News from Across eWashtenaw

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

Some WCSO Public Service Areas will be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

Some WCSO Public Service Areas will be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013, the Records, Civil, and Inmate Visitation Operations will be closed. The Service Desk will have reduced hours of 11AM-1PM. Normal business hours will resume at 8:00 A.M. Monday, June 3rd, 2013. For any non-emergency police services, call (734) 994-2911.

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Sheriff Clayton: Celebrating our History, Celebrating our Staff

Sheriff Clayton: Celebrating our History, Celebrating our Staff

Every year the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies throughout our county, state and nation commemorate Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th. Each year in Washtenaw County members of law enforcement, county officials, and community members come together at the Washtenaw 100 Memorial Park on Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti to honor the law enforcement officers in Washtenaw County who have died in the line of duty. This ceremony is always a solemn and deeply moving occasion.

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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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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 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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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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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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Dangers of Social Media – Creps Facebook Sentencing

Dangers of Social Media – Creps Facebook Sentencing

Paul Joseph Creps was sentenced yesterday to 10-15 years in prison for the sexual assault of two (2) underage girls in Ypsilanti Township.

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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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WCSO Arrests Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

WCSO Arrests Suspects Involved in Armed Robbery

On 4/3/13 at approximately 2:20am, deputies responded to the 7-11 store located at 2200 E Ellsworth Rd Ypsilanti Twp regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.

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WCSO Community Engagement Golf Outing

WCSO Community Engagement Golf Outing

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office invites you and your friends to a day of golf and fun at the Community Engagement Golf Outing!

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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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WCSO Emergency Services Conducts Skywarn Spotter Training Programs

WCSO Emergency Services Conducts Skywarn Spotter Training Programs

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.

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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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