Wilmington police reports: Arrest warrants, and a childbirth

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from incident reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those charged/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 35-year-old male on an arrest warrant at 7:48 p.m. on June 4 around West Main and South South Street. According to Clinton County Common Pleas Court documents, the suspect failed to appear at a hearing where he was charged with aggravated drug trafficking — a fourth-degree felony.

• Police arrested a 26-year-old male who had an active warrant out of the WPD and Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 3:12 a.m. on June 3. According to the report, the suspect was transported to the Clinton County Adult Detention Center where he was held with three different warrants for failure to appear.

• At 8:27 a.m. on June 4, police responded to a Lincoln Street residence regarding a call of a subject giving birth. When officers arrived at the residence, they entered the house — identifying who they were — and went to locate the caller. Officers found the female subject lying on the floor in the back room of the house. “The lady was in pain, screaming and lying on the floor,” according to the report. An officer exited the house to get gloves and upon returning, said the woman“had begun childbirth and the baby was half out and it was crying.” The medic arrived on the scene and took over, officers assisting when needed and providing scene security. No further details were listed.

• At 6:44 a.m. on June 3, a nurse at Clinton Memorial Hospital advised a 46-year-old male was being treated for “injuries from riding a bike and being struck by a vehicle.” The vehicle had fled the scene, according to the report. The incident occurred at 5:45 a.m. on Bernice Street near Truesdell Street. No further details were listed.

• At 1:04 a.m. on June 3, police were dispatched to a South Walnut Street residence in reference to a robbery. According to the report, the caller advised they observed a white male, blonde hair, medium build attacking his neighbor and stealing his money.” The caller advised he followed the suspect to around Linton and South Street. He indicated he attempted to make contact with the suspect and wasn’t sure if they had any weapons, but the suspect was carrying a “bag in his hands.” The report does not indicate the suspect was apprehended.

• At 12:50 p.m. on June 3, police responded to a suspicious person report at a store on Rombach Avenue. Police were advised a male subject made contact with an employee of the store while on her lunch break. The subject was described as wearing a blue Patriots t-shirt. According to the report, the subject told the employee that “he had a tent behind (the store) filled with meth, and then he brandished a knife and told her that he would be back there.” Upon arrival, the officer observed the store’s parking lot and was unable to the suspect. The officer then drove to the back parking lot and surveyed the area on foot in the woods located nearby. The suspect was not located, nor was any possible activity or tent behind the building. No further action was taken.

• At 2:15 p.m. on June 4, police were dispatched to a reported fight around Elm and Grant Street. The caller advised, “approximately 20 plus people were actively engaged in a fight.” While responding, an officer activated their lights and sirens a couple of blocks before arrival to disperse the crowd and prevent injuries. Upon arrival, several subjects were observed leaving the area with several still there. None of the subjects on the scene knew anything, what happened, what the fight was over, and who the other subjects were. They were advised to contact WPD if the issue occurred again.

• At 2:26 p.m. on June 2, police were dispatched to a reported fight at a gas station on South South Street. According to the report, a car had passed another car in a double lane. The driver of the passing vehicle got out and was “trying to hurt” the caller. Someone stepped in front of the caller and was hit instead. Four subjects are listed in the report, none of them indicated as the suspect. No further details were listed.

• At 10:13 a.m. on June 8, while dealing with a situation involving homeless individuals, the officer discovered a large roll of copper wire hidden in the ditch behind a building on Clark Street. According to the report, the wire belonged to a company on Columbus Street. No further details were listed.

• At 10:17 a.m. on June 3, police received a report of a “homeless camp” behind an auto parts store on Clark Street. No further details were listed.


By John Hamilton


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