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August 5, 2020

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Ada police investigating death of 22-year-old Ada resident

The Ada Police Department is investigating the death of Brianna Green, 22-years-old of 439 E. Lehr, Ada, according to Michael Harnishfeger, police chief. 

According to Harnishfeger:

At 7:39 a.m. the Ada Police Department and Ada Liberty Rescue Squad was called to 439 East Lehr in reference to a female who was reported as deceased.

Upon officer’s arrival we discovered Brianna deceased in her bedroom.

The Ada Police Department is investigating this death with the assistance of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

Fran Wince named Ada Police Department employee of the year; several other staff recognized

Several employees of the Ada Police Department were honored during the department's annual Christmas awards dinner held Dec. 9, according to  Michael Harnishfeger, police chief. 

The awards honored several employees who have performed above and beyond the call of duty.

• Sgt. Donnie Deckling was presented with a Departmental Certificate of Appreciation for his work with our newly formed K9 Unit, which was certified in October of this year.

Ada police discover possible meth lab

Drug charges may be facing an Ada man arrested on Nov. 21 for domestic violence.

According to reports from other area media, Ada Police responded to a complaint at 415 N. Main St., Ada, of domestic violence at about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.

During the police investigation the Icon understands that officers were advised of an unknown substance being produced by a man in the apartment.

The man was identified as Rodrick Stevens, 31, formerly of Florida, who is now living in Ada.

Officers discovered items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamines and quickly secured the home, a news release from the Ada Police Department reported.

Hardin County Red Cross helping Ada family following house fire

The American Red Cross of Hardin County is helping an Ada family of three following a Monday night fire at their residence. 

Red Cross Disaster Responders Arin Tracy and Bob Cunningham provided the family aid for immediate needs including temporary shelter, food and clothing.       

The Red Cross will continue to aid the residents as needed and assist in long term recovery planning with resources, information, and referrals to partner agencies.

Counterfeit bills passed in Bluffton businesses

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Rick Skilliter, Bluffton police chief, informed The Icon of persons passing counterfeit bills in Bluffton businesses.

• Over the weekend several counterfeit $50 bills were cashed in at businesses along State Route 103. The men using these counterfeit bills were making small purchases requiring large amounts of change.

• On Tuesday evening someone purchased a pet dog via Craig's List.The payment and exchange for the pet were conducted in a parking lot of a SR 103 business.

$1,000 reward for stolen Yamaha

Stolen 2005 Yamaha R1
This vehicle was taken from a garage on Lehr Avenue, Ada, sometime between Saturday night to Sunday morning, Oct. 17-18.

It is silver with red around the rims. Reward; $1,000. Persons with information contact Kelly Bolin, 567-825-2217.