WPD reports: Overdoses and thefts

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@civitasmedia.com

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:

• Authorities responded to the 700 block of West Main Street at 4:48 p.m. on March 30 in reference to an alleged overdose. According to the report, a 38-year-old male resident was lying on the bathroom floor, breathing and with a pulse. His 26-year-old girlfriend stated that the male “had probably snorted heroin today causing the overdose.” Rescue workers arrived on scene and gave several units of Narcan to revive him. He was taken to Clinton Memorial Hospital for treatment and taken into custody by probation. No illegal items were located or seized.

• Police were called to the 1000 block of Southridge Avenue on a deceased male from an alleged overdose. A 35-year-old male was pronounced deceased at Clinton Memorial Hospital following a suspected drug overdose. Authorities seized a cell phone, a used syringe, a spoon with cotton ball and residue, and a bottle cap and cotton balls with an unknown liquid.

• At 6:47 p.m. on March 29, authorities responded to a cemetery on West Truesdell Street. The 34-year-old male subject, according to the report, was found in possession of a used hypodermic syringe. The subject was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital for treatment. A warrant will be issued at a later date.

• At 3:36 p.m. on March 30, police received a call from a 40-year-old Wilmington female saying that her children’s father, a 38-year-old Wilmington male, had allegedly been texting her all day and driving by the house calling her names and “using his hand as a gun and pointing his fingers at her.” Police made contact with the male subject who advised would be in Hillsboro and would not be anywhere near Wilmington until he had to be at work on Monday. Police advised him that the female wishes that he no contact her any further, and he understood.

• At 10:45 a.m. on April 1, authorities were dispatched to the 900 block of Fife Avenue on an alleged overdose.

• At 5:42 p.m. on March 27, a 24-year-old Wilmington male reported to authorities that someone broke into his garage and stole two swords, valued at $290. The swords were taken from the residence at the 800 block of West Main Street.

• At 7:02 p.m. on March 27, authorities responded to the 1000 block of West Truesdell Street on a reported overdose.

• At 9:59 p.m. on March 27, police responded to an assault report on Howard Street. The victim is listed as a 20-year-old Wilmington female and the suspect is listed as a 27-year-old female in Wilmington.

• At 11:24 a.m. on March 28, a business at the 100 block of East Sugartree Street reported that $305 was stolen from them.

• At 1:38 p.m. on March 28, authorities were advised of a black male allegedly purchasing items at 11:26 a.m. with $500 of counterfeit money.

• At 7:38 p.m. on March 29, police responded to a domestic assault call at the 1100 block of South South Street in Wilmington. The suspect is listed as a 24-year-old Wilmington male and a 51-year-old female resident is listed as a victim.

• At 10:36 a.m. on March 30, police responded to the 1-99 block of Josephine Street in Wilmington for a theft report. According to the report, $7,800 worth of possession were stolen from the garage of the residence.

• At noon on March 30, a 38-year-old male was charged with burglary and violation of a protection order after an incident at the 300 block of Darbyshire Drive. According to the report, the suspect allegedly stole $650 worth of property.

• At 3:51 p.m. on March 31, a 46-year-old female came to the station to report her wallet was stolen between 4 and 9 a.m. that day. According to the report, the female advised her apartment on Prairie Avenue had been secured and no one else had been in her apartment. She advised that her wallet was there at 4 a.m. when retrieving medication from her purse when she went to do that at 9 a.m. it was gone.

• At 7:45 p.m. on March 31, police responded to the 1200 block of Wayne Road for a property damage call. Police observed a gray enclosed trailer which had one single scratch that appeared to be 2.5 feet from the ground all around the trailer. Police observed a V-shaped scratch on the driver’s side of the trailer about 3/4 of the way down from the front. Police also noted a piece of a door latchunder the trailer.

• Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Clark Street on a property damage call at 3:22 a.m. on April 1. A 29-year-old female resident told authorities she was lying in bed and that she heard the window break. She believes that a 39-year-old male who punched the window. Police photographed the damage and she then advised her other window was broken on March 30 by a battery being thrown through it.

• At 8:08 p.m. on April 1, a store on Progress Way advised that juveniles were having a “Nerf gun war.” Upon arrival, the juveniles had departed.

• At 9:37 p.m. on April 1, police responded to a convenience store on East Main Street on a shoplifting call. According to the report, a white male with long hair, balding on top, wearing a tan Carhartt jacket and sweat pants allegedly stole a can of beer and a can of Coke.

• At 12:09 p.m. on April 2, police were advised of a pink mountain bike being stolen from the 400 block of Clark Street in Wilmington.

Wilmington police also recently arrested or charged the following people:

• William McCarren, 27, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged possession of drugs.

• Todd Hedges, 43, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Sarah Stevenson, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly obstructing justice-false information.

• Melinda Conger, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested two alleged counts of felonious assault and allegedly failure to appear-driving under suspension.

• William Morales-Morales, 21, of Cincinnati, was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle without a valid license, stopping after an accident on public roads or highways, and turning at intersections.

• Justin Camp, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged contempt of court — failure to control.

• Derrick Buell, 35, of Pataskala, was arrested for alleged unauthorized use of motor vehicle.

• Neal McKenzie, 38, of Hillsboro, was arrested for alleged burglary.

• Ronald Brooks, 30, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Nina Jacobs, 41, of Wilmington, was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct.

• Brittany Hill, 24, of Bowersville, was arrested for alleged illegal use of possession of drug paraphernalia and allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Jason Reno, 36, of Hillsboro, was charged with alleged drug/narcotic violations.

• Brian Clark, 38, of Hillsboro, was charged with alleged drug/narcotic violations.


By John Hamilton


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