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 Miami County Municipal Court records.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: A resident reported on Aug. 8 that someone had toilet-papered her yard and egged her van sometime in the last four days on Lambert Drive.

A vehicle appeared to have been entered and gone through on Leonard Street overnight between Aug. 8-9. Nothing was reported missing.

A window was reported damaged on Miami Street on Aug. 9 at 8:40 p.m.

FOUND PROPERTY: A bicycle was found in a ditch on E. Statler Road on Aug. 8 at 8L40 a.m. It was taken into police custody.

SUSPICIOUS: A complainant reported that he was inside of a residence on Blaine Avenue when he heard people speaking outside and the door handle moved on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. The door was locked. The people left on foot. It was noted that it could have been a former tenant of the home.

There was a report of a subject possibly trying to get into a locked vehicle on Broadway Street on Aug. 8 at 10:50 p.m. The subject was not located.

A man and woman were found parked in a parking lot on Fountain Boulevard on Aug. 9 at 12:34 a.m. They were advised of the curfew and given a verbal warning.

There was a report of juveniles walking between houses on Peregrine Place on Aug. 9 at 10:30 p.m. They were playing Pokemon Go. They were told to stay out of people’s yards if they did not have permission to be there.

THEFT: A bicycle was reported stolen on S. Wayne Street overnight between Aug. 7-8.

A debit card was reported stolen on Echo Lake Drive on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.

There was a report of a theft from Marathon on W. Water Street on Aug. 9 at 7:25 a.m. Jack T. Miller, 53, of Pleasant Hill, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A vehicle was reportedly entered on Young Street overnight between Aug. 8-9. A cup holder was reported missing.

An unlocked vehicle was entered on Blaine Avenue on Aug. 9 at 8:57 p.m. Items were reported taken.

HIT SKIP: A semi reportedly struck a crosswalk sign and left the scene in the area of E. Ash Street and the Interstate-75 soundbound ramps on Aug. 8 at 2:48 p.m. The case is pending after Piqua police obtained a possible suspect license plate number.

There was a report of a hit skip accident occurring in the area of S. College Street and Covington Avenue on Aug. 8 at 3:40 p.m.

A vehicle reportedly struck a railroad gate crossing and did not stop to report the incident at the CSX railroad crossing on N. County Road 25-A on Aug. 8 at 3:50 p.m.

BURGLARY: A resident on Echo Lake Drive was reportedly broken into on Aug. 8. Nothing appeared to be missing. Evidence was collected.

There was a report of an attempted burglary on Camp Street on Aug. 9 at 1 a.m. A complainant advised that someone attempted to open a window at the residence. The area was checked and no one was located.

SEX OFFENSE: A complainant reported that he had information about his ex-girlfriend “possibly trading sexual favors for money on Facebook” on Aug. 8, according to police reports.

ASSIST CITIZEN: A complainant reported that she dropped her WIC card while shopping at Ulbrich’s Market on Aug. 8 at 10:36 p.m. Another customer was thought to have picked it up but the WIC card was not located after that customer was searched.

UNRULY JUVENILE: Three female juveniles were found out past curfew on S. Roosevelt Avenue on Aug. 9 at 2:50 a.m. They were given a ride home.

A female juvenile reported that a male juvenile spit on her at Fountain Park on Aug. 9 at 7:54 p.m.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A male subject was found passed out on a front porch on Lyndhurst Drive on Aug. 9 at 9:57 p.m. It was found that he lived next door and was taken home.

DRUG OFFENSE: A woman with a warrant was located in the area of W. Grant and Weber streets on Aug. 19 at 2:42 a.m. She was reportedly found with drug paraphernalia. Tamara Brown, 28, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. She is also facing an unrelated charge for fifth-degree felony drug possession charge out of Tipp City.

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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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