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Posted on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 9:08 a.m.

Window-breaking spree reported in Ypsilanti

By John Counts


There were four reports of windows being cracked or smashed Monday in Ypsilanti , according to police.

The first report came at 9 a.m. in the 10 block of Ecorse Road. A large window in a building was broken overnight, according to a crime summary from the Ypsilanti police.

At 11 a.m., police took a similar report in the 10 block of South Prospect Street where the window of a business was smashed with a rock sometime the night before.

Car windows also were targeted.

A vehicle in the 500 block of Emmet Street had its windshield broken out. The incident was reported at 12:20 p.m.

At 11 p.m., a similar incident was reported in the 900 block of West Michigan Avenue. According to the crime summary, an unknown object was thrown at a car window causing it to crack.

There are no suspects in any of the incidents. It's not clear whether they're related. Police continue to investigate.

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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 2:07 p.m.

Glad I live on the 4th floor! good luck breaking MY windows.......


Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 7:49 p.m.

It's terrible that a lot of windows were broken, but I am more curious about why a man was screaming bloody murder behind my house last night. I live on Mansfield in Normal Park and Around 1 am I called the police because it sounded like someone was being murdered on the path behind my house. Tons of police and ambulances showed up! I wonder what happened....Anybody know anything?


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 1:18 p.m.

Apparently not the A2 news.......


Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 5:10 p.m.

must be a coincidence that all the schools have let out for the summer...

Tim Hornton

Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 5 p.m.

Why does the majority of news reported by AAnews always negative regarding Ypsi?


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 4:55 p.m.

John... "Significant incidents " ? you mean like the guys that did a dine and dash ?

John Counts

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 3:50 p.m.

Hey Tim Hornton: If you're referring to news involving crime, we report any significant incidents that get reported to us from all police agencies, including Ann Arbor, Ypsi, Pittsfield and the sheriff's office. We get daily reports from many of those agencies and are continuously posting crime briefs from them. There is no tally concerning how many are coming from specific agencies or areas of the county.


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 2:58 p.m.

TK2013....You are clueless about Ypsi, utterly clueless.But it makes you feel better about yourself then have at it.


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 1:55 p.m.

Maybe because the City of Ypsilanti is a haven for crime and gang activity? Grow up, folks. Sticking your heads in the sand will not make the problems go away. It didn't work in Detroit and it won't work here.


Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 6:02 p.m.

It's their " thing " that's what they do.


Tue, Jun 18, 2013 : 4:24 p.m.

cowardly PUNKS! ugh.


Wed, Jun 19, 2013 : 2:05 p.m.

Ross, you are being too kind in your description but then if you described said punks in more accurate detail, you would most likely get deleted.......we must "make nice"..........yaccckkk.