Police Section :: Page 8

  • YS officer honored for child advocacy

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Naomi Penrod was honored April 28 for her work with abused and neglected children. She received a "Child Advocate of the Year" award from Greene County Children Services. She's shown at the awards breakfast with Yellow Springs Police Chief John Grote and Village Administrative Assistant Ruthe Ann Lillich. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs Police Officer Naomi Penrod was honored April 28 by the Greene County Children Services with a “Child Advocate of the Year” award for her work with abused and neglected children.

  • Police seize marijuana

    Two heavy marijuana traffickers were arrested in Yellow Springs on Thursday night, March 3, in a joint bust.

  • Man attempts to rob US Bank

    At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, a US Bank employee reported that someone had attempted to rob the bank.

  • Attempted theft at US Bank

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    At 12:30 p.m. today a man attempted a bank robbery at US Bank.

  • Village officers’ daily duty dangerous

    Naomi Penrod does her best to keep the duties of her job as a Yellow Springs Police officer in perspective. She keeps a photo of her daughter on her clipboard to remind her that while it is her job to keep the community safe, her goal at the end of every day is to get back home to her little girl.

  • 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…

  • Business owner pleads guilty

    Local resident and business owner Elizabeth Stardancer pled guilty to a third-degree felony of abuse of an elderly person in Greene County Common Pleas Court on Friday, Oct. 1.

  • 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.

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