|Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:27 PM|
At approximately 5:43 p.m. Jan. 17, officers received a complaint from a male stating that two subjects had just stolen his wallet. Officers were given the names of the suspects and the description of the wallet. Moments later, officers located the suspects and retrieved the item matching the description. As a result of the investigation, Christian Hubbard, 17, of Delphos will be charged with theft and Scott Bowen Jr., 18, of Delphos will be charged with receiving stolen property. Bowen will appear in Lima Municipal Court and Hubbard in Allen County Juvenile Court to face the charge.
Delphos Police officers were on patrol at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for equipment infractions. During the traffic stop, officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana. As a result, 25-year-old Joshua Hurles of Delphos was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and an equipment violation. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge.
At approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, a Delphos officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a registration violation. Upon making contact with the driver, 28-year-old Jason Stevenson of Delphos, it was found that Stevenson’s driving status was suspended. As a result, Stevenson was issued a citation for driving under suspension and the registration expiration. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court at a later date.
At 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, officers made contact with a female and her two children at the Delphos Fire Department. The woman had been in a motor vehicle crash outside of Delphos and had driven to the fire department to receive medical attention for her children. During the investigation of the incident, probable cause was found to arrest the female driver, Tanya Neal, 42, of Delphos for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Neal was ultimately charged with the OVI as well as child endangerment, both misdemeanors of the first degree. She will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charges. Neal is also facing charges in Van Wert County pending the Sheriff’s Office investigation.
The Delphos Police Department Detective Bureau is currently investigating a series of breaking and enterings at area businesses. The first occurred on Sunday in the 600 block of Elida Avenue. The next two occurred on Thursday, both in the 800 block of Ohio Street. In all three incidents, forced entry was made into the businesses. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Delphos Police Department.