2013

Holiday Safety Tips
The holiday season is upon us! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe holiday season.
The U-M Annual Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game
Come to the Crisler Center and experience a battle of the backboards as the Army and Navy wheelchair basketball teams tip off. This event is FREE, no tickets required! It is a celebration of disability awareness and a highlight of Investing in Ability Week 2013.
Halloween Safety Tips
Keep Your Little Goblins and Ghouls Safe! Michigan's sidewalks and streets will soon be filled with ghosts, goblins and perhaps a few Jr. Deputies as well! Halloween brings out the kid in all of us and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure everyone has a Happy and SAFE holiday.
WCSO Dispatcher Sandra Petrimoulx Honored as 2013 Trainer of the Year
APCO International (Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials), the world's oldest and largest not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications, honored Washtenaw County Dispatcher Sandra Petrimoulx as 2013’s Trainer of the Year at their annual meeting and awards dinner in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Thursday, October 24, 2013. This award is presented to a public safety communications employee that has demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.
Petrimoulx Media Release
 
Dispatcher Sandy Petrimoulx
 
Dispatcher Sandy Petrimoulx & Her Father
 
Texting and Driving, It Can Wait
Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.
Texting Can Wait
 
Free Community Health Fair
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 12:00PM - 3:00PM at the Dexter Senior Center
Free Community Health Fair
 
Car Seat Basics
 
National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013)
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Use this toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week, National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.
School is in Session… Please Drive Carefully. Protecting our families begins with YOU
For twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules.
WCSO Beyond The Badge to premiere Sunday at 7:30pm
Today, the new web series, Beyond The Badge premieres at BeyondTheBadge.tv. See episode 1 now.
Liberty Square Demolition Begins
On Monday August 5, 2013 the Demolition of the Liberty Square Housing Complex began. Ypsilanti Township Officials, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, the Director of the Michigan Land Bank, and other state officials gathered to mark the start of the demolition.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Webb Recognized by Michigan Mothers Against Drunk Driving as one of their “Outstanding Officers” of the Year (2012)
On August 1, 2013, Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Webb will be recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as one of their three (3) “Outstanding Officer of the Year” recipients for his dedication and commitment to enforcing drunk and drugged driving laws.
Sheriff’s Police Service Dog Locates Handgun
On the evening of June 13, 2013, a subject considering suicide decided not to act and sought assistance. However, they tossed a firearm into a large field of tall grass and brush open to the public in Freedom Township. Sgt. Steve Armstrong and Police Service Dog (PSD) Bary were dispatched to the area to attempt to locate the firearm to both verify an aspect of the reported occurrence for the overall investigation and to assure public safety.
Suspect Michael Glenn Sentenced 14-21 Years in Prison for Multiple Assault Charges
On 11/27/12, in response to the report of a female needing help and bleeding heavily, Deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of McKinley Street in Ypsilanti Township. A lengthy investigation provided the following information.
2012 Community Report
Welcome to the second edition of the Sheriff's Office Community Report. An educated community is our best partner and we provide this document in the spirit of partnership and collaboration.
South Side Roundball Classic 2013
 
Hoopin at Hikone
 
Ballin in the Willow
 
Ballin in the Brook 2013
 
Ballin in the Blvd 2013
 
Cyber Safety Summer Camp
 
Washtenaw Area Council for Children Offer Free Cyber Safety Summer Camp for Tweens & Teens
Free Week of Cyber Safety fun and learning for tweens and teens entering grades 6-9.
WCSO Dep. Visel & New Police Service Dog Karn Make First Successful Suspect Track
Police Service Dog Karn assumed active duty at the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 and made his first successful suspect track two (2) days later.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Paul Mobbs Retires
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Paul Mobbs today, May 31st, 2013.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Lori Butler Retires
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Lori Butler today, May 31st, 2013.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Loretta Brown Retires
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Loretta Brown, effective May 29th, 2013.
Some WCSO Public Service Areas will be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013, the Records, Civil, and Inmate Visitation Operations will be closed. The Service Desk will have reduced hours of 11AM-1PM. Normal business hours will resume at 8:00 A.M. Monday, June 3rd, 2013. For any non-emergency police services, call (734) 994-2911.
Sheriff Clayton: Celebrating our History, Celebrating our Staff
Every year the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout our county, state and nation commemorate Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th. Each year in Washtenaw County members of law enforcement, county officials, and community members come together at the Washtenaw 100 Memorial Park on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti to honor the law enforcement officers in Washtenaw County who have died in the line of duty. This ceremony is always a solemn and deeply moving occasion.
Suspect Michael Curtis sentenced in 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Child Abuse Case.
During the early morning hours of October 21st, 2012, Deputies Joshua Arts, Nicholas Krings and John Cratsenburg responded to the report of a child possibly choking in the 1000 block of Fall River in Ypsilanti Township. The first Deputy to arrive, Deputy Arts, found no signs of life in fourteen (14) month old Chase Miller and immediately initiated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Sheriff & Prosecutor’s Offices achieve conviction on Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct Case.
On 03/21/12, Deputies Heather Morrison and Chad Teets responded to an Ypsilanti Township address to investigate the alleged false imprisonment and assault of a female. Upon their arrival it was determined that the female had been held at the residence against her will for over thirty (30) hours by her then boyfriend Dajuan Roberts. During the time she was held, she sustained multiple injuries, including knife wounds and a “branding” injury where Roberts had burned his initials into a portion of her body with a hot coat hanger during one of several assaults. She reported that she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by Roberts during the course of her imprisonment.
WCSO Hall of Honor Dedication Ceremony
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As a part of marking Police Week in Washtenaw County, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Dedication Ceremony for the newly created “Hall of Honor” to remember and honor Sheriff’s Office personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community.
Young Women Making Washtenaw County Better (YWMWB) Grand Prize Winners
Fifth Third Bank and the Detroit Red Wings just concluded another year of the S. H.O.T.S. program (Students Helping Others Through Service). This initiative encourages Southeast Michigan High School students to volunteer their time in an effort to make a positive impact on the local community.
Sheriff's & Prosecutor's Office Achieve Conviction in 2009 Sexual Assault, Assault and Great Bodily Harm Case
On May 2nd, 2013, a jury rendered a guilty verdict for Anthony Chandler in a 2009 Ypsilanti Township Sexual Assault, Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault case.
Dangers of Social Media – Creps Facebook Sentencing
Paul Joseph Creps was sentenced yesterday to 10-15 years in prison for the sexual assault of two (2) underage girls in Ypsilanti Township.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Troy Bevier Retires
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon celebrating the career of Lieutenant Troy D. Bevier, on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.
WCSO Arrests Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery
On 4/3/13 at approximately 2:20am, deputies responded to the 7-11 store located at 2200 E Ellsworth Rd Ypsilanti Twp regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.
WCSO Community Engagement Golf Outing
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office invites you and your friends to a day of golf and fun at the Community Engagement Golf Outing!
WCSO CE Golf Outing Image
 
CE Golf Outing 2013
 
BOC Resolution - Telecommunicator Week in Washtenaw County
 
WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners hereby declares the week of April 14, 2013 through April 20, 2013, as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week in Washtenaw County.
WCSO Emergency Services Conducts Skywarn Spotter Training Programs
WCSO Emergency Services conducts Skywarn Spotter training programs throughout the community at the beginning of every severe weather season. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in White Lake assigns an experienced meteorologist to conduct the training, which is free of charge and open to anyone at least 18 years of age. The course is about two hours long, and Skywarn Spotter identification codes are issued to all who complete the training.
Got Drugs Handout Spanish
 
Got Drugs Handout English
 
Got Drugs Poster
 
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 27th, 2013
On April 27th, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications (no liquids please) for disposal to the Sheriff’s Office at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Win 2013 Battle of the Badges Tug of War Contest
The Sheriff’s Office represented Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Tuesday, March 26th in a Battle of the Badges Tug of War contest at the Detroit Pistons game. They faced off against Macomb County Sheriff winning 2 out of the 3 “wars” and being named the 2012 Battle of Badges Tug of War Champions. Participating in the event were Director Derrick Jackson, Deputy Thomas Guynes, Deputy Joe Montgomery, Sergeant Fred Garcia and Sergeant Beth Gieske.
Some WCSO Public Service Areas Will Close Early This Friday In Observance of Good Friday
Certain customer service operations will have reduced hours this Friday, March 29th in observance of Good Friday
New Common Non-Emergency Telephone Number for Washtenaw Metro Dispatch
Washtenaw Metro Dispatch has implemented a common telephone number for non-emergency calls effective immediately. The number is (734) 994-2911.
Battle of the Badges 3-26-13
 
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Closes Child Abuse and Torture Case
One 4/1/12 the WCSO Detective Bureau was notified that a three (3) year old male had been brought into the University Of Michigan Hospital by his mother regarding severe burns and bruising. After examination it was also determined that the child had blood in his urine, fluid in his abdomen, bite marks and the burns were covering 18% of his body.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Mark Mesko Retires
On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon for Corporal Mark Mesko, a senior staff member of the Sheriff’s Office, honoring his 34 years of exemplary service, 25 of which were served in road patrol.
Thinking About the Dexter Tornado – One Year Later
It hardly seems like it has been a year since an EF-3 rated tornado ravaged the Dexter community on March 15th, 2012, leaving over seven miles of destruction in its wake at a cost of millions of dollars.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Sergeant
On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announced the promotion of Deputy Michael Marocco to Police Services Sergeant.
Sheriff’s Office Closes Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm & Unlawful Imprisonment Case with Convictions of Both Suspects
On the afternoon of August 10th, 2012, Julien Butler was lured to a convenience store in the City of Ypsilanti and forced into a vehicle at gunpoint by Allan Tomlinson and Clinton Desir. Traveling to a rural area in Superior Township with the alleged intent to kill Butler, the suspects shot Butler approximately eight (8) times. They fled the scene when interrupted by a passing vehicle. Butler survived his life threatening wounds.
Sheriff’s Office Closes Six (6) Year Old Homicide Case with Two (2) Convictions
Sheriff’s Detectives recently ended a six (6) year investigation into a heart wrenching homicide with convictions of both suspects. On August 18th, 2006, a break in and brutal assault resulted in the murder of William Samuel Kenney at the former Jim Bradley Pontiac-GMC Buick auto dealership in Scio Township.
5th Annual Frozen Leap Raises $25,000 for SOS Community Services
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Frozen Leap team, the Polar Pigs (Pride, Integrity, Guts) showed up in full force on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The Frozen Leap took place in the icy waters of Ford Lake where employees of the Sheriff’s Office and many other community members took the plunge into the icy waters.
Local Organization Plans Cyber Security Class
SALINE, Mich. (Feb. 19, 2013)—Back by popular demand, The Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition (WC4) is hosting a class on how to protect your business from cyber-attack. “Cyber Security for Business 101” will be led by local cyber security professionals Joe Eastman, Adjunct Faculty at Eastern Michigan University and Jeff Haller, and Noël Quiton trainer specializing in Information Assurance.
WCSO Arrests Home Invasion Suspects and Recovers Important Evidence with K-9 Assistance
On January 24th, 2013 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to Webster Township for a home invasion in progress. Corporal John Scafasci engaged in a vehicle pursuit and subsequent foot chase resulting in the arrest of both suspects.
5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap
The 5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap is set for Saturday, February 16th, 2013. If you've never heard of the Ford Lake Frozen Leap all you need to know is that this year you can see your fellow Sheriff Office employees, also known as “The WCSO Polar Pigs”, jumping into Ford Lake while it's freezing outside!
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Lieutenant
On Sunday February 3, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announced that Sergeant Marlene Radzik had been promoted as the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office next Police Services Lieutenant.
Sheriff’s Office welcomes Neighborhood Watch Coordinators from all over Washtenaw County
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office hosted a meeting for Neighborhood Watch Coordinators from all over Washtenaw County. The meeting brought the coordinators together to discuss common issues and covered a number of topics.
Guidelines for Calling 911
 
WCSO NON-EMERGENCY number has changed!
The new non-emergency number for Police Dispatch is 734-994-2911. Please discard all previously used or stored numbers.
MDOT Courtesy Patrols
 
MDOT Courtesy Patrols begin on February 1, 2013
The Michigan Department of Transportation has provided courtesy patrols for some time now across much of the Metropolitan Detroit region. These patrols, created to provide both citizens and visitors with courteous and effective assistance to motorists on our freeways, will begin service in Washtenaw County on Friday, February 1, 2013.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office staff to serve as panelists at symposium about mental illness in the criminal system.
Dr. Christine Negendank, the forensic psychiatrist at the Sheriff’s Office, and Chief Deputy Rick Kaledas of the Sheriff’s Office will serve as panelists at a one-day conference, “The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Turning Patients into Inmates ~ February 8, 2013 ~ Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
FOUND: 3 month old from Superior Township has been found
Early this morning WCSO Detectives located 3 month old Solomon Brandon who had been taken by his biological parents. Solomon was found safe and unharmed. His parents, Rachael McPherson and Darris Brandon are currently in custody. More details will be released as the investigation continues.
Honorary Deputy Visits the WCSO
Luke Wolf, who is an honorary WCSO deputy, came to visit the WCSO on Friday, January 4, 2013 and was able to take a tour of the facility, meeting members of administration, the Detective Bureau, and Court Security. Luke has multiple long term health issues and must use a wheel chair much of the time.
Detective in Charge - Craig Raisanen
 
Soloman Brandon
 
Soloman Brandon
 
NW Coordinators Dinner
 
Sheriff Clayton speaks to NW Coordinators
 
Lt. Marlene Radzik
 
WCSO Polar Pigs
 
Sgt. Steve Armstrong & K-9 Bary
 
Sgt. Steve Armstrong & K-9 Bary
 
Cpl. John Scafasci
 
WC4
 
WC4
 
Best Jump Winner
 
WCSO Dive Team 2013
 
2013 Polar Pigs
 
2013 Polar Pigs
 
Sgt. Pat Bell & Det. Craig Raisanen
 
WCSO & YPD Collaborating Detectives
 
WCSO Det. Sinks & YPD Sgt. Eberts
 
Sgt. Michael Marocco
 
EF-3 Rated Tornado Damage
 
EF-3 Rated Tornado Damage
 
Damaged Homes
 
Red Cross
 
Mounted Unit
 
Dep. Ray Yee
Special thanks to Photographer Benjamin Weatherston & The Ann Magazin
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