Delaware police report:
Police responded to Walmart after someone reported a disorderly woman Tuesday afternoon. Store staff told police the woman was having her car serviced at the auto care center for the past two days. According to staff, the woman came to the store each day and became upset over the service and made comments staff found alarming but not necessarily threatening. Walmart did not want to press charges and asked police to speak to the woman and tell her not to return. The woman was contacted and agreed not to return to the store. No charges were filed.
An officer stopped to speak to four individuals who were walking along Liberty Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday. While the officer was speaking to them, a 26-year-old man began to walk and then run from the officer. The officer pursued but was unable to catch the man. However, the officer saw the same man elsewhere and ordered him to stop. Once again, the man fled police and was eventually found hiding in the rear yard of a nearby residence. The officer learned the man had an active arrest warrant in Delaware Municipal Court for failure to appear for a possession of marijuana charge. He was taken to the Delaware County Jail and charged with drug abuse and obstructing official business.
A woman was struck by the father of her children Tuesday night during a custody exchange at Speedway on West Central. The interaction was witnessed by bystanders and the woman sustained minor injuries. The man had left the scene when police arrived but he a warrant was obtained for his arrest. The investigation is ongoing.
A car was keyed sometime between Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 while it was parked in a lot on East Towne Lane. Police took a criminal damaging report but no arrests have been made in the case.