Officials want to clean up trailer park

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After two years of alleged property and safety violations, Ypsilanti Twp. officials are putting together a comprehensive plan to take legal action against the Greenbriar Estates Mobile Home park and its owner ...
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Aug 24, 2006
 
It sure has taken township long enough to to something. Dope infested, gang bangers,prostitutes, thugs, criminals.
The whole area needs to be put under a more careful scrutiny. There was a Motel Worker killed recently in same area. THAT MOTEL CATERS TO NO ONE BUT PROSTITUTES AND DOPERS. It really needs to be cleaned up.
There also seems to be evidence of gang activity in that area. Thugs have no respect for anyone.**Cops don't seem to be able to handle it.
The Owner's of the Trailer Park and Motel plead ignorance of what occurs on there property.
THEY ARE NOT blind or ignorant.
-------->JUST GREEDY<-------
Township should also go to the little trailer park by Ridge and Clark rds.
Its bad too. Guess we will have to wait until someone dies in that one before it gets cleaned up.
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Aug 27, 2006
 
What can the township do? When will it get done?
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Aug 27, 2006
 

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How about closing the place down as a public nusance make an inspection and check all traikers on property if not up to code then junk yard , the police could make more arrest on drugs and thugs and stop taking kick backs from the whores, is this a poor white trash place or black welfare family tree or beans r us kind of place ? On google earth it looks like a dump site waiting for the dozers in fact everything from 2500 to ridge on the south side of holmes could use a dozer.
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What can the township do? When will it get done?
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Aug 27, 2006
 
Bondo wrote:
How about closing the place down as a public nusance make an inspection and check all traikers on property if not up to code then junk yard , the police could make more arrest on drugs and thugs and stop taking kick backs from the whores, is this a poor white trash place or black welfare family tree or beans r us kind of place ? On google earth it looks like a dump site waiting for the dozers in fact everything from 2500 to ridge on the south side of holmes could use a dozer.
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Mostly PWT, but, the Trees are also Branching Out to include PWT
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Aug 27, 2006
 
It's really ashame how these young people live. Its almost like the old hippie communes. Everyone poor, uneducated, or doper. Living together(Shacking up), hanging out in CLUB TYPE>(GANG) atmosphere.
They have nothing better to do. World owes them.
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Aug 27, 2006
 
You know that seems to be what so many of the youth's of today think , They are owed something and it is passed on to their children because they learn first from the parents , then from their friends and living in a rat infested area they learn to run with the pack and now the lil bangers start to develope seeing the others on drugs they start and that eventually leads to the selling of either drugs to make money or theft to get the money for the drugs . How many people do you think trace their family tree's back a generation or two in the trailor park , Thinking the welfare check is owed to them ? Watch this aera for a while the city dont mind letting the place go down hill , it makes the property worth less and less then it gets abandond the city takes it over then all of the sudden there is money for changein the neighborhood and you wont be able to afford to live in one of the condo's being built there.
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It's really ashame how these young people live. Its almost like the old hippie communes. Everyone poor, uneducated, or doper. Living together(Shacking up), hanging out in CLUB TYPE>(GANG) atmosphere.
They have nothing better to do. World owes them.
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Aug 29, 2006
 
Jul 13, 2006
Couple to be tried in handyman's killing

A couple were ordered to stand trial on charges related to the brutal slaying of an Ypsilanti Township motel maintenance employee at the conclusion of their preliminary hearing Friday.

Frankie Carl Craig, 26, and Amy Sue Thompson, 27, are accused of killing Thompson's uncle during a robbery at the Motel Manor on East Michigan Avenue in April. The victim, 63-year-old Charles Lau, was bound and severely beaten, then his throat was cut inside the trailer he lived in on the motel property.

Craig and Thompson were bound over after the two-day preliminary hearing on charges of open murder, conspiracy to commit murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Thompson pleaded not guilty to the charges, and Craig stood mute. They were arrested in Ohio the day after the homicide.

Lau had worked at Motel Manor for 15 years, performing maintenance work and other odd jobs.

A pretrial hearing was set for Aug. 9. Both suspects are being held in jail without bond.

From News staff reports
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Aug 29, 2006
 

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The Youth of Today, The LEADERS of TOMORROW. WE are gonna be SO SCREWED.
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Aug 29, 2006
 


Neighborhood devastated by shooting

Third suspect now in custody in teen slayings

By Austen Smith, Editor

PUBLISHED: July 20, 2006


Photo by Austen Smith
Balloons and graffiti now adorn the trailer that was sprayed with gunfire on July 9. The trailer is located in the Greenbriar Estates on Holmes Road.

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Residents in the Greenbriar Estates trailer park are still reeling after a tragic shooting on July 9 that left two Ypsilanti Township teens dead.

Two of the suspects were arrested days after the shooting, and a third suspect turned himself into police late Friday. Johsua Tackett, 20, and Paul Copas, 22, both of Ecorse, will each face two counts of open murder and two counts of felony firearms charges. The third suspect, 30-year-old Tony Dwayne Tard of River Rouge, turned himself into police on Friday and is facing the same charges.

Investigators believe the men fired more than 20 rounds into a trailer killing 14-year-old Krilissa Feldmann, of Ypsilanti Township and 17-year-old Scott Bonar, also of Ypsilanti Twp., who died at St. Joseph Hospital in Superior Township. Two other victims were transported to St. Joseph but suffered non-life threatening wounds. Sheriff's deputies identified those victims as Joseph Tibbs, 19, and Chad Yates, 17, both of Ypsilanti Township.

Commander Dave Egeler with the Office of the Washtenaw County Sheriff said they believe all three men were active participants in the shooting.

Egeler also said all three suspects were acquaintances of the ex-girlfriend of Clint Ousley, the owner of the trailer. The July 9 shooting was precipitated by an argument between Ousley and the ex-girlfriend earlier in the day.

The ex-girlfriend, 21-year-old Sarah Sykes of Ypsilanti Township, was arrested on Friday and arraigned on Monday on an unrelated stolen property charge. Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Steven Hiller, said Sykes was charged with one count of receiving and concealing stolen property in the amount of $1,000 to $20,000 which is a felony charge. The charge carries a maximum of five years incarceration,$10,000 or an amount three times greater than the value of the property, whatever amount is greater.

Hiller said her bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety, which means she cannot post 10 percent and be released. A preliminary exam for Sykes is set for July 26.

Egeler would not comment on Sykes and whether she was involved in the shooting.

Residents have stated that Sykes was with the suspects at the trailer earlier in the day when there was an altercation. Sheriff's deputies were called out but the suspects and Sykes had left before they arrived.

"There may be other actors involved. We aren't closing the investigation at this point," Egeler said.

"We've had, throughout the years, drive-by shootings but we have never had an incident with this many people being injured or dead. The fact is, all of the subjects are facing life in prison."

When asked how the suspects got the guns, Egeler said they are working with state police and the Dept. of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to investigate.

"We don't know how they got the guns at this point," Egeler said.

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Aug 29, 2006
 
Hi all my na,e is Regina i am the daughtr of the motel worker that was killed back in april at motel manor and I was born right there is Ypsilanti and i hate that place with all I have in me even more now after my cousin and her boyfriend killed my dad and some of u are right the area is filled with nothing but drugs,whores and gangs no little wanna be kids that think they are the shit but and way yes the owners of the motel and trailer parks do lie about whats going on in thoes places and i am here to tell ya i lived with my dad for a whil and all that came in and out of that place was whores and drugs but see the motel the owner thinks thats where she makes her money on renting to whores and what they call short stays well she and her husband really don't know how to run a respectable biss. and I say the only reasson that place lasted that long and looked the way it did ever day was cuse of my daddy and now that he is gone the place has lost tones of biss. ia going down hill because of the whores I would have to run the whores off when i lived there because my daughter wanted to play out side and asking me questions mommy why is that lady getting in the car with a stranger com on now kids don;t need to see that shit michigan ave is nothing but whore central
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Aug 29, 2006
 
About Time wrote:
It sure has taken township long enough to to something. Dope infested, gang bangers,prostitutes, thugs, criminals.
The whole area needs to be put under a more careful scrutiny. There was a Motel Worker killed recently in same area. THAT MOTEL CATERS TO NO ONE BUT PROSTITUTES AND DOPERS. It really needs to be cleaned up.
There also seems to be evidence of gang activity in that area. Thugs have no respect for anyone.**Cops don't seem to be able to handle it.
The Owner's of the Trailer Park and Motel plead ignorance of what occurs on there property.
THEY ARE NOT blind or ignorant.
-------->JUST GREEDY<-------
Township should also go to the little trailer park by Ridge and Clark rds.
Its bad too. Guess we will have to wait until someone dies in that one before it gets cleaned up.


yes i am with u all the way pleas read what i put in here at the bottom and thank u for keeping my dads sprit alive by standing up
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Aug 31, 2006
 
Anyone hear any news concerning shooting?
How about news about the shooters?

Are Police doing anything to clean up that area?

Regina, I'm sorry to hear about your father. Have you talked to Motel owner? What did they say about running the type of business they run? Are they going to clean up their act and quit running a drug haven and whore house?
Do they feel any kind of guilt in what happened, or, do they think it was a private "domestic" problem?
I hope the police department, or county gov. shut that place down.(But I doubt it)
I hope that peace and justice will come to you and your family.
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Aug 31, 2006
 
Ann Arbor News reports:
Hearing rescheduled until Sept 8 for Sykes, Copas, and Tackett. Tony Tard is having a mental competency hearing set for Oct 25.
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Sep 1, 2006
 
The owners of the properties have to abandond them and drug houses have to be bulldozed and it had to be getting close to big business , then change will come, try to justify your police budget with out crime watch when all the white people sell out around the area and tax dollors disappear then they will start the clean up. Making it to hot an area for crime because of police presence. By then it will look like a burned out war zone . property will sell cheap amd social change will be afoot.
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Sep 10, 2006
 
Hello all I am Scott Bonar's aunt, he was more of a little brother than anything because we were raised together. I love him and miss him everyday. All the postings that say Ypsi is a shit hole are right on. It's too bad the police are even afraid of the all the bullshit going on in and around that trailer park, people were calling 911 while shots were still going off and 911 HUNG UP on them because they thought it was a prank. Maybe those 2 kids would still be here if 911 operators just do there job and dispatch the police when called, its not there call to decide if it's a game or not.
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Sep 12, 2006
 
regina lau wrote:
Hi all my na,e is Regina i am the daughtr of the motel worker that was killed back in april at motel manor and I was born right there is Ypsilanti and i hate that place with all I have in me even more now after my cousin and her boyfriend killed my dad and some of u are right the area is filled with nothing but drugs,whores and gangs no little wanna be kids that think they are the shit but and way yes the owners of the motel and trailer parks do lie about whats going on in thoes places and i am here to tell ya i lived with my dad for a whil and all that came in and out of that place was whores and drugs but see the motel the owner thinks thats where she makes her money on renting to whores and what they call short stays well she and her husband really don't know how to run a respectable biss. and I say the only reasson that place lasted that long and looked the way it did ever day was cuse of my daddy and now that he is gone the place has lost tones of biss. ia going down hill because of the whores I would have to run the whores off when i lived there because my daughter wanted to play out side and asking me questions mommy why is that lady getting in the car with a stranger com on now kids don;t need to see that shit michigan ave is nothing but whore central
Well, I am very sorry about your dad..I am the cousin of the 14 year old girl that was killed in the trailer park. She wasn't a dope feind, a whore or a gang banger. She wasn't out getting into trouble or trying to get into any that night. They were in the wrong place at the wrong time and thats the bottom line. I am 27years old and was born and raised on the East Side. My family was never raised in trailer parks, unlike some of the people u are referencing to, but some of our friends that we all grew up with did grow up in those ramshackled trailer parks. Now a days people like to judge others for the way shit is, but the same people who point their finger need to hold themselves accountable as well for not taking pride in their own community and trying to do something about it instead of sitting back while our community crumbles around us. None of us think anyone owes us a fuckin check. None of us run around with our hands stuck out. Growing up in Ypsi just made all of us money hungry, hungry for more in life. Everyone has a hustle, don't knock theirs. yeah, so what if we use others habits to flourish fincancially? Who ever said life was easy was lying to you. We all aren't born into wealth with everything handed to us. Some of us have to go out and get ours however we can to support ourselves or our family. I hate the prostitutes that frequent that motel and Harmony House as well or that stand around on the corner of Grove Rd all damn day & night. I don't condone the people who rob, steal or kill either because there is enough money out there to be made without hurting someone. But I am tired of people who never grew up living in the streets to judge those of us who has. My baby girl was 2 days away from her 15th birthday when she was taken from us. We will never get the people we loved and lost back again so its up to us to take action now before another young life is taken.
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Sep 15, 2006
 
First of all, let me say I'm sorry for your cousins death.She did not deserve what happened to her.

>>BUT.....Your comments on "everyone has a hustle? So what if YOU USE OTHERS to flourish financialy?" is outragious.
Just because you grew up poor doesn't give you the right to take advantage or use people. That makes you just like the people you blame for making your life bad.

WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE PROSTITUTES OR DOPE DEALERS?

IF you would of gone to school or church, you would know it is WRONG TO USE PEOPLE. I GUESS YOU THINK THE WORLD OWES YOU HUH?

Grow up, get a job and stand on your own two feet.IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW > YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.<
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Sep 21, 2006
 
Scuffles break out at courthouse
http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf... ...
http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf... ...
Sarah Sykes, 20, was charged and arraigned last week on two open counts of murder and two felony firearms charges in the July 9 shooting that left two Ypsilanti Township teens dead
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Sep 21, 2006
 
Say What wrote:
First of all, let me say I'm sorry for your cousins death.She did not deserve what happened to her.
>>BUT.....Your comments on "everyone has a hustle? So what if YOU USE OTHERS to flourish financialy?" is outragious.
Just because you grew up poor doesn't give you the right to take advantage or use people. That makes you just like the people you blame for making your life bad.
WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE PROSTITUTES OR DOPE DEALERS?
IF you would of gone to school or church, you would know it is WRONG TO USE PEOPLE. I GUESS YOU THINK THE WORLD OWES YOU HUH?
Grow up, get a job and stand on your own two feet.IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW > YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.<
I AGREE WITH YOUR POST 100%
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Oct 16, 2006
 
I thought Ypsilanti Twnshp was going to do something about trailer park and motel.
Has anyone heard any news?
Doesn't seem to be any change in either place. It's just like Ypsi to ignore its problems until it blows up again.
Maybe if we elect someone who really cares about the TAXPAYERS, and LAW ABIDING CITIZENS of Ypsilanti Twnshp., something might get done.

P.S. I ALSO AGREE WITH THE ABOVE POSTS.

The THUGS in this town think they run it. I for one will be happy when it's ALL cleaned up.

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