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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

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

Young bicyclist robbed at gun-point


Man severely beaten while checking vacant home

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 with light skin, a skinny build, about 6'2” and wearing a white tank-top and blue jeans. The other suspect is described as a black man with dark skin, a heavyset build, about 6'0”, and wearing a white T-shirt and black jeans. The two men were last seen in a dark green Oldsmobile 4-door, possibly an Intrigue.

Anyone with any information about the crime, or any other criminal activity in the area, is asked to call the WCSO's tip line at (734) 973-7711.

Resident assaulted while checking township home

A 32-year-old Ypsilanti Township man received severe, though non-life-threatening, injuries at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday when he was confronted by two unknown assailants on the 300 block of Dorset Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

The victim told WCSO deputies that he was going to the area to check a vacant home for security, when he was assaulted by two men who were inside the residence. He told the deputies that he fled to a nearby residence.

Suspects are not known at this time, the WCSO reported, but are both described as approximately 20-year-old black men, one wearing a black shirt with red pin-stripes.

Arrest made in WCC computer theft

A 23-year-old Ann Arbor resident was arrested Wednesday by a WCSO deputy in connection with computer equipment that was reported stolen from a classroom in Washtenaw Community College last month.

The stolen equipment was originally reported on May 17. The WCSO deputy located both the suspect and the stolen equipment Wednesday.

The suspect was arrested, lodged at Washtenaw County Jail, and arraigned on larceny charges Thursday.

Employee confesses to theft

A 20-year-old woman was arrested by Ypsilanti Police officers at 9:30 a.m. Thursday after confessing to the theft of about $200 from her employer located near the intersection of East Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road in Ypsilanti.

The theft of the money was caught on video tape, according to police, and the woman confessed to the crime after being arrested. She was processed and released pending charges, according to a report from the YPD.

Man arrested for damaging Riverside Park gazebo

A 36-year-old man was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Thursday after Ypsilanti Police officers found him, reportedly intoxicated, damaging property in Riverside Park.

The man, who police reported did damage to the recently-renovated gazebo in the park, was arrested and taken to the police station. He was later released pending authorization of a warrant, YPD reported.

Three vehicles stolen Wednesday

Three vehicles were reported stolen Wednesday, two taken from locations along West Michigan Avenue.

One owner called Ypsilanti Police at 2:15 a.m. after noticing the vehicle was missing from a parking lot on the 400 block of West Michigan Avenue. No suspects have been named by the YPD for this crime.

The owner of a black 2000 2-door Mercury Cougar contacted WCSO at 2:35 p.m., telling deputies that the car was stolen from a parking lot on the 2400 block of Lakeshore Boulevard in Ypsilanti Township. No suspects have yet been identified, the WCSO reported.

Another victim reported to police at 7:30 p.m. that a 47-year-old woman he knew took his 1991 Honda without his permission. Police were able to locate the car and arrest the suspect, who was lodged at Washtenaw County Jail.


A resident on the 400 block of Hayes Street in Ypsilanti Township reported to WCSO deputies at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday that the residence was broken into.

Entry was gained by kicking in the front door during the day Tuesday, the WCSO reported. A laptop computer, a camcorder and a Playstation 3 were reported missing. No suspects have yet been identified by the WCSO.

Home invasion

Ypsilanti Police received a report at 9:45 a.m. Thursday of an apartment on the 500 block of West Michigan Avenue that was broken into.

The suspect, who remains unidentified, broke a window to enter the residence, the Ypsilanti Police Department reported. Miscellaneous jewelry was reported stolen from the apartment.

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