 p.m.

A home-owner on the 6500 block of West Ellsworth Road in Lodi Township pulled into the driveway at 11:10 a.m. Saturday to find an unknown blue mini-van parked there...read more

Man arrested in vacant home break-in
By Mark Tower
May. 21, 2010    ·    6:12 p.m.

A 29-year-old man was arrested Thursday by Ypsilanti Police officers after allegedly breaking into a vacant home on the 400 block of First Avenue in Ypsilanti.

When...read more

Driver charged after striking pedestrian while intoxicated
By Mark Tower
May. 20, 2010    ·    2:20 a.m.

A 62-year-old Ypsilanti man was arraigned Tuesday for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious injury, in connection to an incident that...read more

17-year-old robbed by two other youths
By Mark Tower
May. 18, 2010    ·    9:45 a.m.

A 17-year-old woman told Ypsilanti Police officers that at 5:18 p.m. Thursday she was jumped by two other young women and her purse was taken near the 300 block...read more

Police arrest man with half-pound of marijuana
By Mark Tower
May. 13, 2010    ·    1:01 p.m.

Ypsilanti Police officers arrested two men Wednesday after they found a half pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and illegally possessed prescription medication...read more

Residents robbed after moving away

By Mark Tower
Jun. 7, 2010    ·    11:06 a.m.

Ypsilanti Police officers responded to a report of a home invasion at 2:30 p.m. Sunday on the 700 block of West Clark Road in Ypsilanti.

The robbery happened sometime in the last 1 ½ months, according to the Ypsilanti Police Department, since that is when the residents had graduated and moved to other cities. They returned this weekend to move their belongings out, only to find a dining room table, three televisions, assorted furniture and other electronic items missing.

Entry was gained by...read more


Victim hospitalized after mugging

By Mark Tower
Jun. 6, 2010    ·    9:24 a.m.

A 45-year-old man was hospitalized early Friday morning after being assaulted and robbed on the 500 block of West Cross Street in Ypsilanti, according to a report from the YPD. Police responded to the scene of the crime at 1:10 a.m.

The victim, who police reported was intoxicated at the time of the assault, was assaulted by one person and had items removed from his pockets from a second person while he was on the ground. The victim was sent to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during...read more


Eight cited for violating curfew

By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010    ·    7:13 p.m.

Eight juveniles were cited Thursday night during an operation by Ypsilanti Police officers enforcing the city's curfew ordinance, which forbids anyone under the age of 18 from being outside in city limits between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Those cited for violating the ordinance ranged in age from 14 to 17, and two of the individuals were also cited on charges of illegal gambling and tobacco possession.

One juvenile detained by police had an outstanding pick-up order and was lodged at the Washtenaw...read more


Young bicyclist robbed at gun-point

By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010    ·    5:57 p.m.

A 15-year-old male told Washtenaw County Sheriff Office deputies he was knocked off his bicycle at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday by two men, one armed with a handgun who then reportedly robbed him on Harris Road near Share Street in Ypsilanti Township.

The victim said, once he was able to get up, two men approached him with the gun and took a cell phone and $20 in cash. No injuries were reported, and suspects have not been identified at this time, the WCSO reported.

One suspect is described as a black man...read more

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