Reports: 3 beauty shops victimized

By Nathan Kraatz -

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

Three beauty shops on Rombach Avenue reported burglary-related crimes on Tuesday.

An officer found a broken window at Cool J’s. A camera was stolen and two televisions and a door were reported destroyed, damaged or vandalized at L.A. Nails, and about $61 cash was taken from Impressions Salon, according to police reports.

Wilmington police recently also received the following arrest reports:

• A woman reportedly dropped off two children she has custody of, allegedly telling the person receiving the children that she has nowhere to live. Bags of items belonging to the children reportedly had bed bugs, and the report alleged the mother was suspected of doing drugs.

• A woman reported Wednesday, Dec. 23, that someone broke into her car on W. Main Street and stole the stereo.

• A woman told police $300 was stolen from her purse while she was at Walmart on Thursday.

• A loose dog was reported in on Clark Street on Saturday.

• An employee of Wilmington Inn reported that a couple staying there Saturday allegedly said a church would provide a voucher for their stay. During their stay, the employee said someone called and allegedly purported to be a church official. That person then allegedly said the church would authorize an additional night on the voucher. The employee was familiar with that church official and alleged that the caller was impersonating that official. When confronted, the couple allegedly left.

• A Lakewood Drive woman called Saturday, alleging that her neighbor’s dog attacked a cat.

• A woman reported being assaulted Sunday.

• A man called and reported that a man was hitting a small child, believed to be about 18 months old on Saturday at a Rombach Avenue parking lot. During the call, the reporting man said the man and child, along with other passengers, left the parking lot.

Wilmington police recently arrested the following:

• Jasmine Bruens, 37, of Kettering, for allegedly passing bad checks on Monday, Dec. 21.

• Christopher Bowling, 25, of Martinsville, for alleged theft from Walmart on Wednesday, Dec.23.

• Bonnie Accoo, 54, of Wilmington, for alleged theft from Walmart on Thursday.

• Samantha Fouch, 36, of Cincinnati, for allegedly obstructing official business, Friday.

• Shelly Gabbard, 47, of Wilmington, for allegedly stealing from a S. South Street business on Saturday.

• Austin Buckalew, 21, of Wilmington, for allegedly failing to appear for court. Buckalew was arrested Saturday.

• Nathan Fields, 22, of Martinsville, for allegedly stealing from Walmart on Sunday.

• Toby Brewer, 34, of Wilmington, for allegedly trespassing Sunday.

• Lauren Ford, 28, of Wilmington, for alleged assault and domestic violence Tuesday, after midnight. Another woman alleged Ford her in the mouth and on the back. Ford allegedly told police that she didn’t hit the other woman. But, when police pointed out the other woman was bleeding from her mouth, Ford allegedly said she did hit the other woman but only after the other woman hit her first.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

By Nathan Kraatz