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Ada traffic accidents decreased drastically from 2017 to 2019

Police chief's year-end report includes 30 pages of information

Traffic accidents in Ada have decreased drastically in the past three years, with 37 reported in 2019, 42 in 2018 and 59 in 2017.

Accidents, criminal summons issued and incident reports also decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Traffic citations increased and parking violations remained nearly unchanged from 2018 to 2019.

Those are among statistics Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, reported to Ada council in his comprehensive 30-page year-end report. The report includes a four-page overview of the department, plus other department information.

Viewers may read the entire report in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Police report for Feb. 4 -10

The following is Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff's office. 

Feb. 4
Larceny, N. Main St.
Property damage accident, CR 15
4 Traffic stop

Feb. 5
3 traffic stops
Harassment, Willeke Ave.
Investigate complaint, SR 309

Feb. 6
6 traffic stops
Medical emergency, W. North Ave.
Suspicious car, N. Main St.
Medical emergency, S. Simon St.
Animal call, S. Gilbert St.
Investigate complaint, Yorktown Apartments

Very busy year for Ada-Liberty Township EMS

Department received 527 911 calls

2019 was a busy year for the Ada-Liberty Township Joint EMS.

Tom Miller, EMS chief, provide the Icon with several year-end stats, which follow:

The department received 527 911 calls in 2019 or nearly 1.5 calls in each 24-hour period. Of those calls the highest day of the week included Saturdays and Mondays, which received nearly 16 percent of all calls. Sundays were the lowest call day with 10 percent of the calls.

The 527 calls in 2019 was 60 lower than 2018.

Miller broke down the calls by type – description of the 911 caller:
12.3 % - Breathing issues
7 % - Chest pain
6.6% - Traffic accidents
7 % - General illness

Police report for Jan. 29 through Feb. 3

The following is Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff's office. 

Jan. 29
5 traffic stops
Medical emergency, Willeke Ave.

Jan. 30
Medical emergency, Ream St.
3 Traffic stops
Medical emergency, W. Montford Ave.
Medical emergency, N. Main St.
Animal call, N. Hardin Rd.

Jan. 31
3 traffic stops

Feb. 1
Larceny, E. Lincoln Ave.
8 traffic stops
Vandalism, W. Buckeye Ave.
Drunk, W. Buckeye Ave.
Drunk, N. Main St.
Repossession of vehicle, W. Buckeye Ave.

Police report Jan. 16 - Jan. 28

The following is Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff's office. 

Jan. 16
Agency assist, Ada High School
Investigate compliant, Taco Bell
Investigate complaint, S. Gilbert St.
Investigate complaint, Liberty St.

Jan. 17
Disabled vehicle, Rich Gas Station
Fight, S. Main St.
Disabled vehicle, CR 50
Suspicious car, University Ave.
Traffic Stop, S. Main St.

Jan. 18
Loud music, W. Lima Ave
Disabled vehicle, W. Lincoln Ave.
4 traffic stops

Driver life-flighted to Columbus following Kenton accident

The Hardin County sheriff's office is investigating a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the intersection of State Route 309 East and County Road 175.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Corey Chrisman, 24, of Kenton pulled from County Road 175 into the path of a semi livestock hauler, driven by Garth Pearson, 28, of Coldwater. The Chrisman auto came to rest off the south side of 309.