Two vehicles, one building damaged after shots fired at Pittsfield apartment complex
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Shots were fired on Saturday night after 10 p.m. at the Lynden Parke Apartments in Pittsfield Township. Pittsfield Police Officers and Washtenaw County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the complex at 2224 Golfside Road after receiving reports of shots fired and a report of a shooting directed at a subject. According to reports, an unknown person fired multiple rounds from a vehicle parked at Lynden Parke Apartments on the victim’s vehicle, and struck it several times. The gunfire also struck another vehicle and one of the apartment buildings.
Missing 93-year-old woman found dead near Ann Arbor, police say
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Pittsfield Township resident Xing Pan was discovered on Sunday by a volunteer who had joined efforts to locate her after her family reported her missing. Pan, who suffered from dementia, was found deceased by a volunteer who joined the search party. According to authorities, she was known to frequently walk in the area of Carpenter Road and Packard Road. The Pittsfield Township Police Department conducted surveillance video checks, area searches, K9 searches, helicopter aerial searches, drone flights, used FLIR technology and more to locate Pan. Ad“Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,” the Pittsfield Township Police Department wrote in a Facebook post.
Man faces charges after bank robbery, crash on US-23 in Ann Arbor during police chase
ANN ARBOR – Ken Kenyatta Wilson was charged on Friday with a slew of felonies by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. Wilson fled police officers on Tuesday afternoon after robbing the Chase Bank at 4101 E. Ellsworth Road in Pittsfield Township, leading to a chase when the suspect crashed his vehicle in the area of US-23 and Washtenaw Ave. Wilson was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital with serious injuries, but was reported to be in stable condition. (Pittsfield Charter Township Department of Public Safety)Officers recovered stolen money, several firearms and ammunition from inside his vehicle and the scene of the crash. Investigations at both the bank and the crash site were conducted by detectives, Pittsfield officers and evidence technicians.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office begins vaccinating Washtenaw County Jail population
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Monday, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office announced it is now vaccinating incarcerated individuals at Washtenaw County Jail against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Due to their close quarters, those within the jail are susceptible to outbreaks and have the potential to become “community spreaders”, officials said. In a statement, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton highlighted steps WCSO and its partners have taken during the pandemic to reduce the risk of spreading the virus within the jail. Those entering the jail can receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. WCSO also has an online tracking COVID-19 data within Washtenaw County Jail.
Howell man charged in connection with Pittsfield Township murder, shooting in Ypsilanti
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Roger Lee Pierce Jr., a 50-year-old man from Howell, was arraigned Saturday in connection with a Pittsfield Township homicide and a shooting in Ypsilanti. Police said they found the body of Marcus McMullan, a 39-year-old man from Ypsilanti, with a gunshot wound to the head. Police, joined by officers with the Detroit DEA office and Michigan State Police, took Pierce into custody on an arrest warrant for felonious assault. Police said during the interview with Pierce, additional search warrants led to charges being authorized for open murder and six other firearm related counts. Pierce was arraigned Saturday and is being held without bond.
Police investigating armed robbery at Pittsfield Township Burger King
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Friday night at a Pittsfield Township Burger King. According to authorities, it happened at about 8:20 p.m. at the Burger King located near the intersection of Platt Road and Michigan Avenue. Police said employees told them they were held at gunpoint and forced to hand over money from the safe. The culprit fled from the location north through a lot and a witness observed the getaway vehicle free westbound on Textile Road. The suspected robber is described as a tall thin Black man wearing a blue coat, khaki pants and dress shoesAnyone with information is asked to contact the Pittsfield Township Police Department at 734-822-4958.
Pittsfield Township police: suspicious death now investigated as a homicide
Published: November 29, 2020, 12:29 am Updated: December 1, 2020, 1:05 amPITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police investigating a suspicious death in Pittsfield Township determined the incident to be a homicide as a result of a shooting. Police and fire departments were dispatched in the 3200 block of Randolph Court Drive at about 10:43 a.m. on Saturday. Investigators located a deceased man, later identified as 39-year-old Marcus McMullan from Ypsilanti, with a head wound. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pittsfield Township Police Department at 734-822-4911. More: Washtenaw County news
Michigan General Election Results for Pittsfield Township on Nov. 3, 2020
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17-year-old girl sexually assaulted inside Walmart store in Saline, police say
SALINE, Mich. – Police in Pittsfield Township are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl inside a Walmart store. Police said officers were flagged down by employees of the store to report that the girl had been assaulted by an unknown suspect. He’s accused of approaching the 17-year-old Monroe girl inside the store, grabbing her and sexually assaulting her. The suspect fled the store and the girl sought help from employees, police said. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pittsfield Township Police Department.
Washtenaw County courts offering amnesty program for outstanding traffic tickets
ANN ARBOR – The 14A, 14B and 15th District Courts are offering an amnesty program for outstanding traffic civil infractions through Oct. 30. The program aims to help those who have outstanding tickets or suspensions get a valid license by potentially reducing their ticket rates. Anyone who was issued a traffic civil infraction prior to Dec. 31, 2018 under the following jurisdictions:14A District Courts: 14A-1 Pittsfield, 14A-2 Ypsilanti, 14A-3 Chelsea or 14A-4 SalineThe 14B District Court Ypsilanti TownshipThe 15th District Court City of Ann ArborHow does it work? To find out if your tickets are eligible for the amnesty program, check the following websites or call the court:✉ Like what you’re reading? Here are the numbers for each court:14A-1: 734-971-605014A-4: 734-429-250414A-2: 734-484-669014B: 734-483-530014A-3: 734-475-860615th: 734-794-6750It is important to note that the 14A, 14B and the 15th District Courts are separate District Courts and payments must be made to your specific court location.
Tip leads to rescue of about 4 dozen dogs, cats from Washtenaw County home
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. About four dozen dogs and cats have been rescued from a Pittsfield Township home. A tip led investigators Friday to the home where they found 31 dogs and 14 cats, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said Tuesday. Many thanks to the community members who saw animals in dire need and spoke out on their behalf, says Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHVs CEO. Its also important to remember when animals are in danger, there are often vulnerable humans in danger as well. Community members can report suspected animal abuse to HSHV at 734-661-3512 or hshv.org/report.
Aug. 4 primary: Whos running in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County
ANN ARBOR With the Aug. 4 primary just over a week away, Ann Arbor voters are looking to see who will represent them locally, statewide and beyond. Although many residents may have voted absentee already, many are still in the process of reviewing candidates and making decisions. 3rd District county commissionerJacob Ehrman (R)Ken Siler (R)4th District county commissionerDarcy Berwick (D)Daryl Campbell (D)Adam Cecil (D)Paul Jakabcsin (D)Caroline Sanders (D)5th District county commissionerJustin Hodge (D)Denise Kirchoff (D)Karen Lovejoy Roe (D)Michael White (D)Pittsfield Charter Township borders the southern part of Ann Arbor. Some parts have an Ann Arbor address and some students in the area are serviced by Ann Arbor Public Schools. PittsfieldTownship supervisorMandy Grewal (D)Christina Lirones (D)Pittsfield Township treasurerFeliziana Meyer (D)Patricia Tupacz Scribner (D)Pittsfield Township trustee (four seats available)Jonas Berzanskis (D)Linda Edwards-Brown (D)Yameen Jaffer (D)Gerald Krone (D)Jason Meier (D)Janet Nevaux (D)George Ralph (D)Andrea Urda-Thompson (D)Sean Zera (D)Pittsfield Township park commissioner (five seats available)
Where to find farmers markets and farm stops around Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Getting food fresh from local producers not only helps you learn where your food comes from, it puts money back into the local economy by supporting local farmers. Luckily for Ann Arborites, the city and the surrounding area is full of farmers markets and farm stops that work with farmers and vendors to fairly sell their goods. Heres a list of farmers markets and farm stops around Ann Arbor:Each location has its own rules and accepts different food assistance programs, including SNAP/PEBT card and Double Up Food Bucks. Ann ArborAnn Arbor Farmers MarketWhere: 315 Detroit St. When: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, SaturdaysOpen twice a week in the Kerrytown District, many of the vendors at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market accept pre-orders for pick-up.
Ann Arbors GrieveWell to host 4th annual Kite Festival on Saturday
ANN ARBOR Local nonprofit GrieveWell will host its annual Kite Festival on Saturday on the grounds of Lillie Park Central from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.GrieveWell supports adults in grief through workshops, peer support and educational resources. The 4th annual Kite Festival offers participants of all ages the chance to celebrate life, honor the memory of loved ones, and enjoy the uplift and whimsy of kites, Carol Lessure, Executive Director of GrieveWell said in a statement. Fly your own kite and watch professional kite flyers demonstrate their skills at the event, in partnership with Pittsfield Township and Kites and Things Store in Plymouth. Winners will be chosen by the Kite Festivals participants and one winner will have their design printed onto a real kite. GrieveWell and Pittsfield Township ask that all participants at Lillie Park South adhere to state and CDC recommended guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing safe physical distancing.
Pittsfield Township police seek 19-year-old who went missing after being released from jail
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. The Pittsfield Township Police Department is searching for a 19-year-old woman who was released from the Washtenaw County Jail around 3:40 p.m. on May 24. Police say Junisha Johnson is legally incapacitated due to a traumatic brain injury and a client of the Eisenhower Center. She used to live in the Muskegon area where she has family and friends. Johnson is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsfield Township police at 734-822-4958
Southeast Michigan to develop multiple walking, biking projects
Published: March 22, 2020, 11:40 am Updated: March 22, 2020, 11:51 amDETROIT – A dozen walking and biking projects in southeastern Michigan will share $6.5 million in funding. The southeast Michigan Council of Governments says funding will come from the Transportation Alternatives Program. Projects include more than $1 million for a greenway shared-use trail in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township and $1 million for an Island Lake State Recreation Area trail connection in Livingston County’s Green Oak Township. The council supports coordinated local planning with technical, data and intergovernmental resources. It serves Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
Woman charged with stealing purse from 93-year-old in Pittsfield Township parking lot
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Garden City woman has been charged with stealing a purse from a 93-year-old woman in a Pittsfield Township parking lot, according to authorities. Police said the incident happened at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Packard Road in Pittsfield Township. The 93-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a business when Alyssa Schmidt, 31, of Garden City, approached and pulled her purse off her shoulder, officials said. Schmidt got in a vehicle and fled the parking lot, according to authorities. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Pittsfield Township police at 734-822-4911.
17-year-old arrested after items stolen from vehicles in Pittsfield Township
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of stealing items, including a handgun, from vehicles in Pittsfield Township, police said. The 17-year-old from Ypsilanti is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail pending a review of charges, officials said. Police collected evidence that might have identified a second person involved in the case, according to authorities. Residents should lock their vehicles and avoid leaving valuables inside, police said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Pittsfield Township Police Department at 734-822-4958.
FBI, ATF investigate fire at Islamic Center of Ypsilanti
PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Crews put out a fire Saturday afternoon at the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti in Pittsfield Township. Matt Harshberger, director at the Department of Public Safety, said the building was unoccupied at the time of the fire. The FBI released this statement:"The FBI is currently working with the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety and the ATF to determine the cause of fire that occurred at the Islamic Community Center. The public safety supervisor, Many Grewal, said it's because of the city's diverse nature that folks like the Islamic Center of Ypsilanti choose to locate themselves in Pittsfield. The Pittsfield Township Fire Department and the FBI are investigating the cause of the fire.