Ypsilanti Citizen Police Sidetrack

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

Prostitution sting nets six arrests


Man arrested after stealing Christmas present, police say

By Tom Perkins
Dec. 11, 2009    ·    10:36 a.m.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department set up a prostitution sting along Michigan Avenue near Ecorse Road Tuesday morning.

Four females and two males were arrested in the effort. An undercover detective was approached by each of those arrested, except for one male suspect, who was arrested on outstanding warrants.

Most of those arrested were Ypsilanti Township residents, with one exception from Whitmore Lake.

Deputies have received numerous complaints from business owners in the area about prostitution and a female prostitute was struck and killed in the area on Sunday night.

A man was arrested in Ypsilanti for stealing a Christmas gift from a woman’s car early Wednesday morning.

Police arrested the 45-year-old suspect after following his footprints from the woman’s car to his apartment on the 500 block of North Congress Street at approximately 12:25 a.m.

The victim, a 22-year-old woman, said she saw the man steal the drill from her car while she was looking out her apartment window.

The victim said she tried to chase the man, but lost him after a short pursuit.

Deputies then followed the suspect’s footprints to a house where they overheard people arguing about bringing stolen property into the apartment.

The suspect was detained, and officers followed another pair of footprints leading to a dumpster where the drill had been stashed.

The victim was able to identify the suspect and the man, who is on parole, was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail until arraigned on charges of larceny from an automobile.

Vehicle theft
A motorcycle was stolen from Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday.

Deputies responded to the 1700 block of East Michigan Avenue at 10:40 a.m., where an orange 1999 Harley Davidson King Classic motorcycle had been reported stolen from a vacant business.

No suspects are known at this time.

A laptop and gold necklace were stolen in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday.

Deputies were dispatched at approximately 4:50 p.m. to the 2500 block of International Drive for a burglary report. Entry was gained through an unlocked rear door.

No suspects are known at this time.

Attempted burglary
A homeowner caught a man trying to break into her home in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday night.

Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of Forest Court for a burglary report at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The homeowner said as she was returning home, she saw a thin, black male exit her residence and head south towards Browning Court.

Nothing was reported missing and no suspects are known at this time.

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