DELPHOS — On Jan. 17, officers spoke with a female in Texas who reported an identity theft complaint. The female told officers that another female, using her identity, was working and living in Delphos. Officers spoke with the employer where the female was supposedly working and found that she had already been terminated. The incident remains under investigation.

On Jan. 18, officers met with the payroll/accounting manager at a local business in reference to a theft. The manager told officers that an individual claiming to be her boss requested by email his direct deposit account to be changed to a different bank. The account was changed and the deposit was made only to find out a short time later, the email was a scam. The case was turned over to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.

On 1-18-2019 officers met with a male and female in the 900 block of Fort Jennings Road. The male was at the residence to remove property that his ex-wife stated belonged to her. Officers advised the male that it is a civil issue and that he would need a court order to retrieve the items.

On 1-26-2019 officers met with a female in the 700 block of North Canal Street. The female reported damage done to her vehicle sometime overnight as it was parked in front of her residence.

On Jan. 27, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Bank Street after receiving a report of an altercation between a male and female. Officers arrived at the residence and heard the two arguing and the sound of an item breaking. Officers made contact with the female and she stated she was alone. Due to safety concerns, officers checked the residence and found a male hiding behind a chair. While officers were trying to obtain the males identity, he began to flee on foot. Officers located the male a short time later and identified him as, 43-year-old Benjamin McIntosh of Delphos. McIntosh was taken into custody and transported to the Van Wert County Jail on active warrants out of that county. He will also be facing further charges for obstructing official business. The female is facing charges as well for attempting to conceal the male’s identity and giving false information to officers.

On Jan. 28, officers took a report from a male whose vehicle was damaged. The male told officers he was driving westbound on East Fifth Street when he heard a loud bang. At that time, the male found that the back window in his vehicle was shattered. It was undetermined what caused the damage.

On Jan. 28, officers took a report from a male in the 600 block of Bank Street. The male told officers that sometime overnight his vehicle received damage as it sat in front of his residence.

On Jan. 29, officers were sent to a residence in the 100 block of West Third Street to investigate a male kicking the front door. Upon arrival, officers met with a male at the residence, 19-year-old Tanner Thomas of Delphos. Thomas was intoxicated and had caused the disturbance entering the residence. Thomas was issued a summons to appear in Van Wert Municipal Court for the charge of underage consumption of alcohol.

On Jan. 30, officers spoke with a male in the 500 block of Moening Street, who reported a telephone harassment incident. The male told officers that he was receiving unwanted text messages from a female and wanted them to stop. The female was warned to cease all contact with the male.

On Saturday, officers responded to the 900 block of Lima Avenue to investigate a possible domestic dispute. Officers arrived and met with a male and female, who stated that they had been arguing. The male was preparing to leave the residence and was permitted to do so after it was determined that no charges would be pursued in the incident.

On Saturday, officers took a report from a female in the 200 block of Holland Ave. The female told officers that she found a fraudulent charge on her checking account and several more that were attempted. The account was closed and the incident remains under investigation.

On Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Elida Road in reference to a male brandishing a firearm. Officers arrived and met with the complainant and soon located the subject holding an AK47 rifle. The subject was ordered to drop the weapon and was detained at that time. After an initial investigation, it was determined that the complainant went to the male’s residence to get money that was owed to him. The male told the complainant to get off of his property and when he didn’t he retrieved his rifle. The report was forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges.

On Monday, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of East Fifth Street in reference to an unruly juvenile complaint. Officers arrived and met with the juvenile and her mother. The mother told officers that her daughter was refusing to go to school and was using obscene language. It was also determined that the female was a threat to harm herself. The mother advised officers that she was taking her daughter to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. No charges will be pursued at this time.