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K-9 officer participates in first incident

Officers requested K9 assistance on a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 75 near Bentley Road. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of paraphernalia and marijuana.

Here's the Bluffton police department docket for May.

May 3
University officials reported a criminal trespass to police.

May 5
Officers arrested Andrea L. Gossard, 25, Ottawa, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in 500 block of North Main Street for an equipment violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

An Ottawa resident was issued a citation for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.


Stolen vehicle recovered, multiple vehicles broken into, several arrests reported

April's Bluffton Police Department docket

Here's the April Bluffton Police Department docket.

April 2
Officers responded to an East College Avenue residence for a deceased person.

A Bluffton University official reported a criminal mischief complaint to police.

Officers arrested Ryan M. Matter, 22, Bluffton, on an outstanding warrant out of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.


Among February's police docket

Stolen Bluffton vehicle abandoned in Perrysburg; assault complaint; power pole fire

Bluffton Police Department released its February Docket, which follows:

February 1

  • Officers arrested John W. Deaton, 43, Rockford, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the area of State Route 103 and Interstate 75 for a registration violation. During the same incident, officers also arrested Rebecca Purtee, 42, Rockford, for wrongful entrustment. Both cases are pending in Findlay Municipal Court.

February 2


Ada police, Hardin sheriff searching for missing youth

Searching an area northeast of Ada

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
A child is lost, and it’s getting dark.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, a helicopter hovers overhead. Many rescue and law enforcement are on hand looking for the child.

There are boats and scuba gear in case he is found in or near one of the many farm ponds that dot the territory.

Neighbors join in the search. ATVs prowl the countryside. Residents, even two miles away, have been notified to be on the watch. 


Police issue several arrests in January on outstanding warrants

Investigating sexual assault, forwarded to sheriff's office

Here is the January Bluffton Police Department docket.

January 1

  • Officers responded to Bluffton Hospital ER in reference to a possible child abuse complaint. The case was forwarded to Allen County Children’s Services for follow-up and review.

January 2

  • Officers responded to a non-injury traffic crash in the 100 block of Beaver Street.

January 3


Bluffton EMS experienced 514 calls in 2017

Involving 385 patient transports

Bluffton EMS experienced a busy 2017, according to Jan Basinger, EMS chief.

The squad responded to 514 calls for assistance. Of those calls 426 were of a medical nature. September was the busiest month with 52 total calls.

Bluffton’s EMS handles calls in the village Richland Township and Orange Township, in addition to mutual aid. Of the 514 calls 426 were in the village.

In 2017 the EMS transported 385 patients. Of those, 211 transports went to Bluffton Hospital.

Total runs by month, by location and by medical category are in the attached chart.