News from Across eWashtenaw

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

K-9 Karn Tracks Fleeing Subject

K-9 Karn Tracks Fleeing Subject

Deputy Jerimiah Richardson attempted to take a probation absconder into custody on Saturday evening, May 31st, 2014, at about 6:00 p.m. The violator fled on foot into an area adjacent to Ford Lake in Ypsilanti Township.

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Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Report Animal Bites to Public Health

Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents to contact us about animal bites or other close contact with animals. Wild or unvaccinated animals may spread rabies. Public Health will provide recommendations about rabies risk and the need for post-exposure vaccination.

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It's mosquito season - take steps to prevent West Nile Virus

It's mosquito season - take steps to prevent West Nile Virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause mild illness (West Nile fever) or severe symptoms (encephalitis or meningitis - an inflammation of the brain) in humans and other animals. People primarily get West Nile from the bite of a mosquito that is infected with WNV.

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Swift Water Rescue – Sunday, May 19th, 2014

Swift Water Rescue – Sunday, May 19th, 2014

Conditions in parts of the Huron River are very hazardous this spring, where the force of the swift flowing water leaves little room for error for kayak and canoeing enthusiasts.

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WCSO Softball Fundraising Event & Dine and Donate Days

WCSO Softball Fundraising Event & Dine and Donate Days

Please come out and support the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office as they take on the hilariously talented Hollywood Diamond Jester’s Comedy Softball Team to raise money for the *Community Engagement Division.

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REMINDER: Washtenaw County Continuum of Care Biannual Meeting

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care will be having its first biannual meeting on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 1:00pm-2:30pm at St. Joseph's Education Auditorium Center.

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WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

WCSO Notice of Holiday Office Closure

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

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Take Action to Prevent Heatstroke: Avoid. Create Reminders. Take Action.

Take Action to Prevent Heatstroke: Avoid. Create Reminders. Take Action.

NEW STUDY: 14% OF PARENTS SAY THEY HAVE LEFT A CHILD ALONE INSIDE PARKED VEHICLE DESPITE THE RISKS OF HEATSTROKE

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Sheriff Clayton warns drivers; Click it or Ticket Special Traffic Enforcement

Sheriff Clayton warns drivers; Click it or Ticket Special Traffic Enforcement

Expanded enforcement could mean more unbuckled motorists find themselves on the receiving end of a $65 penalty. Starting today, law enforcement agencies across the state are stepping up seat belt enforcement for the annual Click It or Ticket campaign that seeks to reduce traffic deaths and injuries by increasing belt use.

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Peace Officer Memorial Day & Police Week

Peace Officer Memorial Day & Police Week

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 has become a tradition in Washtenaw County, a ceremony marking Peace Officer’s Memorial Day will be held at the Washtenaw 100 Club Memorial Park this year on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 10:00AM. The park is located on Michigan Avenue at Ballard Street in Ypsilanti.

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Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

Texting and Driving, It Can Wait

No text is worth dying for. That’s why the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office and LaFontaine Automotive Group are joining AT&T to help save lives through It Can Wait, the national movement to end texting and driving. Texting and driving is a national epidemic and a life-threatening issue that affects us all.

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for 2 Boards

The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for two boards/committees. Interested county residents have until Thursday, May 15 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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Public Notice of Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) Biannual Meeting & Open Call for CoC Board Nominations

The Washtenaw County CoC is announcing a biannual meeting for May 29th and an open call for CoC Board nominations. Nominations must be received by Friday, May 23rd and the nominee must attend the May 29th meeting. Read more for additional information.

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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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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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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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