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Scam alert from Pandora Police Department

The following media release was issued on Facebook on February 28.

The Pandora Police Department has taken a scam report from the Pandora Family Physicians located in Pandora. The caller ID will come up as Pandora Family Physicians.

The caller is impersonating the staff of the Pandora Family Physicians telling them they need to change or confirm an appointment they will then tell them thay have lost all the patients personal information.

The staff at the Pandora Family Physicians will never ask you to provide your personal information over the telephone. If you or a family member receives a phone call from the Pandora Family Physicians and they ask for personal information please hang up and contact the Pandora Family Physicians and ask the staff if they had called them.

Thank you

Chief Scott J. Stant


Findlay Post investigating life threatening crash in Union Township 

UNION TOWNSHIP__The Findlay Patrol Post was investigating a non-injury crash on Interstate 75 southbound near mile post 148 at around 0602 hours on February 24. D & D Towing was stopped in the left lane on the northbound side of Interstate 75 to tow a vehicle from the scene with its flashing lights on.

A 2024 Honda CRV, driven by 69-year-old, John Scaccia from Dayton Ohio, was traveling northbound on Interstate 75 in the left lane. The 2024 Honda CRV  struck the 2013 Ram tow truck in the rear, before coming to rest and caught on fire shortly  after. The driver and right front passenger of the Honda were removed from the vehicle and taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital.  


Missing Bluffton teen located in Arkansas

By Paula Pyzik Scott

During the February 12 regular meeting of Bluffton Council, Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder reported that the teen previously shown as missing was located that afternoon in Arkansas.


January 2024 Bluffton Police docket

The Bluffton, Ohio Police Department has released the following Police Docket for January 2024:

Total Calls For Service – 552

Total Reportable Offenses – 10

Total Traffic Crashes – 2

Traffic Citations Issued – 3

Traffic Warnings Issued – 34


  • Officers received a fraud complaint from a Geiger Street resident.


  • Officers received a criminal damaging complaint from a West Elm Street resident.

UPDATED Information sought on missing Bluffton teen

NEW INFORMATION February 12, approx. 4:00 p.m. Missing teen has been located. 

The Bluffton Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in helping locate a missing juvenile. On February 7, 2024, the family of [NAME REMOVED] contacted law enforcement to report her missing.


Allen County Sheriff assists in investigation of stolen vehicles

If anyone has any information related to this case, they are asked to contact Lt. Brett Rider with the Allen County Sheriff’s Office 419-227-3535. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 419-229-STOP (7867).

UPDATED on February 1.

On 1-30-2024 at approximately 11:39 a.m. the Allen County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a Columbus area car dealership regarding a 2016 Dodge Challenger that was stolen overnight from one of their lots. The vehicle in question was outfitted with tracking devices that showed it at the property of 525 S. Kemp Rd. Elida, Ohio 45806.