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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Launches Online Crime Dashboard That Can Be Filtered By Zip Code, Date, And Criminal Charge

Monday, November 13: Ann Arbor Crime Map, Ann Arbor's new downtown toilets, Grand Rapid's newly proposed soccer stadium, and Ohio legalizes marijuana.


Morning, Ann Arbor! Michigan Football’s sign-stealing investigation continues to be the talk of the sports world. For those of you not constantly refreshing all Michigan Football blogs, here’s the tea:

Now, back to local news.


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Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

🖥 Crime Dashboard: The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has launched an online crime dashboard. With data dating back to 2020, users can filter data by date, zip code, or charge. Some insights:

  • Total county crimes over time:

    • 5,057 in 2020

    • 5,299 in 2021

    • 5,460 in 2022

    • 4,211 in 2023

  • Defining Ann Arbor by the zip codes 48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, and 48109, the most common crimes in AA this year are:

    • Theft (137)

    • Fraud (106)

    • Assault (86)

  • 73.3% of the county’s 2023 crimes have occurred in the 48197 and 48198 zip codes.

🚽 Downtown Toilets: In an effort to add more downtown bathrooms, City Council unanimously approved a one-year pilot program that would see ten high-tech Throne toilets installed downtown by June 2024. Manufactured by a DC startup, Throne toilets are touchless, ADA compliant, unlock by scanning a QR code, and use usage data to ensure frequent cleanings. City Council allocated $500,000 in funding for the one-year program.

🚂 Proposed Train Routes: Newly proposed Amtrak routes would connect Ann Arbor (via Detroit) to Toledo, Cleveland, and Toronto. The new proposals are in addition to Amtrak’s ongoing studies on creating a rail line between Ann Arbor and Traverse City and a rail line between Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.

🏈 Michigan Football Tracker: Week 11 of 13

  • Current Record: 10-0

  • Current Rank: #3 in the country

  • Last Saturday: Michigan beat Penn State 24-15.

  • This Saturday: Michigan plays an away game against Maryland (6-4). The Wolverines are 21-point favorites.


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⚽️ Grand Rapids Soccer Stadium: New renderings show the design of a proposed soccer stadium in downtown Grand Rapids. The project, still in the schematic design phase, aims to attract a professional soccer team to the heart of GR. As the stadium seeks financing and a lead donor, state legislature is considering supporting the build through local hotel/motel taxes.

🎣 Steelhead Trout Controls: Due to potential declines in the state’s steelhead trout population, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has reduced the daily catch limit in select rivers. Effective April 1, anglers in the Carp, Betsie, Manistee, and others, will be limited to one steelhead per day, reduced from the previous three-per-day limit. The new regulations represent the latest in a series of catch-limit reductions dating back to the 1990s.

🍃 Ohio Legalizes Marijuana: Last week’s elections dealt a blow to Southeast Michigan’s marijuana industry. While Ohio voted to approve legal recreational marijuana, potentially affecting sales in southern Michigan, four metro Detroit communities - Birmingham, Rochester, Grosse Pointe Park, and Keego Harbor - rejected proposals to open dispensaries. Despite these setbacks, Michigan's marijuana market, worth $3 billion, continues to grow, with a 28% increase in recreational sales in September year-over-year.


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That's all for now! Have a great week in Tree Town!
- Andrew

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P. P. S - Ann Arbor released a guide on preparing for winter.

P. P. P. S. - Ann Arbor-based May Mobility raised $105 million in a Series D investment round.

P. P. P. P. S. - Cahoots is hosting a “Drunk History” bar crawl through Ann Arbor with Patti Smith, a local historian, on November 22.