News from Across eWashtenaw

These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 27th, 2013

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 27th, 2013

On April 27th, 2013 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 sixth 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 medications (no liquids please) for disposal to the Sheriff’s Office at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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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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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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New Common Non-Emergency Telephone Number for Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

New Common Non-Emergency Telephone Number for Washtenaw Metro Dispatch

Washtenaw Metro Dispatch has implemented a common telephone number for non-emergency calls effective immediately. The number is (734) 994-2911.

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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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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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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Mark Mesko Retires

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Mark Mesko Retires

On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon for Corporal Mark Mesko, a senior staff member of the Sheriff’s Office, honoring his 34 years of exemplary service, 25 of which were served in road patrol.

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Thinking About the Dexter Tornado – One Year Later

Thinking About the Dexter Tornado – One Year Later

It hardly seems like it has been a year since an EF-3 rated tornado ravaged the Dexter community on March 15th, 2012, leaving over seven miles of destruction in its wake at a cost of millions of dollars.

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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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Sheriff’s Office Closes Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm & Unlawful Imprisonment Case with Convictions of Both Suspects

Sheriff’s Office Closes Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm & Unlawful Imprisonment Case with Convictions of Both Suspects

On the afternoon of August 10th, 2012, Julien Butler was lured to a convenience store in the City of Ypsilanti and forced into a vehicle at gunpoint by Allan Tomlinson and Clinton Desir. Traveling to a rural area in Superior Township with the alleged intent to kill Butler, the suspects shot Butler approximately eight (8) times. They fled the scene when interrupted by a passing vehicle. Butler survived his life threatening wounds.

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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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5th Annual Frozen Leap Raises $25,000 for SOS Community Services

5th Annual Frozen Leap Raises $25,000 for SOS Community Services

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Frozen Leap team, the Polar Pigs (Pride, Integrity, Guts) showed up in full force on Saturday, February 16th, 2013. The Frozen Leap took place in the icy waters of Ford Lake where employees of the Sheriff’s Office and many other community members took the plunge into the icy waters.

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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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WCSO Arrests Home Invasion Suspects and Recovers Important Evidence with K-9 Assistance

WCSO Arrests Home Invasion Suspects and Recovers Important Evidence with K-9 Assistance

On January 24th, 2013 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to Webster Township for a home invasion in progress. Corporal John Scafasci engaged in a vehicle pursuit and subsequent foot chase resulting in the arrest of both suspects.

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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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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Lieutenant

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Promotes New Lieutenant

On Sunday February 3, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announced that Sergeant Marlene Radzik had been promoted as the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office next Police Services Lieutenant.

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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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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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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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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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