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The crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Elida and Cable roads. A car struck a pickup truck causing it to move forward and strike two other cars, one of which was an Allen County Dog Warden vehicle. Three people were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. One driver was also arrested at the scene.

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An arrest has been made in the death of a four-year-old child. The Lima Police Department responded to a call of an unresponsive four year old at 535 North Elizabeth Street on April 13th, 2021 at 2:08 P.M. One suspect has been arrested. Romiere Hale, 21-years-old of Lima, is being held at the Allen County Jail. Hale is being held on a charge of Child Endangerment. The mother of the child was also interviewed on scene. Injuries were also found present on her body. 

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Benjamin T. Wiedenhoeft, 30 years old, from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, was charged with one count of Flee and Elude, a third-degree felony, and one count of Receiving Stolen Property, a fourth-degree felony. The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office states that on March 23rd at approximately 12:21 PM, deputies were alerted of a vehicle pursuit approaching the county involving the Allen County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle in the pursuit was reported to have been stolen.

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Detectives identified Earnest Fair as the suspect and police took him into custody Friday morning without an incident. He is charged with felonious assault and was arraigned Friday afternoon and is being held on a $200,000 bond and ordered to stay away from the victim and the hotel. Investigators say he allegedly stabbed 58-year-old Percy Huffman several times at the hotel. Huffman was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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The Mercer County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 60-year-old Kevin Joseph Fullenkamp. Deputies were contacted by the Newbury Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children's (ICAC) of Newbury, Massachusetts. The police department states that they have been receiving communications from Fullenkamp since November of last year. Fullenkamp believed that he was communicating with a 13-year-old girl including sending sexually explicit photos and engaging in sexually explicit conversations.

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41-year-old Autumn Swanson, former Lima neighborhood specialist, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of operating a vehicle impaired and reasonable control. She was booked into the Allen County Jail by the Sheriff’s Department and has since been released on bond. She is set to appear in court on Wednesday, February 24th.

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The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force arrest a Lima man following a drug investigation.  Santana Gipson,30 was charged with Possession of Fentanyl, but could be facing additional charges when the case is presented to the grand jury. Task force along with the Allen and Auglaize County SWAT teams searched three Lima homes last week.  During the search they found suspected cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and meth, plus a fentanyl pill press, money, and a handgun.  The investigation into the case is ongoing.