News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Certain customer service operations will have reduced hours this Friday, March 29th in observance of Good Friday
Washtenaw Metro Dispatch has implemented a common telephone number for non-emergency calls effective immediately. The number is (734) 994-2911.
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!
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.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton announced the promotion of Deputy Michael Marocco to Police Services Sergeant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The new non-emergency number for Police Dispatch is 734-994-2911. Please discard all previously used or stored numbers.