Public Record


From the public records of the Findlay Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office:

Police Department

A woman was arrested and charges were considered against a man following a domestic dispute Wednesday on East Sandusky Street.

A theft was reported at 1120 Lima Ave. on Thursday.

A K9 search Thursday inside a car on Broad Avenue turned up drug paraphernalia.

A woman filed a complaint Thursday against her 15-year-old son for being unruly.

A 50-inch flat screen TV was reported stolen Thursday from 905 Morse St.

A man was arrested for domestic violence and endangering children following a report by Glenwood Middle School on Thursday.

Two female customers were issued trespass warnings at Wendy’s, 500 Tiffin Ave., after they began yelling at staff on Thursday.

A Beech Avenue resident reported Thursday that money was taken out of a bank account online.

Police issued a trespass warning to a customer at Walmart, 2500 Tiffin Ave., on Friday.

A Carey man was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia on Friday.

A domestic dispute was reported Friday on Broad Avenue.

Sheriff’s Office

Deputies assisted in a civil problem between an ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend regarding horses and horse saddles Thursday on Hancock County 236.

Juvenile Court

From the public records of Hancock County Juvenile Court:

Nicole Gavan pleaded no contest to contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was sentenced to six months in the Hancock County jail and a $1,000 fine, both of which will be suspended if she abides by all court orders for two years.

Coroner Rulings

From the public records of Hancock County Coroner Dr. Mark Fox:

Patrick Bilitzke, 47, of Findlay, died June 19, 2017. Cause of death: heart disease. Final ruling: natural.

James Lafollette, 70, of Arlington, died June 25, 2017. Cause of death: heart attack. Final ruling: natural.

Karen Lizbeth Lewis, 63, of Findlay, died June 27, 2017. Cause of death: pneumonia. Final ruling: accident.

George David Lasley, 86, of Findlay, died Nov. 15, 2017. Cause of death: motor vehicle accident. Final ruling: accident.

Danielle Rice, 28, of Findlay, died Feb. 4. Cause of death: combined drug toxicity, principally fentanyl. Final ruling: accident.

Jeff Gary, 56, of Findlay, died Feb. 11. Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds. Final ruling: homicide.

Robert Gibson, 36, of Forest, died Feb. 8. Cause of death: brain injury due to combined overdoses of cocaine and opioids. Final ruling: accident.

Brenae Jackson, 23, of Findlay, died March 1. Cause of death: rupture of urinary bladder. Final ruling: natural.

Surreno J. Killion, 2 months old, of Findlay, died March 1. Cause of death: suffocation. Final ruling: accident.

John Nye, 87, of Findlay, died March 21. Cause of death: gunshot wound to mouth. Final ruling: suicide.

Fire Calls

From the public records of the Findlay Fire Department:


7:03 a.m., 204 E. Melrose Ave., emergency medical service call.

4:30 p.m., 600 N. Main St., emergency medical service call.

5:43 p.m., 2410 Jennifer Lane, emergency medical service call.

6:42 p.m., 2820 Greenacre Drive, emergency medical service call.

10:45 p.m., 2101 Greendale Ave., emergency medical service call.


12:21 a.m., 1130 Brenda Court, emergency medical service call.

9:01 a.m., 2500 Tiffin Ave., traffic accident.

12:21 p.m., 820 Tiffin Ave., traffic accident.

1:32 p.m., 752 W. Trenton Ave., emergency medical service call.

3:12 p.m., North Blanchard Street, traffic accident.

3:37 p.m., 1321 S. Main St., alarm sounded, no fire.

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