More WPD reports: Thefts, domestic situations


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:

• At 5:10 a.m. on Nov. 9 a 44-year-old male advised someone had just broken into their apartment — in the 500 block of Rombach Avenue — through a window and stolen a phone. The caller advised the subject had already departed and they could not provide any suspect information or direction of travel. A 65-year-old female victim advised she woke to the feeling of cold air and observed someone halfway in the window. She described the suspect as a tall skinny male wearing a blue hoodie with writing on it. By the time the suspect realized what was going on, the suspect left. He then returned to try and fully shut the window then left again. The victim advised the only thing she was currently missing was a Cricket Samsung cell phone with a purple case.

• At 10:47 a.m. on Nov. 7, a bank on South Wall Street reported a water heater was stolen.

• At 12:26 p.m. on Nov. 4, a 63-year-old female advised that she has been allowing her 41-year-old son to stay with her, as he is homeless. She stated she told him that he needed to get his belongings out of her garage. He reportedly became upset and allegedly slapped her on the left temple. She advised that she was not injured but that her son cannot control his anger. According to the report, the son was currently out on an OR bond for a previous assault that is pending through municipal court.

• At 8:55 p.m. on Nov. 8, police were dispatched to the area of East Main Street, in reference to a theft at a store. Dispatch advised that the subject had left on a bike. Upon speaking with an employee, she advised police that a male had walked out with a tub full of items he collected inside the store. Upon reviewing security footage, the officer observed a white male take a tub full of items and walk past all points of sale out the door and he got on a bike and leave the area.

• At 12:47 p.m. on Nov. 7, a business on South Nelson Avenue reported copper wire was stolen from their location.

• At 6:05 p.m. on Nov. 5, a 49-year-old Xenia female reported her 24-year-old daughter took the title of her vehicle at the 200 block of West Truesdell Street.

• At 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 5, a 47-year-old female an iPhone XR was stolen at the 300 block of South Nelson Avenue.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com