Sheriff's Office Updates
Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.
Recovery efforts continue to move forward as clean up kicks into high gear!
Following a challenging selection process for both handlers and dogs, two (2) new police service dog teams were authorized for service by Cmdr. Marlene Radzik this past Friday, May 8th, 2015.
The 2010 Community Report released by Sheriff Clayton is the start of a conversation regarding the public safety challenges facing our community.
Living with a police service dog means embracing a lifestyle of discipline, fitness, patience and a continual desire to work hard and to challenge yourself to train, improve and grow as a handler-dog team.
The Sheriff’s Office recently identified two (2) new police service dog (PSD) handlers who have been spending time building strong bonds and a solid training foundation with their new canine partners. The bond between the Police Service Dog Units (PSDU) and handlers from surrounding agencies is also very strong. This was made clear when our PSDU was contacted by Tracy Spader, Founder and President of the “K9 Defender Fund, Inc” www.k9defenderfund.org. Ms. Spader was made aware of our two (2) new handlers and canine recruits by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit.
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.
The Shop with a Cop Program involves Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and other Washtenaw County law enforcement officers, donating their time to take a group of children on a Holiday shopping spree. Children are selected by referrals from our local school districts and school resource officers.
Today, the new web series, Beyond The Badge premieres at BeyondTheBadge.tv. See episode 1 now.
The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search & Recovery Team (USRT) is comprised of law enforcement officers who are also highly trained professional divers. On December 3rd, 2014, prospective team member applicants from the Sheriff’s Office and Arbor City and Ypsilanti City Police Departments met to participate in the practical swim testing portion of the new member assessment process. The Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) posted vacancies on the USRT for full-time Law Enforcement personnel employed in Washtenaw County. After receiving applications, applicants were tested for swimming proficiency and offered the opportunity to experience some of the specialized equipment utilized by the USRT.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
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.
At approximately 2:10 a.m., on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported breaking & entering in progress at the leasing office and maintenance garage of Eastwood Terrace Apartments, Ypsilanti Township. While responding, Deputies observed a gold/tan Buick Century driving eastbound away from the apartments. Upon arrival, they observed the office door had been kicked open and noted visible imprints from the suspect’s shoes. An on-duty Ann Arbor Police Department service dog was requested and responded to the scene.
On 5/29/13, Deputies Dan Buffa and Kevin Hause responded to a vehicle fire on Ohio Street in Ypsilanti Township. Partnering with Detective Craig Raisanen, their investigation revealed that Derrell Evans burned the vehicle owned by his soon to be ex-girlfriend. Following the vehicle fire, Evans continued to seriously threaten and attempt to intimidate witnesses, eventually fleeing the State. He was subsequently located in Nevada and extradited back to Michigan in September.
Deputy Jerimiah Richardson attempted to take a probation absconder into custody on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2014, at about 6:00 p.m. The violator fled on foot into an area adjacent to Ford Lake in Ypsilanti Township.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, along with the Medical Examiner's Office, are asking for your help identifying an unknown homicide victim from 1985.
Sheriff’s Office May 2012 investigation into school bus sexual assaults that occurred in the West Willow Neighborhood came to a close September 17th, 2012, with the guilty plea and sentencing of Daniel Jackson to nine (9) counts of criminal sexual conduct before the Honorable Melinda Morris in the Washtenaw County Trial Court.
On September 17, 2012 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 1900 Blk of Chevrolet in the West Willow neighborhood for a home invasion investigation. While the deputy on scene was conducting a neighborhood canvass, the deputy observed a juvenile in the area and determined the individual to have been involved in the home invasion he was currently investigating. Deputies along with the Detective Bureau were able to recover stolen property from 3 separate home invasions that had occurred in the past month from two separate residents in the neighborhood.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office cordially invites community stakeholders to join us for a discussion of Fair & Impartial Policing.
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.
The holiday season is upon us! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe holiday season.