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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.