It's where Bluffton gets its news!
October 24, 2021

You are here

Police Log

Bluffton, Grove respond to rural fire call

Bluffton, Columbus Grove and Allen County Sheriff's Department responded to a farm fire call at 8530 Columbus Grove Road at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The farm is just west of Ebenezer Mennonite Church.

Bluffton received the 911 call and through mutual aid requested assistance from Columbus Grove's department.

No flames or smoke were evident from Grove Road and it appears that fire personnel focused on a barn on the property.


Bluffton police administer Naloxone twice in two days

Four nighttime break-ins reported on July 3

Bluffton police had 477 calls for service in July with 31 reportable offenses and two traffic accidents, according to Tyler Hochstetler, Bluffton police sergeant. The July report follows:

July 2

  • Police arrested Amy J. Muniz, 41, Bluffton, for OVI following a traffic stop in the area of Cherry Street and Railroad Street. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.
  • Police responded to a Railroad Street residence in reference to a fight complaint.

July 3


Sheriff's Department investigating scam in Beaverdam

Victim accused of tax fraud

FROM THE ALLEN COUNTY SHERIFF - The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has an open investigation regarding a scam that occurred in Beaverdam. 

The victim reported she was contacted by someone using the phone number 202-455-5956 who claimed to be from the Legal Affairs Department and accused her of tax fraud.

The victim reported she told the caller she had not received any paperwork regarding this.  A short time later and while still speaking with the man on the phone there was a knock on her door.


Bluffton PD say to take precautions if you live in the flood plain

Advisory from Bluffton Police: Riley Creek is continuing to rise and may force some road closures soon. If you live in flood prone areas begin taking precautions.

The Riley Creek is continuing to rise and some roads may need to be closed. If you live in flood prone areas you should begin taking necessary precautions. Any rain later in the day may cause substantial rise with the saturated conditions already in place.


Bluffton police file three misdemeanor charges against Dr. Gideon

Pre-trial expected this week in Lima Municipal Court

The Bluffton police department was involved in the recent investigation of Dr. James A. Gideon, M.D., Bluffton rheumatology and internal medicine physician, Ryan Burkholder, police chief, confirmed to the Icon on Monday.

Burkholder said that State Medical Board of Ohio contact the police department shortly after it began the investigation of Dr. Gideon involving sexual misconduct with patients.

CLICK HERE for earlier story.


Hancock sheriff: Two deaths are drug related

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said the deaths of a male and female in a rural Ada house Monday night appear be drug related. The bodies have been sent to Lucas County for autopsy.

CLICK HERE for initial story.

The deaths were not the result of violent crime, the sheriff’s office said.