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Derrick Jackson

Washtenaw United
Susan Smith / United Way of Washtenaw County

Back in November 2017, Washtenaw County voters approved a millage to increase funding for mental health services and public safety.  In the last two years, those funds have been allocated to 11 new programs.  Derrick Jackson from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department and Lisa Gentz from Washtenaw County Mental Health Services join WEMU's David Fair for a conversation about how these vital services have improved and what lies ahead in this week's "Washtenaw United."  


A local man who barricaded himself in his home for several hours this morning has surrendered to police, without incident.  There will still be a large police presence in the 1300 block of Crestwood in Ypsilanti Township while Michigan State Police Bomb Squad search the home for explosives and the investigation is wrapped up. 

National Park Service

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department first issued an alert that a cow was on the loose in a residential neighborhood in Ann Arbor Township Thursday afternoon.  It turned out to be two steers, headed to be butchered that escaped from the vehicle in which they were being transported.


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
NHTSA / nhtsa.gov

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is in full force in Washtenaw County.


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department
courtesy photo / ewashtenaw.org

Assault and domestic violence cases were down in Washtenaw County last year. That's one of the highlights of the 2015 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

 

Phone
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Scammers are targeting more residents in Washtenaw County in a phone call scam. 


Creative Commons

 

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to take extra caution on the roads tonight and tomorrow.