Sheriff's Office Updates

Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning Honors Deputy Brian Webb as an “All-Star in Impaired Driving Enforcement”

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is coordinating the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk driving enforcement campaign, July 1-13. To help increase awareness of the increased enforcement effort and the importance of not driving drunk, OHSP is planning kickoff press conferences on July 1.

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5th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

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!

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National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 15-21, 2013)

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.

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A Day in the Life of a Deputy

A Day in the Life of a Deputy

Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at M-52 and Bethel Church in Sharon Township on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Corporal Mike Williams, lead investigator, with Corporals Steve Wallen, Jeff Saren and Tom Mercure did an outstanding job of managing and conducting the kind of detailed on-scene investigation required in such a matter.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26th, 2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26th, 2014

On April 26 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 eighth 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 pills for disposal to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Service Center at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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2012 Community Report

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.

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MSA Newsletter & Press Release: Sheriff Clayton Elected Vice-Chair of MCOLES

MSA Newsletter & Press Release: Sheriff Clayton Elected Vice-Chair of MCOLES

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, was elected to serve as Vice-Chair of MCOLES for the term beginning January 1, 2014.

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Sheriff's & Prosecutor's Office Achieve Conviction in 2009 Sexual Assault, Assault and Great Bodily Harm Case

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.

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Young Women Making Washtenaw County Better (YWMWB) Grand Prize Winners

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.

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WCSO Hall of Honor Dedication Ceremony

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.

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The U-M Annual Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game

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.

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Homicide Suspect Apprehended

Homicide Suspect Apprehended

Moments ago (July 26, 2010) detectives of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office apprehended Michael Crockett in connection with the fatal shooting that took place on Sunday July 25th in the Kmart parking lot on Washtenaw Ave. in Ypsilanti Township.

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Sheriff Clayton on the Lucy Ann Lance Show!

Sheriff Clayton on the Lucy Ann Lance Show!

A wide-ranging interview with the county's top law enforcer, who talks about community safety, officer safety, and how to pay for it all.

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Sheriff & Prosecutor’s Offices achieve conviction on Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct Case.

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.

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WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 7, 2014.

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Peace Officer Memorial Day & Police Week

Peace Officer Memorial Day & Police Week

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 has become a tradition in Washtenaw County, a ceremony marking Peace Officer’s Memorial Day will be held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park this year on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 10:00AM. The park is located on Michigan Avenue at Ballard Street in Ypsilanti.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Competes in Battle of the Badges at the Palace

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Competes in Battle of the Badges at the Palace

Come out and support the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office as they battle Washtenaw County Area Fire Fighters in an All Star Tug of War competition at the Palace before the Piston’s Game tonight!

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WCSO Police Service Dog Visits Dexter Elementary School

WCSO Police Service Dog Visits Dexter Elementary School

Deputy Gerrod Visel and his canine partner, Karn, visited Wylie Elementary School in Dexter to perform a demonstration to assist his son, Brayden, during a speech on police service dogs and their training.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Corporal Loretta Brown Retires

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.

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In & Out Shooter Arrested!

In & Out Shooter Arrested!

On November 16, 2011 the suspected shooter from the November 5, 2011 shooting at the In & Out on Share and Harris in Ypsilanti Township was taken into custody.

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