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 26th, 2014

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 26th, 2014

On April 26 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 eighth 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 pills for disposal to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Service Center at 2201 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Free Summer Sports Camp for Kids

Free Summer Sports Camp for Kids

Summer Sports Camp is for kids ages 8-15 and offers Football, Girls and Boys Basketball, Track, Wrestling, Golf, Tennis, Soccer and Cheerleading. The camps are offered June 23rd through August 4th.

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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, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.

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Missing Endangered Person Robert Mullins found with support from WCSO Mounted Unit, Reserve Unit and many other Area Agencies

Missing Endangered Person Robert Mullins found with support from WCSO Mounted Unit, Reserve Unit and many other Area Agencies

On 3/28/14, Robert Mullins, a 79 year old man with dementia, walked away from a Senior Assisted Living Center in Superior Township at approximately 9:00pm. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit and Reserve Unit were activated to assist Detectives and Deputies, among many other partnering agencies, in their search for Mr. Mullins. As the Mounted Unit searched a field on Prospect just north of Geddes, they came across Mr. Mullins laying in the field, alive and talking with no visible signs of injury, though exhausted from the 20 hours he spend outside wandering on his own.

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Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members rescue dog from Huron River

Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members rescue dog from Huron River

On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) members Sgt. Cook, Cpl. Pasternak and Cpl. Mercure responded to the Huron River in Scio Township where a dog was being swept down the river.

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SafeHouse Center Sexual Assault Awareness Month Press Release

SafeHouse Center Sexual Assault Awareness Month Press Release

Schedule of Upcoming Activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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Park It and Run! 5K- October 2014

Park It and Run! 5K- October 2014

We are proud to announce we will be offering a 5K event in October, 2014

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Retired WCSO Deputy Stanley McFadden Honored with Retirement Badge

Retired WCSO Deputy Stanley McFadden Honored with Retirement Badge

On March 1st, 2014 Retired Deputy Sheriff Stanley McFadden was presented with his retirement badge and ID card. Deputy McFadden was an Ann Arbor Police Officer who was relentless in his duties once pursuing and capturing a fleeing felon for over a mile through the sewers of Ann Arbor. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office hired McFadden as a Deputy Sheriff in April of 1965. During his tenure he was also part of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT).

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Seeking Applicants for the Road Commission

The Board of Commissioners is inviting residents to apply for a position on the Washtenaw County Road Commission. Interested county residents have until Sunday, March 16, 2014 to apply for this position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

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A Day in the Life of a Deputy

A Day in the Life of a Deputy

Deputies responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash at M-52 and Bethel Church in Sharon Township on Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Corporal Mike Williams, lead investigator, with Corporals Steve Wallen, Jeff Saren and Tom Mercure did an outstanding job of managing and conducting the kind of detailed on-scene investigation required in such a matter.

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Recruiting Meals on Wheels Volunteers for Manchester

Want to make a real difference in someone's life?

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Youth Day of Caring!

Youth Day of Caring!

The event will be held on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Youth Musicians: From School to the Spotlight

Youth Musicians: From School to the Spotlight

Youth Musicians: From School to the Spotlight The 2014 Battle of the Bands

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for 4 Boards

The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for four boards/committees. Interested county residents have until Sunday, March 16 to apply for a volunteer position. Applicants can send a brief letter of interest and a copy of their resume to Peter Simms at simmsp@ewashtenaw.org

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WCSO Underwater Search and Recovery Team Assists in Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Big House

WCSO Underwater Search and Recovery Team Assists in Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Big House

Comprised of highly trained and certified divers from multiple divisions’ within the Sheriff’s Office, the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT) is responsible for water recovery operations within the County and is active in community in a variety of different capacities.

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WCSO & County Public Schools Partner to Host Community Forum about the A.L.I.C.E. Initiative

WCSO & County Public Schools Partner to Host Community Forum about the A.L.I.C.E. Initiative

Washtenaw County law enforcement officials in partnership with county public schools are hosting two forums to provide information and awareness of active shooter training. Parents, particularly, are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

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Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

Summer Day Camp with the WCPARC

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission has 3 great camp options available for you this summer!

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Boater Safety Classes Available

Boater Safety Classes Available

Whether your interest is in fishing, sailing, canoeing or water-skiing, boating education is essential. The WCSO Marine Division offers many Boater Safety Courses each year. In order to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, citizens who are involved in boating activities are strongly encouraged to attend these classes. Please refer to the following information for the current class schedule.

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