News from Across eWashtenaw

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

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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FOUND: 3 month old from Superior Township has been found

FOUND: 3 month old from Superior Township has been found

Early this morning WCSO Detectives located 3 month old Solomon Brandon who had been taken by his biological parents. Solomon was found safe and unharmed. His parents, Rachael McPherson and Darris Brandon are currently in custody. More details will be released as the investigation continues.

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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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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

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.

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Sheriff Clayton appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Governor Snyder

Sheriff Clayton appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Governor Snyder

We are proud to announce Sheriff Clayton has been appointed by Governor Snyder as a representative on the Law Enforcement Standards Commission.

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Shop with a Cop 2012

Shop with a Cop 2012

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.

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Washtenaw Awarded for Energy Savings

Washtenaw Awarded for Energy Savings

On November 8th 2012 Washtenaw County received an award from the Michigan Chapter of Energy Services Coalition. The award is in recognition of Washtenaw County’s commitment to energy savings performance contracting.

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