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October 24, 2021

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Bluffton PD want info about stolen bikes

The police havre a list of found bikes

Bluffton police are interested in hearing from residents who have missing bikes, or from residents who have not reported stolen bikes in the last year.

Chief Ryan M. Burkholder asks that residents with reports or question should stop in the police department, located on the second floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

He added that the police has a list of found bicycles that residents can also check.



549 calls for service in October

Illegal dumping complaint, drug paraphernalia, hit-skip accident among police report

Bluffton police reported 549 calls for service during October. Of those calls 37 were reportable offenses and seven were traffic crashes, according to Tyler Hochstetler, police sergeant. The report follows:

October 2

  • Officers received an illegal dumping complaint from a Spring Street maintenance department worker.

October 3


Counterfeit bills among Bluffton PD September calls

Also possession of controlled substances, hit-skip accident and drivers under suspension

Bluffton police dealt with a report of conterfeit money, possession of controlled substances, a hit-skip accident, and other calls during September, according to Tyler Hostetler, police sergeant.

In September the police had 451 calls for service including 21 reportable incidents and 9 traffic crashes. The monthly docket follow:

September 1

  • Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cherry Street in reference to a dog complaint.

September 2


Bluffton police respond to 486 calls for service in August

Bluffton police responded to 486 calls for service during August, according to Tyler Hochstetler, police sergeant. The August report follows:

August 1

  • A Hillville Road resident reported his juvenile daughter took his vehicle from the parking lot of a Garau Street business. The juvenile was taken to the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center on Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle charges. The case is pending in Allen County Juvenile Court.

August 2


Life Flight transports 3 Hardin teens to St. Vincent's, Toledo

The Hardin County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating a multiple vehicle crash that occurred at 8:04 a.m. at County Road 110 and Township Road 205 in Goshen Township of Hardin County.

A southbound vehicle on Township Road 205 occupied by five juveniles failed to yield at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle headed eastbound on County Road 110.

Three of the five juveniles were lifeflighted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo with life-threatening injuries.


Hancock Sheriff deputies looking for drunk drivers

Aug. 16-Sept. 4 is “Drive sober or get pulled over"

As summer winds down, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up its enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving.

Sgt. Matt Kinsinger said, “We are again partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.”

The national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4 (Labor Day).