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.

FELONIOUS ASSAULT: A male juvenile reportedly cut his mother with a knife after a verbal argument on Camp Street on July 7 at 6:27 p.m. According to police reports, there were superficial wounds on the mother’s forearm. The juvenile was charged with second-degree felonious assault and incarcerated at the Juvenile Detention Center.

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a minor crash between a motorcycle and a parked van on Scudder Street on July 9 at 7:42 p.m. There were no injuries reported.

DISORDERLY: There was a report of a male subject threatening to assault people at an apartment on Covington Avenue on July 9 at 8:50 p.m. The subject was warned for disorderly conduct.

FIREWORKS COMPLAINT: A resident reported seeing fireworks go off west of his residence on Edge Street on July 9 at 9:50 p.m. The house setting off the fireworks could not be identified, and an officer checking the area did not observe any fireworks going off.

A caller reported fireworks going off in the area of Wood Street on July 9 at 10 p.m. An officer checked the area and did not witness any fireworks.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a male subject kicking on a door on Clark Avenue on July 9 at 10:45 p.m.

Deryan G. Maxon, 20, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence on July 10 at 10:30 p.m. Maxon is accused of striking a known victim.

UNRULY JUVENILE: There was a report of a female juvenile coming home intoxicated from a friend’s house on Miami Street on July 9 at 11:17 p.m. The juvenile was taken to UVMC to be checked out.

WARRANT: Steven A. Downing, II, 29, of Piqua, turned himself in on a warrant on July 10 at 1:26 a.m.

SUSPICIOUS: A caller reported a juvenile on a bicycle circling the caller’s vehicle on July 10 at 3:24 a.m.

There was a report of male subjects throwing fireworks from a vehicle on Covington Avenue on July 10 at 5:13 p.m. An officer made contact with them, and they denied the accusations. There was “no evidence the subjects were throwing fireworks,” according to police reports.

There was a report of possible gunshots in the area of N. Main Street on July 10 at 11:40 p.m. Subjects in the area said they heard fireworks. An officer checked the area and did not witness anything suspicious.

CURFEW: A complainant reported seeing trash being thrown out of a vehicle in the area of N. College Street and Park Avenue on July 10 at 3:30 a.m. The passengers were all reportedly minors and were returned home.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A caller reported a window screen was damaged on Young Street on July 10 at 4:50 a.m.

THEFT: A GPS unit was reported stolen from a vehicle on Lyndhurst Drive overnight between July 9-10.

A bicycle was reported stolen from a front porch on South Street overnight between July 9-10.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: Someone reportedly sprayed silly-string on a vehicle on Madison Avenue overnight between July 9-10.

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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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