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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

Gunman attempts to invade apartment off Golfside

Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Pizza delivery driver robbed at knife-point

By Mark Tower
Apr. 29, 2010    ·    3:03 p.m.

The resident of an apartment on the 2600 block of International Drive, off Golfside Road, reported two unknown subjects tried to force their way into his apartment at 4 p.m. Sunday.

He opened the door to find two men, one of whom pointed a silver hand gun at his chest, the resident reported. He was able to close the door and call 911, and sustained no injuries from the incident, which the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office is treating as a felonious assault.

One suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5'5” tall, 140 lbs., skinny build and wearing a black ski mask with eye and mouth holes, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and dark pants. The second suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s, 5'7” tall, 140 lbs., skinny build, clean-shaven and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Delivery person robbed
The WCSO responded at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday to the report of a pizza delivery person who had been robbed at knife-point near the 2800 block of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

The victim reported pulling into a parking lot before being approached by someone who asked about the food being delivered and requesting a cigarette. This person then threatened the victim with a knife, demanding all his money, according to the victim.

No injuries were reported by the pizza delivery driver, put the suspect fled the area on foot with more than $100 in cash. The WCSO said the suspect is unknown at this time, but describes him as a white male, 6'0” tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Two men kick down door, assault resident
WCSO deputies responded to the report of a burglary at an occupied residence on the 600 block of Dorset Avenue in Ypsilanti Township at 1:20 a.m. Monday.

A resident told deputies that two black men kicked in the front door, asking for someone by the name of “Rico,” and then assaulted the resident. Minor injuries were reported, and it does not appear that the victim was the intended target, according to the WCSO.

Both suspects fled after the incident, one taking a black and orange Huffy mountain bike.

One suspect is described as a black male in his late 20s, 6'3” tall, 300 lbs., short afro, mustache and wearing a burgundy shirt with black pants. The second suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, in his early 30s, 5'7” tall, 180 lbs. and wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.

Assault arrest
A 36-year-old Superior Township woman was arrested by WCSO deputies at 11:30 a.m. Monday after a Discount Towing driver reported she came out of her home with a shotgun and threatened to shoot.

According to the WCSO, management of the manufactured home community on the 1800 block of Knollwood Bend in Superior Township, had requested the tow truck come in to tag and tow all vehicles that were not registered in the community.

After the driver tagged the woman's vehicle and was in preparation to tow it, she came out of the residence with the gun, threatening to shoot the driver. No injuries were reported by the tow truck driver.

The woman was lodged in Washtenaw County jail and was arraigned Tuesday

Felonious assault
Ypsilanti Police responded to the report of a large fight between juveniles at 8 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Harriett Street and Armstrong Drive.

A 17-year-old man was sprayed with mace and then struck in the head multiple times with a chain-type belt, Ypsilanti Police reported. Two different women sprayed the youth and beat him with a chain, according to police, and another man was also involved in the fight.

A second call was made to police nearly an hour later when suspects from the earlier incident had returned, but they all had fled prior to police arriving on the scene.

The suspects involved in the incident have been identified, though police have not released any of their names. The investigation is ongoing, YPD reported.

Shots fired during fight
Residents on the 500 block of 2nd Avenue in Ypsilanti reported hearing shots fired during a large fight at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday.

When YPD officers responded to the scene, they detained one subject, though others they wanted to detain had fled the area. An investigation into the incident is ongoing, the YPD reported.

Burglary arrest
An 18-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested this week in connection with the January 19 burglary of a home on the 3000 block of Berry Road in Superior Township.

That day in January, the resident came home to find an older model Jimmy running in his driveway and he believed his door had been kicked in. The resident told deputies he saw two white males inside the home and confronted them, when they both fled the house in the Jimmy. Nothing was taken from the residence.

Deputies were able to lift latent prints left behind by the suspects, and the Michigan State Police Crime Lab listed the suspect who was arrested as one of the men involved in the burglary. After he was arrested, the suspect was lodged in the Washtenaw County jail and was arraigned Wednesday.

Suspect arrested for retail fraud
A WCSO deputy identified a suspect in a recent case of retail fraud at WalMart while conducting a traffic stop at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday on Ellsworth Road near Roundtree Boulevard in Ypsilanti Township.

The suspect, a 71-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, had outstanding warrants in Van Buren Township and Ann Arbor for retail fraud, and was trying to flee the WalMart parking lot at the time of the traffic stop. WalMart employees confirmed that the suspect had taken $84 in cologne.

The suspect was handed over to Van Buren Township Police Department for the outstanding warrant, and the WCSO will forward the report of retail fraud at WalMart to the prosecutor's office.

The WCSO reported a burglary complaint at 10:40 a.m. Monday on the 2800 block of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Entry was gained through a window, deputies reported, and one flat-screen television and a cash drawer were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time, the WCSO said.

A resident on the 500 block of Kansas Avenue in Ypsilanti Township reported at 4:30 p.m. Monday to the WCSO that someone had broken into the house, gaining entry through the bathroom window.

A Playstation III console and games were stolen, according to the resident. The WCSO reported that no suspects have yet been identified in the burglary.

A WCSO deputy responded to the report of a burglary at 9:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Share Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies reported entry was gained through a second-story window over the weekend, and two televisions, a Wii Fit platfrom, meat from the freezer and a garbage can were reported stolen. The WCSO said no suspects are known at this time.

A resident on the 3900 block of Vorhies Road in Superior Township reported a burglary to the WCSO at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Deputies reported that entry was gained through a south door, and miscellaneous jewelry and cash were reported stolen. No suspects have yet been identified in this case.

The WCSO reported a complaint of a burglary at 6:40 p.m. Monday on the 700 block of Forest Court in Ypsilanti Township.

Entry was gained by prying open the front door, the WCSO reported, and miscellaneous change was reported stolen. Suspects are unknown at this time, the WCSO said.


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