Sheriff's Office Updates

Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.

Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members rescue dog from Huron River

Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members rescue dog from Huron River

On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) members Sgt. Cook, Cpl. Pasternak and Cpl. Mercure responded to the Huron River in Scio Township where a dog was being swept down the river.

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Sheriff’s Office welcomes Neighborhood Watch Coordinators from all over Washtenaw County

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.

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Some WCSO Public Service Areas Will Close Early This Friday In Observance of Good Friday

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, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.

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Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

No text is worth dying for. That’s why the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and LaFontaine Automotive Group are joining AT&T to help save lives through It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting and driving. Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office staff to serve as panelists at symposium about mental illness in the criminal system.

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.

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MDOT Courtesy Patrols begin on February 1, 2013

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.

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2 arrested in Lodi home invasion

2 arrested in Lodi home invasion

On 01/11/2011, Deputies assigned to Lodi Township responded to the 7000 block of Lindemann Road (West of Alber Road) for a home invasion in progress. The Deputies arrived and found the homeowner holding the suspect, a forty-eight year-old male Saline resident, down on the side deck.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Sergeant

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.

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WCSO Dep. Visel & New Police Service Dog Karn Make First Successful Suspect Track

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.

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Patrol Dog Certification Trial (July 11th - 13th) - Open to the Public

Patrol Dog Certification Trial (July 11th - 13th) - Open to the Public

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Washtenaw-Metro Police Canine Teams, is pleased to announce our hosting of the regional United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) www.uspca19.org Patrol Dog certification trial, Friday, July 11th, through Sunday, July 13th, 2014. The event is open to the public. Approximately 30 handler and dog teams are expected to participate. Most events will be held at Ypsilanti Community School’s Shadford Athletic Field, 2095 Packard Road, Ypsilanti.

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Boater Safety Classes Available

Boater Safety Classes Available

Whether your interest is in fishing, sailing, canoeing or water-skiing, boating education is essential. The WCSO Marine Division offers many Boater Safety Courses each year. In order to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, citizens who are involved in boating activities are strongly encouraged to attend these classes. Please refer to the following information for the current class schedule.

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WCSO NON-EMERGENCY number has changed!

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.

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Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

Indecent Exposure Suspect Arrested

A 47-year-old man responsible for at least 10 indecent exposure incidents was arrested.

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WCSO Dispatcher Sandra Petrimoulx Honored as 2013 Trainer of the Year

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.

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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)

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.

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Sheriff’s Office Closes Six (6) Year Old Homicide Case with Two (2) Convictions

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.

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Sheriff Clayton: Celebrating our History, Celebrating our Staff

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.

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Some WCSO Public Service Areas Will Close Early This Friday In Observance of Good Friday

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

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Retired WCSO Deputy Stanley McFadden Honored with Retirement Badge

Retired WCSO Deputy Stanley McFadden Honored with Retirement Badge

On March 1st, 2014 Retired Deputy Sheriff Stanley McFadden was presented with his retirement badge and ID card. Deputy McFadden was an Ann Arbor Police Officer who was relentless in his duties once pursuing and capturing a fleeing felon for over a mile through the sewers of Ann Arbor. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office hired McFadden as a Deputy Sheriff in April of 1965. During his tenure he was also part of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT).

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Missing Endangered Person Robert Mullins found with support from WCSO Mounted Unit, Reserve Unit and many other Area Agencies

Missing Endangered Person Robert Mullins found with support from WCSO Mounted Unit, Reserve Unit and many other Area Agencies

On 3/28/14, Robert Mullins, a 79 year old man with dementia, walked away from a Senior Assisted Living Center in Superior Township at approximately 9:00pm. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit and Reserve Unit were activated to assist Detectives and Deputies, among many other partnering agencies, in their search for Mr. Mullins. As the Mounted Unit searched a field on Prospect just north of Geddes, they came across Mr. Mullins laying in the field, alive and talking with no visible signs of injury, though exhausted from the 20 hours he spend outside wandering on his own.

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