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BUCYRUS -- A couple who may have stolen a car in Indiana were nabbed by Bucyrus police Wednesday while apparently trying to get into another vehicle.

Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 700 block of Plymouth Street at 6:51 p.m. 

"An involved vehicle was a stolen vehicle from Allen County, Indiana," a police report said. "The subjects with the vehicle were seen trying to get into a nearby car."

Bucyrus Police Chief David Koepke said he was limited on what he could say about the open case and that the alleged offenders had yet to be charged.

"We are investigating drug possession," he said.

The report said the two were arrested on High Street and taken to the Crawford County Justice Center. The reported vehicle was towed and the matter remains under investigation.

Also on Wednesday, officers assisted a male subject experiencing mental problems in the area of the Water Street railroad bridge over the Sandusky River at 11:31 a.m., according to a report.

Koepke said there is a drop of 30 to 40 feet from the railroad bridge to the river.

"It could have been a very bad injury," the chief said. "People have fallen off. He certainly could have drowned."

He said by the time officers had gotten to the scene, the potential jumper had been talked down from the edge by a group of his friends. Police took him to Bucyrus Community Hospital. 

"We had our crisis intervention team suggest there was more to his story and he should go to therapy," Koepke said. "We suggested he talk to someone. There is no reason people should suffer in silence."

Koepke said May is Mental Health Awareness month.

"We would rather help facilitate help for those in need than have them feel helpless," he said.

Staff Reporter

Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.

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