Sheriff's Office Updates

Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2014

Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate to Hold Gun Safety Week 2014

All the law enforcement agencies in Washtenaw County have joined together to help make our County and our residents safer, by holding a Gun Safety Week July 20th through July 26th, 2014. The purpose of the Washtenaw County Gun Safety Week is to educate and raise awareness about issues related to gun safety and encourage responsible gun ownership.

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Local Organization Plans Cyber Security Class

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.

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Shooting Suspect Identified

Shooting Suspect Identified

The WCSO is asking for your assistance in the location of Leon Freeman. He is wanted in conjunction with a shooting at the Elks Club in Ypsilanti Township during the early morning hours on Saturday Oct. 8, 2011.

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Sheriff and Chief discuss dispatch consolidation with Lucy Ann Lance

Sheriff and Chief discuss dispatch consolidation with Lucy Ann Lance

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton & Ann Arbor Police Chief Barnett Jones - The City of Ann Arbor anticipates saving $400,000 a year by contracting with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department for dispatch services. Talks are underway to work out a deal that the County estimates would be cost-neutral for the County and would help streamline dispatch services.

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Speedway Robber Apprehended

Speedway Robber Apprehended

On Tuesday the Speedway gas station at 1395 E. Michigan Ave. was robbed. The suspect was I.D.'d by deputies and received a tip from several citizens pointing deputies to his location.

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WCSO Metro Dispatch Honored for Telecommunicator Week

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.

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Suspect Michael Curtis sentenced in 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Child Abuse Case.

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).

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Honorary Deputy Visits the WCSO

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.

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Bank Robbery @ TCF bank in Ypsilanti Township

Bank Robbery @ TCF bank in Ypsilanti Township

This morning just after 9:30am Metro Dispatch received a 911 call of a bank robbery that had just taken place. The TCF bank located on Hewitt and Packard in Ypsilanti Township was where the incident took place.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren Retires August 23rd, 2014

Honoring over 25 years of exemplary service with the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announces the retirement of Commander Dieter E. Heren, effective Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

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Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

Deputy Visel & K-9 Karn earn United States Police Canine Association ‘Catch of the Quarter’ Award

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Deputy Visel and K-9 Karn has been awarded "catch-of-the-quarter" award by the United States Police Canine Association. K-9 Karn was recognized for his ability to track down a probation absconder in a heavily wooded and overgrown area.

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Take Action to Prevent Heatstroke: Avoid. Create Reminders. Take Action.

Take Action to Prevent Heatstroke: Avoid. Create Reminders. Take Action.

NEW STUDY: 14% OF PARENTS SAY THEY HAVE LEFT A CHILD ALONE INSIDE PARKED VEHICLE DESPITE THE RISKS OF HEATSTROKE

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2 Arrested, Several Computers Recovered!

2 Arrested, Several Computers Recovered!

2 arrests have been made and several computers were recovered from the approximately 80 computers stolen from Ypsilanti Public Schools.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Win 2013 Battle of the Badges Tug of War Contest

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.

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Troy Bevier Retires

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.

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6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap was a Frozen Success!

6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap was a Frozen Success!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Frozen Leap team, Squeal Team Six, may have only had four members this year, but they were still at the top of their game.

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WCSO Parks Service Program Keeping the Parks Safe

WCSO Parks Service Program Keeping the Parks Safe

The Sheriff’s Office Parks Service Program (PSP) was created in 2011 in collaboration with Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation. Our shared goal is to ensure that every visitor to the County’s 32 parks, preserves and properties has an enjoyable, safe and positive experience through the fair and appropriate enforcement of all park rules and regulations by our Park Services Officers (PSO).

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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Closes Child Abuse and Torture Case

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.

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CAPTURED: 3rd suspect in weekend homicide arrested.

All three suspects have been arrested for the shooting death that occurred in Schooner Cove apartments over the weekend.

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School is in Session… Please Drive Carefully. Protecting our families begins with YOU

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.

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