Wilmington police reports: Several arrests made

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:

• Police arrested a 40-year-old male for alleged menacing, public indecency-exposure, and criminal trespass-failure to leave, after responding to a trespassing report at a hotel on Holiday Drive at 6:08 p.m. on Dec. 26. A 24-year-old New Vienna female was listed as the victim.

• Police arrested a 44-year-old male for alleged domestic violence after responding to a domestic incident reported at the 400 block of North Wood Street.

• Police arrested a 53-year-old Sabina female for an alleged O.V.I. after responding to a report of a disabled motor vehicle on the railway track on East Sugartree Street.

• Police arrested a 58-year-old Bloomingburg male for alleged shoplifting after responding to a Progress Way store at 11:23 a.m. on Dec. 26. According to the report, a pair of men’s leather boots was stolen.

• Police arrested a 20-year-old Hillsboro male for alleged underage consumption after responding to a welfare check at a bank on Rombach Avenue at 4:59 p.m. on Dec. 26.

• At 7:26 p.m. on Dec. 27, police responded to a shoplifting report at a Progress Way store. Police spoke with a 24-year-old female who would not tell officers who the male suspect was that stole a pair of tan Labrama boots. The loss prevention officer told officers that the male walked towards the rear of the store. Officers told the female subject that if she cooperated, more than likely charges for obstruction and complicity would not be filed on her. She then told officers the male was a 28-year-old Midland resident. She told officer she had no idea he was going to steal the boots.

• At 9:07 p.m. on Dec. 27, a 26-year-old female came to the police station and reported damage had been done to her van. She said was putting her children into her van, and a group of teenagers were getting into a white Jeep, parked next to her. She said something hit the passenger side of her van and heard the teenagers laughing. She said the Jeep left and she found a dent and scratch on the passenger side sliding door. She said the Jeep had “2020” on the passenger side rear glass. Police took photos of the dent/scratch and advised they’d keep an eye out for the Jeep.

• At 9:17 a.m. on Dec. 29, police responded to the report of a disorderly subject at a gas station on East Main Street. According to the report, a 41-year-old male was upset with the clerk because he did not have enough money to pay for the cigarette pack. The male also wanted shaving cream which he had the money for but was upset because he could not purchase the cigarettes. The employee requested police to have the male to leave the property. The male wanted to argue that he did not have to leave. He was warned several times that he would be arrested if he did not leave. The male insisted he was not leaving. As an officer pulled their handcuffs out, the male advised he was going to leave.

• Police responded to a two-vehicle accident on Florence Avenue at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 28. Police spoke with a 35-year-old female who was “visibly upset and was shaking.” She stated she was looking down at her son in the passenger seat, who was playing on her phone, and when she looked back up, she struck a Chevy Equinox that was parked. Police spoke with a 37-year-old female who was seated in her Equinox when she was struck. The juvenile advised he had chest pains due to the airbags being deployed in the vehicle. Police requested a tow and emergency services responded to the scene. The 35-year-old stated she did not have a valid license and “that was her secret.” After emergency services arrived, no one was transported to CMH. The 35-year-old’s vehicle had disabling front end damage and was leaking fluids. The 37-year-old’s vehicle had disabling rear damage and the fuel tank was hanging from the vehicle. While police were speaking with the 35-year-old they observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage. She was not arrested for OVI after performing tests, according to the report, but was cited for driving under suspension and failure to control. While speaking with the individuals, police observed damages to a third vehicle that was also parked, owned by a 64-year-old female. The vehicle had minor scrapes to the rear bumper due to the 37-year-old’s vehicle sliding into it.

• At 6:24 a.m. on Dec. 27, police responded to the 100 block of North Walnut Street to the report of a male subject that had fallen needing assistance. Upon arrival, police made contact with a 60-year-old male which advised he had surgery a couple of days ago and he fell on the sidewalk and was in pain. Emergency services responded and transported the male subject to CMH.

• At 10:27 a.m. on Dec. 27, police received a report that sometime overnight, someone entered the fenced-in area at an auto repair shop on South South Street. “The subject(s) then attempted to force open the trunk of a car that was just brought in on 25 December from a crash,” the report states. Heavy damage was caused to the trunk. A speaker from a speaker box and two amplifiers were also missing. The report notes that the suspect(s) “were not able to get the trunk open enough to remove the (speaker) box.”

• At 7:33 a.m. on Dec. 27, a 27-year old male reported around $1,000 worth of tools were stolen from his vehicle at his residence — the 200 block of North Walnut Street.


By John Hamilton


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