WPD reports range from thefts to suspicious vehicle

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.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 7:40 p.m. on April 5, a person involved with school transportation advised he received a call in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The complainant stated a white pick-up truck in the area of Thorne Avenue and Vine Street with a young male, around mid 20s, speaking with children as they waited for the school bus. The caller advised the suspect was speaking in a low voice, lured the children closer to the vehicle and asked them about a sexual explicit object. Police were told this happened twice, first around 8:37 am. and then that afternoon when the kids were dropped off. The caller requested an extra watch for the vehicle.

• Police received a report of a breaking and entering at 6:55 a.m. on April 2. According to the report, the incident took place at the 1-99 block of West Fulton Street and the victims are a 73-year-old male and a 67-year-old female, both residents. The report indicates a window was broken and a 2016 GMC Terrain was damaged. Various tools and accessories were listed as stolen, valued at $595 in total.

• Police received a report of child abuse taking place at a residence on on April 2. Children Services are investigating the allegations.

• At 7:06 p.m. on April 2, police responded to a property damage complaint at the 1-99 block of Randolph Street. According to the report, a 45-year-old male resident told police his 27-year-old daughter discovered damage to her car that morning and asked him to check his vehicle. The victim found key marks on the passenger side of his vehicle. The victim believes the incident took place between 6 p.m., April 1 and 8 a.m., April 2. The victim stated he hadn’t had any issues with anyone lately and doesn’t have a suspect.

• Officers responded to a burglary at the 800 block of Rombach Avenue at 1:59 a.m. on April 3. According to the report, four cell phones and various jewelry items were listed as stolen. The items were valued at $400 in total. A 53-year-old female resident is listed as the victim.

• At 3:47 a.m. on April 3, officers responded to a store on Progress Way in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, an officer recognized a vehicle in front of the store that matched a suspect vehicle in a theft that occurred on Jan. 28. The vehicle contained four males that matched the description given by the store employee — two Cincinnati males, ages 30 and 26, and two juveniles. The two juveniles and the 30-year-old were detained while the 26-year-old was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital due to a medical condition. The other three subjects were transported to the police station for further investigation.

• At 9:08 a.m. on April 3, a 39-year-old male reported his 2015 orange Specialized Fatboy Mountain Bike with blue decals was stolen. The victim advised it was stolen from his mother’s residence at the 400 block of North Walnut Street, he advised he was unsure of when it was taken. The victim advised the bike is with $1,800.

• At 11:04 a.m. on April 3, a 27-year-old Blanchester male reported his 2005 black Ford F-150 was stolen from his job on Park Drive in Wilmington. He advised he has the only known key to the truck.

• Police arrested a juvenile for allegedly shoplifting from a store on Progress Way at 1:34 p.m. on April 4. According to the report, the suspect stole clothing, markers, a “Flamingo Patch”, a DVD, and condoms.

• At 2:39 p.m. on April 4, police received a report of shoplifting at a store on East Main Street. A 19-year-old female is listed as a suspect.

• At 10:06 p.m. on April 4, police received a report of a sexual offense involving a juvenile. A 34-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• Police received a report of a rape that occurred in Wilmington at 11:04 a.m. on April 5. The report lists a 37-year-old male as the suspect and a 52-year-old female as the victim.

• At 1:14 p.m. on April 5, a 58-year-old male reported that his Dell laptop was stolen from his vehicle earlier that morning between 5:45 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. The vehicle was parked at his residence at the 1000 block of Linhof Road.

• At 3:11 p.m. on April 5, a 20-year-old male advised that he and his girlfriend, 19, were receiving threatening phone calls from a subject in Colorado. The male advised he doesn’t know who the suspect is but they keep calling and even know his girlfriend’s full name. He also advised the suspect “talks about being a Vietnam vet and had enough power to take them out.” Authorities advised them to also speak to their carriers and to call back if they have further information. Police attempted to call the number given but with no success.

• Police responded to a theft report at the 1200 block of Southridge Avenue at 8:22 a.m. on April 6. The report lists an “OL disc CC”, a Wright-Patt card, a PNC card, and a work card as stolen.

• At 6:05 p.m. on April 6, police responded to the call of an alleged fight at the 100 block of Doan Street. According to the report, a glass smoking pipe was seized at the scene and a 49-year-old male resident was summonsed to court.

• At 1:28 p.m. on April 7, a 68-year-old Martinsville female reported money from her bank account was stolen.

• At 2:03 p.m. on April 7, an 80-year-old female reported multiple items were stolen from her vehicle and shed at her residence at the 1-99 block of College Street. According to the report, registration to a 2002 Honda Civic, an insurance card, a Honda Civic manual, a chainsaw and several small garden tools were stolen.

• At 2:44 p.m. on April 7, a 32-year-old male reported his wallet was missing. The victim stated the last time he had was at an acquaintance’s house on April 5. The wallet was described as a black leather one with a Nightmare on Christmas logo on it. Contents of the wallet included $700 in cash and an Ohio Direction Card.

• At 2:23 p.m. on April 7, police received a report of a vehicle being broken into at the 200 block of Linton Drive.

• At 3:43 p.m. on April 7, police responded to a grocery store on Rombach Avenue in reference to a shoplifter being pursued in the parking lot by a loss prevention officer. According to the report, the suspect was described as a white male in a red shirt and wearing overalls. He had allegedly stolen batteries. The suspect was seen putting the batteries in his shirt pocket then took cupcakes from a shelf. He paid for the cupcakes but not the batteries. The suspect was confronted and removed the batteries from his pocket and left. The suspect broke away after an employee attempted to stop him. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

• At 8:31 p.m. on April 7, a 21-year-old Botkins female reported that someone had rummaged around her and her roommate’s vehicles at the 200 block of Linton Drive. The report does not list what items were taken.

• At 9:14 p.m. on April 7, police responded to the 500 block of Howard Street on the report of threats being made. A 50-year-old female advised she held a birthday party for her son and there were two juveniles there who speaking inappropriately. The mother decided to take the two boys to their home on Reba Drive where their mother, a 56-year-old female, had threatened her. Police spoke with the suspect and advised her not to make contact with the victim and any further contact could lead to charges. The victim said she planned on pressing charges due to her fearing for her life.

• Police responded to Fife Avenue at 1:23 a.m. on April 8 on the report of an assault. Police made contact with a 19-year-old male at the corner of Fife Avenue and John Street. He advised he was assaulted by a 26-year-old male. According to the report, the 19-year-old and his girlfriend, a 20-year-old Huber Heights female, were staying at the suspect’s house at the 500 block of Fife Avenue and were arguing “for hours” and the suspect got upset because they were being disorderly and waking his baby. Allegedly what happened was the caller swung first and the suspect was defending himself. Police advised they were going to forward the report to the prosecutor’s office to review for possible charges.

• At 6 p.m. on April 8, a 62-year-old female advised her neighbor’s kids were throwing rocks at her dog at 3 p.m. and when told them to stop they called her names and flipped her off. The incident occurred at the 900 block of Wayne Road.

Wilmington police recently charged the following people:

• Heather Camp, 32, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged drug paraphernalia and dangerous drug possession.

• Timothy Richardson, 28, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged domestic violence.

• Micah Waits, 37, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged parole/probation violation.

• Scott Hamilton, 35, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged criminal trespass.

• Brooke West, 18, of Greenfield, was charged with alleged failure to appear on an assault charge.

• Barbara Doss, 75, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged persistent disorderly conduct.

• Amanda Houseman, 32, of Clarksville, was charged with allegedly receiving stolen property.

• Kearra Rochelle, 23, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged assault.

• Ryder Bennington, 18, of Wilmington, was charged with alleged grand theft.

• Alicia Knisley, 37, of Midland, was charged with alleged theft.


By John Hamilton


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