Our September has been a steady one. So far for the first half of the month we had two calls for overdoses. Neither was a fatality.
We recently partnered with Solutions to create a response team that can follow up on these calls and provide help as well as services to hopefully eliminate these types of calls from occurring.
So far we have handled 734 calls for service with 46 arrests. The call for service with the highest volume is our suspicious persons calls. We handled 66 of those alone for the first half of the month.
We appreciate our citizens looking out and reporting suspicious behavior. It certainly deters crime and aids us in our efforts.
We handled two burglary calls. The first one was an apartment where the homeowner found his PS4, games, and wallet stolen. The second burglary call resulted in the arrest of Danielle Ferguson, 26, with an at-large address. Just prior to arresting her, she decided to hold up in an apartment and created a standoff situation where she threatened to kill herself for two hours until it was successfully and peacefully resolved.
Two of the more serious arrests we made so far this month involve Amanda Foley, 30, of Wilmington for robbery where she threatened the clerk at Shop and Go for money with a weapon. She was arrested a short time after the incident and incarcerated.
A second robbery occurred involving a juvenile suspect where he robbed another juvenile. This juvenile was arrested a short time after the incident and taken to a detention center.
We continue to make arrests for thefts, drug possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Five people were arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.
Duane Weyand is Wilmington’s Chief of Police.