News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has provided courtesy patrols for some time now across much of the Metropolitan Detroit region. These patrols, created to provide both citizens and visitors with courteous and effective assistance to motorists on our freeways, will begin service in Washtenaw County on Friday, February 1, 2013.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office staff to serve as panelists at symposium about mental illness in the criminal system.
Dr. Christine Negendank, the forensic psychiatrist at the Sheriff’s Office, and Chief Deputy Rick Kaledas of the Sheriff’s Office will serve as panelists at a one-day conference, “The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Turning Patients into Inmates ~ February 8, 2013 ~ Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Early this morning WCSO Detectives located 3 month old Solomon Brandon who had been taken by his biological parents. Solomon was found safe and unharmed. His parents, Rachael McPherson and Darris Brandon are currently in custody. More details will be released as the investigation continues.
The WCHO Board is seeking applicants for two vacant board positions. Applicants interested in these volunteer positions can find application details in this article.
Luke Wolf, who is an honorary WCSO deputy, came to visit the WCSO on Friday, January 4, 2013 and was able to take a tour of the facility, meeting members of administration, the Detective Bureau, and Court Security. Luke has multiple long term health issues and must use a wheel chair much of the time.
Local Auto Dealership Wishes to Thank the WCSO for Great Service, Presents Check for $2,000 to the WISD Education Project, Charity Chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Mike Mosser, General Manager of Suburban Chevrolet, Cadillac, Saab, presented a check for $2,000 on behalf of the dealership to Jennifer Martin, representing the Education Project for Homeless Youth, this morning on the Lucy Ann Lance show. The generous donation was designed to “show appreciation for the great work of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office” by benefitting a worthy cause, chosen by Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton.
The County is inviting residents to apply for a seat on the RTA Board. Applications must be emailed to Lisa Moutinho at email@example.com by this Friday, December 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm.
Sheriff Clayton appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Governor Snyder
We are proud to announce Sheriff Clayton has been appointed by Governor Snyder as a representative on the Law Enforcement Standards Commission.
The Shop with a Cop Program involves Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and other Washtenaw County law enforcement officers, donating their time to take a group of children on a Holiday shopping spree. Children are selected by referrals from our local school districts and school resource officers.
On November 8th 2012 Washtenaw County received an award from the Michigan Chapter of Energy Services Coalition. The award is in recognition of Washtenaw County’s commitment to energy savings performance contracting.
"We've Got Your Back" Campaign begins today!!! It is sponored by the Outreach Coalition, which includes the Faith Community, Community Services, WCSO Council of Clergy, Washtenaw Alive, Oxygen Youth, and Love Ypsi. Please visit www.wevegotyourback.mobi for more info. This website was designed by our youth for mobile devices and is a directory of community services available for youth!
In order for your home heating system to run as efficiently and safely as possible it must be maintained on an annual basis.
National School Bus Safety Week ~ October 22-26, 2012 Every day, Michigan's nearly 16,500 school buses not only act as the safest form of transportation for students, but also reduce traffice congestion.
The Administration and Courthouse parking lots have continued to encounter safety, security and capacity issues at the end of the work day.
On September 17, 2012 the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 1900 Blk of Chevrolet in the West Willow neighborhood for a home invasion investigation. While the deputy on scene was conducting a neighborhood canvass, the deputy observed a juvenile in the area and determined the individual to have been involved in the home invasion he was currently investigating. Deputies along with the Detective Bureau were able to recover stolen property from 3 separate home invasions that had occurred in the past month from two separate residents in the neighborhood.
Sheriff’s Office May 2012 investigation into school bus sexual assaults that occurred in the West Willow Neighborhood came to a close September 17th, 2012, with the guilty plea and sentencing of Daniel Jackson to nine (9) counts of criminal sexual conduct before the Honorable Melinda Morris in the Washtenaw County Trial Court.
As a special fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Special Projects to support our communities, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is selling these limited edition die cast 1:24 scale Chevrolet Tahoes with our new graphics package. The Tahoe features include wheels that turn, front doors and hood that open, and a light bar (lights inactive), and our new logo.
American Red Cross supplyies nearly half of the nation’s blood in addition to teaching lifesaving skills, providing international humanitarian aid; and supporting military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission
KEVIN NASHON FRANKLIN has been captured. He was wanted by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office for assault with intent to murder.
Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim