News from Across eWashtenaw

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

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 that 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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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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Jury Finds Derrell Evans Guilty of 3 Felonies

Jury Finds Derrell Evans Guilty of 3 Felonies

On 5/29/13, Deputies Dan Buffa and Kevin Hause responded to a vehicle fire on Ohio Street in Ypsilanti Township. Partnering with Detective Craig Raisanen, their investigation revealed that Derrell Evans burned the vehicle owned by his soon to be ex-girlfriend. Following the vehicle fire, Evans continued to seriously threaten and attempt to intimidate witnesses, eventually fleeing the State. He was subsequently located in Nevada and extradited back to Michigan in September.

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6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap was a Frozen Success!

6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap was a Frozen Success!

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Frozen Leap team, Squeal Team Six, may have only had four members this year, but they were still at the top of their game.

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6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap

The 6th Annual Ford Lake Frozen Leap is set for Saturday, February 15th, 2014. If you've never heard of the Ford Lake Frozen Leap all you need to know is that you can see your fellow Sheriff Office employees, also known as “Squeal Team Six”, jumping into Ford Lake while it's freezing outside!

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Seeking Citizen Volunteers for Six Boards

The Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers for six boards/committees. Interested county residents have until Sunday, February 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 Police Service Dog Visits Dexter Elementary School

WCSO Police Service Dog Visits Dexter Elementary School

Deputy Gerrod Visel and his canine partner, Karn, visited Wylie Elementary School in Dexter to perform a demonstration to assist his son, Brayden, during a speech on police service dogs and their training.

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