Wilmington police reports: Thefts, domestic incideents

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from incident reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. Allthose arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently processed the following reports:

• At 10:08 a.m. on May 7, a 69-year-old Martinsville male advised his red and black Troy push mower was stolen from the area of 1-99 block of Kentucky Avenue. The caller advised it was in his shed, but the door does not lock.

• At 3:57 p.m. on May 7, a 65-year-old female reported $10 worth of damage was done to her lawn/yard/garden equipment at her residence at the 400 block of South Mulberry Street.

• At 12:18 a.m. on May 8, police and emergency services responded to the 500 block of Valley Street for a 22-year-old female that wasn’t breathing. The caller wouldn’t advise the reason when asked. Upon arrival, police heard a 22-year-old male subject advise that “he did it.” Police detained the subject and advised him of his Miranda rights. The subject advised that he and the female had been fighting and she locked him out. The suspect advised that he kicked the door open and entered the apartment and “he put his hands on her.” The incident report was forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office.

• At 12:49 p.m. on May 8, a 31-year-old female called and advised that she had her wallet stolen from her vehicle at the 400 block of Linton Drive. She advised that it contained two PNC Bank credit cards, a PNC Bank Debit card, approximately $40 in cash, and her Ohio ID. She also advised that her credit card had been used once for $59.88 to purchase a Straight Talk phone/service. She was able to find out that it was made at 12:52 a.m., May 8 and she believed that it was made at a Progress Way store.

• At 6:20 p.m. on May 8, police received a report of a juvenile shoplifter at a Progress Way store. The report lists a Stanley roadside kit, 2 volt batteries, potato chips, and black tennis shoes.

• Police received a report of a stolen motor vehicle at a gas station on East Main Street at 7:51 a.m. on May 9. The report lists a white 2017 Ford as the stolen vehicle.

• At 1:31 p.m., May 10, a 55-year-old male advised that an incident took place at the 300 block of Prairie Avenue where he advised that his daughter — a 21-year-old female — was “emotional and thought that her boyfriend … had upset her,” the report states. He advised that he exchanged words with the boyfriend and advised that he pulled out a knife to defend himself “because he was scared of (the boyfriend).” Police spoke with another subject on station by phone who was advised of the incident in which David had a knife out. The subject advised that they wanted the 55-year-old male trespassed from the property.

• At 5:48 p.m. on May 10, police received a report of shoplifting at a store on East Main Street. No stolen items were listed but a 45-year-old male is listed as the suspect.

• At 7 p.m. on May 10, a 38-year-old female came to the department to file a complaint advising that she is and her daughter, age 21, are being harassed and followed by a 45-year-old male and a 43-year-old female.

• Police arrested an 18-year-old Sabina male on three counts of alleged theft after responding to a theft report at a Progress Way store at 7:26 p.m. on May 10. The stolen items included a camera, an SD card, a BB gun, a phone case, and a Sony speaker.

• At 9:08 p.m. on May 6, officers responded to the 1-99 block of East Sugartree Street where a 19-year-old female advised she was getting chased by a 28-year-old male who reportedly had a knife. The suspect was reported to be inside the Sugartree Street residence and the victim was at a different location. Upon arrival, police met with the caller, who advised of the incident and only wanted to recover property from the apartment. She advised the suspect was making suicidal threats over the phone. Officers attempted contact with the suspect who wouldn’t answer the door. The caller advised she walked to the apartment and she would go get him because “he had calmed down now.” Officers then spoke with the suspect who advised he was only making the comments to get attention from the caller.

• At 10:17 p.m. on May 6, police responded to the 200 block of North Mulberry Street on the report of a 51-year-old male threatening two subjects — a 41-year-old male and a 45-year-old female — with a gun. No further info was listed.


By John Hamilton