You are here


Allen County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

We have received multiple complaints of Allen County residents receiving phone calls from an individual claiming to be from our office. The caller claims to have a warrant for the person who answers the phone, and then asks for private information and money for fines.

This is a scam! This person is not an employee of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, and this IS NOT the way that the Allen County Sheriff’s Office handles warrants. If you receive one of these calls please do not give out your personal information and please do not give out your money. 


July 2022 EMS runs report

Here’s an accounting of the Bluffton EMS volunteer crew’s July 2022 calls for service, provided by Chief Jan Basinger:

37 Medical

7 Transports

1 Motor vehicle assistance

6 Fire calls

1 Mutual aid vehicle

1 Mutual aid medical




39 Patients transported


438 total to date for 2022


Allen County Sheriff's Office asks for help finding victims

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday (7-21-2022) it was brought to the attention of this office that multiple concerning allegations were recently made on social media regarding a local Teens for Christ branch and a few of its members. A letter was also found online that made serious allegations against a resident(s) of Allen County, Ohio.

Through our research we have found that members of various groups and boards throughout the community affiliated with Teens for Christ locally were likely presented with similar allegations via a letter in recent weeks.


Man enters guilty plea in Medina; charged in pursuit that killed Bluffton officer

MEDINA, Ohio—On Wednesday, July 6 a change of plea was filed for Dante D. Tate in Medina County Common Pleas Court; he has pleaded guilty to charges of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and receiving stolen property.

Tate was taken into custody in Elyria on March 31 after Officer Dominic Francis was struck and killed at Bluffton while attempting to deploy stop sticks on I-75.

Tate is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 8.


Promotions awarded to Bowers and Crow of Findlay OSHP

On June 5, Staff Lieutenant William N. Bowers was promoted to the rank of captain by Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol superintendent. Captain Bowers will remain in his current assignment to serve as commander of the Findlay District Headquarters.


OSHP reports fatalities decreased over 4th of July holiday

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 16 people lost their lives in 16 traffic crashes during the 4th of July reporting period, Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4.

Troopers made 444 arrests for impaired driving and 239 for drug-related charges. The Patrol responded to 559 crashes and made more than 33,000 traffic contacts in total. Troopers also provided assistance to more than 2,588 motorists.