News from Across eWashtenaw

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

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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Space Plan 2013/2014

Space Plan 2013/2014

Infrastructure Management, in partnership with key stakeholders and department leaders, evaluated all County space, both owned and leased. The evaluation included a review of individual departmental operations, current floor plans, and programmatic operational efficiencies and effectiveness of infrastructure support. Infrastructure Management recommended to and received approval from the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners for the following space adjustments.

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Please Use Caution When Driving On Snow & Ice Covered Roads

Please Use Caution When Driving On Snow & Ice Covered Roads

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and those who travel through our County to continue to be alert and use caution when driving.

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MSA Newsletter & Press Release: Sheriff Clayton Elected Vice-Chair of MCOLES

MSA Newsletter & Press Release: Sheriff Clayton Elected Vice-Chair of MCOLES

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, was elected to serve as Vice-Chair of MCOLES for the term beginning January 1, 2014.

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Sheriff's Office Service Desk Hours of Operation Have Changed

Sheriff's Office Service Desk Hours of Operation Have Changed

Sheriff's Office Service Center Lobby and Service Desk hours have changed.

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WCSO Non-Essential Offices Closed Monday, January 6, 2014

WCSO Non-Essential Offices Closed Monday, January 6, 2014

Due to the significant winter storm, all non-essential Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Operations and Buildings will be closed Monday January 6, 2014.

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Not Too Late to Vaccinate against Seasonal Flu

Influenza reports and hospitalizations are increasing in Washtenaw County. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family from flu for the rest of the season. Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for EVERYONE six months and older.

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe holiday season.

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Downtown Ann Arbor Parking Lot Availability

Downtown Ann Arbor Parking Lot Availability

During the county's upcoming holiday break the Administration and Courthouse parking lots will be open to the public.

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Up to $10,000 Reward

Up to $10,000 Reward

ARMED ROBBERY OF A U.S. POSTAL SERVICE LETTER CARRIER. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two suspects who robbed a Letter Carrier on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at approximately 7:15 p.m. The letter carrier was robbed at gunpoint while delivering mail in the 1100 block of Georgina, Ypsilanti, MI. One of the suspects is described as a black male, approximately in his 20’s, 6’0”, 180 pounds, wearing a blue and gold jacket, dark colored “skull” cap, and boots. The suspects fled on foot.

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Information sought in 2005 Ypsilanti Township homicide.

Information sought in 2005 Ypsilanti Township homicide.

On July 19, 2005, Shaunel Vawters was fatally wounded in a drive by shooting in the 800 block of Nash Street in Ypsilanti Township. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is asking for your assistance in providing any information to help identify the person/s responsible.

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The U-M Annual Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game

The U-M Annual Army/Navy Wheelchair Basketball Game

Come to the Crisler Center and experience a battle of the backboards as the Army and Navy wheelchair basketball teams tip off. This event is FREE, no tickets required! It is a celebration of disability awareness and a highlight of Investing in Ability Week 2013.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Keep Your Little Goblins and Ghouls Safe! Michigan's sidewalks and streets will soon be filled with ghosts, goblins and perhaps a few Jr. Deputies as well! Halloween brings out the kid in all of us and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure everyone has a Happy and SAFE holiday.

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