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Police Section

  • Man files false report of knifing


    After two days of investigation, the Yellow Springs Police Department determined that the Sept. 28 report of a knifing was unfounded.

  • Man stabbed at Gaunt Park early Monday morning


    A Yellow Springs resident was stabbed several times while walking in Gaunt Park in the early morning hours Monday, Sept. 28.

  • Deceased man identified


    Yellow Springs police confirmed that the body of a local man was found dead this morning in a car parked on Winter Street. The death appeared to be from natural causes.

  • Local officer cleared of charges


    During last week’s trial in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas, a Springfield prosecutor asked a jury to find Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod guilty of two criminal charges — assault and interfering with civil rights — following a November 5 incident in which Penrod forcibly took a camera away from a villager attempting to videotape an encounter with police.

  • Council’s take on policing


    Village Council members voiced some common themes at a work session Monday, July 20, as they took their turn to voice opinions about policing in Yellow Springs.

  • Penrod found not guilty


    Yellow Springs Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod was found not guilty of assault, interfering with civil rights and disorderly conduct after a three-day trial at the Greene county Court of Common Pleas.

  • Yellow Springs Village Council plans policing talk


    Village Council members had a tough time at their meeting this week settling on a format for their local policing discussion, scheduled to take place Monday, July 20.

  • Yellow Springs Police survey results—A desire for community engagement


    Three-quarters of respondents in a survey on police and the Village said they would like the police to engage with the community more often, including by patrolling more on bicycle and foot instead of in their cruisers and visiting schools to speak with students.

  • Local policing survey results


    A desire for more engagement between the police and the community was at the top of a list of suggestions for the Yellow Springs Police Department in a recent online survey. Overall, respondents said they were satisfied with the YSPD, while numerous cited their concerns.

  • News survey— Village police elicit mixed responses

    In a recent YS News online survey, nearly two-thirds of respondents reported they were very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the Yellow Springs Police Department. Comparatively, 92 percent said the same in a 2005 Village random mail survey. While it may point to a downward trend in satisfaction, the discrepancy may be due to the News survey being self-selected, online, and focused solely on policing. (Source: Yellow Springs News online survey)

    Some villagers fear for their own safety because they believe the Yellow Springs Police Department unfairly targets them. Others believe the police force is so professional and respectful that any critique of the force is unjustified.