Wilmington police reports: Man revived with Narcan; thefts investigated

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 10:25 p.m. on Dec. 4, police responded to a Darbyshire Drive residence on a possible overdose. According to the report, a 36-year-old male resident was in the hallway between his bedroom and the bathroom. The subject had “a very dark color from his neck up and had labored or snoring-type breathing once about every 10-12 seconds,” the report states. A syringe was located on the subject’s bed. Squad members administered multiple doses of Narcan. Once the Narcan took effect, the subject started to get color back in his head and his breathing picked up substantially. The subject eventually came to and leaned over and vomited. After a couple of minutes, the subject was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. The subject’s brother had the officer follow him back into the bedroom where he pointed out a tackle box that was used for personal effects. The officer told the brother he was not able to look in the tackle box so the brother took it upon himself to open it. “There was a middle drawer that had syringes as well as an empty capsule and a capsule with white powder inside,” the report states. All were seized and taken to the police department. The subject was found to have a warrant from Highland County and was transported to Highland County Sheriff’s Office after being cleared from the hospital.

• At 3:35 p.m. on Dec. 6, police responded to the 700 block of Rombach Avenue in reference to a reported burglary. A 20-year-old male advised that over Thanksgiving break someone broke into the residence on the second-floor fire escape, entered his room and took $100 cash and a checkbook.

• At 5:51 p.m. on Dec. 6, a 22-year-old female reported that a male subject she knew showed up knocking on her residence door at Timber Glen Drive asking her out on a date. She told police she became scared, exited the back door and went to her neighbor’s house. The subject was not located nor was his vehicle. The female advised the male was a frequent customer at the restaurant she worked at, coming in twice a day while she’s working. Apparently, a co-worker provided the male with the female’s home address. Police advised her to let her management know about the personal information being given out and to call police if the male shows up again, and she needs help.

• At 4:16 p.m. on Dec. 6, a 25-year-old female reported that she was receiving threatening text messages from a 32-year-old Cincinnati male — the father of the female’s child. The requested information on how to obtain a Certified Protection Order and that the incident be documented.

• At 7:05 p.m. on Dec. 7, police received a report of a juvenile throwing rocks and breaking windows at a Mulberry Street residence where a classmate lived.

• Police charged a 27-year-old male for alleged theft at a store on Progress Way at 11:39 a.m. on Dec. 2. According to the report, the suspect stole a pair of Nike Manca tan boots.

• At 1:55 a.m. on Dec. 6, police responded to Columbus Street residence on the report of an unknown naked man in one of the bedrooms. According to the report, a 36-year-old female was asleep in her bed when she suddenly woke up to a man wearing a shirt but no pants on, standing above her. She could not see who the male was but thought it was her boyfriend until the boyfriend walked in. The female followed the suspect outside and saw him get into a white car and drive away. Police patrolled the area but could not locate the vehicle.

• At 2:03 p.m. on Dec. 4, a 71-year-old female reported a contractor was paid $7,500 to do work at her Wexford Drive residence but never followed through.

• At 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 4, police received a call from a 55-year-old male who stated that someone stole his toolbox from his truck while it was at the 800 block of West Main Street. He advised he had some power tools in the toolbox. He did call back and state he located the toolbox behind a yard near where the toolbox was stolen. He advised someone had forced it open and removed items.

• At 10:02 a.m. on Dec. 2, a 74-year-old male reported a theft at his residence on Lincoln Street. The victim advised that sometime over the last month someone broke into his garage and stole some items. He advised that he was missing a bicycle — a red men’s Pro Flex 24 speed — and a Stihl brand leaf blower.

• At 8:31 a.m. on Dec. 3, a 62-year-old male reported a wicker chair was stolen from his back chair from his residence on West Fulton Street.

• At 8:17 a.m. on Dec. 6, an 82-year-old male reported someone stole a brown wooden box that was on his front porch in the 200 block of High Street.

• Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at the 600 block of South South Street at 11:32 a.m. on Dec. 6. According to the report, a 2009 Dodge Journey being driven by a 40-year-old male was traveling northbound on South South Street while a 77-year-old female was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander also going northbound on South South Street. The female had to stop abruptly when a vehicle stopped quickly in front of her. The male rear-ended the female’s vehicle. The female driver was found at fault for failure to maintain an assured clear distance ahead. Both subject exchanged insurance information on scene.


By John Hamilton


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