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  • Village, Meister still at odds

    Last Friday’s pre-disciplinary hearing for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister was postponed in hopes that lawyers representing Meister and the Village could reach a compromise agreement.

  • Village police — Meister discipline sparks protest

    About 25 villagers took part Saturday in a protest against the proposed disciplinary actions against Cpl. Dave Meister of the Yellow Springs police department. The group carried posters in support of Meister through downtown. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    The proposed demotion and additional discipline of a popular local police officer has sparked concern in Yellow Springs, including a protest last weekend.

  • Police investigating armed robbery in the Glen

    In two separate incidents on Saturday, June 30, three people were robbed at gunpoint while hiking in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve, according to the YSPD.

  • Discipline hearing for Meister set for next week

    A pre-disciplinary hearing is set for Yellow Springs Police Corporal Dave Meister for next Friday, June 29, following a department investigation into his performance during two March traffic stops.

  • Local officer saves injured baby deer

    Officer Mark Charles of the YSPD found an injured baby deer in the Glen on Tuesday night. He waited briefly to see if the animal’s mother would return before calling a local veterinarian to come and treat its injuries. The doe is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Investigation ongoing at Hosket’s

    At 11:19 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department was called to the veterinary office and home of Dr. Scott Hosket at 4450 U.S. 68 North, just north of Yellow Springs, due to reports of a shooting.

  • Village Council— Blacks get more citations

    African-American villagers received citations from the YSPD at a significantly higher rate than to white villagers, according to a statistical study of local police data sponsored by the Justice System Task Force.

  • Lawson indicted on assault

    Villager Barry Lawson remains in the Greene County Jail following an Oct. 25 incident in which he allegedly attacked a female, causing injuries.

  • Local pleads ‘not guilty’ to rape, drug charges

    Michael M. Gentile, 20, pleaded not guilty Friday to rape, drug and vandalism offenses. The Yellow Springs resident was arraigned Nov. 3 at the Greene County Court of Common Pleas.

  • Scam calls threaten arrest

    An older local woman received a phone call today, Nov. 3, from an unidentified source stating that “you will be taken under custody by the local cops” because there were “four serious allegations” against her. She was advised to call a phone number in order to not be picked up by police.

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