WPD reports: Elderly scammed; overdoses continue


Also responds to reports of domestic incidents

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitamedia.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 Lorish Avenue at 9:27 p.m. on March 9 on a possible overdose. According to the report, police located a 32-year-old male resident on his back, breathing with a pulse, but unresponsive. WFD arrived on scene and administered Narcan, which revived the male. He was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital for treatment. The male advised he thought he had snorted heroin but stated the substance was white and he didn’t what it was. No narcotics or paraphernalia were found on the scene.

• Police responded to the 900 block of Fife Avenue at 9:43 p.m. on March 7 for a possible overdose. The report lists that Gabapentin, a light bulb with residue, and a straw were seized.

• At 11:16 p.m. on March 6, during a traffic stop on Belmont Avenue, several drug items were seized. The report lists a marijuana grinder with residue, marijuana rolling papers, a clear bag with white crystal substance, and a methamphetamine pipe seized. The report lists a 40-year-old Wilmington male as a suspect.

• At 2:34 p.m. on March 8, authorities responded to a store on Progress Way for a fraud claim. According to the report, police made contact with an 88-year-old Wilmington female who advised she was scammed. She told authorities she received a phone call from a grandson that was “in trouble” and needed gift cards to get out of jail. She bought four gift cards valued at $4,000. It wasn’t until later she realized it was a scam. The cards were traced as being used in a store that was not an actual store. The responding officer learned that the incident took place at her residence outside the city, and she was referred to the sheriff’s office.

• At 3:47 a.m. on March 10, police responded to the 200 block of Grant Street on a domestic assault call. According to the report, a 26-year-old female told authorities that a 34-year-old male came to the residence to get some items and then headbutted her and took her phone. The victim advised that he told her “he should just beat her (expletive) anyway since she was going to call the cops.” She then said about an hour later he “slammed her on the ground and choked her.” The police took a sworn written statement from her and advised her he would forward it to the prosecutor for review. The report indicates she had no marks or injuries on her.

• At 4:59 p.m. on March 9, police were called to the 100 block of Hale Street on a disorderly person. Police made contact with a 29-year-old female resident who said she was “yelling at God and was mad him.” Police advised her to stop yelling and go to sleep.

• At 6 p.m. on March 9, police responded to the 400 block of Thorne Avenue where a 46-year-old female told them she believed someone broke into her house and stole her sugar bowl and teapot lid. She said she hadn’t been able to find the items and she hadn’t let anyone else inside.

• At 12:03 p.m. on March 11, an assault was reported to police. According to the report, the incident took place in the 900 block of West Locust Street. The victim is listed as a 36-year-old Wilmington male, and a 51-year-old Wilmington male is listed as a suspect.

• At 4:57 p.m. on March 12, police responded to a domestic assault call at the 1-99 block of West Vine Street. The report lists a 25-year-old male resident as a suspect.

• At 3:18 p.m. on March 6, a 49-year-old Wilmington female told authorities that a student received a threat from a female that she was “going to burn down the reportee’s house.”

• At 9:15 p.m. on March 6, a 47-year-old Wilmington male reported a robbery that took place at this residence at the 400 block of North Spring Street. The items listed as stolen included an urn and an iPod.

• At 1:21 p.m. on March 8, police responded to a two-vehicle at Rombach Avenue and Lowes Drive. According to the report, both drivers were in the left lane, going west on Rombach and stopped at the red light at the intersection. One of the drivers, a 21-year-old Wilmington female, said she was following the other vehicle when she dropped her sandwich in her lap. As she was picking up the sandwich, she thought the light had turned green and let her foot off the brake and rolled into the rear of the other car. Only minor damage was done to her car and none to the other car.

• At 2:15 p.m. on March 10, police responded to the 400 block of Belmont Avenue a 71-year-old female told authorities that someone stole her bicycle.

Wilmington police also recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Shannan Armstrong, 48, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly obstructing official business.

• Andrew Ling, 19, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.

• Tyler Goodpaster, 20, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft by deception.

• Paul Conger, 32, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged falsification.

• Lori Crawford, 32, of Blanchester, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Tara Bowermaster, 30, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.

• Rhoda Shultz, 49, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Tralee Joiner, 18, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.

• Andrew Totten, 29, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Austin Newkirk, 20, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged aggravated menacing.

• Andrew Hodges, 19, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender in Clinton County.

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Also responds to reports of domestic incidents

By John Hamilton

jhamilton@civitamedia.com

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574

Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574