Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office http://wemu.org en July 20-26 Gun Safety Week In Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/july-20-26-gun-safety-week-washtenaw-county <p>Law enforcment agencies across Washtenaw County hope to help prevent gun deaths by offering free gun lock kits during Gun Safety Week, July 20th through the 26th.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:49:56 +0000 Bob Eccles 48591 at http://wemu.org July 20-26 Gun Safety Week In Washtenaw County Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced http://wemu.org/post/eastern-washtenaw-safety-alliance-introduced <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative David Rutledge has formally introduced a collaborative effort to address public safety, an effort</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">t least partially in response to a rash of crimes on </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County's east side, including the killing of Eastern Michigan University student athlete </span>Demarius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Reed,&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:25:11 +0000 Bob Eccles 48457 at http://wemu.org Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced Ringleaders Identified In Recent Gang-Related Crime Surge http://wemu.org/post/ringleaders-identified-recent-gang-related-crime-surge <p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has identified three or four individuals believed to be the leaders in a recent rash of juvenile gang-related trouble at the Huron Heights apartment complex on Leforge Road.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Director of Community Engagement Derrick Jackson says a group of mostly middle school to early high schoolers has been mimicking gang behavior, leading to numerous calls for police service.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:44:08 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 47190 at http://wemu.org Ringleaders Identified In Recent Gang-Related Crime Surge Trial Date Changed For Detroit Men Accused Of Killing Demarius Reed http://wemu.org/post/trial-date-changed-detroit-men-accused-killing-demarius-reed <p>The trial date for two Detroit men accused of killing EMU football player Demarius Reed last fall has been pushed back a month.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The trial of Ed Thomas and Kristopher Pratt had been set to start June 23rd, but it's been re-scheduled for July 21st.&nbsp;</p><p>Since Reed's death at his off-campus apartment complex, EMU has been working to improve safety in near-campus areas.&nbsp;</p><p>The university is hiring 10 new police officers, has expanded patrols into neighborhoods surrounding the campus, and has worked with local apartment complexes to boost security.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:02:25 +0000 Bob Eccles 46868 at http://wemu.org Trial Date Changed For Detroit Men Accused Of Killing Demarius Reed Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Underway In Washtenaw County http://wemu.org/post/seat-belt-enforcement-effort-underway-washtenaw-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Law enforcement agencies across the state are paying extra close attention to seat belt use for the next couple of weeks.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is among the agencies participating in the latest "Click it or ticket" campaign, which aims to reduce traffic deaths and injuries through increased use of seat belts.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:18:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 46143 at http://wemu.org Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Underway In Washtenaw County Sheriff Warns Of Jail Crowding If State Measure Passes As-Is http://wemu.org/post/sheriff-warns-jail-crowding-if-state-measure-passes <p>Washtenaw County's jail system could soon see an influx of new prisoners.</p><p></p><p></p><p>State Senator John Proos is proposing a bill to limit the number of inmates held in the state's prison system. If passed, it would restrict Michigan's prison population to 38,000, or about 6,000 less than are currently housed in state prisons.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:55:06 +0000 Taylor Pinson 45139 at http://wemu.org Sheriff Warns Of Jail Crowding If State Measure Passes As-Is Sketch Of Assault Suspect Released http://wemu.org/post/sketch-assault-suspect-released <p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a suspect in the Monday evening assault of a woman in Ypsilanti Township. The victim indicates she was targeted because of her recent marriage to a same-sex partner.</p><p>From the Sheriff's Office:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:12:34 +0000 Bob Eccles 43818 at http://wemu.org Sketch Of Assault Suspect Released Impaired Driving Crackdown Underway http://wemu.org/post/impaired-driving-crackdown-underway <p>Washtenaw County drivers are on notice: if you drive drunk, you will be arrested.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Washtenaw County Sherrif's Office is leading a drunk-driving crackdown that runs through the first week of April.&nbsp;</p><p>Derrick Jackson is Director of Community Engagement for the Sheriff's Office.&nbsp; He said it's a team effort.<br /><br />"We have partnered with Pittsfield Township and a couple other agencies throughout the county to really focus in on looking for drunk drivers and traffic enforcement around this time of year," Jackson said.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:31:23 +0000 Bob Eccles 43072 at http://wemu.org Impaired Driving Crackdown Underway EMU Police, Area Law Enforcement Agencies to Collaborate on Patrols http://wemu.org/post/emu-police-area-law-enforcement-agencies-collaborate-patrols <p>Eastern Michigan University and area police agencies will immediately begin collaborating on patrols of the LaForge Road area north of the EMU campus.&nbsp;</p><p>The university says the EMU Department of Public Safety will work with Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, with each dedicating officers specifically to patrol the area.&nbsp;</p><p>EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes says each evening, assigned officers will meet at the university's Public Safety headquarters to coordinate their efforts.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:16:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 36793 at http://wemu.org EMU Police, Area Law Enforcement Agencies to Collaborate on Patrols Go Beyond the Badge with Washtenaw Co. Sheriff's Office http://wemu.org/post/go-beyond-badge-washtenaw-co-sheriffs-office <p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff's office has a new community outreach tool - an online video series called "Beyond the Badge". WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke about it with Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement for the sheriff's office.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:14:31 +0000 Bob Eccles 34972 at http://wemu.org Go Beyond the Badge with Washtenaw Co. Sheriff's Office Witnesses to Fatal Crash Sought http://wemu.org/post/witnesses-fatal-crash-sought <p>The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office hopes someone who witnessed a deadly crash in Ypsilanti Township Wednesday will come forward to help investigators piece together what happened.&nbsp;</p><p>The crash happened around 6:10 Wednesday evening on Hewitt near Valley when one vehicle crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on.&nbsp; The driver of the car that crossed the line was killed.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:42:52 +0000 Bob Eccles 27072 at http://wemu.org Witnesses to Fatal Crash Sought Ann Arbor Saving Money Through County Dispatch Services http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-saving-money-through-county-dispatch-services <p>Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton says the first six months of the county providing dispatch services to the city of Ann Arbor has gone better than anticipated.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:42:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24586 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Saving Money Through County Dispatch Services Livonia Woman Survives Car-Train Crash http://wemu.org/post/livonia-woman-survives-car-train-crash <p>A 23-year old Livonia woman is lucky to be alive after her 2006 Ford Focus hit a train on Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor in the early morning hours.&nbsp;&nbsp;The crash happened just south of Warren Road.&nbsp;&nbsp;Sergeant Geoffrey Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says the woman's car struck the side of the freight train around 4:30&nbsp;Friday morning, causing&nbsp;her car to be pushed into a ditch. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:03:43 +0000 Bob Eccles 19796 at http://wemu.org