UPDATED: May 30 New Deadline to Take Online Survey About Community Interactions with Ann Arbor Police

UPDATED: May 30 New Deadline to Take Online Survey About Community Interactions with Ann Arbor Police

by Patricia Lesko The Project Team at consultant Hillard Heintze, a Chicago-based security consulting firm hired in Mar. 2017 by City Council, and who is being paid $200,000 to review the Ann Arbor Police Department, is seeking feedback to help “in understanding the community’s interactions with and opinion of the Ann Arbor Community Police Department,” according to a […]

Ann Arbor Docs Convicted Of Running Narcotics “Pill Mill”

Ann Arbor Docs Convicted Of Running Narcotics “Pill Mill”

by The Ann Arbor Independent Editorial Team Two Ann Arbor-area doctors face significant prison time after they were found guilty on March 23 of writing unnecessary prescriptions for narcotics. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit confirmed that 46-year-old Dr. William McCutchen, III, and 61-year-old Dr. Anthony Conrardy — who both worked at the Meghnot Comprehensive Center for Hope on […]

Crime Data Show Rise in Reports of Violent Crime in Ann Arbor—Is It a Blip or a Trend?

Crime Data Show Rise in Reports of Violent Crime in Ann Arbor—Is It a Blip or a Trend?

by Patricia Lesko Ann Arbor recently passed Detroit as the city with the highest assessed value in the state. In the realm of public safety, however, while the number of violent crimes and property crimes in Detroit have fallen, in Ann Arbor the number of crimes reported against both people and property have risen since 2014. […]

AAPD is on Twitter: Police Are Using Social Media in New and Sometimes Disturbing Ways

AAPD is on Twitter: Police Are Using Social Media in New and Sometimes Disturbing Ways

by Laura Entis The Ann Arbor Police Dept. this week launched a Twitter account: @A2Police. In two days, Ann Arbor’s women and men in blue have Tweeted out three times. In the same time period, one of the seven Twitter accounts of the New York Police Dept. @NYPDNews, posted ten times that many Tweets: crime bulletins, Tweets […]

Since Jan. 2015, 1,549 Crimes Reported by the Ann Arbor Police Dept.

Since Jan. 2015, 1,549 Crimes Reported by the Ann Arbor Police Dept.

BETWEEN MAY 4-May 11, there were 81 crimes reported by the AAPD, down from 107 crimes reported the previous week. Since Jan. 1, 2015, the AAPD has reported 1,549 crimes, total. Last week, there were 17 vehicle break-ins, three in a single day (May 8) on Devonshire. Ten of the vehicle break-ins occurred within a […]

Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto to Retire in July 2015

Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto to Retire in July 2015

by John Ball Earlier today, Chief of Police John Seto announced his intention to retire from the City of Ann Arbor Police Department in July. An exact retirement date has not been identified. Seto has worked for the Ann Arbor Police Department for 25 years. During that time, his assignments have included Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol […]

Pedestrian Task Force Members up in Arms After Council Members Indicate Unwillingness to Follow Recommendations

by P.D. Lesko MEMBERS OF THE Ann Arbor Pedestrian Safety and Access Task Force proposed changes to the city’s snow removal ordinance which would drop the one-inch threshold for the removal of snow and ice. The proposed changes would require city residents to clear sidewalks, as well as AAATA bus stop loading areas, as well […]

49 Crimes Reported by AAPD Feb. 24-Mar. 3, 2015, Fraud Tops List of Crimes

49 Crimes Reported by AAPD Feb. 24-Mar. 3, 2015, Fraud Tops List of Crimes

DURING THIS PERIOD, there were no sex crimes reported by the AAPD. This week, there were 8 assaults, down from 9 the previous week. None of the assaults was charged as felony assault and none involved any sort of weapon. There were 12 cases of theft/larceny and three drug violations,  all for possession of marijuana. […]

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