Piqua police reports highlights


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



To contact the Piqua Police Department:

The Piqua Police Department can be contacted at (937) 778-2027. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 937-615-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.piquaoh.org/police_submitatip.htm for more information.

To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.

PIQUA — The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports. All information is provided by Piqua police reports.

SUSPICIOUS: A front door was found open at a vacant residence on the 600 block of Second Street on April 23 at 3:13 p.m. The residence was searched and secured.

There were numerous calls in reference to possible gun shots in the area of S. Downing Street on April 24 at 1 a.m. A deputy stated he had been driving through the area at the time and had observed fireworks. The area was checked, and nothing suspicious was seen.

A caller reported seeing two subjects wearing dark clothing running through yards on the 1400 block of Brook Street on April 24 at 1:30 a.m. The area was checked, and the subjects were not found.

A resident at the Roosevelt Manor Apartments, located on the 500 block of S. Roosevelt, made three reports of a neighbor continually knocking on her door between April 23-25.

FOUND PROPERTY: A purse was found inside of McDonald’s on April 23. There were no identifying items in the purse. It was taken into police property.

TRESPASSING: A male reportedly came into Rue 21, located on the 1200 block of E. Ash Street, and harassed an employee on April 23 at 3:54 p.m.

Two males and one female were trespassed from Crazy Martin’s Gifts, located on the 400 block of N. Main Street, after a report of a disturbance there on April 23 at 4:38 p.m.

THEFT: There was a report of a black female stealing a bottle of alcohol from the Shell gas station on the 600 block of N. Main Street on April 23 at 4:30 p.m. The female left on foot.

A male reportedly left Walmart without paying for items on April 23 at 7:25 p.m. William L. Spradling, 42, of Sidney was cited for theft in connection with this incident.

There was a theft of money from a cash drawer reported at Waffle House, located on the 1200 block of E. Ash Street, on April 24 at 7:49 a.m.

A cell phone was reported stolen at the Miami Valley Centre Mall after the owner left it lying on a counter on April 24 at 3 p.m.

A wallet fell out of a customer’s pocket and someone else reportedly picked it up at Dunham’s Sports, located on the 900 block of E. Ash Street, on April 24 at 3:20 p.m.

DISTURBANCE: A male was reportedly struck by car and taken to the hospital by the squad on the 300 block of Ellerman Street on April 23 at 7:48 p.m.

There was a report of a male punching and pushing a victim before fleeing on the 1300 block of Covington Avenue on April 23 at 11:13 p.m. Edward Wheeler, 40, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a physical disturbance on the 400 block of W. Ash Street on April 24 at 8:57 p.m. Michael A. Warner, 37, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a disturbance on the 600 block of Miami Street on April 24 at 11 p.m. Subjects were warned for disorderly conduct.

ASSIST SQUAD: An officer assisted the squad with a reportedly intoxicated male who had fallen on the 500 block of South Street on April 23 at 9:20 p.m. The male was transported to the hospital.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: There was a report of criminal damage on the 700 block of Young Street on April 24 at 3:16 p.m.

A complainant reported construction equipment at the Piqua High School had been damaged overnight between April-23-24.

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By Sam Wildow

[email protected]

To contact the Piqua Police Department:

The Piqua Police Department can be contacted at (937) 778-2027. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 937-615-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.piquaoh.org/police_submitatip.htm for more information.

To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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