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August 15, 2020

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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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Police investigate armed robbery at Dari Freeze

At 9:06 p.m. Tuesday, two male suspects entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money

An armed robbery at the Bluffton Dari Freeze, 595 S. Main St., is under investigation by Bluffton police, according to Ryan Burkholder, police chief.

The police issued the following statement on May 22:

On Tuesday, May 21, at approximately 9:06 p.m. Bluffton police officers responded to the Bluffton Dari Freeze for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers learned that two male suspects had entered the business and brandished a firearm and demanded money.

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Several arrests made by Bluffton police in April

Grove resident arrested for weapons violation

Here is the April Bluffton police department docket.

April 2
Officers responded to the Buckeye Park in reference to damaged property.

Officers responded to the 700 block of North Main Street in reference to a breaking and entering complaint.

Officers received a bad check / fraud complaint from a South Main Street business.

April 3
Officers took a report of lost medication.

April 5
Officers arrested a Bluffton resident on an outstanding warrant(s) out of the Lima Police Department.

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Police nab drug trafficking suspect

Following early morning traffic stop

Bluffton police appended a suspect following a vehicle chase in the early morning hours of April 7. As a result, several pounds of suspected marijuana and other items associated with drug trafficking were discovered in the vehicle.

The suspect, who was not identified, was booked into the Allen County Justice Center. His case is pending. It is expected to go to a grand jury next month. Afterward, it will be handled in Allen County Common Pleas Court.

Ryan Burkholder, Bluffton police chief, provided the Icon with the follow account of the incident:

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