Variety of thefts reported, investigated by WPD


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 5:55 p.m. on Nov. 17, a 63-year-old female reported items missing from her shed in the 1100 block of Brownberry Drive. She advised that three weeks before reporting, she heard a door to her shed slam shut while she was lying in bed. It wasn’t until recently that she noticed items were missing — including jewelry and antiques.

• At 6:58 p.m. on Nov. 15, a 43-year-old male reported items were stolen from his residence — the 400 block of Belmont Avenue. The items were a brown leather jacket, an Xbox 360, a black case containing CDs, and other miscellaneous clothes.

• At 6:02 a.m. on Nov. 15, police received a report of several cartons of cigarettes being stolen from a gas station on South South Street. Police were given an image of the suspect — a 38-year-old male. Police observe the video and observed the suspect — described as having dark hair, facial hair and carrying a backpack — in the office area placing cartons of cigarettes in his backpack.

• Police charged a 33-year-old male with alleged theft after responding to a shoplifting report at a store on East Main Street at 7:02 p.m. on Nov. 11. According to the report, an employee advised the suspect came in wearing a black hoodie and tennis shoes and stole a container of peanut butter and left without paying. The employee and manager saw the suspect going west. The manager of another store recognized the suspect when asked by police and attempted to find video footage on the surveillance camera of him.

• At 12:23 a.m. on Nov. 11, a 43-year-old male reported his birth certificate, credit/debit card, coat, watch, title property, and $45 in “other property type” were stolen from his residence — the 400 block of Belmont Avenue.

• At 9:26 p.m. on Nov. 15, a 51-year-old female called to report his AT&T tablet was stolen from her residence — the 200 block of South Walnut Street. A 33-year-old male was listed as a suspect.

• At 3:53 p.m. on Nov. 16, a 55-year-old female from Rockford, Michigan reported her Pulse EQX (a therapy machine) from the 800 block of West Main Street was stolen. The machine was valued at $30,000.

• At 10:16 p.m. on Nov. 17, a 20-year-old male reported that his ex-girlfriend, also age 20, threatened to slash the tires of his vehicle.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com