Wilmington police make several arrests

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 arrested a 20-year-old male for allegedly obstructing official business at the 700 block of Fife Avenue at 3:22 p.m on Sept. 6 during a traffic stop. According to the report, a female subject was already handcuffed when the reporting officer responded. Upon inspecting the vehicle’s hatch, officer observed the suspect lying down hiding to avoid being noticed. The suspect gave a fake name and was discovered to have an outstanding warrant.

• At 7:49 p.m. on Sept. 6, a store on Rombach Avenue contacted police and advised a male on a bike dropped his book bag near the doors and located suspected meth and drug paraphernalia within it.

• Police arrested a 39-year-old Lynchburg male for allegedly failing to comply at a South South Street business at 12:24 a.m. on Sept. 7.

• Police arrested two females — ages 31 and 53 — for alleged theft when police responded to a shoplifting complaint at a store on Progress Way at 10:03 a.m. on Sept. 7. According to the report, $200 worth of groceries were stolen.

• Police arrested a 39-year-old male for allegedly resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer at the 1-99 block of East Main Street at 6:57 a.m. on Sept. 8. The suspect had attempted to jump into the bed of a pickup truck belonging to a 62-year-old male who called concerned about the suspect’s safety. The suspect, according to the report, made comments about shooting the officers and at one point hit an officer on the chin. The report notes the suspect to be under the influence. Two taser probes were used on the suspect.

• At 12:14 p.m. on Sept. 7, police were advised that a female subject at the 1-99 block of Reba Drive was wanting her 32-year-old boyfriend removed from the property. Police noted they had been at the residence several times before. The 32-year-old female told police over the phone that her and her kids’ lives were in danger. The officer responded to the apartment where they made contact with both subjects and their two children. Witnesses there — friends of the female subject — stated they had to get between them to prevent someone from getting injured. The officer asked the female if she wanted the male trespassed from the property and she said no, she just wanted him gone. The officer advised her that “she is putting the children in danger by allowing (the male subject) to come over knowing that there are going to problems that will escalate into physical confrontations.” The officer advised her that Children Services would be notified in reference to both father and mother of the children putting the children in danger. She advised that Children Services is already involved because of the male. The officer advised her that police will be more involved. The officer was also advised by the male as he was being trespassed and that there is drug activity in the apartment where the children reside.

• At 3:29 p.m. on Sept. 7, a 30-year-old female called and reported a gold ring with a black onyx stone was stolen from her residence on Brownberry Drive.

• At 7:05 p.m. on Sept. 7, a 46-year-old male is suspected of stealing a gray 2008 Volkswagen Passat from a 24-year-old female.

• At 12:23 p.m. on Sept. 8, a 44-year-old male is suspected of stealing chocolate milk and canned cheese spray from an East Main Street store.

• At 12:57 p.m. on Sept. 3, a 47-year-old female came to the PD to report that her cell phone that was stolen. She had reported that a 26-year-old male had stolen her phone. “Today she was reporting that she and (the male) came to an agreement that he could still have the phone for the rest of this week,” the report states. She said that today the male contacted her and told her that he was jumped by a 28-year-old male and a 33-year-old female and they stole the phone. Police asked her to have the 26-year-old come to station to file the report and she said “that he probably wouldn’t because he was most likely high on Doan Street.” She said that she just wanted her phone back. Police advised her that they would contact her if I could get her phone back. A short time later police got a call from the 47-year-old female advising that she had gotten her phone back.

• Officers responded to the area of Belmont and Doan Street for a fight at 1:58 p.m. on Sept. 3. Upon arrival the fight was no longer occurring and the parties were no longer there. Police were advised by a witness that a 35-year-old male was in a house on Doan Street and he was involved. Police checked on him and he said that he was fine and didn’t need medical attention. He said that he was jumped by someone ID’d as a 28-year-old male over some rumors that are not true. The officer went outside and spoke with other witnesses who said that the two were wrestling on the ground and they didn’t believe any punches were landed. Officer was advised that the 35-year-old had stolen something from the 28-year-old few months ago and the 28-year-old was getting him back. The officer was told they fought over the same thing a month or so ago.

• Police arrested a 19-year-old female for allegedly driving while under the influence and failing to stop after an accident at 11:10 p.m. on Sept. 3 around North Spring Street.

• Police responded to a possible “domestic/kidnapping” at 8:53 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the 400 block of North Spring Street. A 20-year-old male is listed as a suspect. No further info was listed in the narrative.


By John Hamilton