Bernice E. Elling

Bernice E. Elling, 86, of Napoleon, Ohio died Monday, June 13th, 2022 at the Toledo Hospital. She was born December 8, 1935 in Ridgeville Township to the late August and Marie (Schweinhagen) Schnitkey. On November 25, 1956, she married Walter Elling at St. John Lutheran Church, Stryker, Ohio and he preceded her in death on March 24th, 1988. Bernice was […]

Four Men Arrested

Archbold police arrested four men on a variety of charges recently. Alejandro Antonio Guzman, 28, 402 S. Defiance St., was arrested Wednesday, June 8, after officers were called to the residence he shares with Kala Marie Parson, 27, on a report of a domestic violence case in progress. The police report identifies Parson as the victim; the report says she […]

Investigate Alleged Rape

Archbold police are investigating a report of a rape that occurred in the village between 11 am-3 pm, Wednesday, May 18. Information released by police officials indicates the victim is a 19-year-old Archbold woman. The report states officials were initially called to investigate a report of threats andor harassment. However, while speaking with the victim, she reported being sexually assaulted […]

OSHP Still Investigating Crash That Killed Five

The investigation into a March 26 two-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two adults and three children is still underway. So far, no charges have been filed. Ray Santiago, a sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Public Affairs Unit said Friday, June 10, “The Patrol’s crash reconstruction section is still in the process of completing their report. “That […]

Yoder Injured In Crash

A Defiance County Sheriff Department report states Johnathan Yoder, 19, Stryker, was injured in a motorcycle crash on Ohio 111 in Defiance County about 12:16 pm, Friday, June 3. Cliff Vandemark, chief deputy with DCSD, said Monday the crash, which occurred south of Hammersmith Road, is still under investigation. Preliminary information states Yoder was riding the motorcycle when it went […]

Juvenile Located At Home

A 12-year-old Archbold girl contacted police about 6:59 pm, Tuesday, May 31, reporting another juvenile had run away from home. Officers checked numerous areas, but eventually located the “missing” juvenile at the youth’s residence. The case is closed.

Safety City Teaches Youngsters, Builds Relationships

The stated reason for the Archbold Police Department Safety City program is to teach children ages 4-6 safety lessons they can use throughout their lives. But Tera Rogers, police administrative sergeant, say actually, it’s more than just that. “Probably the thing I like the most is Safety City helps us foster a positive relationship with the youth in our community,” […]

Suspicious Activity

Archbold police were called on a report of suspicious activities at the Sauder Village Campground about 2:53 am, Monday, June 6. A Sauder security guard told officers a woman was looking for her dog, and asked to drive back to the campground to look for it. The woman was allowed to drive to the campground, drove around once, and then […]

Report Subject With AR-15 To Police

Archbold police responded to a report of a subject carrying an AR-15-style rifle into a home on St. Rt. 66 in Henry County about 9 pm, Tuesday, June 7. In his report, the officer said he assisted the Henry County Sheriff Department by going to the residence. There, the officer said he spoke with the suspect, who in fact had […]

Archbold Police Log

June 3 11:02 am: Issued four bicycle safety awards, 200 block Burke St. 3:28 pm: Property damage crash, 300 block N. Clyde’s Way. 5:42 pm: Attempt to serve civil process papers, 300 block Union St., unable to locate. 11:22 pm: Assist other police unit, St. Rt. 66 at Co. Rd. E. 11:54 pm: Suspicious vehicle, Archbold wastewater treatment plant, was […]