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Findlay man sought following high speed chase on Sept. 18

A Findlay man led law enforcement on a high speed chase and avoided capture in a cornfield on September 18, according to a report from Your Hometown Stations of Lima.

Findlay police attemped to pull over Jaden Thomas, 29, who was driving a stolen car. Thomas was recognized as having a warrant out for his arrest.


Bluffton Police Department to dedicate Fallen Officers Memorial

The Bluffton Police Department will be holding a dedication ceremony for a new Fallen Officers Memorial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23. 

The memorial will be located in front of the Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. The public is invited to attend this dedication and unveiling of the memorial display. 


One fatal traffic crash on Allen County roadways over Summer 2023

The Lima/Allen County Safe Community Coalition reports there was one fatal traffic crash on Allen County roadways during June, July, and August 2023, a period of
time often referred to as the” 100 Deadlliest Days of Summer.”

Thus far, there have been a total of 7 fatalities on Allen County roadways due to traffic crashes in 2023. In comparison, during 2022 there were 6 fatal crash through August 2022.


Bowling Green Post investigating I-75 injury crash involving school bus

Six students on Arlington Local School District bus transported to hospital

NORTH BALTIMORE–The Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is  investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred Sept. 7, at 9:15 p.m. on southbound Interstate 75 near Eagleville Road in Wood County. 


Sheriff's office warns of gunfire striking trees and signs

Announcement by the Allen County Sheriff's Office on September 5:

During the past two weekends, two different homes have been struck by gunfire on west side, rural Allen County roads in the same general area. Other residences in the area have reported gunfire at night and hearing bullets strike trees and signs around their homes.

We are releasing this information in hopes the suspects will consider the ignorance of their actions. When caught you are facing multiple felony charges which could result in years of prison time. If someone is killed or injured by your deliberately negligent actions you are likely going to face criminal charges ranging anywhere from felonious assault to murder. Please consider the danger you place innocent families, travelers, and yourself in with your careless actions.

If you have any information related to these shooting incidents, please contact the Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 419-227-3535. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 419-229-STOP (7867).



Monroe police issue details of Sept. 2 murder-robbery-carjacking

Suspect pursuit on I-75 ended in Findlay

MONROE, Mich.--On September 2, 2023 at approximately 3:37 p.m., Officers of  the Monroe Police Department responded to the Highlander Market, 1000 block  of E. Front St., on report of a subject who had been shot. Central Dispatch  further advised that the offenders in this case, fled the scene in a Blue Ford  F-150. Upon officers arrival, they discovered a 34-year-old male victim and a 31-year-old male victim, who both had been shot. Monroe Fire Department, along with Monroe Community Ambulance arrived on-scene, ultimately transporting the 34-year-old victim to an area hospital for life-threatening injuries. Sadly, the 31-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.