Alleged heroin dealers sought


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 — Charges were filed against two residents for allegedly selling heroin in Piqua.

Regina M. Burke, 45, of Piqua, and Teri L. Stambaugh, 48, of Piqua, were each charged with multiple counts of fifth-degree felony trafficking heroin. Their charges are unrelated to each other.

The charges stem from approximately five separate incidents that took place in January 2015. According to Deputy Chief Jason Preston of the Piqua Police Department, there were two reported incidents of heroin being sold at the Red Carpet Inn and three incidents on the west end of Covington Avenue, including one at the Colonial Terrace Apartments.

An arrest warrant was requested for Burke.

In other news:

• Jody L. Sanders, 42, of Sidney, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault and first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence after an incident reported at Z’s Food and Spirits, located on the 300 block of North Wayne Street, on Saturday at 2 a.m. According to Piqua police reports, Sanders allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and then bit a bar patron. Sanders was reportedly working at the bar and intoxicated at the time of this incident.

Sanders spent the weekend in the Miami County Jail before being released on bond on Monday.

• Piqua police picked up a woman with a warrant out of Montgomery County after there was a report of her acting disorderly on Sunday at noon in the area of Walker and West High streets. Leslie A. Barnhart, 46, of Piqua, was arrested on the warrant, which was for fourth-degree felony patient abuse. She was also warned for disorderly conduct and for an open container of alcohol.

• Kevin R. Magill, 37, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony possession of drugs and second-degree misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments over the weekend. The charge stems from an incident reported in May where a male subject reportedly overdosed at a residence on the 600 block of Miami Street in Piqua.

• Elizabeth N. Yearsley, 36, of Piqua, was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor child endangering in Miami County Municipal Court. She was sentenced to 180 of suspended jail time. Two other counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangering were dismissed. The original incident reportedly took place on the 300 block of Young Street in March.

• Matthew J. Callihan, 30, of Dayton, was found guilty of first-degree misdemeanor assault in Miami County Municipal Court. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail. He was originally charged with fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition, but the charge was amended down due to a plea deal in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

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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 the writer at (937) 451-3336

Reach the writer at (937) 451-3336

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