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.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: A dog with no tags followed a student to school at the Piqua Central Intermediate School on May 25 at 8:45 a.m. The animal shelter responded and took the dog.

A dog got loose on the 400 block of Riverside Drive and reportedly bit a male subject on May 25 at 1:49 p.m. The subject was injured from the bite, according to police reports. Amber L. Shoffner, 29, of Piqua was cited for permitting dogs to bite in connection with this incident.

THEFT: There was a report of a car stereo being stolen from inside a vehicle on the 600 block of W. North Street overnight between May 24-25.

A lawn mower was reported stolen from a porch on the 400 block of W. Ash Street on May 26.

Several packs of meat were reported stolen from Kroger on May 26 at 3 p.m.

William L. Spradling, 42, of Sidney was picked up on a warrant for first-degree misdemeanor theft on May 26. The charge is in connection with an incident on the 1300 block of Ash Street that reportedly occurred on April 25.

CITIZEN ASSIST: A tree landed on a vehicle after being blown over by the wind on N. State Route 66 within city limits on May 25 at 4:33 p.m. There were no reports of any injuries.

UNRULY JUVENILE: A juvenile reportedly broke a subject’s table on the 300 block of S. Downing Street on May 25 at 5 p.m. The juvenile stated that it was an accident. The juvenile was trespassed from the residence.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of someone possibly stealing water from the city on the 100 block of Blackwell Drive on May 25 at 5 p.m.

A complainant reported that subjects in a teal minivan yelled at her as they drove by in the area of N. College and W. High streets on May 25 at 9:10 p.m. The vehicle was gone upon officer arrival.

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a two-vehicle accident on the 100 block of N. Main Street on May 25 at 5:40 p.m. There were no injuries. A traffic citation was issued for assured clear distance ahead.

OVI: During a traffic stop, Gregory A. Silvers, 55, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI. The traffic stop took place in the area of Summit and Willard streets on May 25 at 6:40 p.m. Silvers reportedly refused the OVI test.

FRAUD: A resident reported an incident of fraud on May 25 where the victim’s debit card was used at a business in Dayton on May 19.

Another debit card was reported stolen and used on May 26.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: A van was reportedly hit while it was parked on the 500 block of W. High Street on May 25.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of a disturbance on the 400 block of W. Ash Street on May 25 at 8:53 p.m. Three people were warned for disorderly conduct.

A male subject was heard yelling at a residence on the 700 block of Brice Avenue on May 26 at midnight. He was warned for disorderly conduct.

There was a report of a male subject acting disorderly, throwing items, and refusing to leave the residence on the 200 block of Miami Street on May 26 at 3:33 p.m. The subject was trespassed from the property.

A female subject was warned for disorderly conduct after allegedly becoming verbal after dropping off her child on the 2100 block of Indian Ridge Drive on May 26 at 7 p.m.

There was a report of a disturbance between several subjects in the area of Brice Avenue and South Street on May 26 at 10:35 p.m. All of the subjects were warned for disorderly conduct.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: There was a report of a known person possibly damaging a complainant’s license plates on the 600 block of Manier Avenue on May 25 at 11:44 p.m.

DRUG OFFENSE: A juvenile was reportedly found with an illegal substance at Piqua Central Intermediate School on May 26 at 10:28 a.m. The juvenile was charged with minor misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and minor misdemeanor drug possession.

Bernadette S. Boettiger, 38, of Piqua was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia on May 26.

BURGLARY: There was a report of a video game system that went missing from a home on the 400 block of Miami Street on May 26 between 7:35-7:55 p.m. The alleged suspect is homeless.

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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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