Sheriff’s reports: Assault, overdose

By John Hamilton -

WILMINGTON — The following information comes from incident reports provided by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court.

The sheriff’s office recently processed these reports:

• At 12:42 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2019, deputies were dispatched to around Martinville Road in Martinsville on the report of an assault. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies made contact with a 22-year-old Midland male. Deputies observed a “large amount of blood on (the victim’s) face, hands, and clothes,” according to the report. The victim stated he was behind a pickup truck on Martinsville Road, and when they came to a stop sign around State Route 28, a passenger got out of the truck and approached the driver side window of the victim’s vehicle. The suspect was described as a male believed to be around 50 years old with white hair and beard. He told authorities he didn’t know the suspect. The victim rolled down his window and the suspect asked “what his problem was.” The victim said he had no problem and that “he did not want to mess with him because he was a law enforcement officer.” The victim claims the suspect then punched him in the face several times, then got back in his vehicle and left. The victim saw the vehicle turn right toward Midland. He could not guess why he was assaulted.

• At 4:14 a.m. on Jan. 6, deputies and emergency services responded to a suspected overdose at the 1-99 block of West Main Street in Clarksville. According to the report, a white powder was found in the subject’s possession.

• At 11:59 a.m. on Jan. 4, deputies responded to the 400 block of Beechwood Road in Washington Township, on the report of a possible break-in. Upon arrival, a 70-year-old Kettering female advised her and her husband’s summer home/garage and shed were broken into. The victim advised the last time they were at the residence was about a week before Christmas and everything was fine. She advised a neighbor told her a house near theirs was broken into, so she wanted to check on her house. The victim discovered the shed lock had been broken off but nothing was taken. A window on the detached garage was broken and the screen was cut. Items stolen included a three-drawer toolbox filled with Craftsmen wrenches and screws; an electric saw; a box of die-cast cars; and one toolbox with monkey wrenches and pipe cutters were taken. The screen from the storm door of the house was also removed and the cabinet doors were open in the sunroom. Deputies did locate a tub with wires in it that were misplaced and a pair of black gloves. Photographs were taken at the scene.

• At 1:51 p.m. on Jan. 5, deputies responded to Gallimore Road on a stolen motor vehicle report. A 35-year-old male resident advised his Dodge minivan was missing. The victim advised the last he saw it was a week before Christmas and that the repo company was supposed to take it. The victim made contact with the bank and repo company, both advised they didn’t take it. The keys were locked in the vehicle due to it getting repossessed.

By John Hamilton

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