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

 

*****Update to Timely Warning 2022-01, Wednesday, March 9, 2022*****

Nature of incident: Deceased person/suspicious death, reported at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Monday March 7, 2022.

Location: Pease Park, 600 block of W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, Mich.

The investigation revealed a 63 year old Ypsilanti resident died as a result of an accidental fall. No foul play or suspicious circumstances have been identified.


Anyone having any questions regarding this incident please contact Public Safety at 734-487-1222.

 

Timely Warning 2022-01, Monday, March 7, 2022

Nature of incident: Deceased person/suspicious death, reported at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Location: Pease Park, 600 block of W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, Mich.

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is investigating a deceased person, described as a male between the ages of 50 and 60 years old, found in Pease Park. The cause of death has not been determined. The preliminary investigation indicates there is no ongoing safety concern to members of the EMU campus community. Further updates will be provided as additional information is confirmed.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Eastern Michigan University Police Department at 734-487-1222.

 


*****Update to Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 2022-01*****

The Ypsilanti Police Department has determined that the off campus investigation, reported on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Peninsular Park, is a homicide. At this time, no suspect information is available and no known threat exists to the EMU community. If you have any information, please contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510 or you can use the EMU PD tip lin at 734-487-4847

 

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 2022-01 Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Location of Incident:  Peninsular Park-City of Ypsilanti

Nature of Incident:  Deceased Person/Suspicious Death

Summary of Incident:  The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that occurred off campus. Authorities located a deceased male between the ages of 30-40 in Peninsular Park. The cause of death has not been determined and it is unknown how long the person had been in Peninsular Park before being found. The deceased individual was located by a passerby at 11 a.m. this morning. No suspect information is available at this time. 

If you have any information, please contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510. 


*****Update to Campus Safety Advisory 21-09 , Friday, Oct. 15, 2021*****
 
EMU Police have observed surveillance video from off-campus believed to be the two individuals in the advisory reported earlier. The two are seen on video getting into a dark grey vehicle and driving in a direction away from campus. It should be noted that EMU Police initially received many different descriptions of the individuals, as well as viewed the image circulating on social media that showed the individuals off campus. At this time, there is no indication that the individuals were ever on the Eastern Michigan University campus in connection with this situation.  Additional updates will be provided if warranted.
 
 

Campus Safety Advisory 21-09 Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Suspicious activity

Location: Eastern Michigan University Campus, Ypsilanti, Mich.

EMU Police are investigating unconfirmed reports regarding two individuals walking together on campus, one of whom is reported to be carrying a long gun. EMU Police are actively patrolling campus and have reviewed surveillance video cameras, and are unable to identify persons matching that description. Ypsilanti Police are investigating similar reports of the same two individuals walking in areas off campus. Witnesses describe the individuals as Black males, one wearing a black sweatshirt and khaki pants the other wearing a red hoodie. EMU Police are continuing to check the area and are unable to locate anyone matching this description. 

As soon as we have additional information, we will share it with you.

If you see these individuals or observe suspicious activity, call 9-1-1 or EMU Police at 734-487-1222.


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-08, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Report of Armed Robbery/Shots Fired – City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: 500 block of Fairview, Ypsilanti, Mich. 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department (YPD) is investigating an armed robbery/shots fired report that took place in the 500 block of Fairview Circle, west of campus. The incident occurred on Monday, Oct. 11 at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Two individuals on Fairview Circle had arranged to sell a video game console. When the buyers arrived the sellers produced a gun and demanded money. A  struggle ensued and the victims fired shots at the suspects as they fled on foot, in the direction of campus. YPD is actively investigating the case at this time. The suspects are described as two black males, between 5'-9" and 5'-10", one wearing a red hoodie the other wearing a grey hoodie.

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


Timely Warning 21-03, Sunday, October 10, 2021

Weapons Violation/Shots Fired, Eastern Michigan University Campus, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Location: University Park Basketball Courts

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is investigating a weapons violation/ shots fired report at the University Park Basketball Court.  The reported incident occurred at 3:05 a.m.  Suspect information is unknown at this time and no injuries are reported at this time.  The incident is currently under investigation including video review. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Eastern Michigan University Police Department at 734-487-1222.


**********Update to Timely Warning 21-02, September 23, 2021**********

On September 23, 2021 at approximately 1 a.m., a shooting was reported in the area of Ann St. & N. Huron River Drive. A 21-year old man (non-student) was found nearby inside a black Dodge Durango and he was transported to a local hospital by EMS. The man was later pronounced dead from his injuries. Ypsilanti Police are now investigating the shooting as a homicide. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK UP. 

(Updated 9/23/2021 at 1:00pm)

 

Timely Warning 21-02, September 23, 2021

Shooting, Ann St. & N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI

Location: Ann St. & N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti, MI

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1 a.m., in the area of Ann St. & N. Huron River Drive. A black Dodge Durango was seen driving away from the scene before stopping in front of the University's Physical Plant main entrance. A non-student inside the vehicle was reported as injured and transported to the hospital. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-07, Saturday, September 4, 2021

Report of a Shooting – City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: 301 W. Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department (YPD) is investigating a shooting in the area of 301 W. Cross St, east of campus. The incident occurred on September 4, 2021 at approximately 3:25 a.m.

YPD, Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, and EMU officers responded to the area and learned that a male (non-student) had been shot in the right arm. Further details about the incident are not known at this time as the victim was not forthcoming with information about what occurred.

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


Timely Warning 21-01, Sunday August 29, 2021

Criminal Sexual Conduct, Eastern Michigan University Campus, Ypsilanti, MI

Location: Green Lot, Eastern Michigan University campus and a parking lot on Lowell Street, Ypsilanti

The Eastern Michigan University Police Department and the Ypsilanti Police Department are investigating two Criminal Sexual Conduct incidents involving the same survivor. The reported incidents occurred on 8/28/2021 and 8/29/2021 between the hours of 11:55 p.m. and 2:20 a.m. The EMU Police Department was contacted by the survivor who reported they had been assaulted by multiple individuals on and off campus. 

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Thompson at the Eastern Michigan University Police Department at 734-487-1222 or the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


*****UPDATE-6/9/2021 -The Ypsilanti Police Department arrested a suspect in connection to the robbery several hours later. The investigation and identification of the second suspect is ongoing. *****

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-06, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Report of an Armed Robbery –  City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: 301 W. Cross St (Got Burger), Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery in the area of Got Burger, east of campus. The incident occurred on June 8, 2021 at approximately 1:09 am.

YPD, WCSO and EMU Officers responded to the area and learned that two black males pulled a handgun and robbed two patrons of the restaurant in the parking lot. The suspect fled in a dark red to brown four door sedan north on Adams St. Property reported to be stolen was a handgun. No injuries were reported. Suspect descriptions provided by victim was:

Suspect #1: Tall black male with a short Afro wearing a black hoodie.

Suspect #2: Shorter black male with a short Afro wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

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


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-05, Friday, May 7, 2021

Report of shots fired – Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: Collegewood St. and Hillside Court, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred today (May 7, 2021), at approximately 12:10 p.m. on Collegewood St. near Hillside Court, west of main campus.

The victim was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital by a third party with unknown injuries before police arrived.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older model, dark in color, Dodge Durango with tinted windows.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734.483.9510.


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-04, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:35am

Report of an Armed Robbery – City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: 500 Block of West Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery in the area of the 500 block of West Cross Street, south of campus. The incident occurred on April 20, 2021 at approximately 1:35 am.

YPD and EMU Officers responded to the area and learned that an unknown male entered a business and demanded money. The victims reported that the suspect implied he had a weapon, but no weapons were observed. The suspect fled on foot south on Perrin Street away from campus. No injuries were reported.

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


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-03, Saturday, April 10, 2021

Report of shots fired - Death Investigation– City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: Leforge Rd. Ypsilanti, MI

The Ypsilanti Police Department is currently investigating a shots fired - death investigation which occurred today (April 10, 2021) at approximately 1:38 a.m. in an apartment complex in the area of Leforge Rd and Green Rd.

There is no suspect description at this time.

There is no known connection to anyone at Eastern Michigan University. The investigation remains underway.

Anyone with information concerning this incident, please contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.


***********Update 5/6/2021- The Suspect on the Moped was identified and arrested**************

Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-02, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Report of shots fired – Superior Township - Off-Campus

Location: MacArthur Blvd, Superior Township, MI 48198

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a complaint of Felonious Assault which occurred today (April 8, 2021) at approximately 2:30 p.m. on MacArthur Blvd. The involved vehicles fled the area and drove through the City of Ypsilanti near campus. The EMU Police Department was contacted by a third-party concerning this incident. The individual witnessed a person on a moped shoot at another vehicle near Lowell St. and Jarvis St. The vehicles continued southbound away from campus and one of the vehicles was involved in a crash near Michigan Ave.

No injuries are reported at this time.

The possible suspect vehicle is a black and white moped.

Anyone with information concerning this incident, please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 734.994.2911.


Off-Campus Community Safety Advisory 21-01, Sunday January 17, 2021 1:40pm

Report of shots fired – Suspects in custody - City of Ypsilanti - Off-Campus

Location: 200 Block of Normal St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an incident of shots being fired in the area of the 200 block of Normal St., south of campus. The incident occurred on 1/17/2021 at approximately 1:40 pm.

YPD and EMU Officers responded to the area and learned that two unknown persons had discharged a firearm striking a house. During the course of the investigation, two male suspects were identified and taken into custody. No EMU students were involved nor were there any reported injuries.

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


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