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January 18, 2020

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Police Log

Beer spill

Bluffton police investigated a beer truck spill on Thurday morning between Bluffton Marathon and Lu Lu's. The driver of the truck apparently back up further than expected. The truck spilled dozens of beer cans into the hill between the two businesses.


Reports of breaking and entering, illegal narotics, criminal damage complaints

June Bluffton police log

Here's the Bluffton police department June docket provided by Tyler Hochstetler, police sergeant.

June 1

Officers responded to the 9000 block of North Dixie Highway for a breaking and entering complaint.


Bluffton man pleads guilt to two counts of rape

Sentencing takes place in August

Jonathon Lamb, 37, Bluffton, plead guilty to two counts of rape on Tuesday June 26, in Hancock County Common Pleas Cour, according to Bluffton police.

The charges stem from a complaint filed with the Bluffton Police Department in May of 2017 in which officers received a report of a possible sexual assault involving a child. 

During the investigation, officers learned that the incident(s) happened in February of 2017 and Jonathan Lamb was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of first degree felony rape with a specification due to the age of the child. 


Friday afternoon accident on SR 103

Bluffton police, fire and EMS were at the scene of an accident along State Route 103 just east of Interstate 75. This is the scene at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A silver-grey SUV struck a utility pole, breaking it. (Ken Collins photo)


K-9 officer participates in first incident

Officers requested K9 assistance on a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 75 near Bentley Road. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of paraphernalia and marijuana.

Here's the Bluffton police department docket for May.

May 3
University officials reported a criminal trespass to police.

May 5
Officers arrested Andrea L. Gossard, 25, Ottawa, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in 500 block of North Main Street for an equipment violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

An Ottawa resident was issued a citation for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.


Stolen vehicle recovered, multiple vehicles broken into, several arrests reported

April's Bluffton Police Department docket

Here's the April Bluffton Police Department docket.

April 2
Officers responded to an East College Avenue residence for a deceased person.

A Bluffton University official reported a criminal mischief complaint to police.

Officers arrested Ryan M. Matter, 22, Bluffton, on an outstanding warrant out of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.