WPD reports: Domestic violence, scam, and thefts

Police also probe reported thefts

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:

• Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Rombach Avenue on a report of an injured female at 7:05 a.m. on Nov. 20. Upon arrival, the resident reported that the 27-year-old female and her boyfriend — a 48-year-old male — had been living in his garage. He said this morning, the victim knocked on the door and reported that her boyfriend hit her. The report notes she had multiple injuries to her face. The boyfriend had already left the scene. The victim was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital by ambulance. She said the suspect struck her several times in the face. According to the report, police checked the suspect’s criminal history and found that he was convicted of a domestic violence charge in Warren County in 2003. The suspect was charged with a count of felony 4 domestic violence due to the prior conviction.

• Police arrested a 36-year-old male for alleged theft after responding to a shoplifting report at a Progress Way store on 6:52 p.m. on Nov. 22. According to the report, the stolen items included beef jerky, tools, a car vacuum, a craft box, thread, and other valuables.

• Police charged a 20-year-old male with an alleged O.V.I., failure to drive in a marked lane, and failure to drive with full-time attention after he struck a vehicle on South South Street at 8:29 a.m. on Nov. 22. According to the report, the suspect advised he was distracted by watching a deer in the field and just drifted over into the other lane. The suspect was transported for treatment at Clinton Memorial Hospital. Police found the suspect to be impaired.

• Police arrested a 23-year-old male for allegedly driving while under the influence on South South Street at 3:08 a.m. on Nov. 23.

• On Nov. 21, a 47-year-old female came to the station to report that she was in need of a part-time job and that she spoke with a company that was going to offer her work from home. She stated that she was contacted on Oct. 19, she submitted her resume to them and they told her she was hired. “The company they are pretending to be is Bold Retail,” the report states. The female stated that they told her she needed to purchase equipment to work from home and they would be sending her a check to purchase the equipment. She received a check from them on Nov. 14 for $2,950.82. She deposited that check into an account, once the check was deposited, she was instructed to send $2,500 for the equipment to a phone number, which she did on Nov. 17. She was also instructed to send $300 for shipping of the equipment on Nov. 18. She was told the equipment would be delivered on Nov. 19 and while checking the status of the equipment, she was notified that the van broke down and shipment was not delivered. She was then advised it would be delivered on Nov. 20. She was once again was instructed to send another $300 for shipping. She said that this person told her shipping company contacted them and she needed to send additional money. At this point, she told them she did not have the funds to cover the additional $300. She then began to realize this was a scam. She was notified by the bank on Nov. 21 that the check she had deposited was returned. Shelly then came to the Wilmington PD to file a report reference the fraud.

• At 8:39 p.m. on Nov. 24, police responded to the 700 block of North South Street and spoke with a 58-year-old male, not listed as a resident, who stated there were three people trying to break into the residence with devil masks on. The male stated it had been going on for hours and that he finally got scared and called the police. According to the report, “(the male) appeared to be intoxicated and there were multiple alcoholic beverages scattered throughout the house.” The male advised once the “devils” started calling him out he decided it was a good idea to contact the police. The property was checked and everything seemed secure. Police received an earlier suspicious person report of his male subject at the same residence on Nov. 23. According to the report, “(the male) was joking with the neighbors and did not mean what he said about having a little (expletive) in his home.” Police observed multiple empty beer cans scattered around outside the property. The male subject appeared intoxicated and “thought his joke was funny.” He was advised to pick better jokes.

• At 2:48 p.m. on Nov. 23, a 30-year-old female reported her gray 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander was stolen from her residence on Howard Street. She advised that her credit card was also in the vehicle and got a notification that it had been used in Dayton.

• At 6:03 a.m. on Nov. 24, a 21-year-old female reported her dark blue 2016 Chevrolet Malibu was stolen from her residence on Jodie Lane. Two males subjects, ages 20 and 24, are listed as suspects.

• At 8:31 a.m. on Nov. 20, police received a report of eight storage units on South South Street being broken into. A 52-year-old female was listed as the victim and $1,000 of “multiple items” being stolen.

• At 11:37 p.m. on Nov. 24, police conducted a traffic stop around the 700 block of South South Street wherein they found a glass smoking pipe, a bag of suspected meth, and a bag of marijuana on the subject.

• At 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 20, police responded to a reported intruder breaking into a residence on South Wall Street. The homeowner thought someone was in his home and found backpacks left behind by the suspect(s). According to the report, police found miscellaneous items in the bag including clothing, a hairbrush, hygiene products, a silver mug, laundry detergent, and a pair of copper hand knives. Police also located a cell phone being charged that also possibly belonged to the suspect. Several items were reported missing.

• At 8:50 p.m. on Nov. 21, a 37-year-old Blanchester female reported damage was done to her vehicle at a church on Grant Street. According to the report, police found a bat broken in half around the scene.

Police also probe reported thefts

By John Hamilton


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