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January 21, 2019

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Police Log

Police receive 509 calls for service in April

Including assault complaint, threating Instagram post, stolen identity

April Bluffton police calls for service follow, provided by Tyler Hochstetler, police department sergeant.

Total Calls for Service – 509

April 1

  • Officers arrested Roxanne M. Velasquez, 35, Ada, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of Commerce Lane and State Route 103. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

April 5

  • A university student reported items were stolen from his dorm room while he was away on break.

April 6


Bluffton police have 440 calls for service in March

Including three arrests for outstanding warrants

Tyler Hochstetler, Bluffton police department sergeant released the March police docket. During the month police at 440 calls for service.

March 2

  • A Jenera resident reported her vehicle was damaged while at a Commerce Lane business.

March 5

  • Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash in the 600 block of Bentley Road. Larry R. Harper, 62, Johnson City, Tennessee, was issued a citation for improper starting and backing. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

March 7


Bluffton man and his cousin die of gunshot wounds

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office has reported that two people, including a Bluffton man and his cousin, died from gunshot wounds on Monday evening, March 21.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said Ashley M. Sayarath, 19, died from two gunshot wounds, according to a press release. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said David Sayarath, 30, of Bluffton, and the cousin of Ashley, apparently shot Ashley at 605 Palm Drive, Liberty Township, before turning the gun on himself and dying.

The investigation is continuing.


Bluffton police have 394 calls for service in February

18 reportable offenses, 7 traffic accidents

Bluffton police had 394 calls for service in February, including 18 reportable offenses and 7 traffic accidents, according to Sergeant Tyler Hochstetler of the department. The February report follows:

February 2
A West Elm Street resident reported a civil family issue to police.

February 5
Police cited Timothy L. Booth, 19, Toledo for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop for a stop sign violation in the 500 block of State Route 103. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.


Here's the Bluffton police log for December - January

Bluffton police released the December-January police log, which follows:
December - Total calls for service – 260

December 1


Theft loss in December totaled $6,322

According to monthly Bluffton police report

Bluffton police chief, Ryan Burkholder, reports that Bluffton experienced $6,322 in theft loss during December.

That stat is part of the January Bluffton police report. In January police had 306 calls for service, 60 traffic stops and issued 11 citations.

The monthly report, listing additional information is attached.