Police Section

  • Police chief resigns

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    Village Manager Patti Bates announced tonight that she has accepted the resignation for medical reasons of Yellow Springs Police Chief Anthony Pettiford.

  • Yellow Springs is SWAT member

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    In recent years, there has been increased awareness of the growing number of SWAT team raids in this country. Since the 1980s, police departments’ use of SWAT has risen about 1,500 percent, resulting in about 148 SWAT raids daily, according to University of Eastern Kentucky criminal justice professor Peter Kraska in a June 9 New York Times article.

  • More shifts at Village police

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    Changes in personnel at the Yellow Springs Police Department are becoming the norm this year. Two more full-time officers either resigned or requested reduced hours last month, following the resignation of two full-time officers in February and March.

  • Sheriff’s inquiry faults officer

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    Seven months after the shooting standoff in Yellow Springs that ended with the death of Paul E. Schenck, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s department released the findings of an investigation of the two Greene County officers who fired weapons during the event.

  • Yellow Springs burglaries affect cars and homes

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    Toward the end of last week and over the weekend, several home and vehicle burglaries occurred in various locations around the village. Yellow Springs Police this week issued a warning to all villagers to keep their homes and vehicles locked at all times.

  • Greene County sheriff major relieved of job

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    Greene County Sheriff Major Eric Spicer was relieved from his position with the department last week, according to Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer this week.

  • Investigation finds fault with Greene County major

    Police, sheriff personnel and two SWAT units were part of a stand-off between Paul E. Schenck on July 30 of 2013, after responding to calls that an office had been shot at. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office released the findings of a seven-month investigation of the shooting event that occurred in Yellow Springs in July.

  • Police pinpoint suspects in vehicle break-ins

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    Yellow Springs Police said on Monday they are close to arresting three people suspected in a string of vehicle thefts and break-ins.

  • More Yellow Springs automobile break-ins

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    Several cars were broken into over the weekend and a local car was stolen Sunday night, according to Police Sergeant Naomi Penrod.

  • Police story: crime and the village

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    Earlier this month two vehicles were stolen, 10 more were broken into. Last year nine local residences were burglarized. But more commonly, however, the Yellow Springs Police Department deals with complaints of barking dogs, loud music and stolen bicycles.

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