Wilmington police reports: Multiple thefts

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 12:50 p.m. on Aug. 13, police responded to a theft report at the 500 block of Howard Street. According to the report, a 24-year-old male told advised he left his work laptop — an HP Pavilion — in his car and it was stolen sometime overnight.

• At 9:03 p.m. on Aug. 13, police responded to the convenience store on East Main Street on a shoplifting report. According to the report, an employee said a subject came in dressed in all black, took a can of Mountain Dew, and headed south on East Main Street. The employee advised the suspect — a 22-year-old male — had been previously trespassed from the store and they would like to pursue charges on theft and trespassing.

• At 9:57 a.m. on Aug. 14, police received a report of a stolen black bike with a tear in the seat. The bike belonged to a 78-year-old male’s grandson. Police were advised the bike was stolen from the child care center at Columbus Street the previous night. A homeless man was allegedly seen riding the bike away from the scene.

• A 32-year-old male reported a green LawnBoy push mower was stolen from his business on North South Street at 2:59 p.m. on Aug. 14. He advised that it was stolen sometime overnight. He wanted the incident documented just in case it turned up.

• Police responded to the 200 block of Maple Ridge Drive at 4:19 p.m. on Aug. 14 on a theft report. According to the report, someone entered the vehicle belonging to a 42-year-old male resident and stole a Cobra Radar Detector and a phone charger. Authorities were advised the vehicle was left unlocked and around 3 a.m. the victim heard his dogs barking.

• At 4:39 p.m. on Aug. 14, police responded to the 300 block of Prairie Avenue on a reported overdose. According to the report, police made contact with the Wilmington Fire Department who advised they were familiar with the victim — a 64-year-old female resident — who would typically overdose on her morphine pills. Police remained on the scene until no further assistance was needed.

• At 6:08 p.m. on Aug. 14, police responded to a business in South South Street on the report of a bicycle being stolen. The owner, a 42-year-old male, said it was stolen sometime over the last few nights from the business. The bicycle was described as a black Hyper 26-inch Havoc men’s mountain bike. The victim advised he doesn’t want to press charges but wants it returned if located.

• Police responded to the hardware store on Rombach Avenue at 6:09 p.m. on Aug. 14 on a shoplifting report. According to the report, a plastic spinner toy was the only item stolen.

• Police arrested a 36-year-old female for alleged domestic violence at 4:08 a.m. on Aug. 14. According to the report, the suspect assaulted her 52-year-old boyfriend at their residence at the 300 block of South Wall Street. The victim was reportedly assaulted after the two argued about the victim going back to his ex-wife.

• At 10:13 a.m. on Aug. 15, a local juvenile was arrested on a probation violation warrant at the 300 block of North Spring Street.

• A 31-year-old Clarksville male was arrested on an outstanding warrant at 10:23 a.m. on Aug. 15. The suspect was transported by Adult Parole to WPD from Montgomery County Jail. He was incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail for a parole violation and a warrant for drug abuse instrument possession.

• Police arrested two 32-year-old subjects — a Wilmington male and a Sabina female — for alleged criminal trespass and drug abuse instrument possession at 11:43 a.m. on Aug. 15 at the 200 block of North Lincoln Street. According to the report, police seized syringes, drug equipment, an empty heroin capsule, wallets, and alcohol wipes as evidence.

• Police responded to the 400 block of West Locust Street at 7:31 p.m. on Aug. 15 to serve an arrest warrant on a 20-year-old female. Police made contact with the suspect, who started to actively resist the officers arresting her. Police were able to gain control and put handcuffs on her. She was arrested without further incident.

• Police responded to the 1-99 block of Peterson Place at 3:46 a.m. on Aug. 16 on the report of multiple items stolen from a vehicle that was broken into. Items stolen included a makeup bag, $128 in cash, a laptop bag, and a Dell Latitude Laptop 7480. Police collected an Adidas umbrella as evidence. A similar report was made at 6:01 p.m. on Aug. 16 with a different residence. A juvenile female resident advised her vehicle was broken into overnight. Her father stated she left the window down “a little bit.” There was no sign of forced entry, so the residents believed the suspect was able to reach their hand in and unlock the vehicle. The only thing taken was the juvenile’s wallet which had her bank card, insurance cards, gift cards, and her bank account number information. They advised they already contacted the bank and canceled the card. The officer advised them they should contact the bank and let them know if someone might have access to her account number and possibly set up a new account.

• At 11:20 a.m. on Aug. 16, a 53-year-old female reported her dark red bicycle was stolen from the carport at her residence at the 400 block of Randolph Street. The bike was also described as having a Velcro-type basket/holder in the front and had a bike seat.

• Police arrested a 38-year-old Martinsville for alleged criminal damaging/endangering and criminal tool possessing at a store on Progress Way at 5:10 p.m. on Aug. 16. According to the report, a flashlight and a machete case were damaged. Police seized a box cutter and a knife as evidence.

• At 6:34 p.m. on Aug. 16, a 34-year-old female reported an iPhone 6, Xbox 1 and controller were stolen from her residence at the 100 block of West Fulton Street.

• Police responded to a store on Progress Way on a theft report at 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 16. According to the report, two jugs of oil, a bottle of Claritin, and a flashlight were stolen. A 31-year-old female is listed as a suspect.

• A juvenile was arrested for alleged theft at a store on Progress Way at 9:09 p.m. on Aug. 16.

• A 54-year-old male was arrested during a traffic on East Locust Street at 10:29 p.m. on Aug. 16. During the stop, authorities seized a metal smoking pipe and meth.

• Police received a report of a sex offense that occurred on Aug. 9 at the 100 block of Springbird Circle at 12:52 p.m. on Aug. 17. A 36-year-old Sabina female is listed as the victim. A 29-year-old male resident is listed as the suspect.

• At 4:29 p.m. on Aug. 17, a 57-year-old Sabina male was a suspect in a menacing report from Clinton Memorial Hospital.

• A 31-year-old Washington Court House female was arrested for an alleged O.V.I. at the 400 block of South South Street at 11:09 p.m. on Aug. 17.


By John Hamilton


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