News from Across eWashtenaw
These news stories come from all departments and sections of eWashtenaw.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, was elected to serve as Vice-Chair of MCOLES for the term beginning January 1, 2014.
Sheriff's Office Service Center Lobby and Service Desk hours have changed.
Due to the significant winter storm, all non-essential Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Operations and Buildings will be closed Monday January 6, 2014.
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.
The holiday season is upon us! Here are a few tips to ensure a safe holiday season.
During the county's upcoming holiday break the Administration and Courthouse parking lots will be open to the public.
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.
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.