WPD week: Serious crimes to helping hands

Wilmington officers’ week runs the gamut

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

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

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• Police responded to the 100 block of Doan Street at 12:07 a.m. on Dec. 28 in reference to someone with a gun. The report lists two cellphones and a purse as stolen items and the victim were a 32-year-old female and a 27-year-old female, both of Wilmington. The report lists a 39-year-old Sabina male, a 37-year-old Wilmington male, a 47-year-old Wilmington male, and a 21-year-old Lebanon female as suspects.

• At 4:18 a.m. on Dec. 27, police were advised of two males and a female fighting outside of the 800 block of East Columbus Street. According to the report, officers found a group of people standing in middle of Linton Avenue, near Columbus Street. The report indicates that an 18-year-old male had no shirt on and had blood above his left eye and on the corner of his mouth. The other male, a 19-year-old Wilmington man, was also shirtless. The 18-year-old claimed he fell but others in the group said he had been hit by an unknown subject. The subject advised he didn’t want a squad to respond and each subject returned to their residence.

• A 51-year-old female reported a burglary to authorities at 8:11 a.m. on Dec. 27. According to the report, a 31-year-old Blanchester male suspect allegedly stole a Bengals jersey, an electric fireplace heater, a DVD player, and a fleece blanket from the victim’s apartment on the 800 block of Rombach Avenue.

• At 3:38 p.m. on Dec. 27, police were called to the 1-99 block of West Sugartree Street in regards to a suspicious person. Upon arrival, police made contact with the manager of the neighboring bar, who advised they had a video recording of a male subject either exiting or trying to enter the front window of the business. According to the report, the subject appeared to be a white male wearing two coats and carrying a yellow bag who took a long screwdriver and attempted to pry open the front window. After being confronted by an employee he walked away toward South Street. While on the scene the officers could hear a pit bull barking inside the building. The real estate company responded with a key and officers made entry and located a dog trapped between the building and some rubble. An officer was able to get the dog free. The dog warden came and took control of the dog. There was no sign of anyone in the building or anyone residing in it.

• Police responded to the hotel at the 900 block of Fife Avenue in reference to property damage and a theft; $200 worth of damage was done to the door of one of the rooms and a Galaxy 7 was stolen. The report lists a 23-year-old Leesburg female and a 35-year-old Wilmington male as the victim.

• At 3:14 a.m. on Dec. 27, an officer was dispatched to Clinton Memorial Hospital to assist two subjects in need of a ride. According to the report, the officer met the 59-year-old male and female subjects in the waiting room of the hospital E.R. where the female was in a wheelchair due to not being able to walk very far. The officer helped the female get into the back seat and drove the two to their residence at the 900 block of Rombach Avenue and helped her into the building.

• Police responded to the 100 block of Reba Drive to aid a 73-year-old female resident who needed help closing her blinds at 11:10 p.m. on Dec. 27.

• A 27-year-old male from Covington, Ky. reported that his vehicle was stolen at 9:21 a.m. on Dec. 28. According to the report, the victim advised that he was at an apartment on High Street near East Locust Street with a female subject, he went outside and noticed his car was missing. The police located his vehicle via OnStar. They were able to locate the vehicle on Scissorville Road which was disabled remotely by OnStar. Officials located two male Wilmington subjects, a 32-year-old and a 36-year-old, and took them in for questioning. The victim said he did not give permission for anyone to drive it and that one of the suspects must have taken it at the apartment. The victim did not wish to pursue charges he just wanted his vehicle back. He was transported to the vehicle and recovered it.

• At 8:21 p.m. on Dec. 28, police responded to the 100 block of South South Street in reference to a disturbance. According to the report, police were handling another situation and asked the Sheriff’s office to respond. After the other incident was cleared, an officer responded where a deputy informed them of what happened. They were advised that an 11-year-old used a fly swatter to move a cockroach from one place to another and this made a 69-year-old male resident mad. The male was verbally warned for disorderly conduct.

• Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Hale Street in reference noise complaint. According to the report, police made contact with a 28-year-old female resident who said that she was “arguing with God.” The officer asked her to argue quieter. The officer asked if she needed to talk to someone, she said no and that she would keep it down.

• At 1:36 p.m. on Dec. 29, received a report of property damage. According to the report, a 64-year-old female advised that a 32-year-old male was in her store again the previous night and had another male, she advised them that she wasn’t going to sell any more products to either of them and didn’t want them to come back. The unknown male subject knocked over a display case full of tobacco before he left. Police looked at the surveillance video to determine who the other male was.

• At 1:39 p.m. on Dec. 28, police began investigating a theft at a business at the 800 block of Rombach Avenue. The report indicates that a 32-year-old male suspect stole a broken tablet valued at $25.

• Police received a theft report at 8:39 p.m. on Dec. 29. According to the report, a 30-year-old female told authorities that a three lantern set, valued at $200, was stolen from the front porch of her residence at the 200 block of South Mulberry Street.

• At 11:20 p.m. on Dec. 29, police were called to a bar a the 1-99 block of West Sugartree Street in reference to a 47-year-old female from Bidwell who was exposing her breasts and would not leave. According to the report, the officers made contact with the suspect who advised she was going to harm another person She was advised to leave and after 15 minutes of her making inappropriate comments about her body parts she left without incident.

• Police responded to a domestic situation call at 9:44 a.m. on Dec. 30. According to the report, a 19-year-old female resident told authorities that the incident took place between her and the father of her child, a 19-year-old male from Leesburg. According to her, he drove over her foot in the parking lot of an apartment at the 300 block of Prairie Avenue. The victim said he was supposed to arrive at the address at 9 a.m. to pick up their child, she texted and called to see where he was, and the two began arguing. When he arrived the two continued to argue over a car seat and diaper bag. She said she put the child in the back in the seat, the male slammed the accelerator while the door was still open and he ran over her big toe. She yelled at him, slammed the door and he took off. The officer did not observe any injuries. She stated he had been abusive in the past and that he got angry and acted out of anger. She didn’t want to pursue charges but wanted it recorded for possible civil hearings in the future.

• At 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 30, officials received a call from a 53-year-old female of a white truck that pulled up to a residence at the 1-99 block of Michigan Avenue and a white male wearing all black came up to the picture window and pointed at her grandchild in the residence while he was playing video games. The subject got back in the truck and left going toward Xenia Avenue. Police were not able to locate the vehicle.

• At 8:33 p.m. on Dec. 30, authorities were advised of a police road rage at the 2000 block of West Locust Street. The caller, a 47-year-old male, advised that an SUV-type vehicle followed him. He stated he wasn’t sure why they were being followed but was worried. A police officer advised that they would patrol throughout the shift.

• At 9:36 a.m. on Dec. 31, police were called to the 500 block of North Spring Street for a possible burglary. According to the report, a 65-year-old male found the door of an apartment standing open. He found that it had been pried open. They attempted to contact a former tenant, a 31-year-old male, who was mostly moved out. They weren’t able to contact him until then no property is listed stolen.

Wilmington police also recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Sierra Butler, 18, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Marc Burch, 25, of New Vienna, was arrested for alleged trespassing.

• Logan Hensley, 19, of Wilmington, was arrested on one count of alleged theft and one count of allegedly resisting arrest.

• Dalton Fulton, 19, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.

• David Terry, 32, of Lynchburg, was arrested for alleged theft.

• Joshua Walls, 22, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged domestic violence.

• Emily Phillips, 28, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged criminal trespassing.

• Andrew Radabaugh, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested for an alleged O.V.I.

• Jonathan Smith, 18, of Wilmington, was arrested for one count of alleged assault, one count of alleged of offenses involving underage persons, one count of domestic violence, and one count of alleged disorderly conduct.

• Megan Phillips, 24, of Seaman, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

• Ralph Cox III, 26, of Cambridge, Ind., was arrested for one count of alleged criminal damaging/endangering, one count of alleged obstructing official business, and one count of alleged failure to comply.

• Katelynn Parker, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged disorderly conduct.


Wilmington officers’ week runs the gamut

By John Hamilton


Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

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