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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...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...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...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...read more

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

Arrest made on arson, assault charges

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Truck stolen from lot on Ellsworth

By Mark Tower
May. 3, 2010    ·    1:50 p.m.

A 26-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault and arson after allegedly attempting to set a residence on fire on the 8800 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Superior Township.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Office deputies responded to the report of an assault at the residence at about 10 p.m. According to the WCSO, the suspect, highly intoxicated, entered the residence looking for someone who was not home.

He then ransacked the upstairs and poured bleach throughout the residence, attempting to start it on fire. While the victim tried to stop him, she was assaulted, according to the WCSO.

The man fled the location, but was arrested after going to St. Joseph Hospital with additional injuries not sustained during the incident, the WCSO said. The hospital reported the suspect also assaulted medical personnel while receiving treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.

The arson and assault suspect was lodged at Washtenaw County Jail after the arrest and will be arraigned today.

Truck stolen from parking lot
The owner of a 1997 Ford F250 told WCSO deputies Sunday afternoon that the truck was stolen from a parking lot on the 2300 block of Ellsworth Road in Ypsilanti sometime Sunday morning.

According to the WCSO, the front driver's side window was smashed to gain entry. The truck has a tonneau cover, a light bar on top, and the front license plate reads “Steel Steed.” No suspects have been identified, the WCSO said.

Citizen orders man to the ground
According to Ypsilanti Police, a private citizen dressed in black fatigues with patches walking a German shepherd with a “K9 Unit” emblem harness ordered another man to the ground early Saturday morning near the intersection of Perrin and Emmet Streets in Ypsilanti.

Originally reported as a man with a gun and dog holding someone down, the incident apparently stemmed from the one man threatening a group, saying he would come back and shoot up their house. At that point, the man in fatigues ordered the other man to the ground.

Some residents questioned this order, police reported, a scuffle ensued and the man making the threats left the area. No injuries were reported, and police said they advised the resident about taking police actions in certain situations.

A resident on the 2000 block of Valley Drive in Ypsilanti Township told WCSO deputies Thursday that the home had been broken into, through a kitchen window.

Reported stolen were two televisions, two cameras and a Wii game console. No suspects have yet been identified, according to the WCSO, and the case remains open.

WCSO deputies responded Thursday to the report of a burglary on the 2000 block of International Drive in Ypsilanti Township.

The WCSO reported entry was gained through a sliding glass door and one television was reported stolen. No suspect information is available at this time, according to the WCSO, and an investigation into the burglary is ongoing.

A resident on the 600 block of Eugene Street in Ypsilanti Township reported a burglary to the WCSO at about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Suspects entered the residence by smashing the sliding glass door, deputies reported, and witnesses said two black males had fled the scene. Nothing was taken from the home, and suspects are unknown at this time, the WCSO said.

One of the two suspects is described by the WCSO as a black male in his teens, about 5'9” tall, 165 lbs, dark complexion, three pony tails and was last seen wearing a white shirt. The second suspect is described as a black male in his teens, about 5'9” tall, 155 lbs. and last seen wearing a black shirt.

The WCSO responded to a report of a burglary on the 7100 block of Bunton Road in Ypsilanti Township at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The deputy responding to the call reported that entry was gained into three sheds at the address by cutting off the locks. Numerous gas cans were reported stolen, but the WCSO said no suspects have been identified.

WCSO deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Clubhouse Drive in Ypsilanti Township at 1:10 a.m. Saturday for a burglary alarm.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered that when suspects entered through the front door, they had activated the alarm and then fled the scene. Nothing was taken and suspects have not been identified at this time, the WCSO reported.

The WCSO reported that deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Johnson Street Thursday for the report of a burglary. The Sheriff's office said no further details are available about the incident, and the investigation remains open.

Three arrested during traffic stop
Three occupants of a vehicle stopped by a WCSO deputy on Golfside Road near Clark Road in Ypsilanti Township at 6:25 p.m. Saturday were arrested, two of them on outstanding warrants.

Brianca Marie Bradley, an 18-year-old woman, had an outstanding warrant from Ann Arbor Police Department for failing to appear on assault and battery charges. Another occupant of the vehicle, Lavotnie Marwan Brown, a 21-year-old man, had two outstanding warrants from the WCSO, one for delivering or manufacturing marijuana and the other for driving with a suspended license.

A third person in the vehicle, a 21-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman, was arrested for interfering and obstructing police during the traffic stop. All three were arrested and transported to Washtenaw County Jail.

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