Wilmington police files: Many thefts, more overdoses


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 processed the following reports:

• Police were called to the 1-99 block of Columbus Street in Wilmington at 1:25 a.m. on May 27 for two alleged overdoses. According to the report, eight doses of Narcan was used to revive a 28-year-old Wilmington male and 10 doses used on a 31-year-old Cincinnati female. The two subjects were transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. Police seized two needles, a charger, and a marijuana pipe as evidence.

• At 1:36 p.m. on May 21, police responded to an alleged overdose at the 100 block of Doan Street. According to the report, a 38-year-old male had overdosed on heroin and was revived after receiving eight doses of Narcan. A used syringe and cotton ball were collected as evidence. The victim was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital.

• At 4:55 a.m. on May 25, police responded to an alleged overdose at the 100 block of Michigan Avenue. According to the report, police found a 47-year-old male overdosed and revived him.

• At 1:10 p.m. on May 15, police were called to the 500 block of Timber Lane for a burglary complaint. According to the report, a Peugeot women’s bicycle valued at $1,700 was stolen from 61-year-old female resident’s garage. On May 23, charges of obstructing official business, failure to disclose personal information, receiving stolen property, and burglary were filed. The report did not list a suspect.

• At 1:44 p.m. on May 15, a 19-year-old male reported that his Black Mongoose 20-inch bike had been stolen from his residence at the 1-99 block of Woodland Drive. The victim said it was stolen two weeks ago prior from his back porch.

• At 2:16 p.m. on May 15, a 49-year-old male reported that the license plate was stolen from his wife’s vehicle from their residence on the 300 block of Columbus Street.

• At 3:52 p.m. on May 16, a store on Progress Way reported the theft of several cell phones. The report lists a 36-year-old female and a 42-year-old male as suspects.

• Police responded to the 100 block of South Spring Street at 6:09 p.m on May 16 on the report of four window air conditioners being stolen. The report lists two males suspects, ages 38 and 34.

• At 11:47 a.m. on May 19, police arrested a male for alleged tampering with evidence after attempting to use a “fake penis” to pass a probation drug-screening at the Municipal Building. According to the report, police seized a “Whizzinator” as evidence.

• Police received a report of alleged child abuse at a business on Park Drive, at 5:50 p.m. on May 15. The report lists a 19-year-old Reesville female as a suspect. On May 22, police reported a lead in the investigation.

• At 6:34 p.m. on May 17, police received a missing person report for a 21-year-old Wilmington male. According to the report, the missing person’s mother called and said he had been missing since 7:30 p.m. on May 16. She advised he came over to visit his son who he hadn’t seen in three weeks; he said he would be right back and never returned. She advised he is suicidal, bipolar and on medication for bipolar disorder and depression. She later reported that someone saw him on Elm Street at 8 p.m. the day before.

• Police responded to a convenience store on East Main Street at 1:40 a.m. on May 19 on the report of a theft. According to the report, a 38-year-old male came into the store and concealed a bottle of vodka in his pants. He then attempted to purchase items with an EBT card that had his name. Later at 4:31 p.m., police responded there again for another shoplifting call. An employee said after reviewing surveillance footage, a white female in her 30s had put a can of Mountain Dew and three sticks of beef jerky in her purse.

• At 9:23 a.m. on May 20, police responded to the 100 block of South South Street on the report of a Yard Machine push mower being stolen.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following people:

• Michelle Doyle, 33, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged theft.

• Megan Norris, 25, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged endangering children.

• David Baker, 35, of Wilmington, was charged with allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments and alleged illegal drug paraphernalia possession.

• Joshua Davis, 30, of Sabina, was charged with alleged theft.

• Mona Friend, 45, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged persisting disorderly conduct.

• Ralph Pedrick, 46, of Washington Court House, was charged with alleged tampering with evidence-making/presenting false record.

• Aaron Kidd, 21, of Blanchester, was charged with alleged marijuana possession, allegedly failing to reinstate license, allegedly driving under suspension, allegedly driving while under the influence, and for an alleged tail light violation.

• Taylor Hamilton, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged theft.

• Ian Baughn, 37, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged theft.

• Joseph LaRue, 39, of Wilmington, was charged with allegedly receiving stolen property.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

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