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Oct
01
2020

Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department

  • Independent review clears YSPD chief

    Officer Brian Carlson, a six-year veteran of the Yellow Springs police department, was named interim police chief on Monday, Jan. 23. He fills the vacancy left by former Chief David Hale, who resigned three weeks ago following the events of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson was cleared of wrongdoing by an outside investigator in June after a formal complaint was lodged against him by a village resident in May.

  • Parade canceled after alleged KKK protest threat

    Nerak Roth Patterson parades his red convertible through downtown at 2018's Fourth of July parade (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    All the organizers interviewed this week also said the decision was influenced by the voicemail from a man purporting to be affiliated with the KKK, a notorious hate group with a long history of violence against Black people.

  • YSPD, Yellow Springs Schools issue statements on recent police killings

    This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.

  • More details on suspect charged with murder in Clark case

    A 26-year-old Greene County resident with family ties to Yellow Springs and who attended Yellow Springs Schools was arrested Friday, Nov. 8, on charges of murder and felonious assault in connection with the death of local resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark earlier this year.

  • Council reviews YSPD assessment

    In recent weeks, Council members and Village staff have responded to Wasserman’s 50-page report. And, by phone earlier this month, Wasserman summarized his findings.

  • Fire, EMS calls on the rise

    Casey Brewer, who first came to Miami Township Fire-Rescue in 2013 as a member of the Explorer Post for teens, took this photo at a recent training event and shared it on the MTFR Facebook page. Brewer, 19, recently received EMT certification, Chief Colin Altman reported at the Miami Township Trustees’ most recent meeting Monday, July 1. (Submitted photo by Casey Brewer)

    Crew members of Miami Township Fire-Rescue are responding to more emergency calls than ever before, according to statistics recently released by the department.

  • Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.

  • Carlson renewed as YSPD chief

    At its regular meeting on Monday, June 3, Village Council renewed the contract of Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson for another year.

  • Body in Glen identified—Villager’s death investigated as homicide 

    A body found Friday afternoon, April 12, in Glen Helen Nature Preserve has been identified by  authorities as missing Yellow Springs resident Leonid “Lonya” Clark.

  • Village Council—YSPD awarded new state certification

    In addition to the awarding of several commendations at Council’s March 18 regular meeting, several developments related to local policing were announced.