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December 11, 2019

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The best thing to do is simply hang up

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving many complaints from people who receive calls from someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.  The caller claims that the call recipient is delinquent with IRS payments and must contact and/or make arrangements to pay the IRS immediately or face arrest.  This is a well-worn scam.  The IRS does not conduct this type of business by phone.  Should you receive such a call, the best thing to do is simply hang up.

Search warrant executed at Ada residence

Discovery and seizure of components of a methamphetamine lab

An investigation into drug trafficking by the Hardin County Crime Task Force resulted in a search warrant being executed at a residence at 323 Willeke Ave. in Ada., on Tuesday.

The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of components of a methamphetamine lab and a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Marijuana and prescription pills were also seized.  

A car was impounded and returned to the Sheriff’s Office for processing.  

Two adult males and one adult female were detained and later released, pending further investigation.    

Ada police investigate school threat

Officers will be present in school building on Thursday and Friday

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, provided the Icon with the following details of a written threat made in the Ada schools today:

On Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. the Ada Police Department was called to the Ada Schools regarding a threat written on the wall of a bathroom stall.

An investigation ensued, and an Ada High School student was identified as the writer.

There was no credible threat to the school and the student had no means by which to carry out the written threat.

The Ada Police Department will be recommending charges of inducing panic and making terroristic threats.

Dunkirk woman charged with trafficking in drugs

A Dunkirk woman was arrested Thursday evening following an investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics. 


The Hardin County Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence at 216 S. Walnut St. Dunkirk where heroin and drug paraphernalia were seized.  


The woman occupant of the home was taken into custody and lodged at the Multi County Correctional Center in Marion,  charged with trafficking in drugs. 


The Task Force was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kenton Police Department, Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office, Hardin County Dog Warden and the Kenton Fire Department.

Reward for fire information

Investigators are seeking any information concerning arson fires which occurred simultaneously at four different residences in Kenton during the early morning hours on Saturday.  

Contact the Kenton Fire Department (419)673-1235; Kenton Police Department (419)673-0771; or Hardin Co. Sheriff’s Office (419)673-1268 Option 0.

The four fire locations in Kenton include 715 Leonard St., 726 Tracy St., 609 Walnut St. and 339 S. Leighton St., all within a few blocks of each other,


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.