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.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: There was a report of littering on Manier Avenue on April 28 at 3:45 p.m. A complainant stated “his neighbor is throwing an unknown substance on his grass, which is causing damage to his yard,” according to police reports.

TRESPASSING: There was a report a male subject yelling and cursing at a bank teller on N. Wayne Street on April 29 at 10:42 a.m. The male subject was later trespassed from the building.

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a two-vehicle crash involving a city vehicle in the area of Fisher Drive and Washington Avenue on April 29 at 12:25 p.m.

There was a report of a non-injury crash in the area of W. Greene and N. College streets on April 30 at 12:49 a.m. “Possible narcotics were also found,” according to police reports. Austin L. Covault was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI and fifth-degree felony possession of cocaine in connection with this incident.

SUSPICIOUS: A caller reported that a van was following him when he was walking in the area of Morrow and Young streets on April 29 at 12:37 p.m.

There was a report of a juvenile ringing a doorbell and then running away on Westview Drive on April 29 at 9:45 p.m.

AGENCY ASSIST: Piqua police assisted the Miami County Sheriff’s Office on a traffic stop on April 29 at 1:26 p.m. “Drugs and drug paraphernalia were seized” by the deputy at the sheriff’s office, according to police reports.

A complainant reportedly called for a medic advising that a male subject at the residence on Park Avenue had overdosed and was not breathing on April 29 at 4 p.m. The male subject woke when medics arrived.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of two female juveniles on the outside of the fenced area of the bicycle path bridge over the Great Miami River at Lock 9 Park on April 29 at 7 p.m. Two female juveniles were found at the wall at Lock 9 Park, and they reportedly admitted to being outside of the fence on the bike path over the river. The juveniles were warned that they would be charged with disorderly conduct in the future if they did it again. They were then released, and their parents were contacted.

THEFT: There was a report of a theft at a business on E. Ash Street on April 29 at 7:20 p.m. A female subject reportedly took items without paying. Pamela D. Atkins, 35, of Sidney was cited for theft in connection with this incident.

FRAUD: A resident reported receiving three calls from a number in Washington, D.C. The calls claimed that they were from the IRS. The resident ignored the calls.

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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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