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February 14, 2016

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Police have 410 calls for service in January

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket January 2016

Total Calls for Service-410

January 3
-Officers responded to a SR 103 residence in response to an unwanted guest 
January 5
-Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash in the 300 block of S Main St. 


Red Cross responds to house fire in Rawson

Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Hancock County responded to an early morning fire on Wednesday in Rawson.

Red Cross volunteers Pat Swisher and Steve Switzer responded to the call for help at the home on S. Main St. and provided the family with temporary shelter and assistance for immediate needs such as food and clothing. They also provided the family with Red Cross blankets and comfort kits of personal hygiene items.


Police looking for man wearing hoodie with red bag

Bluffton police sent the following Nixle alert this morning at 10:39 a.m.:

Police are looking for a male wearing black hoodie and jeans. Possibily has a red bag. Last seen in Jefferson Street and Main Street area. 

Persons with information may contact the police at 419-358-2961.


Multiple vehicles in village were impacted during the night

Several vehicles, apparently on the west side of the village, were vandalizes on Monday evening, according to Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief.


EMS has over 40 runs in January

Bluffton EMS had over 40 runs in January, according to Jan Basinger, EMS chief. Those runs follow:


Red Cross opens shelter for Findlay fire victims

 The American Red Cross of Hancock County is opening an emergency shelter for the residents of a Findlay building following a fire on Friday evening. 

The shelter is located at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Avenue in Findlay. 

Residents of 223 ½ N. Main St. were driven from their homes by the fire, which began around 6 p.m. Friday evening. 


Here's December's Bluffton police report

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket December 2015

Total Calls for Service-443
December 1
-Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash on N. Spring St.  Sandra Hamilton, 50, Bluffton was issued a citation for a Reasonable Control violation. 


480 EMS runs keeps Bluffton squad busy in 2015

Bluffton EMS had a busy year with 480 total runs, according to Jan Basinger, EMS director.
The squad had 459 calls with 353 of those of a medical nature. The majority of calls, 360, were within the village of Bluffton.
The squad had 339 transports with Bluffton Hospital as the destination on 164 calls, Lima Memorial with 81, St. Rita’s Medical Center 81 and Blanchard Valley Hospital 52. There were four life flights from the Bluffton airport.
July was the busiest month with 48 runs. August was the lightest month with 29 runs.


Bluffton police answer 428 calls during November

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket November 2015

Total Calls for Service-428


Here's Bluffton's October police docket

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket October 2015

Total Calls for Service - 530