WPD reports: 2 fatal ODs; several 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 processed the following reports:

• Police responded to the 1-99 block of South Mulberry Street at 1:40 p.m. on May 9 on the report of a suspected overdose death of a 52-year-old male. A 36-year-old female is listed as a suspect. For evidence, police seized five cell phones, a purse, a wallet, empty caps, used syringe needles, a spoon with cotton ball and residue, another spoon with residue, a drug smoke pipe, and three syringes.

• Police responded to alleged overdose death at the 300 block of East Locust Street at 7:11 p.m. on May 8. Police made contact with a 30-year-old female and 32-year-old male who said their mother passed away and they were cleaning the residence out. They advised they discovered a deceased 30-year-old male in the upstairs bedroom.

• At 7:02 p.m. on May 10, a drug search warrant was served at the 100 block of West Sugartree Street. The report listed several items were seized including various drug paraphernalia, plastic bottles with varying items, a receipt book, US currency, miscellaneous paperwork, and a tablet. The case was transferred to the Warren County Drug Task Force (WCDTF), according to the report. Evidence was submitted to the Police Department. The report lists a 42-year-old male and a 27-year-old female as suspects.

• At 1:15 a.m., May 8, police responded to a call of an impaired driver at the 1600 block of Rombach Avenue. During the search for the vehicle, according to the report, a Sabina unit called saying they stopped the suspected vehicle and arrested a 25-year-old female on an O.V.I. charge.

• Police received a theft report at 10:05 a.m. on May 8. According to the report, a 34-year-old female reported that her daughter’s metallic pink hoverboard was stolen from their vehicle overnight at their residence at the 700 block of Southridge Avenue in Wilmington. The caller reported that the vehicle was left unlocked and the hoverboard was in the back seat.

• At 12:21 p.m. on May 8, police received a call from a 30-year-old male who said a male subject approached him and asked “if he could purchase clean urine from him.” The incident occurred at a store at the 2800 block of Progress Way. The caller stated the subject had a small container and cash in hand. He did not sell him urine. Photographs were obtained of the subject in an attempt to identify him.

• At 4:28 p.m. on May 8, police received a theft complaint from a 48-year-old Wilmington male. According to the caller, an enclosed trailer was stolen from his business in the 700 block of South Nelson Avenue.

• At 6:35 p.m. on May 8, police responded to a theft report at the 200 block of A Street in Wilmington. According to the report, a 30-year-old female advised that a 31-year-old male was at her residence the previous night and after he left she discovered her Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 were missing. Police spoke with the suspect who advised he wished he had it so he could sell it for money they owed him.

• At noon on May 9, a theft charge was made for a 42-year-old Wilmington male after an incident at a store on Progress Way. According to the report, video surveillance showed the suspect selected a pair of men’s work boots and returned them without paying for them. The suspect had received a store gift card for $74.49 for the fraudulent return.

• At 8:22 p.m. on May 10, police responded to a store at the 100 block of East Main Street on the report of a scam. According to the report, a 39-year-old female stated she applied for a loan and got a call back stating if she purchased $500 in gift cards they would give her a $5,000 loan. Police spoke with a man with Community Choice Financial out of Dublin, Ohio which gave them a contact number. When police called the number it was a Google phone. Police called the Community Choice again and confirmed it was a not an employee of theirs and was, in fact, a scam. Officers advised the victim to cancel her bank account.

• Police responded to an alleged overdose at the 900 block of West Locust Street at 4:11 a.m. on May 11. According to the report, police discovered a 32-year-old Lebanon female breathing, and a rescue squad came and administered Narcan. She was then transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital.

• At 10:18 a.m. on May 11, a 27-year-old male reported to police that some items appeared missing from his home at the 100 block of Midway Drive. These items included a tablet and a full-size iPad. The report lists a 25-year-old Clarksville male and a 28-year-old Wilmington female as suspects.

• At 2:36 p.m. on May 12, police began a forgery investigation that took place at a business at the 3400 block of Progress Way. The report lists a 29-year-old female as a suspect.

• At 6:12 p.m. on May 12, a 75-year-old female reported possible money stolen from her. The report lists it took place at her residence at the 100 block of Sycamore Drive.

• At 9:38 p.m. on May 12, a 31-year-old female reported an assault that took place at a park on North South Street involving a juvenile.

• Police responded to the 1-99 block of Midway Drive at 11:10 p.m. on May 12 on the report of an unruly juvenile. According to the report, they located a subject that matched the description given. The suspect was identified as a 17-year-old male. It was reported that the officer detected alcohol on his breath and noted signs of impairment. The officer told him to turn around and put his hands on his head, but the suspect took off running. The officer called for backup and eventually caught the suspect and arrested him. The suspect was brought to the station and admitted to consuming a cup of light beer. The suspect was transported to Greene County Juvenile Detention Center and faces charges of underage alcohol consumption, providing false information, resisting, and obstructing.

• At 11:08 a.m. on May 13, police received a theft report that took place at the 300 block of Baird Place. The victim, a 69-year-old male, reported his Abu Garcia Ambassadeur 5500 Fishing Reel was stolen. A 34-year-old Wilmington male was charged in relation to the incident.

• At 1:58 p.m. on May 13, a 22-year-old male reported that his Samsung S6 Edge was stolen.

• Police received a theft report at 11:24 a.m. on May 14. A 24-year-old female reported that sometime overnight a boy’s red and black tricycle, a girl’s pink Little Tikes tricycle, a boy’s red and yellow helmet, and a girl’s Minnie Mouse helmet were taken.

• At 2:58 p.m. on May 14, police received a call from a 21-year-old New Vienna male about an altercation that occurred at a store on Progress Way. According to the report, the caller was at the store around 2:30 p.m. on the grocery side of it and while backing into a parking spot another vehicle was also backing out almost hitting each other. The caller advised he was further out so he continued. The other vehicle, a newer Chevy Silverado truck driven by a white male, started hitting his gas and brake acting like he was going to hit him, according to the caller. The caller advised he flipped off the other driver and proceeded to the Rombach exit. Once past the merchandise entrance, the truck passed him and hit the brakes, causing the caller to stop his vehicle. According to to the caller, the driver got out of his vehicle, came to the window, grabbed the caller by the shirt and yelled at him, accusing him of cutting him off. The driver got back in his car and both left in opposite directions.

• At 8:37 p.m. on May 14, a sex offense was reported to police. The report lists that it took place at a store at the 2800 block of Progress Way and a 20-year-old Hillsboro male is listed as a suspect.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following people:

• Logan Hensley, 19, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged theft.

• Ryan Campbell, 24, of Wilmington, was charged with two of counts of alleged theft and three counts of alleged misuse of credit cards.

• Jackie Hensley, 59, of Williamsburg, was charged with alleged failure to comply.

• Christopher Alexander, 30, of Wilmington was charged for allegedly driving under the influence and allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments.

• James Goble, 43, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Robin Dunn, 61, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged offenses involving an underage person.

• Manoj Sharma, 48, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged offenses involving an underage person- sell alcohol to a minor

• Nayan Patel, 24, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged offenses involving an underage person- sell alcohol to a minor.

• Mark Fannin, 40, of Sabina, was charged with alleged theft.

• Michael Locke, 45, of Clarksville, was charged with allegedly driving under the influence.


By John Hamilton


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