Wilmington police reports: Domestic incidents, thefts and more

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 began an investigation into a fire and assault that allegedly took place at the 300 block of Grant Street at 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 1. A 30-year-old male and a 29-year-old female were listed as the victims, and a 37-year-old male was listed as the suspect. Police collected a hammer, Amazon tablet, and a metal pipe as evidence.

• Police arrested a 37-year-old male for alleged persistent disorderly conduct after police responded to a domestic situation at 10:44 p.m. on Jan. 3 on South Nelson Avenue. According to the report, when units arrived they heard yelling. Units made contact with the suspect and five juveniles. Units also spoke with the suspect’s wife. The suspect started to because verbally aggressive toward units, stating that he had done nothing wrong, the report stated. When officers tried to separate parties, the suspect advised he was not going to walk away to speak with a detective on scene. Officers asked the suspect multiple times to walk away from the other involved parties. “(The suspect) advised he would not, and started to become more verbally aggressive toward officers, yelling profanities and making lewd sexual comments,” the report states. The suspect had to be escorted by officers down the sidewalk where he continued to yell profanities and sexual comments, they said. The detective warned the suspect multiple times for disorderly conduct but he continued with his behavior. The suspect was arrested and then transported to the Clinton County Jail.

• Police arrested a 33-year-old Circleville female for alleged trespassing, resisting arrest, and misuse of 911 after responding to a 911 call at the 300 block of Doan Street at 1:19 a.m. on Jan. 2. According to the report, police and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office had received 911 calls from the suspect with the sheriff’s office advising she told them to shut up at one point. When an officer responded to the Doan Street residence, the suspect could be heard yelling but got quiet. A resident advised the suspect was having a panic attack. The resident said there was no problem but she wanted the suspect to leave. After speaking with the resident, the officer spoke with the suspect who stated she was paranoid and “she continually looked around like someone was approaching.” When the officer asked why she called 911, she didn’t answer. She later confirmed she wanted a life squad; police then called for one. The report states, “I asked (the suspect) what drugs she had been doing because she was not acting like she normally acts. She told me the last few nights, things have been weird for her. She told me she got out of prison on 12-24-19 and was living with her mother-in-law, and her mother-in-law brought her to Wilmington and dropped her off at (a gas station on East Main Street). I asked (the suspect) several more questions about where she had been for the last few days and she was unable to give any direct answers. She continued to look at her phone and then around the area like she was seeing someone.” Police determined there was no actual emergency. While at the ER, the suspect became more disruptive with the staff at CMH. Another officer reported the suspect was acting paranoid, looking around corners, and was yelling at someone in the parking lot. She also claimed the officers were not real officers and they were “using fake words.” After multiple warnings, police arrested her and escorted her to their vehicle. The suspect kept acting disorderly during the arrest, kicking her feet and even hitting an officer in the chest with her open left hand, the report stated. She was eventually was transported to the Clinton County Jail.

• Police arrested a 38-year-old male on two counts of alleged theft and obstructing official business after responding to a shoplifting report at a store Progress Way. According to the report, the suspect stole a projector and $221.43 worth of miscellaneous items.

• At 2:31 a.m. on Jan. 1, police responded to the report of a person with a gun on Reba Drive. The report lists a 26-year-old Wilmington male as a suspect and a 30-year-old Martinsville male as the victim.

• At 10:01 p.m. on Jan. 2, police responded to a breaking and entering report at a Reba Drive residence. A female resident advised she came home to the front door being open but found no one inside. She advised there are things that have been thrown around and there was damage to her TV. She showed an officer the damage to her apartment, which was due to “three melons from her garden.” The officer observed the three melons to be on the living room floor, with a smudge on the TV. The officer asked the victim who she thought did this and she stated her ex-boyfriend, age 23. When asked her why she thought that she stated she believed it to be him, she said it was due to him wanting to get back with her; however, she did not want to make the ex angry. “She also stated he had been stalking her and sending her pictures of her living room,” the report states. Photos were taken at the scene and the victim only wanted to document the incident at this point.

• On Jan. 2, a woman reported she went to get her 4-year-old daughter from visiting her father. The female reported the father had no parental rights but she let her daughter visit him out of courtesy. Later when she went to pick up her up, the father’s family “became aggressive towards her and did not want to let her have the child.” The mother eventually got the child back and they went home. Upon arriving home, the mother said she noticed marks just below the daughter’s buttocks. “The marks resemble that of a toilet seat or chair of some kind,” the report states. When asked about the marks, the daughter advised her mother “she was told to tell them they were from the cat.” The officer asked the juvenile where they were from, she didn’t answer.

• At 5:42 p.m. on Jan. 3, police were advised by a 49-year-old female that her 16-year-old son has not been seen since about midnight on Jan. 3. According to the report, “(the juvenile) is currently on probation with Clinton County Juvenile Probation and a warrant has been issued by the Probation Department.” The juvenile’s probation officer advised his mother to respond to the police to file a missing/runaway report. A report was completed and the juvenile was entered into LEADS as missing.

• At 2:49 p.m. on Dec. 31, a robbery at the 1100 block of Brownberry Drive was reported. A 46-year-old male was listed as the victim. No items were listed as stolen.

• At 7:21 a.m. on Dec. 30, police responded to a North South Street residence in reference to tires being slashed on a vehicle. A 25-year-old Midland female advised that someone slashed all four of her tires overnight. The officer observed a stab to the sidewall of the tires of the victim’s blue 2013 Honda CRV. The officer also noticed a concrete brick was thrown through the rear window of the vehicle. The vehicle was owned by a 19-year-old Lebanon female who advised she believed it was a 24-year-old Wilmington male. “(The owner) heard that they thought the Honda belonged to (an unlisted subject)’s mother and that is why it was damaged,” the report states.

• At 6:41 p.m. on Dec. 30, police responded to a Jodie Lane residence where a 22-year-old Jeffersonville female she noticed sugar around her gas cap and inside the filler neck of her vehicle. The victim advised she believed it was a 25-year-old male, her ex. She wanted the incident documented and if something happened to her vehicle she wanted to pursue charges.

• At 8:14 p.m. on Jan. 1, a 57-year-old male reported his cable box was stolen from his residence at the 900 block of Kathryn Drive. He told police it was stolen within the last month while he was on vacation.


By John Hamilton


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