Wilmington police reports

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:

• A 28-year-old male was charged with alleged theft after police discovered he stole a bottle of vodka from a gas station on East Main Street at 10:33 p.m. on Feb. 4.

• Police responded to the 1-99 block of Reba Drive at 11:55 p.m. on Feb. 4 on a report of theft. According to the report, a 27-year-old male is suspected of stealing a cell phone, “throwing down” a 24-year-old female resident and trying to take the victim’s ring.

• At 11:54 a.m. on Feb. 4, a 53-year-old female reported her license plate was stolen from her vehicle at her residence at the 1000 block of Southridge Avenue.

• Police arrested a 27-year-old Morrow female for alleged shoplifting after police responded to a report at a store on Progress Way at 4:43 p.m. on Feb. 4. The report lists $12.44 worth of clothes as the stolen items.

• At 4:26 a.m. on Feb. 5, police responded to a store on Xenia Avenue on a property damage report. When police arrived it appeared someone tried to pry open to the back door. The key holder later appeared, saw no real damage and nothing appeared out of place.

• Police responded to the area of West Main and Nelson Avenue at 2:44 p.m. on Feb. 5 in reference to a female that nearly walked into a school bus. Police were advised they believed the female was possibly on drugs. Police didn’t locate the female upon arrival. A second call was later received reference the same female yelling at passing cars and hitting herself. While responding, a third call was received advising they believed the female was a 31-year-old female and she was at the 1200 block of West Main Street. Upon arrival, police made contact with the female sitting on the front porch. There were belongings scattered across the porch and the female displayed “obvious signs of someone under the influence of drugs,” according to the report. The report described her movements being “very erratic” and she had “difficulty holding a conversation.” The officer advised the female they had received several calls about her and asked if she needed any help. The female admitted to using meth the previous day, but advised she was fine and did not want any help or medical attention. Police advised her not to walk in the roadway or yell at passing vehicles, and if they were to return, she would be charged for disorderly conduct. No further actions taken.

• Police received a report of a 25-year-old male allegedly assaulting a 37-year-old male at a gas station on East Locust Street at 8:24 p.m. on Feb. 5.

• At 3:04 p.m. on Feb. 6, police responded to a shoplifting report at a store on Progress Way. The loss prevention officer at the store advised a 71-year-old Washington Court House female walked out of the store with items. According to the report, the female advised “she is a kleptomaniac and gets a rush from stealing.” The loss prevention officer advised no charges would be filed and she was trespassed from all store locations.

• At 4:48 a.m. on Feb. 8, police responded to a suspicious activity report at the 300 block of West Sugartree Street. According to the report, authorities made contact with a 21-year-old female and a 35-year-old male and ended up seizing a hypodermic syringe and a plastic bag with suspected meth.

• At 3:26 p.m. on Feb. 9, police received a report of items being stolen from a garage at the 1-99 block of Columbus Street. A table saw was reported stolen. A cigarette butt was seized.

• Police responded to the 1000 block of Hickory Trail in reference to property damage at 3:58 p.m. on Feb. 9. Upon arrival, police spoke with a 42-year-old male who stated that he believed a 47-year-old male had damaged his vehicle but could not prove it. While further investigating the incident, the officer spoke with the male victim’s fiance — a 46-year-old female — the suspect’s ex-wife. “I was familiar with them as there was a protection order against(the suspect) and I had previously responded to stated address as a peacekeeper due to the protection order when he was there to gather property.” said the officer’s report. The female victim provided text messages that were sent from the suspect’s cell phone in which he stated the following: “He has an (expletive) beating coming, he needs to just get it over with. I’ll have closure, and ya’ll can live happily ever after for a minute”.” The victims are concerned for their safety due to the threats. The officer the number where the text messages came from and left a voicemail. Approximately 20 minutes later, they received a phone call from the suspect. The suspect was advised he was being charged with menacing and protection order violation.

• At 9:06 p.m. on Feb. 9, police received a report of a Sony car radio being stolen from a store on Progress Way.

• At 7:13 p.m. on Feb. 10, police received a report of a robbery at the 200 block of South Wall Street — $280 was stolen and police collected a flannel winter hat as evidence.

• At 10:26 p.m. on Feb. 10, a 29-year-old female advised an unknown female is threatening to physically harm her. The victim came to the station and stated a female subject, through Facebook messages, has been threatening to beat her up. The victim advised she doesn’t know who female subject is, but believes she is an ex-girlfriend of a 26-year-old male. The victim showed several messages from the messenger who says “she trains MMA and boxing and will hurt (the victim).” The victim said the messenger knows where she lives and she wants a restraining order.


By John Hamilton


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