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Press Release on behalf of the Delphos Police Department

On 4-18-2019 an officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traffic violation. During the traffic stop officers found that the driver, 32 year old Kiel Martin, of Lima, was operating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Officers also found Martin to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. Martin was taken into custody and transported to the Allen County Jail. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charges of Possession of Drug Abuse Instruments and Child Support Suspension.

On 4-19-2019 officers were dispatched to the 600 block of S. Clay St, for a possible Menacing complaint. Officers had received a call from a male who stated that he was the grandfather of a child that was being threatened. Officers arrived and reviewed text messages that had been sent concerning the child. It was determined that the messages were sent by the child’s biological father who lives in Defiance. It was determined that no direct threats were made by the father at this time, however the report was forwarded to Van Wert County Children’s Services for follow-up.

On 4-21-2019 officers took a report from a female in the 300 block of W. 5th St. The female told officers that she had been receiving harassing phone calls from the father of her child. The father was upset that the female would not drop the children off at his residence for visitation.

On 4-22-2019 a female came to the police department to report a Theft incident. The female told officers that she just became aware that an item was missing from her residence. The female told officers that she had last seen the item in its case approximately one and a half years ago. A report was taken and the item entered into a law enforcement database. The incident remains open for further investigation.

On 4-22-2019 officers located a female that had an active warrant out of Allen County. The female, 31 year old Angela Cash, of Delphos, was taken into custody and later turned over to a Deputy from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office.

On 4-23-2019 a female came to the police department to report a Theft from her vehicle. The female told officers that her vehicle as well as two other vehicles in the area had been broken into sometime during the overnight hours. The female, who lives in the 200 block of W. 1st St, reported that a small amount of cash was taken from inside the vehicle.

On 4-24-2019 a female came to the police department to report an on-going Telecommunications Harassment issue. The female told officers that her sister was repeatedly texting her after being told to stop. Officers explained the victim filing procedures to the female as she wished to pursue charges.

On 4-24-2019 officers met with the Principal at Jefferson High School in reference to an issue with a student. Officers found that the student was making verbal threats to another student who he recently had an altercation with. The student was expelled from school and no further charges will be pursued.

On 4-24-2019 officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Skinner St, for a suspicious male in the area. Officers spoke with the complainant who advised that he saw the male walk to a property off of Erie St, and remove items. Officers received a description of the male and his vehicle and were soon able to identify him. Officers spoke with the property owner and he stated that the items taken were his and were taken without permission. The suspect was located and interviewed by a Detective, but denied taking the items. The report was forwarded to the Van Wert Municipal Court Prosecutor’s Office for review and authorization of Theft Charges.

On 4-24-2019 officers were sent to Stadium Park to investigate a dispute between a male and a female. Upon arrival officers met with the female who stated that a male, who she was with, had assaulted her. Officers located the male and he stated that the female had started the altercation and assaulted him. Neither party had any visible marks and neither wished to pursue charges.

On 4-25-2019 officers responded to the 100 block of W. Cleveland St, for a Domestic Dispute. Officers arrived and found that a male and female were arguing, but no physical violence had occurred. Neither party wished to leave the residence, but stated that they would not have any further problems.

On 4-27-2019 a female came to the police department to file a report for Telecommunications Harassment. The female showed officers multiple text messages that she has been receiving from random phone numbers. As of report time it was unclear who the messages were coming from. The incident remains under investigation.

On 4-29-2019 officers were sent to a business in the 1400 block of N. Main St, in reference to a Menacing complaint. Officers arrived and spoke with employees who stated that they were receiving threatening messages from an ex-employee.

On 4-29-2019 officers met with a male who wished to report a Theft incident. The male told officers that he loaned his vehicle to a friend of his roommates and when he received his vehicle back he found that an item was missing from inside.