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.

SUSPICIOUS: Two Piqua High School students reported a suspicious vehicle that followed them when they headed to the bus stop on Sept. 30. There were no threats made to the students. The report was made at the high school, and the specific bus stop was not named in the police reports.

A resident reported seeing two people wearing clown masks, standing and staring behind a residence on Maryville Lane on Sept. 30 at around 7 p.m. An officer was unable to locate the subjects.

There was a loud noise complaint and a complaint of possible underage drinking on Brook Street on Sept. 30 at 8:43 p.m. An adult male subject was warned for disorderly conduct.

There was a report of a mannequin dressed as a clown placed by the East Ash Street near the Roosevelt Fieldhouse and Wertz Stadium on Oct. 1 at around 12:42 p.m. The owner of the mannequin said that he was a professional clown and thought the mannequin would be funny. The owner moved the mannequin.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: An intoxicated subject reportedly tried to get into someone else’s room at the Red Roof Inn and Suites on Scott Drive on Sept. 30 at 9:44 a.m.

GRAFFITI: A six-sided star was spray-painted on the sidewalk at the intersection of West Ash and North College streets sometime between Sept. 29-30.

Concrete was spray-painted at the Piqua Senior Apartment on North College Street sometime between Sept. 29-30.

THEFT: A complainant reported that a turf company had illegally hooked up to a fire hydrant on East Statler Road on Sept. 30 at around 1:15 p.m.

Halloween decorations were reported stolen from a residence on Miami Street sometime between Sept. 29-30.

Several juveniles reportedly dropped a box in the street before running off on Falmouth Avenue on Sept. 30 at around 3:30 p.m. According to police reports, the box was a package from UPS and the owner of the package confirmed that the items were stolen. The items were returned to the owner.

ASSAULT: There was a report of disturbance on South Downing Street on Oct. 1 at 5:50 a.m. Michael W. Butts, 27, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident.

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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 [email protected] or (937) 451-3336

Reach the writer at [email protected] or (937) 451-3336

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