News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
Washtenaw County and the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will be sharing offsite data backup and recovery services with the City of Ann Arbor. WISD has now joined the technology collaboration between the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority.
The Office of Infrastructure Management will begin reconstruction of the existing parking lot and construction of a new lot.
As a part of the County-wide space plan, the demolition of the former Juvenile Court building on Platt Road begin in August of this year.
On the evening of June 13, 2013, a subject considering suicide decided not to act and sought assistance. However, they tossed a firearm into a large field of tall grass and brush open to the public in Freedom Township. Sgt. Steve Armstrong and Police Service Dog (PSD) Bary were dispatched to the area to attempt to locate the firearm to both verify an aspect of the reported occurrence for the overall investigation and to assure public safety.
On 11/27/12, in response to the report of a female needing help and bleeding heavily, Deputies were dispatched to the 2300 block of McKinley Street in Ypsilanti Township. A lengthy investigation provided the following information.
Washtenaw County Bond Resolution Update Message from Commissioner Yousef Rabhi, Chair of the Board & Verna McDaniel, Washtenaw County Administrator:
Welcome to the second edition of the Sheriff's Office Community Report. An educated community is our best partner and we provide this document in the spirit of partnership and collaboration.
Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission's Junior Naturalist program offers recognition to children who show a strong interest in nature.
Free Week of Cyber Safety fun and learning for tweens and teens entering grades 6-9.
Police Service Dog Karn assumed active duty at the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 and made his first successful suspect track two (2) days later.
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Paul Mobbs today, May 31st, 2013.
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Lori Butler today, May 31st, 2013.
Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton wishes to announce the retirement of Corporal Loretta Brown, effective May 29th, 2013.
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.
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.
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).
Pertussis or "whooping cough" is still circulating. Every week, 2 or 3 new cases are being reported with a total of 187 cases of pertussis in Washtenaw residents in 2013, the highest number since the 2010 outbreak. To date, there have been 8 hospitalizations and, fortunately, no deaths. Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely with all individuals diagnosed with pertussis and their contacts to make recommendations for treatment and prevention.
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.
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.