Wilmington, Clinton County crime reports


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:

• A Sparta Avenue resident reported his homemade trailer, loaded with three mowers, two trimmers, hand tools and two blowers, was stolen Wednesday, April 6.

• A local woman reported being threatened by her son Tuesday, April 5.

• A man was reportedly trying to break into a S. South Street address Tuesday, April 5. Police checked the area and found no one. Photos of the scene were taken.

• Tuesday, April 5, someone allegedly broke into a Main Street building and stole items from just inside the window.

• A local man reported his wallet stolen after checking out at a Rombach Avenue business on Saturday.

• A Southridge Avenue man reported Wednesday, April 6, that someone used his credit card information late last year to fraudulently purchase items.

Wilmington police recently arrested or charged the following people:

• Eric Wagner, 40, of Wilmington, for alleged menacing on Tuesday, April 5.

• Edward Roberts Jr., 39, of Wilmington, for alleged theft from a Main Street business on Thursday. Roberts was also arrested on a warrant alleging failure to appear on charges of alleged domestic violence and obstructing of official business.

• Dorothy Mann, 43, of Wilmington, for allegedly possessing drug abuse instruments and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia on Friday.

Clinton County deputy sheriffs arrested Angela Rowan, of Blanchester, for alleged domestic violence after a victim reported Rowan attacked him, scratching his face, according to the deputies’ report. Rowan was reportedly arrested Thursday, March 31.

Deputy sheriffs also investigated a Union Township man’s report that someone forced entry into his motel room, stealing prescription drugs on Tuesday, March 29.

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

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By Nathan Kraatz

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