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Bluffton PD had 5,593 calls for service in 2017

Here's December's police call summary

Here's the 2017 summary of calls to the Bluffton police department:
• Total Calls for Service for 2017 – 5,593
• Total Reportable Offenses for 2017 – 311
• Total Traffic Crashes Handled in 2017 - 52

Here's December's summary:
• Total Calls for Service – 420
• Total Reportable Offenses – 20
• Total Traffic Crashes – 4

Here's a summary of the December calls:

December 1


Cattle wrestling in Ada

Earllier this year Ada had a roaming rooster. Today's animal at large was a calf. This is a screen shot from the Ada Police Department Facebook. Click here to watch the video.


450 calls for service in November

Bluffton PD respond to Main Street business break in

Bluffton police responded to 450 calls for service in November. Among these were a reported break-in to a South Main Street business, a student making threats at Bluffton High School, and a telephone scam.

November 2

  • Officers responded to an Eastland Drive residence in reference to a mentally ill person.

November 3

  • A McComb resident reported that while she was in Bluffton for an appointment, items were taken out of her unattended, unlocked vehicle.

November 4


Bluffton PD want info about stolen bikes

The police havre a list of found bikes

Bluffton police are interested in hearing from residents who have missing bikes, or from residents who have not reported stolen bikes in the last year.

Chief Ryan M. Burkholder asks that residents with reports or question should stop in the police department, located on the second floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

He added that the police has a list of found bicycles that residents can also check.



549 calls for service in October

Illegal dumping complaint, drug paraphernalia, hit-skip accident among police report

Bluffton police reported 549 calls for service during October. Of those calls 37 were reportable offenses and seven were traffic crashes, according to Tyler Hochstetler, police sergeant. The report follows:

October 2

  • Officers received an illegal dumping complaint from a Spring Street maintenance department worker.

October 3


Counterfeit bills among Bluffton PD September calls

Also possession of controlled substances, hit-skip accident and drivers under suspension

Bluffton police dealt with a report of conterfeit money, possession of controlled substances, a hit-skip accident, and other calls during September, according to Tyler Hostetler, police sergeant.

In September the police had 451 calls for service including 21 reportable incidents and 9 traffic crashes. The monthly docket follow:

September 1

  • Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cherry Street in reference to a dog complaint.

September 2