Sheriff's Office Updates
Complete listing of Sheriff Office updates.
Today, the new web series, Beyond The Badge premieres at BeyondTheBadge.tv. See episode 1 now.
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 June 21st through June 27th, 2015. 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.
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.
Local Auto Dealership Wishes to Thank the WCSO for Great Service, Presents Check for $2,000 to the WISD Education Project, Charity Chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Mike Mosser, General Manager of Suburban Chevrolet, Cadillac, Saab, presented a check for $2,000 on behalf of the dealership to Jennifer Martin, representing the Education Project for Homeless Youth, this morning on the Lucy Ann Lance show. The generous donation was designed to “show appreciation for the great work of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office” by benefitting a worthy cause, chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton.
Because of Deputy Ballard’s courageous actions, risking his own life, he was able to save the life of another. Deputy Ballard’s commitment, courage and selflessness make us all proud.
Now you can check recent crime activity in your neighborhood, see where the crimes occurred, analyze patterns of crime, and see how far a crime was from your home.
The 6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap is set for Saturday, February 15th, 2014. If you've never heard of the Ford Lake Frozen Leap all you need to know is that you can see your fellow Sheriff Office employees, also known as “Squeal Team Six”, jumping into Ford Lake while it's freezing outside!
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several Craigslist robberies. The victims in these robberies were either selling or buying items through Craigslist ads. Many people post ads on Craigslist and other social media websites but this practice has proven, in some circumstances, not the safest way to do business. It is difficult to track or know who you will be meeting face to face.
Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.