WPD reports: Child abuse, more overdoses

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 responded to a convenience store on East Main Street at 4:35 p.m. on May 4, for an alleged overdose. According to the report, a 39-year-old female was reportedly passed out and was conscious when authorities arrived and displayed behaviors of a drug overdose. She advised she had snorted heroin. She was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. Nothing was found on her.

• At 11:14 p.m. on May 4, police were dispatched on a report of an alleged overdose at the 700 block of Rombach Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed a 27-year-old administering CPR to a 28-year-old male. She was later removed from the room and two doses of Narcan were administered. According to the report, the male subject clenched his fist and started kicking. Police calmed him down and he was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital.

• Police received a report of alleged child abuse at 7:10 p.m on May 7. According to the report, a 34-year-old female went to the station and informed police her son went with his father to Hillsboro for visitation on Friday. When he came back, the child had three bald spots in his hair and a bruise on his right buttocks, none of which were there on Friday, according to the female. She provided a photo of the bruise and stated she would be speaking with Solutions and Child Protective Services.

• At 8:49 p.m. on May 7, police began an investigation into a possible rape. According to the report, police were called to a grocery store on Rombach Avenue for a 17-year-old female subject who had been in the bathroom for several minutes. Employees at the store advised they saw the subject enter it around 30 minutes before and they checked and observed she was “just sitting there” and they worried for her safety. Police made contact with the female who said “everything was OK” and she “didn’t need anything.” Police attempted to obtain information from her but she would not give it. She later advised she was raped. Police escorted her to Clinton Memorial Hospital. Police collected several items for evidence including the victim’s cell phone and clothing. Police have listed a 31-year-old New Carlisle man as a suspect.

• At 8:25 p.m. on May 1, police received a report of a $2,500 were stolen via fraud from a 21-year-old female.

• At 4:53 a.m. on May 2, police were dispatched to the 1-99 block of North South Street of a burglary from a vehicle. According to the report, one of the vehicle’s was broken and a XD Mod 2 9mm handgun was stolen.

• At 1:17 p.m. on May 2, 35-year-old Wilmington female reported to authorities that her iPhone 6 was stolen. According to her, she was pumping gas at a station on East Main Street between 11:40 and 11:50 a.m. and as she was driving to her job in Washington Court House she discovered the phone missing. She advised she called the phone company to stop usage and that the phone was password protected.

• Police received a report of stolen copper sheets at 1:49 p.m. on May 2. According to the report, the sheets were stolen from the roof of a bank on North South Street. The sheets were valued at $400 to $600.

• At 6:24 p.m. on May 2, a 27-year-old male and a 22-year-old female, both of Wilmington, reported a theft of a wallet and medication from a vehicle. They were uncertain where it occurred or who did it.

• Police responded to an alleged overdose at 5:07 p.m. on May 3. According to the report, a 21-year-old Peebles female came to a residence at the 100 block of South Wood Street and allegedly overdosed.

• Authorities were dispatched to a property damage at the 1-99 block of East Birdsall Street at 6:38 p.m. on May 3. According to the report, a 66-year-old male advised that he left his home at 2 p.m. and observed no damage. When he returned home he reported three screens had been cut and one section of lattice was broken. The suspect is a 57-year-old Chillicothe female who is the residence’s ex. There was a previous incident involving the suspect and the victim on April 26.

• At 12:01 p.m. on May 4, police received a report of property damage from a 34-year-old New Vienna female. She advised that her ex, a 40-year-old Cincinnati male, jumped out of a vehicle and destroyed her Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime phone at a the 1-99 block of Jodie Lane in Wilmington. It was discovered that the suspect had multiple citations for traffic violations and multiple warrants out.. Police issued a warrant for criminal damage for the suspect.

• At 7:36 p.m. on May 5, police responded to a store on Progress Way on the report of a stolen bank card. According to the victim, a 36-year-old male from Bowling Green, Ky., said his grandmother accidentally dropped the card around 6:30 p.m. while leaving the store. Three fraudulent transactions were made on the card totaling $172.91. The victim had been contacted by the bank and cancelled the card.

• At 12:30 p.m. on May 6, police received a call of an American flag hanging low and touching the ground at the 500 block of North South Street. The report states that the wind may have bent the metal flag pole brace. The officer repositioned the brace to bring the flag off the ground.

• At 3:09 p.m. on May 7, police received a call from the Leesburg Police Department in regards to found street signs that were believed to be from Wilmington. The signs were discovered when someone was cleaning out an abandoned apartment. The signs were for Forest Lake Drive and Clark and Douglas streets. An officer checked the streets to see if they were missing signs, Douglas was missing two, Forest Lake was missing one, and Clark wasn’t missing any. On a later date the signs were picked up from Leesburg.


By John Hamilton


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