Wilmington Police Department reports, arrests


By Nathan Kraatz - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — The following report is generated from reports provided by the Wilmington Police Department. All those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Incidents are presumed to be under investigation. Charges may be dropped or changed in court.

Wilmington police recently received the following reports:

• An allegedly accidental discharge of a firearm was reportedly heard on Hawley Avenue Friday around 6 p.m. Chief Detective Josh Riley told the News Journal that a round was allegedly fired into a garage floor following an altercation. No injuries were reported. Riley said whether or not charges will be filed will be decided by prosecutors.

• A caller reported a domestic dispute that turned physical on E. Locust Street on Saturday. When officers made contact with both parties, both allegedly admitted to arguing but said nothing physical occurred.

• Someone stole a bike from a N. Lincoln Street home on Friday. The bike was described as a red Mongoose and is missing both hand grips and the right peddle.

• A theft was reported at a Progress Way business on Friday.

• Thursday, a woman reported receiving paperwork from a tax filing business. The papers suggested someone fraudulently used her info to file for a tax refund.

• A Wilmington man reported possible threats Thursday in the area of the Wilmington Public Library.

• Officers found and secured at least two needles on Wednesday, one on W. Sugartree Street and the other on Michigan Avenue.

• Tuesday, March 8, officers responded to a Rombach Avenue address for a report of property damage. Upon arrival, the report said, police discovered a vehicle’s windshield was damaged, apparently from “a badly hit golf ball.”

Wilmington police recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Elisha Mason, 33, of Sabina, for allegedly illegally conveying drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility or institution on Wednesday. Mason was also arrested on a warrant alleging child neglect. Later, police allegedly found a purse appearing to belong to Mason, and a needle was allegedly found next to the purse.

• Katelyn Parker, 21, of Wilmington, for alleged theft from a Progress Way business on Thursday. Parker allegedly stole clothing from the business, and she was found allegedly possessing five white pills believed to be oxycodone hydrochloride. The pills were sent to a lab for testing

• Christopher Hill, 40, of Wilmington, for alleged domestic violence on Thursday.

• Matthew Frick, 22, of Sabina, for allegedly possessing or using drug paraphernalia on Friday.

• Stephanie Strickland, 40, of Wilmington, for two counts of allegedly endangering children and one charge of allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Strickland was arrested Saturday. A clear bag with powder residue was seized and will be tested by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s crime lab.

• Donald Reynolds III, 42, of Wilmington, for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments and two counts of allegedly using or possessing drug paraphernalia. Reynolds was arrested Sunday.

• Joey Fulton, 36, of Wilmington, for allegedly obstructing justice by giving false information on Sunday.

Reach Nathan Kraatz at 937-382-2574, ext. 2510 or on Twitter @NathanKraatz.

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By Nathan Kraatz

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