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We take a look at our third cold case as part of series with the Lima Police Department. It was the night of Sept. 25, 2005, around the intersection of W. Market St. and N. Metcalf St. 53-year-old Lucious Upshaw was leaving some friends’ home at 555 W. Market St. As he got into his Cadillac … More >>

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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about scammer taking advantage of the COVID-19 outbreak. The agency says that there are people getting calls or emails from individuals who claim to be from the Center for Disease Control or Homeland Security. The scammers are saying to qualify fo… More >>

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A Lima man is now in custody after a domestic dispute Saturday night with his sister at her home on Harrison Avenue. The Lima Police Department was dispatched to 306 Harrison Ave. a little before 10:30 last night. According to LPD 35-year-old Lymon Tate entered the home of 36-year-old Lagwen… More >>

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Press Release from the Delphos Police Department: On 3-14-2020 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. During the traffic stop officers found the driver, 29 year old Jonathon Blaine, of Delphos, to be in possession of Ha… More >>

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Lima police are looking into a stabbing report from Wednesday night. Officers were called out just after 10 o-clock to Mercy Health-St. Rita's for someone with non-life-threatening stab wounds. Officers talked with the victim, 29-year-old Napoleon Smith of Lima. Investigators say the inciden… More >>

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The second man involved in robbing an Auglaize County woman will serve the same time as his accomplice.Jason Sledge was sentenced to the agreed upon time of seven years in prison for aggravated robbery with a firearm specification. He could serve up to nine years. A woman agreed to sell a vi… More >>

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The Lima Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was treated for a gunshot wound at Mercy Health-St. Rita's. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, officers spoke with John Manley who was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right hand. Manley did not want to… More >>

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The search is on for the suspect who pulled a gun and robbed the Circle K on Lima's north side Wednesday morning. The Allen County Sheriff's Office says that around 1:30 am Wednesday morning, a black man with a stocky build walked into the gas station at the corner of Robb Avenue and Cole St… More >>

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A Columbus Grove man, convicted of a double murder in 1974, will remain in prison. Robin Bender was up for parole in February, but the parole denied his early release and his next parole hearing will be in December 2023. Bender was convicted of murder back in 1974 for killing Kenny and his f… More >>

A man accused of robbing Findlay's Tiffin Avenue Walmart didn't get far. According to the Findlay Police Department, they took a report of a robbery just before 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon at the east side Walmart. Witnesses say a man committed a theft from the store and was confronted by a c… More >>

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about crimes or persons listed in this graphic. The Lima/Allen-Putman County Crime Stoppers Program offers cash awards of up $1,000.00 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of anyone listed on… More >>

Jemonte McNeal was charged for the murder of Anthony Bankston at an after-hours party in December 2018. McNeal agreed to a plea agreement and was sentenced to 14 years in prison. McNeal pleaded to an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter and a charge of tampering with evidence by way of… More >>

Late Sunday night, law enforcement were called to a Spencerville home to find one person was shot and killed. A 39-year-old woman was found to have been shot in the head at 457 Charles Street. The Allen County Sheriff's Office, Spencerville police, and EMT services arrived at 9:40 Sunday nig… More >>

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about crimes or persons listed in this graphic. The Lima/Allen-Putman County Crime Stoppers Program offers cash awards of up $1,000.00 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of anyone listed on… More >>

The Allen County Sheriff's Office is being proactive to combat the coronavirus. In order to ensure safety for its employees and inmates, the sheriff's office plans to release non-violent inmates who do not pose a physical danger to society. This will include almost all inmates who are not cu… More >>

On 3-1-2020 officers met with a male in the 400 block of S. Main St, and took a report for damage done to his vehicle. The vehicle owner advised officers that the windshield was cracked sometime during the overnight hours. On 3-3-2020 officers took a report from a male and his mother at the … More >>

In late January, John Kehoe was convicted after a jury trial for rape. Today he returned to the courtroom to hear his fate. In Allen County Common Pleas Court, John Kehoe was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his conviction on three counts of rape. Kehoe raped a friend of his step-daughter… More >>

After nothing came out of a final pre-trial on Thursday morning, it appears Vicky Shellabarger will be heading to trial. Shellabarger is accused of murdering her 22-month-old daughter in April of 2018. Shellabarger's daughter, Madilynn, was found not breathing at a Delphos home and later pro… More >>

27-year-old Alcides Lucas Ordonez-Cruz was arrested by the U.S. Marshall service early Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky.  He was wanted by the Delphos Police Department for allegedly sexually assaulting a family member in December of 2019.  Ordonez-Cruz is being held on the charge of Rape.  L… More >>

A Lima man suspected of raping a 12-year-old girl was ruled competent to stand trial. Everett Ward returned to court with both the state and defense agreeing to use the second competency exam Ward was given. The first test ruled he was incompetent but can be restored and the second ruled he … More >>

A Delphos man accused of setting a woman on fire will spend at least 4 years in prison. 38-year-old David Youngpeter was sentenced in Van Wert Common Pleas Court to a minimum of 4 years to a maximum of 6 years in prison on the charges of aggravated arson and felonious assault. More >>

On March 9, 2020, the Hardin County Crime Task Force along with the Hardin County Special Response Team executed a search warrant at 101 N. McConnell St. in the Village of Alger for trafficking in illegal narcotics.  As a result of the search warrant over 5 pounds of marijuana, Psychedelic M… More >>

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about crimes or persons listed in this graphic. The Lima/Allen-Putman County Crime Stoppers Program offers cash awards of up $1,000.00 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of anyone listed on… More >>

Van Wert County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion Thursday night outside of Delphos. A warrant has been issued for 50-year-old Stephen Spieldenner of Lima for the charge of Aggravated Burglary. Deputies say just after 7 p.m. Thursday, they got a call about a man who forced hi… More >>

 A teenager is in custody after allegedly making threats toward Elida High School and Middle School.  The Allen County Sheriff's Office says a 13-year-old boy, who is not a student in Elida, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says they got a call aro… More >>

This makes three shootings already this week. This one critically injuring another man. 29-year-old Justin Williams is in serious, but stable condition after taking multiple gunshots to his back. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Williams was shot outside his West Wayne Street home. As he was… More >>

The Lima Police Department has a suspect in the shooting outside of Harry's Hideaway over the weekend. Police say there is an arrest warrant out for 48-year-old Oliver Jackson Jr. on the charge of felonious assault. He allegedly shot 39-year-old Stephen Snyder in the leg. They say Jackson mo… More >>

Area law enforcement officials are looking for information about crimes or persons listed in this graphic.  The Lima/Allen-Putman County Crime Stoppers Program offers cash awards of up $1,000.00 to anyone who provides anonymous tip information that would lead to the arrest of anyone listed o… More >>

An hour of deliberation by the jury returned a guilty verdict for 35-year-old Julia Slayton. She was charged with one count of improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation with a firearm specification. Despite her attorney's advisement, Slayton decided to take the stand on day two of t… More >>

Mercer County sheriff's deputies found meth when they served a search warrant at a Celina man's residence. 38-year-old Kyle Houts was arrested at his Celina home on Monday on an arrest warrant out of Van Wert County. During the arrest, they found suspected methamphetamine on him. Law enforce… More >>

Back in 1981, Mary Mosley was attacked in the parking lot off of E. Pennsylvania Avenue and her murder remains unsolved. As part of our collaboration with the Lima Police Department, we take a look back at the case that's gone cold. These are all the facts that the police have on the 1981 murder. More >>