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Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 7:38 a.m.

Ypsilanti police investigate burglary at Owendale Street home

By Lee Higgins

A television and bicycle were stolen during a burglary reported Monday afternoon at a home in the 400 block of Owendale Street, Ypsilanti police said.

Someone entered the home and took the items after breaking out a bathroom window, a police crime summary said.

The burglary was reported at 4:30 p.m. and police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information can call police at (734) 483-9510.



Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 4:34 p.m.

I appreciate Andrew's defense of Ypsilant and I agree with putting this stuff on the cirme page. However, I am learning some really challenging lessons about crime both in the City and In the Township and how younger criminals are actually protected more than residents when it comes to kind of crime. My question to Ann is this: is this the latest in a string of at least 16 break-ins that have happened in Normal Park and College Heights Neighborhoods. You know, the ones where 10 - 15 Ypsi school students have been involved? With the follow up question being: Has the Sheriff been as forthcoming about any of these incidents (ones with that profile) happening in the Township as the Ypsilanti Police have been? How many have happened in the township? Andrew - I now appreciate the crime reporting because there are multiple strings of this happening right now in our city. We need to know about them to stay on our toes and stay safe. And, unfortunately, we need to be on our toes and stay safe at the moment.

Andrew Jason Clock

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 4:28 p.m.

I didn't say it shouldn't be reported. I said it shouldn't be the "front page" teaser for the Ypsilanti section. And that things that are copied and pasted from a police report dont constitute stories that should be claimed with a by-line. Spot on with that vehicle for advertising bit. Their treatment of Ypsilanti news shows how little care or investment they have in our community.

City Confidential

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 3:10 p.m.

I appreciate hearing the crime blotter stories here, as I would not always otherwise hear about crimes like this that are happening in houses very near mine. I saw a car driving around suspiciously in the area of this home yesterday, I even wrote down the license plate number, but then I decided that I was just being paranoid and didn't call it in. As soon as I saw that break in had indeed occurred in the same area at that same time, I called in the plate number. If you want to crawl under a rock, go ahead. I want to be able to have the information I need to be able to help the police catch these people. I understand your frustration that it makes Ypsi look bad, but it's not made up. Ypsi does have crime, as do other areas.


Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:03 p.m.

It looks like it is time to start putting steel bars in windows and doors. (to bbreak in, a thug would have to use a steel saw or sledge hammer.)

Dante Marcos

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 2:03 p.m.

Interestingly, Andrew's comment brings to mind Joe Paterno and Penn State, as what we've learned from that heartbreaking situation is that some universities don't need to report crime to the community. This is also the case at U of M. If we had access to a weekly crime blotter for U of M, we'd probably find that its crime eclipses all other crime in the county put together. But let's not forget: isn't a newspaper, per se. It's an advertising instrument, and nothing sells better than a sensational story. In other words, it's in the best financial interest of to be able to regularly project "Ypsilanti" across the screen like a COPS rerun.

Andrew Jason Clock

Tue, Nov 29, 2011 : 1 p.m.

Will you please stop using crime blotter items as stories for Ypsilanti, you useless hacks! Not only is are you feeding the perception that only bad things happen here, but you know as well as I do allowing a reporter a by-line on something they copied and pasted from a police report is questionable ethics at best. Put this stuff on the crime page, just like you do for 90% of Ann Arbor crime, and please, if you can't find reporters willing to cover Ypsilanti news instead of inventing it, stay n the other side of 23.