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Police Section :: Page 2

  • Q&A forum scheduled for YSPD police chief candidates

    The three candidates who have applied for the position of Yellow Springs chief of police are, from left, officers Dave Meister and Timothy Spradlin, and Interim Chief Brian Carlson. The search was limited to internal candidates. (Left and right: YS News archive photos; center: Submitted)

    The public is invited to attend an open forum featuring a question and answer session with all candidates for the position of Yellow Springs Chief of Police on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the John Bryan Community Center.

  • Hawley leaves Yellow Springs police

    On May 1 Village Council unanimously approved a resolution that terminates the Village’s employment agreement with Officer RJ Hawley, the officer in charge during the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop event.

  • Village Council— New policing guidelines discussed

    Local policing was in the spotlight at Village Council’s April 17 meeting. Council members discussed proposed new guidelines for Village policing, as well as next steps in the Village’s search for a permanent police chief. In addition, a new full-time police officer, Mariah England, was sworn into the local department.

  • Communities rethink how to police

    Three examples of communities rethinking policing may provide an opportunity for villagers to consider and discuss different options for how “people and police” can engage with each other.

  • David Carlson’s charges from New Years incident reduced

    Last Friday, April 14, David Carlson’s charges stemming from the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident in Yellow Springs were reduced to misdemeanors, from the original fifth-degree felony.

  • Watch out for scam calls in Yellow Springs

    Yellow Springs residents are being targeted by scam calls from people claiming to raise money for local police-oriented causes. However, the calls are bogus.

  • David Carlson receives reduced sentence for New Year’s Eve charges

    David Carlson received reduced sentencing April 15 for charges stemming from his involvement in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop incident in Yellow Springs.

  • Merrick brothers indicted— Death sentence a possibility

    A Greene County Grand Jury has returned indictments of aggravated murder, murder, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and tampering with evidence against the two brothers charged with the killings of two local residents on Jan. 15.

  • Youth engaging in police issue

    Yellow Springs High School government teacher Kevin Lydy found a “teachable moment” in the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop controversy between police and citizens. His students spent several weeks researching ways to improve relations between the community and police, then delivered recommendations to Council. They also spoke with Village officials, including here Clerk of Council Judy Kintner, who described the workings of local government. (submitted photo by Kevin Lydy)

    At the beginning of this year, Yellow Springs High School teacher Kevin Lydy was steering his government class to a hands-on focus on state government.

  • How are our local police officers trained?

    Beginning in April, villagers may see an Antioch College student or a local resident taking a walk around town beside a Yellow Springs police officer. But look closely. The man or woman in blue is the one being escorted.

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