WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.
Wilmington police recently received the following reports:
• At 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 10, while an officer was on a patrol he witnessed a vehicle traveling south on South Walnut Street that failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the report. The officer initiated his lights and, according to the report, the vehicle sped up to flee from him and then pulled into a laundry mat on South South Street. The officer approached the vehicle but there was no driver inside. Police asked the passenger, a 40-year-old female from Pleasant Plain, who was driving and she advised it was a 41-year-old male from Clarksville, whose license was suspended. The male fled on foot and was not apprehended. Inside the vehicle, a stolen handicap placard was located. The male was cited for stop sign violation, expired license, child support suspension and fictitious plates. All were issued as a warrant for his arrest.
• Police responded to a theft report at a church on East Main Street at 3:18 p.m. on Jan. 10. According to the report, a male advised that two guitars were guitars were taken between noon on Jan. 8 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 10. The report lists an Alvarez 12-string guitar, a Yamaha six-string guitar, a Blackwood guitar case covered with bumper stickers, a brown alligator-skin molded case, and other miscellaneous equipment as stolen. There are no known suspects at this time.
• At 6:17 p.m. on Jan. 10 police responded to a business in the 2800 block of Progress Way on a shoplifting call. According to the report, two males entered the store, went to the electronics area where the two placed several electronics in a cart, one of them hid items in his coat and was carrying an item, and made their way to the front. The other removed his jacket to cover an item. The security alarm activated, the two got into a blue Mercury and left toward the bypass. The items listed as stolen included three GPS units, two hard drives, and a router.
• A business in the 2600 block of South South Street reported a theft to police at 5:18 a.m. on Jan. 11. The report lists a money bag containing $700 as the stolen item.
• A 40-year-old Wilmington female reported to police at 6:56 a.m. on Jan. 11 that she was robbed at gunpoint. According to the report, the victim stated that a male subject entered her vehicle and snatched her purse and possibly had a firearm, and then fled on foot.
• Authorities responded to the 500 block of Paris Avenue in reference to loose dogs at 7:22 a.m. on Jan. 12. According to the report, when the officer arrived he found three dogs that did not appear to be aggressive. The officer observed that a resident at the 500 block of Belmont Avenue and spoke to the resident. He advised the dogs were his and he was aware that they had gotten loose. The dogs were secured without incident.
• Police were dispatched to the 1-99 block of West Main Street in Wilmington on a burglary call at 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. According to the report, the 24-year-old male resident advised that he and his roommate left for work around 2:30 p.m. and upon returning home found several items taken. The item taken included two computer monitors and a computer tower. Police list a 21-year-old male as a suspect.
• At 5:29 p.m. on Jan. 13, police spoke with a 45-year-old female about filing an unruly child report. She asked if authorities would give the child a scare so that he would listen. The officer said they could speak to the child about the consequences he could face but they wouldn’t scare him because they don’t want him to be afraid of police, and if he should need their assistance, they wouldn’t want him to be intimidated by them. The mother understood and said she would call if he continued to be unruly.
• Police responded to the 100 block of B Street in Wilmington at 10:26 p.m. on Jan. 13 on the report of a firearm theft. The victim is listed as a 52-year-old male resident, and a 31-year-old male resident is listed as a suspect.
• An automotive service company in the 1400 block of Rombach Avenue reported a theft to police at 1:17 p.m. on Jan. 14. According to the report, $1,100 of deposit money along with a bank/money bag were listed as stolen.
• Police responded to a burglary report in the 500 block of West Truesdell Street at 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 15. The report lists $10,000 cash, a safety deposit box, and seven jars with $700 worth of quarters as items stolen.
Wilmington police also recently arrested or charged the following people:
• James Evans, 33, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.
• Jessica Pitzer, 30, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct.
• Douglas Smith, Jr., 38, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct.
• Michael Penwell, 42, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.
• Robert Tucker, 46, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged possession of drug abuse instruments.
• Jacob Julifs, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged theft.
• Andre Singleton, 33, of Wilmington, was arrested for one count of alleged burglary and one count of alleged assault.
• Staci Kinney, 28, of Midland, was arrested for alleged theft.
• Faith Marion, 29, of Blanchester, was arrested for alleged possession of drug abuse instruments.
• Mick Gauden, 31, of Blanchester, was arrested for alleged possession of drug abuse instruments.
• Ashton Morris, 19, of Wilmington was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct at an emergency facility.
• Patricia Heard, 38, of Cincinnati, was arrested for allegedly driving under suspension.
• Buddie Scarberry, 36, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged possession of drug instruments.
• Patrick Butts, 40, of Sabina, was arrested for allegedly obstructing official business.
• Roger Winemiller, 35, of Blanchester, was arrested for alleged for possession of drug instruments.
• Jaime Woehrer, 27, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct at an emergency facility.
• Jessica Puller, 29, of Cincinnati, was arrested for alleged possession of drug instruments.
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