WPD reports: Thefts from vehicles, homes

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 an overdose at the 300 block of East Locust Street at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 12. Narcan was administered to a 23-year-old female by the fire department and she was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital. According to the report, police spotted tire marks in the yard and the property owner suspects that someone dumped her in the yard.

• At 10:14 a.m. on Aug. 12, a 22-year-old male reported several items stolen from his unlocked vehicle parked outside his residence on the 400 block of North South Street. The report lists a set of earphones, $5 in change and the stereo faceplate as stolen.

• At 1:32 p.m. on Aug 12, a 28-year-old female reported her son’s black and white Mongoose bicycle was stolen. She stated it was on the back porch of her residence, the 200 block of East Locust Street.

• At 9:42 p.m. on Aug. 13, a 37-year-old male reported $300 worth of tools were taken from the shed at his residence at the 400 block of Douglas Street.

• Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of South South Street at 11:33 p.m. on Aug. 13 in reference to a theft. According to the report, a 44-year-old female told authorities that her daughter had a male subject in her car. She went outside and the male subject took off toward Wilmington Square Apartments. The suspect was described as a bearded white male in his 40s wearing a black sweatsuit. The only things reported stolen were a Steelers jacket and her wallet which included money, driver’s license, her debit and bank card.

• At 5:21 a.m. on Aug. 14, a 35-year-old male reported that two baskets of clothes were stolen from his vehicle at his residence at the 1-99 block of Reba Drive. The victim advised there was no sign of forced entry, the car was left unlocked and he doesn’t have an idea who might have done it. At 6:49 a.m. police received another report of thefts from vehicles from a 38-year-old male and a 32-year-old female. The items listed as stolen include a bottle of perfume and cologne, a ball of yarn, a Dale Earnhardt camo ball cap, a license plate bulb, a yellow magnetic caution light, an air compressor, a knife, clothes, and other personal effects.

• At 7:28 a.m. on Aug. 14, police received a report of theft from a motor vehicle at the 100 block of Randolph Street. A 27-year-old male reported that a Toshiba laptop, a Motorola cell phone, and a Technet radio were stolen.

• Police responded to a possible assault at the 100 block of South South Street at 8:40 p.m. on Aug. 12. The report lists a 30-year-old male as a suspect.

• At 4:13 p.m. on Aug. 14, a female reported to police that her daughter was being bullied at a Wilmington elementary school.

• Police responded to an overdose at the 300 block of Columbus Street at 9:14 p.m. on Aug. 14. The victim, a 54-year-old male, was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police seized a clear bag with an unknown white powder.

• Police responded to a theft report at the 1-99 block of Woodland Drive at 12:42 p.m. on Aug. 15. According to the report, a 54-year-old female resident believes it was her 31-year-old son who stole two TVs, rings, a GPS, and a tablet, several months ago. She believes he traded them for drugs. She stated she wanted to press charges in the hopes that it will lead to him getting clean.

• Police responded to the bike trail on South Mulberry Street at 1:53 p.m., Aug. 15 on the report of a passed out male. The male, identified as a 34-year-old Goshen man, had an open container of alcohol according to the report. The responding officer told him he wasn’t allowed to open containers of alcohol on the bike path, and the suspect then hurled insults at the female officer. The officer wrote him a ticket all the while the suspect continued to insult the officer. When she asked what date he wanted to appear in court he stated he “didn’t give a (expletive)” because he wasn’t going to show and already owed $9,000 to the court. After the ticket was signed the officer advised him not to drink in public places. twenty minutes later, a small child advised the officer there was a “dead guy” on the bike trail which turned out to be the suspect passed out again.

• At 3:14 p.m. on Aug. 15, a 59-year-old male reported someone stole a tool box full of tools from his unlocked garage at his residence at the 300 block of North Lincoln Street.

• At 9:34 p.m. on Aug. 15, police received a report of an alleged assault at the 200 block of Dana Avenue. The report lists a 30-year-old female as the victim and a 36-year-old male as the suspect.

• At 12:13 a.m. on Aug. 16, a 20-year-old Lynchburg female reported her cell phone was stolen at a business at the 2600 block of South South Street.

• At 8:53 p.m. on Aug. 16, a 35-year-old female reported a Bersa Thunder 380 pistol was stolen from her residence at the 100 block of Lawnview Drive.

• Police responded to an assault report at the 700 block of West Locust Street at 10 p.m. on Aug. 17. The 29-year-old caller said she heard an argument outside, she stepped outside to ask what the matter was and hit in the head by a bottle of shampoo. An 18-year-old female is listed as a suspect.

• At 12:56 p.m. on Aug. 18, a 49-year-old male reported his Black Schwinn bike was stolen from his residence at the 1-99 block of Library Avenue sometime during the previous week.

• Police responded to a convenience store on East Main Street at 9:42 p.m. on Aug. 18 on the report of shoplifting. According to the report, a 37-year-old male suspect allegedly stole a thing of chip dip. A 20-year-old Weston female allegedly witnessed it.

Wilmington police also recently charged the following people:

• Jacob Ritchie, 25, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

• Michael Myers, 45, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct.

• Dustin Drake, 38, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged assault.

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By John Hamilton


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