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Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:00 PM

At 6:04 p.m. April 18, officers were investigating suspicious activity and made contact with the occupants of a vehicle at the corner of North Clay and West Eighth streets. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana along with several items of drug paraphernalia. As a result, the driver of the vehicle, Austin Hamilton, was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charges.

At 8:47 p.m. April 18, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of North Main Street to meet with the victim of an assault. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim and several witnesses. After investigating the incident, it was determined that no charges would be pursued.

At 4:17 p.m. Tuesday, the Delphos Police Department received a theft complaint at a business in the 900 block of Elida Avenue. Officers arrived and met with the store manager who advised that a juvenile in the store had concealed items inside his pocket. The juvenile was stopped before leaving the store and the items were returned. No charges will be filed, but the juvenile was criminally trespassed from the store.

On Tuesday, officers took a report from a male who stated that he parked his vehicle in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue for approximately six hours. Upon returning to the vehicle, he found that it had been damaged by an unknown subject.

At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 700 block of East Second Street to investigate a complaint of an unattached garage that was broken into. Upon arrival, officers met with the homeowner who stated that an unknown subject had entered his garage and stole multiple items. A detective was called in to process the scene and the Detective Bureau is investigating this incident.

On Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Skinner Street after being notified of a theft incident. Upon arrival, officers were told by the homeowner that items were discovered to be missing from inside the residence. The homeowner gave officers a possible suspect and this incident continues to be under investigation.

At 7:42 p.m. Thursday, a Delphos police officer on patrol in the 300 block of South Main Street observed a vehicle being driven by 30-year-old Timothy R. Short Jr. of Delphos. Officers knew Short on sight and knew him to have a suspended driver’s license. Due to this, officers made contact with Short and arrested him for the violation. Short was issued a citation for an in-state drug offense suspension and released. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge.

At 7:15 p.m. Friday, a Delphos Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic violation. During the investigation, officers found marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, 20-year-old Chad Rutledge of Delphos was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and the traffic violation. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charges.

At 9:24 p.m. Friday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle having knowledge that the driver, 21-year-old Alyssa Keeling of Delphos, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Keeling was issued a citation for a non-compliance suspension and will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, officers took a theft report from a resident in the 800 block of Skinner Street. The victim told officers that his wallet was missing from the residence. The victim stated that he believed a guest of his took the wallet and left. The incident remains under investigation.


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