Police

1200 Oakwood Street

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

[email protected]

To report a crime or incident that is in progress, pick up a blue-light emergency phone or call 734.487.1222 or 911

Timely Warning & Community Safety Advisories

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 20-05, Monday, September 28, 2020

Report of Shots Fired and Damage to a Motor Vehicle, City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: 1000 Block of Huron River Drive Ypsilanti, Michigan

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an incident of shots being fired in the area of 1000 Huron River Drive, north of campus. The incident occurred on 9/28/2020 at approximately 2:15 a.m.

Officers responded to a large party in the area and learned that an unknown person had discharged a firearm striking a motor vehicle. There is no information at this time that reveals the motive of the shooter.

There is no description at this time of the subject that possessed and discharged the firearm.

No injuries were reported from this incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 20-04, Friday September 4, 2020

Reports of Shots Fired, City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Area of Leforge Road & Green Road

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating incidents of shots fired in the area of Leforge Road, north of campus. The incidents occurred on 9/3/2020 and 9/4/2020. There have been no reports of any person being injured. There is no suspect or related suspect vehicle information, however, there is a strong possibility it is gang related activity.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


Off-Campus Timely Warning 20-03- Thursday, September 3, 2020

Armed Robbery, City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: 1510 Washtenaw Avenue, City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a complaint of an armed robbery that occurred Thursday, Sept. 3. at approximately 9:02 p.m. The reporting party called the incident in after a 10-minute delay.

The incident was reported as an armed robbery. The suspect entered a business and demanded money, and then fled westbound from the location.

The suspect was described as a Black male, between 40 and 50 years old and 6'2" in height. The suspect was reported to be wearing black jeans and a black Nike jacket with a red outline and a red swoosh. The suspect was reported to have had a black handgun and was carrying a bag.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


Off-Campus Timely Warning 20-02, Friday July 31, 2020

Criminal Sexual Assaults, City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a complaint of Criminal Sexual Assault which occurred in 2018 off campus involving a former EMU student as a suspect, Dustyn Durbin. Durbin was arraigned today on nine counts of criminal sexual conduct in 14A District Court stemming from seven women who were interviewed during the course of the investigation. All women involved were students at EMU. The incidents were believed to have occurred between 2014 and 2019.

Currently, Durbin is lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail where bond was set at $150,000 or 10% by the court. With the possibility of his release, the University has issued this Timely Warning and Trespass notice barring him from campus. Anyone observing the suspect on campus is requested to contact the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Ypsilanti Detective Jessica Lowry at 734-386-8784 or by email at [email protected] or Detective Annette Coppock at 734-368-8766 or email at [email protected].


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 20-01–January 8, 2020

Reported Crime: Robbery, City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus

Location: Intersection of Washtenaw Ave and Cornell Rd (southwest of main campus), City of Ypsilanti

The Ypsilanti Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Cornell Road at approximately 7:40 p.m. last evening (January 7, 2020). The victim told police that a suspect approached him as he was walking on Washtenaw, near Cornell, hit him from behind with an unknown object, and took cash from him. The victim said the suspect then fled the area in a pickup truck in an unknown direction. The victim reported minor injuries. The suspect was described by the victim as an African American male and may have been with a Caucasian male at the time of the incident, according to the victim.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

Skip Section Navigation