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At 3:12 a.m. May 24, a Delphos officer on patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. The officer made contact with the driver, 24-year-old Megan Fischbach of Delphos, and found that she was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Fischbach was issued a citation for non-compliance suspension and will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charge. During this traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle, 25-year-old Bradley McGue of Delphos, was found to be in possession of drug abuse instruments and was charged with that offense. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on that charge.

On May 24, officers took a report from a complainant in the 200 block of North Pierce Street. Officers found that someone unknown to the victim had entered his garage and stole several items.

At 8:20 p.m. May 25, officers and EMS were called to a residence in the 200 block of West Clime Street for an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers identified the male as 30-year-old David Brooks of Delphos. During the investigation, officers found evidence to charge Brooks with possession of drug abuse instruments. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court at a later date.

On May 26, the Delphos Police Department took a report from a female in the 400 block of West Second Street. The female told officers that someone had entered her vehicle during the overnight hours and removed property from inside. This incident is under investigation.

On May 26, officers received a second complaint of a vehicle being entered in the 400 block of West Second Street. The male victim told officers that several items were missing from his vehicle as well. This incident also remains under investigation.

At 7:24 p.m. May 26, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of East Fourth Street to investigate a burglary complaint. Officers found that electronic items had been removed from the residence. Officers were given a possible suspect at the time of the report. Since that time, the items have been recovered and a juvenile suspect will soon face burglary charges.

At 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, officers were sent to the 600 block of North Bredeick Street to speak with a female who was reportedly acting disorderly. After the officer met with the female, she was given a warning for the disorderly conduct. A short time later, officers received a second complaint about the female. Officers returned to the residence and advised the female, 45-year-old Debra Etzkorn of Delphos, that she will be charged with persistent disorderly conduct. She will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charge.

At approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West Fifth Street to investigate the activity of a suspicious male. Officers located the male identified as 52-year-old Johnny Ray Foust of Delphos. Foust was highly intoxicated and therefore was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication. He was transported to the Van Wert County Jail.

On Wednesday, officers were called to a business in the 1000 block of Elida Avenue to investigate a possible theft. Upon arrival, officers met with a business employee who observed a female possibly concealing items. Officers located the female and found that she had been concealing an item. The merchandise was returned and no charges were filed. The female was given a criminal trespass order and advised not to return.

At approximately 6 p.m. Thursday, the Delphos Police Department received a complaint from a female who advised officers that she was receiving unwanted calls on her cellphone. Officers had taken a previous complaint from the female regarding the same offense from the same suspect. Officers had given a warning to the suspect to cease all contact with the victim. Due to the on-going contact with the victim, officers are filing a charge of telecommunications harassment on him. The suspect will be served with a summons to appear in Van Wert Municipal Court.

At 11:45 p.m. Thursday, officers took a report of criminal damaging from a female in the 200 block of West Fifth Street. The female reported that a male left an establishment in that area after an argument with his girlfriend. The male reportedly struck the victim’s vehicle with his fist causing damage. It is unknown at this time if charges will be pursued.

At 4:23 p.m. Friday, a male complainant called the Delphos Police Department to report that his brother had taken his vehicle without permission. Officers responded to the complainant’s address where they received more information for the investigation. A short time later, officers located the vehicle and the suspect. Officers forwarded a report of the incident to the Van Wert County Prosecutors Office for their review. A charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle will most likely be authorized.

On Friday, officers took a report from a resident in the 800 block of West Skinner Street. The resident found damage done to the exterior of her home. The item used to cause the damage was located and the incident remains under investigation.

At approximately 11 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a burglary in progress call in the 200 block of West Clime Street. Upon arrival to the residence, officers searched for the suspect but found that he had left prior to their arrival. Officers then spoke with the victim and got a description of the male. It was found that the male tried to force his way into her residence. Officers recovered evidence from the area and have turned the investigation over to the Detective Bureau.


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