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January 21, 2019

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Bluffton PD say to take precautions if you live in the flood plain

Advisory from Bluffton Police: Riley Creek is continuing to rise and may force some road closures soon. If you live in flood prone areas begin taking precautions.

The Riley Creek is continuing to rise and some roads may need to be closed. If you live in flood prone areas you should begin taking necessary precautions. Any rain later in the day may cause substantial rise with the saturated conditions already in place.


Bluffton police file three misdemeanor charges against Dr. Gideon

Pre-trial expected this week in Lima Municipal Court

The Bluffton police department was involved in the recent investigation of Dr. James A. Gideon, M.D., Bluffton rheumatology and internal medicine physician, Ryan Burkholder, police chief, confirmed to the Icon on Monday.

Burkholder said that State Medical Board of Ohio contact the police department shortly after it began the investigation of Dr. Gideon involving sexual misconduct with patients.

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Hancock sheriff: Two deaths are drug related

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the deaths of a male and female in a rural Ada house Monday night appear be drug related. The bodies have been sent to Lucas County for autopsy.

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The deaths were not the result of violent crime, the sheriff’s office said.


Two discovered dead south of Bluffton on Monday evening

In residence on Township Road 56, Ada

Two deaths, discovered at about 9 p.m. south of Bluffton on Monday, June 19, are under investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

One woman and one man were found dead at a 23287 Township Road 56, Ada, residence, just north of U.S. Route 30 between Bluffton and Ada.

Marie R. Beach, 18, formerly of Lima, was identified as the woman. The man has not yet been identified.

Both bodies were taken to Lucas County for autopsies, according to the sheriff’s department, and the deaths are not currently under investigation.


Bluffton PD assist Putnam sheriff in apprehending burglary suspects

Here's the May Bluffton police log

Bluffton police had 571 calls for service in May. There were 42 reportable incidents and 6 traffic crashes handled. Here's the May docket, plus one event from April, provided by Tyler Hochstetler, department sergeant.

On the morning of April 21, officers with the Bluffton Police Department assisted the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office who were searching for two burglary suspects south of the Village of Pandora near the intersection of Pandora Road and Bixel Road.


Meth lab causes fire in North Main Street Ada residence

Officers arrested an occupant of the apartment

FROM THE ADA ICON - Officials determined that a methamphetamine lab caused the fire that extensively damaged a structure at 409 N. Main St., Ada, on Wednesday afternoon. 

Officers arrested an occupant of the apartment, Karen Troglin, for assembly and/or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. Other charges may be added in the future since the case remains under investigation.

The fire was investigated by the Hardin County Crime Task Force and Bureau of Criminal Investigation,