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Xenia police arrest Yellow Springs burglary suspects

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Oliver Simons 5ft. 10in., 170lbs,  Brown Hair and  Green Eyes

Oliver Simons
5ft. 10in., 170lbs,
Brown Hair and
Green Eyes

UPDATE May 8, 9:40 p.m.: At 8:40 this evening Xenia police arrested Oliver Simons at his home at 290 E. Market Street in Xenia, in connection to a string of burglaries in Yellow Springs. According to Police Chief Anthony Pettiford, police also arrested Bianca Stone, who also lives at the Xenia residence. Simons is being charged with burglary, and Stone will be charged with receiving stolen property. Both were taken into custody and are being held in Greene County Jail.

No one else was home at the time of the arrest, and police do not at this time suspect any other accomplices, Pettiford said.

At the residence police found jewelry, cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia, all of which they recovered as evidence in the ongoing investigation.

Village police will continue working with the Greene County ACE Task Force and the Greene County Prosecutor to match the recovered items to the items that were reported stolen.

“We’re still collecting evidence — this is still an ongoing investigation,” Pettiford said this evening.

Simons and Stone are both former residents of Yellow Springs. They will wait to be arraigned by a Greene County grand jury.


On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Yellow Springs Police Department along with members of the Greene County ACE Task Force and uniformed members of the Xenia Police Department executed a search warrant at 290 E. Market Street in Xenia, Ohio.

This is the residence of Oliver Simons who is the number one suspect in a rash of burglaries in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A large amount of stolen items were recovered at this residence along with drugs and drug paraphernalia.

At this time, Oliver Simons has not been apprehended and an arrest warrant has been issued for him. If you know of his whereabouts or have any leads that may assist us in his apprehension, please contact the Yellow Springs Police Department at (937)767-7206.

At this time, more charges are pending with other subjects that have also been involved in these burglaries.


6 Responses to “Xenia police arrest Yellow Springs burglary suspects”

  1. Bill Hoffman says:

    Oliver comes from a very fine family; I’m sorriest for them. Bill Hoffman

  2. Corey Slavitt says:

    So very sad. I remember Oliver as a toddler.

  3. Robin Suits says:

    From the story, it looks like there are other suspects. I know Oliver, and he was not the guy I reported to the police for suspicious behavior back in January when the burglaries were first reported. I am pretty sure the man I reported was looking for a way into my house on South College Street on a day when the house was usually empty.

  4. Linn Bobo says:

    This is a sad, sad situation. It really breaks my heart to hear of this. I wish it wasn’t true….

  5. Kathryn Hitchcock says:

    I totally share your sentiment, Connie.

  6. Connie Crockett says:

    This is just so sad.

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