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DELPHOS — On Dec. 23, officers responded to a business on Elida Avenue after receiving a complaint of an employee making threats. Officers arrived and spoke with several employees who stated that a male co-worker became upset and made threats to harm multiple people. The owner of the business requested that the incident be handled internally prior to possibly filing charges.

On Dec. 24, officers were contacted about a female who was assaulted by her husband whom she is separated from. Officers met with the female a short time later and gathered details of the assault. The female told officers that the assault occurred in Delphos and that shortly thereafter she dropped the male off in Lima. The report was forwarded to the Van Wert County Prosecutor’s Office where charges were filed against the male, 49 year old Charles Edwards, for Domestic Violence.

On Dec. 24, a male called the police department to report that his soon to be ex-wife had run into the porch, at his residence, after the two had an argument over child custody.

On Dec. 25, officers took a report from residents in the 1800 block of North Main Street. The original complaint came from a juvenile female in which she reported that she was assaulted by her father. After speaking with all parties, it was determined that the female had been disobeying and had been punished.

On Dec. 30, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of West Sixth Street for a possible domestic violence incident. Officers arrived and spoke with a female who had a minor injury. The female stated that she and her boyfriend were wrestling when the injury occurred. The female told officers that she would be gathering items to leave the residence. She was advised by officers to meet at the police department for further details of the incident. After completing the investigation, it was determined that the male, 37-year-old Donald Wallen Jr. of Delphos, was the primary physical aggressor and would be charged with domestic violence. A warrant was issued and shortly thereafter Wallen did turn himself in. Wallen will be facing charges of domestic violence.

On Dec. 31, officers were sent to the 500 block of East Fourth Street to investigate a possible domestic violence incident. Upon arrival officers met with the father of two males that had been in an altercation. He stated that the two began wrestling around at which time he broke them up. One of the males left in his vehicle prior to officers arrival. The other male stated that he did not wish to pursue any charges.

On Dec. 31, officers took a report from a male in the 600 block of West Clime Street. The male told officers that a debit card belonging to his wife was removed from his residence. The male stated that he contacted the bank and a small amount of money had already been withdrawn from the account. The incident remains under investigation.

On Dec. 31, officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of East Cleveland Street for a possible breaking and entering. Upon speaking with the resident, she stated that nothing was missing from the residence but that items in the residence were tampered with.

On Jan. 1, officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Bredeick Street for an intoxicated male. Upon arrival officers met with the male and his live-in girlfriend. Officers found that the male had struck the female after threatening to do so. Officers took the male, 37-year-old Matthew Speakman of Delphos, into custody and transported him to the Van Wert County Jail. Speakman will face the charge of domestic violence.

On Jan. 2, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing an equipment violation. During the traffic stop officers found probable cause to arrest the driver, Genaro Hernandez Lopez of Delphos, for operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Lopez was issued a citation for OVI and no operator’s license.

On Jan. 2, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. During the traffic stop officers found probable cause to arrest the driver, Alfonzo Diaz of Delphos, for operating the vehicle while intoxicated. Diaz was issued a citation for OVI as well as no operator’s license.

On Jan. 2, officers spoke with a male in the 600 block of West Jefferson Street in reference to a threat he had received from another male. Officers gathered the details of the threat and spoke with the other male. He denied making any threats, but was advised to cease all contact with the complainant.

On Monday, officers took a report from a male at a business in the 900 of Spencerville Road. The male told officers that his vehicle had been keyed. He stated that the damage may have been done by an ex employee.

On Tuesday, an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, Neibi Tracey Marie Garlock of Fort Jennings, was operating the vehicle on a suspended drivers license. Garlock was issued a citation for speeding and driving on a suspended driver’s license.

On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Skinner Street. Officers located the vehicle running with the driver’s door open. Officers located the owner of the vehicle, 29-year-old Dru James Leach of Delphos, visiting a resident in the area. Leach appeared to be highly intoxicated, but denied driving the vehicle to that location. Officers secured the vehicle and advised Leach he could not drive it. Leach became agitated and refused advice to cease being disorderly. Leach was issued a summons to Van Wert Municipal Court for persistent disorderly conduct.

On 1-6-2021 officers were sent to a business on Gressel Drive in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. Officers met with the complainant who showed officers damage done to his vehicle. Officers observed that someone had scratched a large design into the hood of his vehicle. The complainant stated that he didn’t know who would want to damage his property. The incident remains under investigation.

On 1-7-2021 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic offense. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, 34-year-old Orman Goings II of Paulding, for operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Goings will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge ofvdriving under suspension.

On 1-7-2020 officers took a report from a male at the Delphos Police Department. The male told officers that he had received a debit card in the mail that he didn’t request. The male found that the card was for unemployment benefits which he did not apply for. This has been an on-going scam attempt and anyone receiving a debit card unsolicited should not try to activate it.