More Wilmington police reports: Various incidents of thefts


By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com



• At 8:17 p.m. Nov. 23, police responded to the 1-99 block of Clark Street in reference to an active breaking-and-entering. Upon arrival, officers checked the perimeter but the suspect was gone. The officer made contact with the homeowner, a 27-year-old woman, who advised she observed a male suspect in her backyard attempting to gain access into her garage. She had video of the suspect who appeared to be a white male wearing a tan Carhartt jacket. She advised this was not the first attempt for a suspect to attempt to break into her garage. The officer advised they would have extra patrols and she sent a copy of the video through email.

• On Nov. 22, a woman reported she wanted it documented that her young grandchild “is afraid to get off the school bus because of their neighbor.” The reportee documented the alleged incidents of the neighbor yelling and shouting names and obscenities at her and her family members. The reporting officer advised her to attempt to record either audio or video of the suspect acting out, and he could face disorderly conduct charges.

• Police arrested a 42-year-old New Vienna woman for alleged theft and criminal tool possession after responding to a theft report at a Progress Way store at 6:47 p.m. Nov. 21. According to the report, $474.36 of “general merchandise” was stolen.

• Police arrested a 20-year-old woman for alleged theft after responding to a theft incident at a store on East Main Street at 3:13 p.m. Nov. 21.

• At 12:40 p.m. Nov. 24, police received a report of a backpack being stolen at the 200 block of A Street. A 34-year-old male resident is listed as the victim, and a 46-year-old man is listed as a suspect.

• At 11:13 a.m. Nov. 23, a 23-year-old woman reported someone went through her vehicle at her Wilmington residence and stole items. The items included $20 in change, car keys, and an adult toy she had in the glove box.

• At 1:35 a.m. Nov. 19, police received a report of a 57-year-old man allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a gas station on East Main Street.

• At 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18, police responded to the 400 block of Clark Street and spoke with a 32-year-old woman who advised she had a helmet stolen off her side porch. She had her surveillance camera footage pulled up on the TV screen where police observed a male suspect on Nov. 18 at 1:25 a.m. walk up to her back porch and take “what appeared to be a bag with a round object inside,” according to the report. The victim advised the object in the bag was her husband’s motocross helmet.

• At 7:31 p.m. Nov. 19, police responded to the 200 block of South Wall Street on a theft report. Police spoke with a 30-year-old man who advised he was gone over the weekend, came home to find his back storage door to his residence was partially open and items were missing. The victim stated he leaves the door unlocked most of the time and knew he should start locking it. The victim advised he did not have a time for the theft or even what all was missing. He knew for sure he was missing a set of Titleist golf clubs, an air compressor, Marine Corps camos, Bose speakers, JBL audio receiver, vacuum cleaner, and golf grips.

• At 9:45 p.m. Nov. 24, after conducting a traffic stop around the 1000 block of Xenia Avenue, police seized a plastic bag with marijuana and a multicolored marijuana bowl.

• At 1:57 a.m. Nov. 23, a 33-year-old woman advised she received a random Facebook request from someone she didn’t know. She further stated after accepting the friend request she began getting inappropriate Facebook messages about graphic sexual material. The officer advised her she needed to block the user and refrain from accepting unknown Facebook requests. If she continued getting messages, she should contact them again.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com