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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.


June EMS calls report

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

46 Medical

9 Transports

6 Motor vehicle assistance

12 Fire calls

1 Mutual aid vehicle

3 Mutual aid medical

0 Special events



49 Patients transported


385 total to date for 2022



Bluffton PD activity summary for May 2022

At the June 13, 2022 council meeting the following May activity summary was submitted by the Bluffton Police Department.

The original report with year-to-date incident breakdowns is available HERE.

311 - Calls for service

42 - Traffic stops

3 - Traffic citations

1 - Assault

1 - Criminal damagin

1- Driving under suspension