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December 14, 2017

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Counterfeit bills among Bluffton PD September calls

Also possession of controlled substances, hit-skip accident and drivers under suspension

Bluffton police dealt with a report of conterfeit money, possession of controlled substances, a hit-skip accident, and other calls during September, according to Tyler Hostetler, police sergeant.

In September the police had 451 calls for service including 21 reportable incidents and 9 traffic crashes. The monthly docket follow:

September 1

  • Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cherry Street in reference to a dog complaint.

September 2

  • A Greding Street resident report suspicious activity on his credit card account.

September 4

  • Officers responded to an East Jefferson Street residence in reference to a domestic violence complaint.

September 5

  • Officers responded to Bluffton University in reference to a student making suicidal threats.

September 6

  • A State Route 103 resident reported that an ex-boyfriend had violated a temporary protection order violation.
  • A South Jackson Street resident reported a package that was delivered to his residence was stolen sometime during the same day.

September 7

  • Officers responded to the intersection of South Main Street and Poplar Street for a non-injury traffic crash. Shyanne E. Mortimer, 16, Bluffton, was issued a citation for assured clear distance ahead. The case is pending in Allen County Juvenile Court.
  • Officers responded to the area of Bentley Road and Gratz Road for a non-injury traffic crash involving a vehicle and a deer.

September 9

  • Officers arrested Adam Sweigart, 27, Bluffton, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of County Line Road near College Avenue for an equipment violation. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

September 9

  • Officers arrested Kevin Burwell, 40, Sylvania, Ohio, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of Jefferson Street and Huber Street. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 10

  • A Matterhorn Drive resident reported a suspicious person in the area of their home.

September 11

  • Officers responded to Bluffton Middle School in reference to an unruly student.

September 12

  • Officers responded to the 200 block of Cherry Street in reference to a dog running at large.

September 13

  • A Cherry Street resident reported ongoing issues with neighbors.

September 14

  • Officers responded to the intersection of State Route 103 and County Line Road for a non-injury traffic crash. Talley C. Sanna, 70, Fostoria, was issued a citation for assured clear distance ahead. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.
  • Officers responded to the intersection of Cherry Street and Huber Street for a non-injury traffic crash. Abbey N. Gambrell, 17, Bluffton, was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign. The case is pending in Allen County Juvenile Court.

September 18

  • A Commerce Lane business reported they received counterfeit money sometime during their operating hours.
  • Officers arrested Logan A. Shepherd, 24, Rawson, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the 900 block of North Main Street for a speeding violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 20

  • Officers responded to the intersection of North Main Street and Washington Street for a non-injury traffic crash. Betty J. Flinn, 78, Bluffton, was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 21

  • Officers responded to the area of College Avenue near Harmon Road for a non-injury traffic crash. Kyle Bassitt, 23, Elida, was issued a citation for nuisance operation and reasonable control. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 22

  • Officers arrested Andrew Reed, 18, Vanlue, Ohio, for possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop in the area of Jefferson Street and Huber Street. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 24

  • Officers arrested Donald P. Kanney, 50, Lafayette, Ohio for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the 400 block of North Main Street for a registration violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.
  • Officers responded to the 200 block of South Lawn Avenue for a non-injury hit/skip traffic crash. There is no information about the suspect vehicle at this time.

September 27

  • Officers responded to the 100 block of Riley Street in reference to a homeowner interfering with the demolition of a structure that was deemed uninhabitable by the village. After numerous attempts to resolve the situation, the homeowner left the area.
  • Officers arrested Jamie S. Goodluck, 38, Lima, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the 100 block of Snider Road. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.
  • Officers arrested Terry Follas, 49, Lima, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the 300 block of State Route 103. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.
  • Officers responded to the area of State Route 103 and Pocono Drive for a non-injury traffic crash. Marshall T. Benson, 18, Dola, was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way when turning left. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

September 28

  • Officers responded to the intersection of South Main Street and Garau Street for an injury traffic crash. Robert A. Greeno, 86, Findlay, was issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way when turning left. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

September 30

  • A South Main Street resident reported that someone had intentionally damaged his vehicle.
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