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Bluffton PD arrest two on outstanding warrants

One from Weston, another from Kentucky

Here's the Bluffton police department docket for March.

March 1
Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash on West Elm Street near Rosenberger Drive. A Bluffton resident was issued a citation for Assured Clear Distance Ahead into Lima Municipal Court.

March 3
Officers arrested a Lima resident on an outstanding warrant out of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

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One drug-related arrest in February

Report also includes theft, fight complaint and suspicious person report

Nearly a half-dozen police log entries in Feburary relate to drug possesion. One arrest was made, which involved the police canine unit. The February report follows.

February 1
Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash near the intersection of South Main Street and Cherry Street. A Delphos resident was issued a citation for reasonable control. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

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Police chief: Criminal activity has decreased since the addition of Kato

Here's a report of K9 activities since May 2018

Kato, the Bluffton police department’s K9, joined the department in May 2018. What’s the effect of the dog on law enforcement in the community?

According to Ryan Burkholder, police chief, “Our main goal in implementing a K9 program is to combat narcotics in and around Bluffton.”

Chief Burkholder added that criminal activity has decreased since the addition of Kato.

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Here's January's Bluffton police docket

Hit-skips, neighbor feud and juvenile runaway among investigations

Here's the Bluffton police department docket for January 2019.

Jan. 4
Officers took a criminal trespass report from an East College Avenue resident.

Jan. 9
Officers received a civil complaint from a Findlay resident.

Jan. 12
Officers responded to a Snider Road business in reference to an assault.

Officers responded to a noninjury property damage only traffic crash on County Line Road at State Route 103.

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Non-injury accidents, thefts and fraud complaints

Here's the December Bluffton police docket

Bluffton police released its December 2018 docket, which follows:

December 1
Officers responded to a North Lawn Avenue residence in reference to a domestic dispute.

December 2
Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash at the intersection of Jackson Street and College Avenue. A Bluffton resident was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

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Ada resident charged with two counts aggravated robbery

FROM ADA ICON – After a week-end long investigation the Ada Police Department charged Dekari Tyre Ese Powell of Ada and Mansfield with two counts of Aggravated Robbery, felonies of the 1st degree, for his part in the armed robbery of three persons in Ada on Thursday, Jan 3, according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

According to reports, three separate individuals known to Powell were approached separately and robbed at gun point of cash, electronics and drugs. 

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