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

Police Department

A wallet was swiped Saturday from the 2300 block of Beecher Avenue.

A vehicle taken sans permission from 1740 S. Blanchard St. was found later Saturday.

A homeless male was facing an allegation of taking a van without consent from 1324 Logan Ave. on Sunday.

A male reportedly was “pleasuring” himself Sunday in a shelterhouse of Riverside Park.

Two Findlay people were caught shoplifting at the Trenton Avenue Walmart on Sunday.

A Findlay woman filed a telecommunication harassment complaint involving a male Sunday.

A domestic incident was noted inside a Portz Avenue place Sunday.

A Lester man was incarcerated for trespassing and violating a protection order while at a Ceder Avenue residence Sunday.

An “intoxicated” employee with Motel 6, Fox Street, was fired and told to leave the property Sunday.

A Bright Road motorist was arrested Sunday for driving while impaired on East Melrose Avenue.

A Washington Avenue driver was in custody Sunday for driving under the influence in the 1100 block of East Lima Avenue.

A Putnam Street male was jailed Monday for domestic violence after harming a female.

A homeless person was issued a permanent trespass warning Monday for 2420 Jennifer Lane, Apt. E.

Anyone with information about a crime can call Findlay/Hancock County Crimestoppers between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 419-425-TIPS, or visit

Callers may remain anonymous.

Coroner Rulings

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

Benjamin Wallen, 25, of Findlay, died Feb. 10, 2019. Cause of death: multiple blunt force trauma (car accident). Final ruling: accident.

Mark Hochstettler, 62, of Findlay, died March 13, 2019. Cause of death: multiple blunt force trauma (struck by car). Final ruling: accident.

Justin McKinney, 31, address unknown, died March 18, 2019. Cause of death: fentanyl toxicity. Final ruling: accident.

Matthew Krotine, 26, of Findlay, died May 1, 2019. Cause of death: combined drug toxicity (fentanyl and oxycodone). Final ruling: accident.

Keith D. Hoops, 27, of Jenera, died May 20, 2019. Cause of death: gunshot wound to the head. Final ruling: suicide.

Fire Calls

From the public records of the Findlay Fire Department:


6:10 p.m., 220 Blanchard Ave., traffic accident.


12:19 a.m., 300 Second St., service call.

8:46 a.m., 1991 Tiffin Ave., unintentional alarm.

11:34 am., 1000 E. Main Cross St., emergency medical service call.

1:13 p.m., 409 S. Main St., unintentional alarm.