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

Sheriff seeks shooting suspect

27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident Leontay Clay Williams is wanted in connection to a shooting that injured one victim in front of Papi O's night club early Friday morning. Photo by courtesy of the WCSO

27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident Leontay Clay Williams is wanted in connection to a shooting that injured one victim in front of Papi O's night club early Friday morning.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Canton resident injured in traffic crash

By Mark Tower
Apr. 19, 2010    ·    1:57 p.m.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is looking for Leontay Clay Williams, a suspect in a shooting that occurred Friday at Papi O's night club on Ellsworth Road in Ypsilanti Township.

The 27-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, who was shot in the abdomen with a handgun outside the club at about 2 a.m. Friday, has been treated and released from the hospital, according to WCSO Detective Craig Raisanen.

Raisanen said the two individuals involved in the shooting knew each other before this incident and there were issues between them.

Williams, a 22-year-old man, is described by the WCSO as a black male, 6'01” tall, 210 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. It has been reported Williams frequents the south side of Ypsilanti, but his address is not known. He is known to drive an early 2000 black Buick Regal with tinted windows and license plate number 7JYJ85, according to the WCSO.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Raisanen at WCSO at (734) 260-1466. The Sheriff's office said anyone making contact with the suspect should consider him armed and dangerous, and Detective Raisanen said nobody should attempt to make contact with the suspect on their own, but instead should call local law enforcement.

Canton resident hurt in traffic crash
A 34-year-old Canton resident was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital by helicopter at about 9:15 a.m. Sunday after the driver's car struck a tree along East Michigan Avenue near Avis Street in Ypsilanti Township.

The WCSO reported the 1999 Nissan was traveling east on Michigan Avenue, ran off the road and struck a tree. The Sheriff's office reported this morning the driver is still listed in critical condition.

The WCSO is investigating the crash, and requests anyone with information about the incident to contact Deputy Doug McMullen at (734) 973-4482.

Teens arrested during traffic stop
Two teenage Superior Township residents were arrested at about 8 p.m. Sunday after fleeing from their vehicle when WCSO deputies pulled them over in the 8800 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Superior Township.

The driver, an 18-year-old woman, was arrested and transported to Washtenaw County Jail. She was arraigned today on charges of restricting and obstructing, never acquiring operator's license, improper license and second-degree contempt of court for a retail fraud case, according to the WCSO.

The passenger, a 19-year-old woman, was also arrested and transported to Washtenaw County Jail. She was arraigned today on charges of restricting and obstructing and for probation violation, the WCSO reported.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of a burglary at 4:30 a.m. Sunday on the 800 block of Eugene Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Deputies reported whoever broke into the house came in by kicking in the back door. Residents reported four diamond rings, a 27-inch television and cash was missing. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Deputies responded to a burglary complaint at 3:50 a.m. Saturday on the 2100 block of Golfside Drive in Ypsilanti Township, where residents reported a deer rifle and scope in a soft gun case was stolen.

The WCSO reported that the front door was kicked in, but no suspects have yet been identified.

Residents of a house on Allen Avenue, near East Michigan Avenue, in Ypsilanti Township told WCSO Sunday afternoon that a push mower, weed eater and skill saw were all taken from the home.

Deputies reported entry was gained through an unlocked garage door and said suspects are unknown at this time.

A burglary alarm drew deputies to Charles F. Kettering elementary school 11:50 p.m. Sunday on the 1500 block of Knowles Street in Ypsilanti Township.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a rear door window was broken and a pop machine was overturned, though nothing else appeared to be missing. The WCSO said the window was likely broken during the past six hours, but have not identified any suspects.

Warrant arrest
A 25-year-old man wanted by police for numerous outstanding warrants was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by WCSO deputies during a traffic stop on East Michigan Avenue near Burbank in Ypsilanti Township.

Stanton Lason-Taliaferro Wiggins, who was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail, was wanted on warrants of fleeing/elduing law enforcement, third-degree sexual assault, aggravated assault, weapons firing and more by Ann Arbor, Wayne, Highland Park, and Warren police departments and the Wayne County Sheriff's office.

Warrant arrest
A 50-year-old man was arrested at 11 p.m. Sunday by WCSO deputies, after they stopped his vehicle on Wendell Avenue near East Clark Road in Ypsilanti Township.

Terry Lee Scuchfield was transported to the Van Buren Township Police Department, since he was wanted in that township on a warrant for failure to appear in a retail fraud case. Scuchfield also had outstanding warrants for failure to appear on a retail fraud case from WCSO and for failure to appear in a assault and battery case.

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