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Bluffton police docket for January

Bluffton Police Department Public Docket

January 1
Police attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of County Line Rd and E. Elm St. The vehicle fled the scene and drove through a couple yards on Eastland Dr. at which time the driver left the area on foot. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

A Beaverdam resident reported that an unknown person had keyed her vehicle while it was parked overnight at a Grove St. residence.


January Bluffton EMS docket released

Jan Basinger, Bluffton EMS chief, released the January EMS docket.


Police reported 266 calls during December

Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief, provided the December Bluffton police report to council on Jan. 10. In December the police responded to 266 calls, 58 traffic stops and 13 citations.

To view the report click on the image.


December EMS log

Jan Basinger, Bluffton EMS chief, provided The Icon with the December Bluffton EMS log.


Bluffton man sentenced in domestic violence case

A local man was sentenced in the Allen County Common Pleas Court following a conviction for domestic violence.

Christopher C. Smallwood, 34, originally pled not guilty to an indictment of domestic violence, which is a fourth degree felony. A prior conviction for domestic violence elevated this crime to a felony.


2 Kentucky men conviction of sexual conduct with a minor

Bluffton police are reporting the conviction of two men from Kentucky who traveled to Bluffton in February to engage in sexual conduct with a minor.

Because the men traveled across state lines, and were apprehended in Kentucky, federal charges were brought against them in connection with their crimes. The case was resolved in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, to avoid putting the local victim through additional stress.