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 and court records.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A vehicle’s window was reported broken on New Haven Road on June 27 at 7 p.m.

The front window of Anytime Fitness was found shattered on June 28 at midnight.

A juvenile was reportedly spray-painting indecent material at Pitsenbarger Park on June 28 at 5 p.m.

TRAFFIC STOP: A driver was stopped in the area of North County Road 25-A and North Hetzler Road for traffic violations on June 27 at 10:44 p.m. Prescription pills were then located in the vehicle. The vehicle was reportedly towed and OVI charges are pending per crime lab results.

SUSPICIOUS: An officer found an open door at an unoccupied residence on Weber Street on June 26 at 3 a.m. The building was checked, and the officer did not locate anyone. The officer secured the door. There was no property owner information available.

CITIZEN ASSIST: A subject rented a couch from a local rental store and reportedly found syringes with the couch on June 28 at 6 a.m. Police disposed of the syringes.

FOUND PROPERTY: A bicycle was left in the front yard of a property on Boone Street sometime between June 26-28.

Syringes were found in the street on Harrison Street on June 28 at 7 p.m. Police disposed of them.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Police assisted a squad call where a reportedly intoxicated male subject had passed out at Burger King on June 28 at 10:50 a.m. While being charged, the subject “became menacing and resisted officers who were trying to restrain him,” according to police reports. Marvin L. Allen, Jr., 28, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor menacing, second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, and minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a truck full of male subjects driving by a residence on North Main Street and shooting a pellet gun at the residence on June 28 at 6:44 p.m. The area was searched, but the truck was not found. There was no damage done to the property.

THEFT: A cell phone was reported stolen at the community swimming pool on South Street on June 28 at 3:18 p.m.

Subjects were found allegedly attempting to steal a vacuum cleaner from Walmart on June 28 at 3:27 p.m. According to police reports, the vacuum cleaner “was admittedly taken to be sold for heroin” before store associates caught teh suspects. Two female juveniles were released after being charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft, a female adult was taken to jail, and a warrant was requested for an adult male subject. Brooks M. Smith, 20, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident. There is an active warrant for his arrest.

Lindsey N. Smith, 20, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft on June 28. She is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on $1,500 bond. Her next court date is scheduled for Aug. 3. She was also cited for a probation violation.

MENACING: People in a vehicle driving by subjects on Sheridan Street allegedly harassed the subjects on June 28 at 8:25 p.m. A victim claimed that the occupants threatened “to assault her and her friends,” according to police reports. The occupants of the vehicle were located and warned for menacing.

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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

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336

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