WPD reports: Several arrests including domestic incidents

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from incident reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those 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:

• Police charged a 40-year-old for alleged domestic violence after an incident took place at a South Mulberry residence at 10:35 a.m. on Aug. 24. A 29-year-old female is listed as the victim. The suspect in the case was later suspected of menacing the victim around 4:30 p.m. the same day.

• Police arrested a 25-year-old male for alleged drug equipment violation, trespassing, and resisting arrest after responding to a remove person request at an East Main Street restaurant at 2:09 p.m. on Aug. 24.

• Police arrested a 20-year-old female for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence on East Vine Street at 12:32 a.m. on Aug. 24.

• At 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 21, a 31-year-old Wilmington male and a 29-year-old female were arrested on a warrant while responding to a suspicious vehicle report at Jeanie Wilson Way. The Wilmington male was further charged with possessing drug abuse instruments and receiving stolen property.

• Police arrested a 29-year-old male for alleged criminal trespass, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, and drug abuse instrument possession after responding to a suspicious person report at 7:07 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the 500 block of Belmont Avenue.

• Police arrested a 43-year-old male for alleged domestic violence and obstructing official business after responding to a domestic incident at 9:39 p.m. on Aug. 19. According to the report, police seized a BB rifle as evidence.

• At 10:19 a.m. on Aug. 19, a 34-year-old male advised that someone went through all three of his vehicles at his residence at the 100 block of West Fulton Street. According to the report, “the only thing missing appears to be some loose change, unknown amount.” The victim advised that a $1 bill dated 1899 was also taken from his truck. He told police he had sold the $1 bill to someone for $46 and he was planning on shipping it out. The caller provided a picture of the dollar bill including the serial number.

• Police began an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that took place on West Sugartree Street. According to the report, police have seized white socks and a cell phone for evidence.

• At 1:27 p.m. on Aug. 19, a female contacted police saying she wanted a 36-year-old male trespassed from her property at the 1000 block of Xenia Avenue. The female stated that the suspect made a threat to burn her house down but doesn’t believe he will do so because he has made this threat in the past. Police advised they would document her concern and request to have him trespassed once he is located.

• At 2:28 p.m. on Aug. 19, police received a report of an alleged assault occurring at the 300 block of Doan Street. A 49-year-old male is suspected of assaulting a 69-year-old male, both residents of the incident location.

• At 7:58 p.m. on Aug. 20, a 22-year-old female reported that sometime overnight, her wallet was stolen from her car at her residence in the 700 block of West Main Street. The wallet was a small gray one containing her social security card, driver’s license, credit/debit cards, and about $5 in cash. The victim called back after discovering that her ignition had been damaged as if someone had attempted to start her car. She said there was also a set of work keys missing from her car. She said the ignition is damaged to the point that she cannot start her car.

• A juvenile male was arrested for alleged aggravated menacing, menacing, and disorderly conduct at 11:25 a.m. on Aug. 20 after police responded to a menacing report at the middle school on Thorne Avenue.

• At 7:50 p.m. on Aug. 20, police received a report of a trespassing and theft complaint at the 300 block of Elm Street. A 34-year-old male is suspected of stealing a laptop computer.

• At 5:11 a.m. on Aug. 21, a 23-year-old male was charged with allegedly obstructing official business after police responded to a report of a prowler at the 1-99 block of Jodie Lane.

• At 10:26 a.m. on Aug. 21, police responded to a shoplifting report at a store on Rombach Avenue. The caller advised that there was a group of males in the store that they suspected were shoplifting. An officer arrived at the store and recognized three of them— ages 30, 35, and 27. “Once (the 27-year-old) saw me, (he) walked towards me, engaged in small talk, and then left and waited outside. (The 35-year-old) had brought a pair of dirty jeans into the store to make a return on them. He provided a receipt so the store let him return them for a new pair. (The 30-year-old) continued to shop. An employee advised that (the 27-year-old) had been seen with some merchandise before I arrived and put it down once I came in. She looked around the area where he was and found a hat with the security tag broken off of it. She suspected that he was planning on stealing the hat,” the report states. The officer stayed on scene until he wasn’t needed.

•At 10:44 a.m. on Aug. 21, police received a report of plagiarism was taken at a business on Hale Street. A 74-year-old male is listed as the victim with three females listed as suspects — a 39-year-old from Clarksville, a 40-year-old from Leesburg, and a 30-year-old from New Vienna.

• At 8:38 p.m. on Aug. 21, a 25-year-old female reported her ex was drunk outside her residence saying someone with C40 was coming to blow up her residence at the 1-99 block of Reba Drive. Police spoke with a 29-year-old Hillsboro male, who was the suspect. He advised his ex was crazy and that the argument ensued due to “typical relationship problems.” An officer then placed the suspect under arrest and advised him of his Miranda Rights. The suspect admitted to threatening the victim, then proceeded to walk towards her in an aggressive manner but stopped before following through with the threats.


By John Hamilton


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