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Jul
21
2024

Police Section

  • March 14 shooting suspect pleads ‘not guilty,’ claims insanity

    Since his arraignment last week, Bleything has entered a plea of “not guilty” by reason of insanity. Pending the court’s motion for competency — which determines a defendant’s mental acuity — a tentative trial date has been set for Monday, May 20.

  • YS Police Department fully staffed — a first in five years

    The Yellow Springs Police Department is composed of 19 employees: seven dispatchers, one community outreach specialist, one property manager and 10 officers — three of whom were recently hired and are still in training.

  • Yellow Springs resident killed in crash

    On Thursday, April 25, local resident Ryan Botkin was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Fairfield Pike — just outside of Yellow Springs in Clark County. 

  • BREAKING | Bleything indicted for murder, assault, other charges

    On Thursday, March 28, the Yellow Springs Police Department served Jackson Isaiah Bleything, 22, with an indictment in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred in Yellow Springs on Thursday, March 14.

  • EXTENDED COVERAGE | March 14 homicide upheaves Yellow Springs

    Following a four-day manhunt, and amid an ongoing investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, Jackson Isaiah Bleything, a Springfield resident and 2020 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, was taken into custody Sunday, March 17.

  • Man arrested in connection with March 14 homicide

    A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Yellow Springs on Thursday, March 14. Jackson Isaiah Bleything, 22, a Springfield resident and 2020 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, was taken into custody on Sunday, March 17. 

  • Man arrested in connection with Hawthorne Apartments fire

    On Monday, Feb. 26, a local resident was arrested in connection to the fire that erupted at the Hawthorne Place Apartments last summer. He is being charged with aggravated arson, burglary and possessing criminal tools, and is presently in custody at the Greene County Jail. 

  • Local teen killed in crash

    On Tuesday, July 4, local resident Isaac Powers was struck by a vehicle while biking near Ellis Park. Powers, 15, was fatally injured in the crash.

  • Police chief introduces therapy dog

    At the regular Council meeting on Monday, March 6, a new Village staffer was sworn in: two-year old Shazam, the front-running candidate for the Village’s new therapy dog program.

  • SWAT standoff ends peacefully

    A 46-year-old Yellow Springs man was taken into custody Saturday evening, Dec. 24, after a four-hour standoff with police and SWAT at his home in the 100 block of Brookside Drive.

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