Articles About YS Police

  • Police issue arrest warrant

    There have been nine burglaries and two attempted break-ins since January. Police are investigating a possible suspect.

  • Officer chooses retirement

    Sergeant Tom Jones

    Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Tom Jones retired from the force last week, several days before an internal hearing focused on his conduct was scheduled to take place.

  • Police gain two officers, lose one

    When Yellow Springs Police Officer David Meister and his family moved back to Yellow Springs to be closer to family last year, they didn’t know if they would find work right away. But the Yellow Springs Police Department was about to undergo a shift in personnel…

  • Bicycles, use the whole lane

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    Village Council’s goal to make Yellow Springs a more walkable and bikeable community prompted the Village Bicycle Enhancement Committee to take action on new traffic signs this fall and winter. The signs are a reminder that bicyclists are encouraged to use the entire lane.

    As head of the bike committee and an avid bicyclist himself, Dan Carrigan is passionate about educating both bikers and motorized drivers of the laws that give bicyclists greater rights and responsibilities.

    “As bicyclists, we’re being assertive,” he said. “The roads are a shared social network -— we all have a right to use them.”

  • ACE Task Force helps police

    On Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 26 and 27, three Springfield residents were arrested in Yellow Springs for trafficking in cocaine and heroin. The Yellow Springs Police offered assistance in serving warrants and apprehending John E. Taylor, Gregory T. Rydell and Kareem Crosley. The incidents were sting operations using undercover operatives, and the lead agency conducting the so-called “roundup,” was the Greene County A.C.E. Task Force.

  • Cordell guilty in Harris death

    Just before his jury trial began on Monday, July 13, former Yellow Springs resident Phillip Cordell pled guilty to the 2004 murder of local resident Timothy Harris. Cordell, 48, was sentenced to a mandatory five years in prison, with no chance for judicial release, which is the maximum sentence for his plea, according to Greene County Prosecutor Suzanne Schmidt on Tuesday.

  • Tasers: effective or too easy?

    Since the Yellow Springs Police Department began arming its officers with Tasers in August 2008, the stun guns have been deployed seldom and according to departmental policy, Police Chief John Grote said in a recent interview.

  • Springfield man robs US Bank

    Due largely to the testimony of a village resident and information from a security tape, on Tuesday, March 31, Yellow Springs police arrested a Springfield man who confessed to having robbed US Bank last week.

  • Two men apprehended, confess to recent burglaries

    Yellow Springs police apprehended two Springfield men who confessed their involvement in the rash of burglaries that have been committed in the village over the past three to four months, Police Chief John Grote said on Tuesday morning.

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