Wilmington police reports: Thefts from stores; 1 overdose

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:

• Police responded to the 200 block of Grant Street at 5:37 p.m. on Oct. 17 on a breaking and entering report. A 28-year-old female reported someone stole her laptop, and a bottle of shampoo and conditioner.

• At 9:51 p.m. on Oct. 17, police responded to a store on Progress Way on a shoplifting report. An 18-year-old female is listed as a suspect in stealing a mattress topper. Another shoplifting report was made at the same store where a suspect stole a charcoal grill, charcoal, chicken, a hoverboard, and ice.

• Police responded to the 200 block of Prairie Avenue at 10:34 p.m. on Oct. 17 on a theft report. A 48-year-old female told police she put laundry in machine around 9:15 p.m. and returned to her apartment. When she came down the laundry was missing. She told authorities it had five uniform tops, four uniform bottoms and towels.

• Emergency services responded to the 200 block of Maple Ridge Drive at 1:31 p.m. on Oct. 21 on a heroin overdose report. EMT’s were working on a 31-year-old male who was taking shallow breaths a few times a minute and was blue. His mother advised she had gone to the grocery store and when she came back he was on the floor. She advised he had been out of rehab for a week. She advised that she didn’t find a needle, but there was probably one somewhere. She showed authorities a cigarette that was on the table that had some of the filter torn away, and she said that he showed her how he uses the filter to shoot heroin. For the safety of everyone working on reviving him, police checked the son for weapons and needles. In his left pants pocket, a cigarette packet was found with a syringe sticking out of it. There was also a clear bag with white powder in it along with some marijuana. The Fire Department administered Narcan to him and it revived him. Police asked him about the syringe, the white powder and if it was heroin. The report states: “He said that he was a junkie so it was heroin or something.” They asked who he got it from and he refused to say. He was escorted to the squad and transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital.

• At 12:53 p.m. on Oct. 17, police were called to a tobacco store on South South Street on a shoplifting call. A 26-year-old male and a 24-year-old female are listed suspects in stealing an e-cigarette.

• Police arrested a 27-year-old Blanchester male for alleged criminal damages at Clinton Memorial Hospital at 5:54 a.m. on Oct. 15. According to the report, the suspect, “kicked and punched holes in the walls of the ER room.”

• Police responded to Clinton Memorial Hospital at 1:51 a.m. on Oct. 16 on a report of a hole in the waiting room wall. A 44-year-old male is listed as a suspect.

• At 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, two 19-year-old males called the police to report of an incident with a person with a gun. The caller advised he was at the intersection of South and Main Streets and the caller had blown his horn at the newer black Impala with Florida plates and when they pulled up next to them a white male got out of the vehicle and began yelling and enticing them to fight. Another male got in the glove compartment and pulled out a black handgun and stated: “I’ve got something for y’all”. The other subject then got back in the vehicle and they continued south and the caller continued toward Walmart. They wanted the incident documented so it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

• At 12:06 a.m. on Oct. 19, police responded to the 100 block of West Sugartree Street on an assault report. A 50-year-old male is listed as the victim, and two people are listed as suspects — a 30-year-old female and a 42-year-old male.


By John Hamilton


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