Police blotter, June 25

Friday, June 17

  • A 25 year old Ferndale man was pulled over by the Department of Public Safety for going the wrong way down Jarvis Street at 3:17 a.m. Jarvis is a one-way street. By the time the car stopped near the corner of Huron River Drive, the officer concluded the driver was prosecuted. The non-student then failed both a breathalyzer and field sobriety tests and was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. DPS has submitted charges for review to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • DPS pulled over a car for a simple traffic violation at the corner of Pearl and Washington Streets at 5:34 p.m. The 48 year old non-student was arrested for bench warrants and driving under a suspended license. A small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia was also found in the car of the Ypsilanti resident and a citation for the latter was issued.
  • Residents in the neighborhood of Washington and Woodward Streets called the police to complain about people ripping through the streets on mini-bikes at 7:02 p.m. DPS pulled over one of them, a 41 year old Ypsilanti man. The non-student gave a false name to DPS and was reportedly driving with marijuana, paraphernalia and open alcohol. An appearance citation was issued.
  • A 62 year old man was issued a warning for drinking in public at the corner of Adams and Michigan at 9:16 p.m. The non-student’s address is in Brighton but the DPS spokesperson said the man appeared homeless.
  • A car was pulled over for driving without headlights at the corner of Cross and Perrin at 10:31 p.m. According to the case description in the EMU Crime Log, the 35 year old Ypsilanti man was “arrested for child support warrant; also found in violation of medical marijuana law.” The non-student has a medical marijuana card but was transporting it improperly, according to a DPS spokesperson. No charges have been filed.

Saturday, June 18

  • A patrolling DPS officer came across a non-student urinating against the wall of a building on the corner of Cross and Ballard at 1:40 a.m. The 23 year old Detroit man was issued a citation.
  • A 21 year old Ypsilanti woman pulled over for driving down the wrong side of a one way street. The non-student was pulled over at the corner of Florence and Ballard Streets at 1:43 a.m. and subsequently failed both the field sobriety test and breathalyzer with a blood alcohol content of more than 0.17 percent. She was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail and charges have been sent for review with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • A 61 year old man on the sidewalk waved down a DPS car at the corner of Ballard Street and Washtenaw Avenue at 3:21 a.m. The intoxicated Ypsilanti Township resident said he felt sick and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Sunday, June 19

  • A Saline man was stopped for driving down a one way street, Emmet, the wrong way. DPS stopped the 21 year old non-student at 1:10 a.m., Sunday, June 19. After failing the field sobriety test and registering a blood alcohol level of 0.2 percent he was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. A citation for paraphernalia was also issued. Charges were sent for consideration with the Washtenaw County Prosecutor.
  • Two people were in a car pulled over at the corner of Lowell and Forrest at 10:20 p.m. for going the wrong way down a one-way street. The 19 year old Ypsilanti man and 20 year old Saline woman were both issued citations for driving with open alcohol containers and paraphernalia, then released. Marijuana was also found in the vehicle.


Monday, June 20

  • The Ypsilanti Police Department received help from DPS at 12:42 a.m. when a “strong armed robbery suspect [was] arrested” according to the EMU Crime Log. DPS officers overheard a robbery in progress at the corner of Perry and Cross Streets and went to assist the city’s police. Five men were reported to be involved in a fight surrounding the incident. Two of them fled on foot. They stopped when ordered to by DPS. One of the men stopped by DPS, a 21 year old non-student from Ypsilanti, was arrested and taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. DPS is handling the resisting arrest investigation and YPD is investigating the robbery and assault.
  • A 32 year old man from Ypsilanti Township was seen drinking in public at the corner of Adams Street and Michigan Avenue at 3:30 a.m. The non-student was issued a citation.
  • The COB’s service elevator got its control panel damaged and had to be repaired at a cost of $100. DPS said that no cameras in the area were usable to see how or why this happened.

Tuesday, June 21

  • A 26 year old Ypsilanti man was found drinking on the dock in Riverside Park by a DPS officer at 12:59 a.m. He was issued a verbal warning for drinking in public.
  • Wednesday, June 22
  • A DPS car found a man urinating in public at the corner of Washington and Pearl at 1:16 a.m. The 33-year old non-student was issued a citation.
  • School camp officials at the Waskik Tennis Complex called DPS at 2:28 p.m. over two men yelling profanities at players. DPS escorted the two non-students off of university property and released them.
  • A considerable amount of crack cocaine and heroin were found in a car pulled over for a traffic violation at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Hamilton Street at 6:18 p.m. The non-students were arrested. DPS is submitting charges of manufacturing and selling illicit narcotics to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor for consideration. 


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