Wilmington police reports: Multiple theft reports; more ODs

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 processed the following reports:

• Police received a stolen vehicle report from a 52-year-old Wilmington female at 10:26 a.m. on April 10. According to the report, her 2003 white Pontiac Aztek was stolen from her residence at the 200 block of Dana Avenue between 8 and 10 a.m. She stated the car had overheating problems and she doesn’t think it’ll get far.

• Authorities responded to the 800 block of North South Street at 1:25 p.m. on April 10, in response to a theft complaint. A 44-year-old female resident stated that her power washer was stolen.

• At 12:36 p.m. on April 11, a 32-year-old male reported several items stolen. The report lists a Sawzall, a cordless drill, a circular saw, three batteries, two battery chargers, a Chicago Pneumatics Rotary tool and a sander as stolen. He advised they were stolen from his basement at the 400 block of Linton Drive.

• At 5:37 p.m. on April 11, police began an investigation of an assault that took place at the 100 block of West Locust Street. The report lists a 64-year-old male resident as the victim and a 53-year-old female as a suspect.

• At 12:08 a.m. on April 12, police took a property damage report. According to the report, two windows were damaged at the 100 block of B Street. The police seized a “baggie with rock salt” and a 42-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• At 1:53 p.m. on April 12, police responded to a storage center at the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to a theft. According to the report, an antique wood dresser was found missing by its owner, a 42-year-old Wilmington female. The object was described as having a large vanity mirror with two small drawers on top, a storage cubby underneath, two large drawers on the bottom, standing on old wooden roller wheels, has the letters “DALT” scratched into one side and that the drawers were lined with yellow flowered paper.

• At 4:44 a.m. on April 13, police were dispatched to the apartments at the 1000 block of Xenia Avenue on a call of subjects yelling/screaming. Officers arrived and observed the noise coming from one of the buildings. According to one officer’s report, they spoke to a 36-year-old male resident and his wife, 33. The husband was awakened by his wife after she was awakened by the noise. The husband then joined the fight between three males, ages 23, 25 and 21. The officer advised to go inside and calm down. While the officer was speaking with the 23-year-old, who advised he tried to stop the fight, he reported the husband came “charging across the parking lot” and attempted to tackle the 23-year-old. The officer then detained the husband and placed him in the cruiser. According to the report, a fight had broken out earlier between the 25-year-old and another 23-year-old male who had been drinking that night. Officers advised them they could be cited for disorderly conduct and advised them all to go to bed.

• Police responded to a theft report at the 200 block of North Mulberry Street at 6:46 p.m. on April 13. According to the report, a credit card scanner, a mossy oak camo wallet, and $160 were stolen from a 36-year-old male. A 41-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• Police responded to a property damage call at the 400 block of Clark Street, at 7:54 p.m. on April 13. A 29-year-old female resident advised that when she unlocked the door the door jam had been cracked as if someone had tried to force their way in.

• At 11:40 p.m. on April 13, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired tag. According to the report, it also had “a flashlight duct taped to the bumper to illuminate the rear license plate.” The officer spoke with the 20-year-old male driver from Toledo who said he attempted to renew it but it was blocked. Police discovered his license was suspended and after observing suspicious behavior, the K9 officer was called to check for drugs. Officers found a wooden box and a marijuana pipe with marijuana in it. The driver was given a citation.

• Police began a theft investigation involved a store on Progress Way at 4:29 a.m. on April 14. The report indicates a 39-year-old Milford male was arrested and that “assorted merchandise” were stolen. Later that day, a similar theft report was made allegedly involving the same male suspect who reportedly stole $1,129.64 worth of items.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following with these alleged offenses:

• Christopher Conger, 25, of Wilmington, was charged with two counts of theft.

• Andrew Hodges, 19, of Wilmington, was charged with two counts of theft.

• Karmen Meadows, 27, of Wilmington, was charged with criminal trespass, obstructing official business, and receiving stolen property.

• Nicholas Haines, 23, of Wilmington, was charged with two counts of driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs.

• Shawn Dunaway, 24, of Lynchburg, was charged with driving under suspension-financial.

• Derrick Buell, 35, of Wilmington, was charged with theft and possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Charridy McFarland, 35, of Wilmington, was charged with theft.

• Brandy Burton, 42, of Wilmington, was charged with unauthorized use of property.

• Melinda Conger, 37, of Wilmington, was charged with obstructing official business and carry a concealed weapon.

• Robert Tucker, 47, of Wilmington, was charged with possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Kathleen Reusser, 56, of Wilmington, was charged with theft.

• Michael Knuckles, 22, of Leesburg, was charged with theft.


By John Hamilton


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