News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
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.
Fifth Third Bank and the Detroit Red Wings just concluded another year of the S. H.O.T.S. program (Students Helping Others Through Service). This initiative encourages Southeast Michigan High School students to volunteer their time in an effort to make a positive impact on the local community.
Sheriff's & Prosecutor's Office Achieve Conviction in 2009 Sexual Assault, Assault and Great Bodily Harm Case
On May 2nd, 2013, a jury rendered a guilty verdict for Anthony Chandler in a 2009 Ypsilanti Township Sexual Assault, Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault case.
Paul Joseph Creps was sentenced yesterday to 10-15 years in prison for the sexual assault of two (2) underage girls in Ypsilanti Township.
Honoring 25 years of exemplary service, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon celebrating the career of Lieutenant Troy D. Bevier, on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.
On 4/3/13 at approximately 2:20am, deputies responded to the 7-11 store located at 2200 E Ellsworth Rd Ypsilanti Twp regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office invites you and your friends to a day of golf and fun at the Community Engagement Golf Outing!
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.