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Articles About Yellow Springs Police Department :: Page 8
Community concerns around the local police department, an alleged incident of police misconduct and the current police chief search were a focus at Village Council’s Nov. 17 meeting.
An internal Yellow Springs Police investigation last week found that one of its officers exhibited two counts of improper conduct during an encounter with a villager on Nov. 5.
Yellow Springs Police acknowledged last week that the local department had made some errors when one of its officers allegedly used physical force against a citizen.
This year’s Beggars Night will be held Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., with bonfires throughout the village.
After just a few days on the job, Yellow Springs Interim Police Chief Dave Hale can see that the YSPD is an “established, well-run department,” he said in an interview last week. During the two months or so he expects to be here, he intends to keep it that way.
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.
At a special budget review before the Feb. 18 Village Council meeting, Finance Director Melissa Vanzant projected that the Village 2014 general fund budget will have a shortfall of about $500,000.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine came to the Bryan Center to present the findings of his office’s investigation of the shooting incident on July 31 that ended in the death of local resident Paul E. Schenck.
This year’s Beggars Night will be held Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m., with bonfires throughout the village.
Forty-five villagers gathered in Village Council chambers Monday night, many there to talk about their strong desire to maintain a local dispatch service at the Yellow Springs Police Department. A dozen people spoke, including long-time police officer Al Pierce, who talked about the value of the personal and called the village’s two full-time and five part-time dispatchers the “magnificent seven,” who hold the department together.