Police Incidents


According to reports, the Washington C.H. Police Department responded to the following calls:

Sept. 8

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle: At 3:14 a.m., officers responded to 115 E. Kennedy Ave. and spoke with Garrett Grubb. He reported that a known female had taken his vehicle without permission. The juvenile female and vehicle were later located. The juvenile female was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of motor vehicle and was released to a parent.

Sept. 7

Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle: At 8:44 a.m., an officer responded to 45 Residence Drive and spoke with Troy Montgomery. He reported that a known female used his vehicle without permission. A warrant was filed for the female and a report was taken.

Counterfeit Money: At 7:01 p.m., officers responded to Walmart, located at 1397 Leesburg Ave., in reference to counterfeit money that was passed. Officers arrived and identified the offender as Tyler Burnette of Wilmington. Burnette was subsequently arrested for criminal simulation.

Sept. 6

Theft: At 5:17 p.m., an officer responded to 678 Robinson Road, Lot 8, and spoke with Angela Rowe. She reported that a possible known suspect stole property from her residence. A report was taken and the investigation is ongoing.

O.V.I./Tampering with Evidence/Possession of Meth/Obstructing Official Business: At 1:48 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, Holly Wholaver, was found to be impaired by narcotics and was arrested. She attempted to hide narcotics in the officer’s cruiser, which were discovered and identified as methamphetamine. While completing the O.V.I. investigation, she obstructed the investigation. Wholaver was charged accordingly.

Theft: At 5:17 p.m., Angela Rowe reported that her billfold was stolen from inside of her residence. She advised that only three people were in her residence at the time of the theft. A theft report was completed.

Theft/Criminal Tools: At 9:46 p.m., officers observed Ricky Snyder exiting Walmart with a full backpack. Upon arrival, Snyder denied ownership of the backpack which contained stolen merchandise from Walmart. It was determined that he stole the merchandise, at which time he was arrested and charged.

Sept. 5

Theft: At 11:08 a.m., an employee from Court House Rent-All reported that Craig Gerber rented equipment from the business and when he dropped the equipment off, he did not pay his rental bill. A theft report was completed and charges are pending.

Theft: At 2:22 p.m., Devonta Cooper reported that money was stolen out of his vehicle by an acquaintance. A theft report was completed.

Theft: At 2:35 p.m., officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting complaint. Contact was made with the complainant who advised Saddam Hassan stole items from the store. Hassan was arrested for theft.

Theft: At 6:19 p.m., a male juvenile reported that while at Eyman Park his cell phone was stolen by unknown persons. A theft report was completed.

Obstructing Official Business: At 8:15 p.m., officers responded to Western Avenue in reference to a fight. Upon arrival, three male juveniles fled on foot and when advised by officers to stop, they continued to flee. The three male juveniles were arrested and charged.

Protection Order Violation: At 10:51 p.m., officers were investigating a complaint at 511 E. Temple St. when they were informed of a possible protection order violation in the apartment complex. Officers located Wayne Lovely in a woman’s apartment even though she has a protection order against Lovely. Lovely was arrested and charged.