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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Sheriff seeks help from community in double murder

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman

    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is seeking help from villagers in solving the murders of Skip Brown and Sherri Mendenhall, who were shot and killed on Sunday.

  • Peaceful ball drop turns ugly

    Police from at least six municipalities and agencies joined Yellow Springs police in a presence downtown on the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop that many villagers found hostile and aggressive. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Kinner Fischer)

    Lance Rudegeair had dropped the New Year’s ball at 12 a.m., and was still up on the ladder when the police car lights began flashing. Then came the sirens. It was 12:08 a.m. The sound was deafening.

  • Third sergeant to be hired by Yellow Springs Police

    The Yellow Springs Police Department will be adding a new sergeant to its ranks, drawn from the officers currently on the force.

  • Village Council— Morris Bean, police ‘overreach‘ are topics

    At their July 5 meeting, Council members heard from villagers concerned about the environmental practices of the local company Morris Bean, and also about the “overreach” of some local police officers.

  • Yellow Springs police officer terminated

    Officer John K. Whittemore was terminated from employement at the Yellow Springs Police Department on July 5.

  • A closer look at village police officer actions

    At Council’s June 6 meeting, several villagers expressed concern over two recent instances of what they perceived as aggressive behavior by a local police officer.

  • Village Council—Concerns about police aired

    Several villagers attended the June 6 Village Council meeting to express concerns about recent incidents in which they believed local police acted too aggressively.

  • Nipper to return to YSPD — Prosecutor drops charges

    A special prosecutorstated he has concluded his review of charges against a Yellow Springs police officer, and found a lack of evidence to move forward.

  • New police officer joins YSPD

    The Yellow Springs Police Department recently welcomed Officer John Whittemore, a 16-year veteran and lifelong area resident, to the force. Sworn in last month, he replaces Officer Stephanie Spurlock. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman )

    Officer John Whittemore arrived at the YSPD from West Carrollton a little over three weeks ago.

  • HRC focus on women’s safety

    If a woman’s instinct says she’s unsafe in a situation, she should trust that feeling, according to two public safety experts at last Thursday’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC, meeting.

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