Wilmington police arrest high school teacher

By Nathan Kraatz - nkraatz@civitasmedia.com

Doug Rinehart

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington High School teacher has been charged with alleged disorderly conduct by creating a physical condition that is offensive to someone, and is due in court Wednesday morning.

Doug Rinehart, 44, of Wilmington, was charged Wednesday with the fourth-degree misdemeanor crime, according to a Wilmington Police Department arrest report. His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Earlier this year, police investigated a complaint that Rinehart inappropriately touched a student in one of his classes, as previously reported.

If Rinehart is found guilty, he could be punished with up to 30 days in jail or a fine of up to $250, according to the Ohio Revised Code, which elevates the misdemeanor because it was allegedly committed at school.

Wilmington City Schools Superintendent Ron Sexton declined to comment, citing the schools’ need to do their own investigation and review the police report.

The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Amanda Hensley, 32, of Wilmington, allegedly for possessing drug abuse instruments and two counts endangering children on Thursday. Hensley was also arrested on a warrant alleging assault.

• Candice Ferrell, 20, of New Vienna, for alleged possession of drug abuse instruments on Thursday. Ferrell was also arrested on a warrant alleging possession of heroin.

• Mary Cassell, 36, of Port William, for alleged trespassing upon the property of and theft from a Progress Way business on Thursday.

• Sarah Glover, 35, of Wilmington, for alleged theft from a Rombach Avenue business on Tuesday, June 7.

• Charles Flint, 55, of Wilmington, for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Columbus Street on Saturday.

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• Thursday, police received a report of identity theft involving a retired resident. The resident discovered she owed more than $50,000 to a utility company in Chicago despite never having lived there.

• Police checked the residence of a Xenia Avenue woman who reported a breaking and entering of her apartment on Saturday. The woman reported a video game system, games, controllers, a Fitbit, a pearl necklace and three movies as stolen.

• A Progress Way employee reported on Thursday the theft of Adderall from her vehicle while parked at work.

• A Mead Street resident reported Wednesday the thefts of a 14-inch wooden mushroom next to her house as well as a black notebook and a bottle of antibiotics from her car.

• A Progress Way business reported the theft of a 43-inch flat-screen television and the presumed theft of another identical television on Wednesday. The business found one of the televisions had been pawned for $120 on the same day the suspect was evicted.

• A breaking and entering was reported at a North South Street business on Sunday.

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By Nathan Kraatz