WPD: Several reports of threats via Facebook, texts, notes

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@aimmediamidwest.com

WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from incident reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until possibly found guilty in court. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently processed the following reports:

• At 8:20 p.m. on Oct. 30 police received a report from a 53-year-old female that her ex-husband has been messaging her and leaving her notes. According to the report, the woman wanted no more contact with him but he kept messaging her on Facebook despite her changing accounts and was leaving her notes at her residence. Police made contact with the 59-year-old ex-husband who advised he had no intention of hurting her but was worried about her “living in sin” by being with someone that wasn’t her husband. He also advised that she would not go to heaven if she marries another man while her husband (him) is still alive. He advised he had planned to kill himself if she married another man saying that, “Jesus died for our sins and it is his duty as (female)’s husband to save her soul by not being alive when she gets married again.” The officer asked he if planned it out and the suspect responded he didn’t want to die or hurt himself but just wanted to “save” his ex. The officer talked to the suspect for a few minutes saying that there is “only one Jesus, and he cannot save her, he can only pray for her and let her make her own decisions.” The suspect stated he understood and his pastor said the same thing. The report indicates criminal trespassing charges were filed against the suspect.

• At 1:41 p.m. on Oct. 30, a 38-year-old female came to the station regarding menacing Facebook comment her soon-to-be ex-husband made. According to the report, the 39-year-old husband made the comment on the picture of a bullet posted by his brother with the caption, “Anyone know what this is for” and the suspect replied with “My ex” and followed it with “excellent hog that is”. The victim alleged that with the suspect’s history of violence and recent domestic violence conviction the post made her feel uneasy, threatened, and she was afraid of him and what he was capable of doing. She wanted the incident documented in hopes of obtaining a protection order against him. Police documented it and included screenshots of the Facebook messages.

• At 10 a.m. on Nov. 1, a 60-year-old male and a 30-year-old female reported they were receiving unwanted text messages from a 46-year-old female. According to the report, the male reported that the suspect is an ex-girlfriend who he broke up with because she was stealing pain medication. Ever since then she had been texting stating “she wanted him to die and such.” The female victim stated the suspect her inappropriate pictures of the male victim, her father-in-law. As of Nov. 6, police haven’t been able to make contact with the suspect to tell her to cease all contact.

• A breaking and entry at the 200 block of West Birdsall Street was reported to police at 11:25 a.m. on Oct. 30. The report lists the following items as stolen: three sanders, four Black & Decker drills, a large box of nails, a Next mountain bike, an air conditioner, a tote of cookbooks, a set of Rachael Ray dishes, Michael Jordon collectible cards, two airsoft guns, two Nike jackets, four pairs of Nike pants, a Texas Longhorns blanket and helmet, miscellaneous clothes, a nail gun, a yellow toolbox, and three Time Warner Cable TV boxes.

• At 12:07 a.m. on Oct. 30, police received a report of a cat being reportedly killed at a residence on Hale Street. The report lists a 37-year-old male as a suspect.

• At 10:26 a.m. on Oct. 30, a Milwaukee impact driver was reported stolen from a store on Rombach Avenue. A 29-year-old Blanchester male is listed as a suspect.

• At 7 p.m. on Oct. 30, a 32-year-old female advised that between Friday and Monday, a Garmin GPS unit and $20 in change were stolen from her vehicle at her residence at the 100 block of West Sugartreet Street.

• At 7:35 p.m. on Oct. 30, a 76-year-old male reported that he believes some siphoned gas from his vehicle at his residence on the 200 block of Prairie Avenue.

• At 2:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, a 19-year-old male reported fraudulent charges on his debit card. According to the report, $371.86 worth of charges were made.

• At 5:46 a.m. on Nov. 1, a 40-year-old male reported multiple items stolen from his truck at his residence at the 1000 block of Southridge Avenue. The report lists a bottle of Naperlin, an unknown amount of change, a box of three knives, and two cell phone chargers as stolen.

• At 4:41 p.m. on Nov. 1, a 65-year-old reported several items stolen from her residence at the 1200 block of Brownberry Drive. According to the report, the victim left the keys in the door to her residence, went to the bathroom, and upon returning she found four pie bowls and four refrigerator bowls missing. She stated her keys were also missing which had her heart monitor.

• Police responded to a report that a 21-year-old female pedestrian from Fayetteville was struck while crossing Main Street on South South Street by a vehicle at 8:16 p.m. on Nov. 1. The report lists a 27-year-old Wilmington male as the vehicle operator.

• Police responded to a church on Randolph Street at 9:01 a.m. on Nov. 2 on the report of a possible shed break-in. According to the report, they spoke with the 59-year-old male and it appeared the shed’s Master Lock was cut by bolt cutters, but upon inspection, nothing appeared to be out of place or taken.

• At 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, a 30-year-old female reported her daughter’s 20” Kent Trouble Girls’ bike was stolen from her residence on the 500 block of Cross Creek Circle.

• A burglary at the 200 block of Doan Street was reported to the police at 5:04 p.m. on Nov. 2. A Boost Mobil Kyocera cell phone was listed as stolen. A 44-year-old male was listed as a suspect.

• At 8:16 a.m. on Nov. 3, a 27-year-old Washington Court House female reported fraudulent charges were made on her credit card. According to her, she received a letter from a pizza chain saying there had been a breach in their system and the victim discovered $320.98 worth of charges were made with her card.

• At 10:54 p.m. on Nov. 3, an officer responded to the 700 block of Bernice Street where a 31-year-old female advised her estranged husband was acting strange and was worried. She advised when he moved out she found what she believed to be a meth pipe. She recently received unwanted calls and texts. While talking with the officer, the suspect called her. The officer advised her to answer but put it on speaker phone. The victim told the suspect to stop calling. The suspect stated he wanted her to pick him up and drive him home. The officer told him the victim wanted no contact from him and would contact him tomorrow. The suspect said he was going to continue contacting her and “made vague threats about hurting himself.” After hanging up on him, police advised blocking the suspect’s number and to contact the police if anyone unwanted arrived. Police asked dispatch to have the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office go to a residence where the suspect was allegedly staying.

Wilmington police recently charged the following people:

• Christopher Miller, 30, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged unauthorized use of property and illegal use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Nathan Ritchie, 30, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged unauthorized use of property.

• Michael Hawkins, 59, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal trespass.

• Samantha Tackett, 19, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged drug abuse instrument possession.

• Jessi Fannin, 36, of Wilmington, was charged with allegedly obstructing official business.

• Mark Fannin, 40, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged falsification.

• Skylar Zieger, 18, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged theft.

• Nichole Bush, 23, of Midland, was charged with alleged drug paraphernalia.

• Levi Hollingsworth, 28, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal trespass.

• Christopher Hoffer, 33, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal trespass.

• Trenton Hibbs, 19, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged falsification.

• Delilah Williams, 37, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged drug abuse instrument possession.


By John Hamilton


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