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October 15, 2018

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September's Bluffton police docket

Outstanding warrant arrest, drug complaint, hit-skip criminal damage on the list

Here is the September Bluffton police department docket.

September 4
Officers arrested Carla D. Major, 48, Lima, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of State Route 103 and Commerce Lane for a stop sign violation. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

September 8
Officers responded to a noninjury hit/skip traffic crash in the area of Vine Street and North Main Street.

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Four domestic violence reports, K-9 used in four searches; five illegal narcotic discoveries

From Bluffton's August police department log

During August Bluffton police responded to four domestic violence reports, used its K-9 unit on four searches and made five illegal narcotic discoveries. And, in one report, a person faces nine charges in Lima Municipal Court.

August 1
A Columbus Grove resident reported someone stole his identity to open an account at a local store.

August 2
A Spring Street resident reported an unknown person(s) entered her unattended vehicle and stole her purse from inside.

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Accident at Lincoln Highway and Bentley Road sends five to hospitals

Among those hospitalized is Teri Steinmetz, Bluffton first grade teacher

Bluffton residents Joel and Teri Steinmetz and two of their children received injuries from a two-vehicle accident Sunday, at the intersection of Lincoln Highway and Bentley Road, according to the Lima Post of the State Highway Patrol.

In addition, the driver of the second vehicle, Monica L. Nostrum, 44, of Bellaire, Michigan, received injuries.

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Bluffton man sentenced on two counts of rape

Bluffton police report that on Aug. 24, Jonathon Lamb, 37, Bluffton, was sentenced to 18 years in prison during a sentencing hearing in the Hancock County Common Pleas Court. 

Mr. Lamb plead guilty to two charges of rape in June of 2018 and a pre-sentence investigation followed.  Mr. Lamb was sentenced to nine years on each count and those sentences will be served consecutively.    

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Bluffton K-9 sniffiing out narcotics

Several July police investigations involve illegal drug discoveries

Here's the Bluffton police department July docket.

July 1

Officers responded to the 400 block of Cherry Street in reference to a civil complaint.

Officers arrested a Marysville, Ohio, resident for possession of illegal narcotics following a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Main Street. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

July 2

Officers arrested Corey J. Thayer, 21, Beaverdam, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 75 and Bentley Road. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

July 3

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Beer spill

Bluffton police investigated a beer truck spill on Thurday morning between Bluffton Marathon and Lu Lu's. The driver of the truck apparently back up further than expected. The truck spilled dozens of beer cans into the hill between the two businesses.

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