Wilmington police reports: Break-ins, 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 12:39 a.m. on Jan. 7, police responded to the 200 block of East Locust Street on a property damage report. A 24-year-old female advised her residence was broken into over the past four days and two subjects — a 33-year-old Wilmington female and a 45-year-old New Vienna male — were inside her residence when she returned home. She stated the male suspected walked southbound across the street and left the scene. The resident advised the female suspect attempted “to fight with her, threatening her with a knife.” The responding officer patrolled the area for the two suspects then returned to the residence. The resident pointed out two hypodermic syringes in a glass bottle which were seized, with the syringes being placed in a Sharps container.

• At 1:04 p.m. on Jan. 7, a 42-year-old female reported someone broke into her vehicle and stole her house keys and $50 while it was getting repairs at an Olinger Circle business.

• At 4:06 p.m. on Jan. 7, a 39-year-old female reported her debit card stolen from her residence on Southridge Avenue.

• Police received a report of theft on South Mulberry at 6:13 p.m. on Jan. 7. The report lists a laptop and a PlayStation 4 were stolen from a 23-year-old female a 37-year-old male. Two males are listed as suspects — a 24-year-old from Blanchester and a 22-year-old from Wilmington.

• At 6:26 p.m. on Jan. 7, a 35-year-old female reported someone attempted to break into her house at the 900 block of West Main Street. She advised she saw a male wearing jeans and a dark hoodie pulling on the locked kitchen window. She saw the suspect down Main Street toward Clinton Memorial Hospital, and “saw the male jumping off the roof next door.” She was advised to call her landlord about putting motion lights on the roof next door.

• At 10:14 a.m. on Jan. 8, a 36-year-old female reported her son’s bicycle was stolen from their Hiatt Avenue residence. The bike was described as a black and green Kent BMX model with “Kaoss” written on it, has a broken brake cable, with her son’s name on the back.

• At 11:21 a.m. on Jan. 8, a 53-year-old male reported someone broke into his unlocked vehicle at his residence on Lee Lane. According to the report, over $1,300 worth of items including electrical tools were stolen.

• Police arrested a 29-year-old male for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after responding to a stolen motor vehicle report at a Grant Street business at 12:04 a.m on Jan. 9. The report lists a 28-year-old Xenia female as the victim.

• At 1:59 p.m. on Jan. 8, a business on East Columbus Street reported someone stole a transfer case worth $175 and $5 in loose change. Security footage showed a male subject breaking into vehicles and leaving with and item hidden under his coat.

• At 8 p.m. on Jan. 8, a 38-year-old male reported multiple items were stolen from his residence on Paris Avenue. The report lists a DeWalt impact driver and charger, batteries, and a neon green and gray colored hammock.

• At 8:51 p.m. on Jan. 8, police responded to a burglary on South Wall Street where items including an orange push lawn mower, a tiller, two weed eaters, a 50-gallon gas water heater, and a metal detector were stolen.

• Police arrested a 29-year-old male for alleged unauthorized use of a motor vehicle at 12:04 a.m. on Jan. 9. The incident took place at a business on Grant Street and a 28-year-old Xenia female is listed as the victim.

• At 6:32 a.m. on Jan. 9, a 42-year-old female reported she was being harassed by a 46-year-old male through telecommunications. The victim advised the suspect was making threats to her and her work manager. According to the report, “(the victim) advised that they had dated in the past and had been hanging out again and his behavior has changed to become harassing.” She requested police contact the suspect and advise him to stop contacting her and the manager. She was advised to block his number and block him on Facebook. The officer made contact with the suspect and advised him to stop all communication with the women or he would be charged with telecommunications harassment.

• Police arrested a 44-year-old male for alleged drug paraphernalia after responding to an assist citizen call at 3:21 p.m. on Jan. 9.

• At 6:31 p.m. on Jan. 9, police responded to an apartment on South Mulberry Street for a property damage report. The report does not list what was damaged, but a 34-year-old female is listed as a suspect.

• Police began a stolen motor vehicle investigation at 7:18 p.m. on Jan. 9. The owner of the vehicle is listed as a 41-year-old Sabina.

• A 40-year-old Blanchester female was arrested for alleged unauthorized use of property after responding to a theft report at a gas station on Rombach Avenue on 11:48 p.m. on Jan. 9.

• Police responded to a theft report at a store on Progress Way at 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 10. The report lists two male suspects — ages 24 and 28. Printer ink and men’s underwear were listed as the stolen items.

• At 4:55 p.m. on Jan. 10, a 48-year-old female reported her license plate was stolen from her residence on West Main Street.

• At 11:56 a.m. on Jan. 11, a 32-year-old female reported her mother’s ashes was stolen from her residence on South Wall Street. The victim advised they were on a shelf next to the door and when she came home it was gone. She believes it was possibly a relative.

• Police issued a court summons to a 30-year-old Clarksville female after responding to a theft report at a Progress Way store at 6:15 p.m. on Jan. 11.


By John Hamilton


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