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Bluffton police have 394 calls for service in February

18 reportable offenses, 7 traffic accidents

Bluffton police had 394 calls for service in February, including 18 reportable offenses and 7 traffic accidents, according to Sergeant Tyler Hochstetler of the department. The February report follows:

February 2
A West Elm Street resident reported a civil family issue to police.

February 5
Police cited Timothy L. Booth, 19, Toledo for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop for a stop sign violation in the 500 block of State Route 103. The case is pending in Findlay Municipal Court.


Here's the Bluffton police log for December - January

Bluffton police released the December-January police log, which follows:
December - Total calls for service – 260

December 1


Theft loss in December totaled $6,322

According to monthly Bluffton police report

Bluffton police chief, Ryan Burkholder, reports that Bluffton experienced $6,322 in theft loss during December.

That stat is part of the January Bluffton police report. In January police had 306 calls for service, 60 traffic stops and issued 11 citations.

The monthly report, listing additional information is attached.


Bluffton PD handled 4,000 calls in 2016

103 theft reports made

Bluffton police were busy in 2016. The year-end monthly report of calls for service shows the Bluffton department handed over 4,000 calls.

The greatest number of police activities involved building checks. Those were over 500. Several other items were also high on the list of police activities.

Among those were 198 complaint call follow-ups, 400 vehicle investigations, 172 burglar alarms, 103 theft reports, 18 breaking and entering reports, 34 criminal damaging reports and 20 domestic reports.


November Bluffton theft loss reported at $45,648

Police also report two stolen vehicles

During November Bluffton police handed 234 calls for seervice, had 48 traffic stops and issued 12 citations, according to the Ryan Burkholder, police chief.

Theft loss for November was $45,648 with theft recovery of $8. Two motor vehicle thefts totaled $42,940 in value. A note in the report stated that there is the potential that the vehicles may be recovered.


Five arrested in multi-agency human trafficking sting in Bluffton

Those charged will appear in Findlay Municipal Court

The Icon has learned of arrests made on Dec. 6 involving an undercover investigation of human trafficking apparently in the Hancock County portion of Bluffton.

The news sources of this story include The Courier, The Lima News and WTOL TV, Toledo. None of those news outlets identified a specific location of the alleged sting.

The sources reference the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, which conducted the operation with the Hancock METRICH-Criminal Task Force and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.