Wilmington police reports

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:

• At 12:27 a.m. on April 17, police were dispatched to a gas station on Rombach Avenue on the report of a bag with an unknown substance being found. According to the report, a clerk said he was outside smoking when he discovered the bag. Police seized the bag and reviewed the security footage. He observed a newer SUV pulling into the lot and the driver conducting a hand-to-hand transaction around 11:30 p.m.

• At 3:52 p.m. on April 17, police received a call from a 58-year-old Dayton female who advised her ex-husband, a 62-year-old Wilmington male, had been stalking her. She advised that on Easter her family said they saw the suspect drive by the residence at least four times. She also advised that he had called, texted and emailed her constantly while she was at work and wants it to stop. Police left the suspect a message for him to give them a call and tell his side of the story.

• At 7:08 p.m. on April 17, a 54-year-old female reported to authorities a person from a company that claimed she owed them $400. The female told authorities the rep told them to pay for it using a pre-paid gift card or iTunes gift card. Police advised her not to send money until receiving official documents. Police were provided with a phone number and name of the representative.

• Police responded to a theft at a business on West Locust Street at 12:20 p.m. on April 18. The report lists a Giant Stance 2 bicycle and a hand truck as stolen.

• Police were called to an alleged overdose at the public library at 1:08 p.m. on April 18. According to the report, a 46-year-old male advised that he was sitting and fell over. The report indicates they had previous encounters with the subject in the past. He was revived with 8 mg of Narcan and transported to the hospital.

• At 7:57 p.m. on April 18, police responded to South East Park on an alleged fight. According to the report, a male juvenile was detained after he allegedly pushed a 20-year-old male. The male was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and admitted to drinking. Police seized Bacardi Party Drinks and brass knuckles.

• At 8:11 p.m. on April 18, police responded to the 300 block of Randolph Street on a theft report. The report lists a Bowie knife as stolen.

• At 8:35 p.m. on April 18, an investigation of an assault at the 1-99 block North Wood Street began. The report lists a 46-year-old male as the suspect and a 27-year-old male as a victim

• At 1:37 p.m. on April 19, a 30-year-old female came to report items stolen from her car. The victim said she believed the theft took place overnight at her residence on Cross Creek Circle. The report lists a wallet, keys, credit/debit card, and checks were stolen.

• Police responded to a noise complaint at the 1200 block of Brownberry Drive at 2:27 p.m. on April 19. According to the report, the officer knocked on the door and the 31-year-old male resident answered the door holding a handgun. The subject immediately put the gun on the ground. Police advised him of the complaint and then advised him to check who’s at the door first before answering with a handgun in his hand.

• At 4:14 p.m. on April 19, a 68-year-old female reported her wallet was stolen.

• At 8:14 p.m. on April 19, police received a report of a bicycle theft. The report advised the victim rode his bike to high school and forgot his lock at home. He put it on the rack and when school ended he found the bike gone. The bike was described as a black mountain bike with green and blue writing on the side of the frame.

• At 11:20 p.m. on April 19, police responded to a possible shoplifting at a gas station on East Main Street. The report lists a 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old female as the suspects in shoplifting a bag of chips.

• At 1:06 a.m. on April 20, police assisted the fire department on a 21-year-old Harveysburg male who had reportedly taken too much caffeine.

• Authorities were dispatched to the 900 block of North South Street at 4:59 p.m. on April 20 for a stolen vehicle report. The report lists a silver/aluminum 2012 Chevy Malibu was stolen. A 41-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• A theft report was made to police at 1:01 a.m. on April 21. The report lists a 65” Philips Smart TV as stolen from the 300 block of Doan Street. A 27-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• At 10:51 p.m. on April 23, police received a report of a laptop being stolen from the 300 block of South Wall Street.

• Police responded to a couch on fire at the 200 block of South Walnut Street at 11:55 p.m. on April 23. According to the report, police made contact with a 37-year-old male who was at the back of the residence hosing down the fire. The male was allegedly “very intoxicated” and belligerent toward officers. Police stood by until the fire was put out. Police advised him not to burn a couch in the city.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following people:

• Malik Rollins, 22, of Wilmington, was charged with allegedly discharging a firearm on or near a prohibited premise.

• Bryan Yerian, Jr., 30, of Xenia, was charged with allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Mikael Doyle-Pruitt, 30, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal trespass and possessing drug abuse instruments.

• Michael Knuckles, 21, of Leesburg, was charged with alleged theft.

• Danielle Bentley, 32, of Sabina, was charged with alleged theft.

• Richard McCall, 45, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged assault.

• Joseph Hagerman, 30, of Clarksville, was charged with alleged domestic violence against a pregnant victim.

• Jonathan Cochran, 37, of Dayton, was charged with allegedly opening a container of beer/intoxicating liquor, allegedly driving under the influence, and for an alleged intersection turn violation.

• Andrew Marlow, 27, of Mason, was charged with alleged O.V.I. and failure to control.


By John Hamilton


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