WPD: Suspicious person calls top chart

By DUANE WEYAND - Chief of Police, Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Suspicious person calls led the chart for service calls this week.

We appreciate everyone being proactive and calling in these types of complaints. It lets people know our citizens are watching and it aids us in preventing crime.

Welfare checks were the second highest type of activity for the week, followed by crash reports.

This past Monday was one for the books. When you have the first chilly rainy day of fall, you know you will be busy. We saw our fair share of crashes on this day.

While we were busy with crashes the other types of calls don’t wait. Officers were busy with other types of calls during this day and handled a person actively harming themselves with a knife at a local business.

Over the week, we handled 13 theft reports. Several of them are shoplifting calls where arrests are made. The rest of them consist of a stolen bike, laptop, clothes, or tools from the downtown area.

Patrol handled a domestic situation involving children. This matter turned into a lengthy neglect investigation, and charges we be filed for two counts of child endangerment.

The total calls for service for the week ended up at 365.



Chief of Police, Wilmington