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January 18, 2020

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Ada police break up counterfeit ring

Police recover approximately $50,000 in counterfeit currency along with items believed to have been purchased with counterfeit currency

FROM ADA ICON - Ada police broke up a counterfeit ring in Ada on Wednesday, (Aug. 21), according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

The police issued the following report:

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at approximately 3 p.m., officers of the Ada Police Department executed a search warrant at 102 ½ N. Main St., Apartment 5, Ada, as part of an on-going investigation into the passing of counterfeit money.

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Numerous break-ins investigated by Bluffton PD in late July

Bluffton University bookstore among locations hit

Bluffton police have released its July docket, which follows:

July 3
Officers received a fraud complaint from a Riley Street resident.

Officers responded to a College Avenue residence in reference to a child custody dispute. During the same incident, the complainant also reported an unknown person hacked her Netflix account.

July 4
An East College Avenue resident reported a criminal damage complaint to police.

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June was a busy month for Bluffton PD K-9

Busy with Bluffton police work and a requst from state patrol

Here is the June Bluffton police department docket.

June 1
Officers arrested a Rawson resident for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of State Route 103 and Commerce Lane. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

June 2
Officers received a civil complaint from an Ottawa resident.

June 4
Officers arrested a Bluffton resident for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of Elm Street near Main Street. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

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Grove Road - SR 696 serious accident

Several area rescue units on the scene

This report posted at 3:15 p.m. - Additional photos at the bottom -

A serious accident involving three vehicles has stopped traffic at the intersection of Columbus Grove Road and State Route 696 west of Bluffton. A power pole was struck and is down, and there is a power outage near the accident.

At approximately 2:40 Bluffton police, rescue and fire were called to the scene.

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Bluffton PD, sheriff's office, search for "person of potential suicidal risk"

Subject found in rural Bluffton and taken to St. Rita's Medical Center

A person idenitifed by Bluffton police as a potential suicidal risk was taken by Bluffton EMS to St. Rita's Medical Center for a psychological evaluation as a result of self-inflicted injuries.

The occurrence took place on Tuesday, June 18. Ryan Burkholder, Bluffton police chief provide the following information to the Icon:

"Police offiers and Allen County sheriff deputies responded to the area of the Bluffton University Nature Preserve for a suicidal subject.

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Bluffton police, Hancock Sheriff, respond to suicide threat on SR 103

Subject taken to Blanchard Valley Health System, Findlay, for evaluation

Here's the May Bluffton police docket.

May 1
Officers arrested a Toledo resident for possession of drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for an equipment violation in the 800 block of County Line Road. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

May 2
Officers responded to Greding Street in reference to a mental person complaint.

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