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October 28, 2020

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EMS responds to 60 calls in June

Bluffton EMS Chief Jan Basinger reports June was a very busy month with 60 calls, 20 above the monthly average.



Golf cart accident sends girl to Columbus hospital

Bluffton emergency officials were called to an injury traffic crash involving a golf cart at 11:01 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. The crash occurred on Riverbend Drive near Sycamore Court, which has a 25 m.p.h. speed limit.

Officers investigating the crash discovered Jessica J. Brockert, a 16- year-old Bluffton female, was on the back of the golf cart when she fell from the vehicle to the ground. At this time, it is not clear what caused the girl to fall from the moving cart, according to Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief.


May police docket now available

May 01

-Police arrested Bradley Shaver, 43, Parma for DUS following a traffic stop on S. Main St. for an equipment violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

-Officers responded to Bluffton University in regards to students possibly smoking marijuana, drinking underage, and driving recklessly through the parking lots.

May 02

-Police received a sexual assault complaint and the case was turned over to the Allen County Sheriff's Office for further investigation.


May EMS runs

Jan Basinger, Bluffton EMS chief, provided The Icon with the May EMS runs.


Hancock County Sheriff's Office joins Click It or Ticket to crack down on seat belt use

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 23-June 5.

During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts - both day and night.


Long-barreled firearm turns out to be BB gun - school locked down from 8:05 to 8:42 a.m. as precaution

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools were placed on lockdown this morning (May 19) at 8:05 a.m. in response to a parent reporting suspicious activity to school administrators according to Rick Skilliter, Bluffton Police Chief.

According to Greg Denecker, Bluffton superintendent, "In reality it was a miscommunication between the student and the school. The student was bringing a prop for a play."

The parent observed a school-aged male walking with what appeared to be a long barreled firearm in the area of the Middle/Elementary School complex.