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Angela Newland

April 22, 2018

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Another scam in Hardin County.


The Sheriff’s Office reports:
A resident of Hardin County contacted the Hardin County Sheriff Office on Friday with a complaint that he was contacted by the sheriff’s office and advised the he had a warrant and if he would pay a bond of $1,000. Males using the names Deputy Davis and Sgt. Carrol were  the ones that contacted the resident.

The Hardin County Sheriff Office would like you to be aware that we will never call and advise that you have a warrant nor will we advise you over the phone if you ask if you have a warrant. If you receive a call like this, you can always contact the Hardin County Sheriff Office at 419-673-1268 to verify the validity.

Middle school student faces charges of Inducing Panic

As a result of a weekend investigation by Ada police and FBI

An Ada junvenile will face charges of Inducing Panic, as a result of a weekend of a threat investigation toward Ada schools, according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

The police department issued the following news announcement concerning the investigation:

On Saturday morning, April 7, the Ada Police Department began an investigation into threats towards the Ada Schools.

After working the case throughout the weekend in conjunction with the FBI, a search warrant was executed in Ada on Sunday afternoon where several items were confiscated related to the case.

Vehicle theft and pursuit near Ridgeway

A man in his late teens or early 20s is being sought in relation to a motor vehicle theft and pursuit by deputies occurring at 4 a.m.Sunday. The sheriff’s office received a call about a car being stolen from a residence at 20087 CR 199 near Ridgeway.

The homeowner, who saw the vehicle being driven from his driveway, was able to follow the vehicle and direct responding deputies to his location.  Deputies located the vehicle as it entered Logan County where a low speed pursuit ensued.

At CR 40 the vehicle was driven off the roadway into a field where attempts to stop it were unsuccessful.

Know this guy?

The Kenton Police Department seeks assistance from the public in identifying this suspect. A white male entered the Marathon Store at 303 N. Detroit St. in Kenton at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday (today).

The suspect approached the counter and brandished a knife, demanding money. The clerk activated the robbery alarm and the suspect fled the business on foot.

2 die in crash Sunday night

Two Indiana residents died in a head-on crash at 9:44 p.m. on Sunday on SR 117 south of Holden. The unincorporated village of Holden is located between Alger and Roundhead, west of SR 235.


A southbound car crashed head-on with a pickup truck. The occupants of the car, Marcus Daniel Cory, 33, Ft. Wayne, and Michelle Hakey, 29, Columbia City, were pronounced dead at the scene


Occupants of the pickup truck were taken by medical helicopter to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. They include the driver Sonia Kropaczewski-McNamara, 39, and two children, ages 5 and 9 months of Grand Junction, Michigan.


Sheriff’s Office warns of another phone scam

The scammers are at it again. If you recieve a call from the "IRS" stating a warrant has been issued for you PLEASE hang up. It is not real, they are scammers. the most recent number that the call came from is 313-550-4019


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