More Wilmington police reports: Shoplifters with syringes


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 3:49 p.m. on Jan. 4, police responded to a theft report at a Rombach Avenue store. Employees of the store advised that a white male subject with a mohawk was concealing items on his person and then going into the restroom to change into them. Units made contact with a 34-year-old Sabina male. The suspect had on an old, muddy pair of coveralls, but he was carrying an overnight bag. The suspect allowed the officer to look in the bag where they located a new coat rolled up and two bags of animal crackers in the bag with a few syringes. According to the report, the employee “never observed the subject concealing the items on his person, they just suspected him of thefts, including previous incidents.” The coat and cookies were returned to the manager and the suspect was trespassed from the store. The syringes were seized and placed in a Sharps container.

• Police arrested a 24-year-old Loveland female for alleged theft and drug abuse instrument possession after responding to a shoplifting report at a store on Progress Way at 6:33 p.m. on Jan. 1. According to the report, the suspect stole over $80 in items and police seized a hypodermic needle and suspected meth.

• Police received a protection order violation report occurring on Howard Street at 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 4. A 38-year-old male was listed as the suspect.

• At 1:42 p.m. on Jan. 4, a subject advised that sometime overnight someone got into the residence they owned on East Locust Street and appears to have slept in the large living room area. The reportee advised that the front door was locked but that someone could have made entry through the rear door because the rear hasp did not work correctly. Upon checking the rear door, the screwdriver that the reportee advised he placed in the hasp had been removed.

• At 12:38 p.m. on Jan. 5, police were advised of a generator being stolen from the 1000 block of Williams Drive.

• Police arrested a 31-year-old male for alleged criminal mischief, criminal trespass, and criminal tool possession at 7:26 a.m. on Jan. 3 after responding to a suspicious person report on Timber Glen Drive.

• A 48-year-old male was charged with alleged domestic assault after responding to a domestic situation on South Nelson Avenue at 9:03 p.m. on Jan. 4. A 47-year-old female is listed as a victim.

• At 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 2, police responded to B Street in response to a disturbance. Police made contact with a 42-year-old female resident and she advised that her son, age 20, was having a mental break down “where he was having split personality.” The mother advised that he was threatening another subject and that “he was going to beat them up.” Police spoke with the male and he advised that nothing was wrong, he was not acting crazy and that he was fine. “(The male) also advised that he was not going to the hospital because he would die there and would have to wait 10,000 years in order to wake up,” the report states. The officer requested a person from Solutions come out and talk to the male and to see the video of him having a mental breakdown. A person from Solutions came out and spoke with the male and she advised that she was going to “pink slip him.” Units advised the male that he was going to “pink slip” and that he needed to go to the hospital. The male advised that he was not going. Units then placed the male in handcuffs and escorted him to the patrol vehicle. The male was transported to CMH without any incident.

• At 2:28 a.m. on Jan. 4, police responded to the report of an intoxicated male sitting on a curb on West Sugartree Street. Upon arrival, the officer helped the male and escorted him to his residence on Wood Street.

• At 11:09 a.m. on Jan. 2, units made contact with a 60-year-old male and observed him to be intoxicated at the City Building. An officer asked the male to open the door but he was unable to open the door. The officer then opened the door by using a pocket knife to unlock the lock. Officers made contact with the male and “he was leaning on the wall and was unable to stand,” the report states. “He was swaying back and forth trying to keep his balance. (The male) then walked out of the bathroom stale and attempted to put his jacket on but was unable to due to the fact that he was intoxicated.” An officer then helped the subject put his jacket on and walked out of the bathroom using the wall to balance himself as he walked. An officer then observed a bag with five beer cans and collected it. The male was warned that if he came back into the restroom that intoxicated again he would be cited for public intoxicated.

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By John Hamilton

jhamilton@wnewsj.com