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.

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF: An unlocked vehicle on Covington Avenue was entered overnight between Nov. 15-16. A small amount of change was reported missing, and property was moved around in the vehicle.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A window on a vehicle was busted out on Manier Avenue overnight between Nov. 15-16. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.

Two other vehicles’ windows were busted out on Manier Avenue overnight between Nov. 15-16.

THEFT: A vehicle was broken into on Cottage Avenue overnight between Nov. 15-16. A purse was reported stolen.

The window of a vehicle was broken on South Roosevelt Avenue overnight between Nov. 15-16. Various items were stolen out of the vehicle.

A vehicle’s window was broken on Covington Avenue overnight between Nov. 15-16. Items were stolen from the car.

There was a report of a theft at Walmart on Nov. 16 at around 6 p.m. Christine M. Cyphers, 32, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

There was damage done to a vehicle on South Downing Street and a cell phone was reported stolen on Nov. 16 between 10-11 p.m.

A vehicle was broken into on South Wayne Street overnight between Nov. 16-17. Cash was reported stolen.

A television was reported stolen from a home on Adams Street on Nov. 17 between 2:30-7:30 p.m.

OVERDOSE: There was a report of man who had overdosed on South Downing Street on Nov. 16 at around 6:40 p.m. According to police reports, a “vehicle reportedly dropped the male off and told the reporting party the male had overdosed and then left.” The man was revived with Narcan and taken to the hospital.

There was a report of man overdosing at a residence on South Downing Street on Nov. 17 at around noon. He was unresponsive. He was given Narcan and taken to the hospital. According to police reports, several stolen items were found at the residence. Justin E. Ramey, 24, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property and second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business in connection with this incident.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a reported an intoxicated man lying on the ground at the corner of South Downing and Wood streets on Nov. 16 at 7:40 p.m. He was located sitting on a stone wall and transported home. Edward D. Kuykendall, 48, of Piqua, was charged with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a heavily intoxicated man who had fallen out of his wheelchair and passed out on a porch on South Main Street on Nov. 17 at 7:18 p.m. He was found to be highly intoxicated with a head injury. He was transported to the hospital. Dennis A. Saul, 61, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: An unlocked shed on South Downing Street was entered and a Ryobi grinder, Craftsman drill, and circular saw were reported stolen on Nov. 17 at around 9:30 a.m.

A bicycle was reported stolen from a backyard and a garage was reportedly entered on West Water Street on Nov. 17.

ARSON: There was a report of juveniles starting a fire in a culvert under the road on Manier Avenue on Nov. 17 at 4:48 p.m. The juveniles were reportedly identified.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of a group of juveniles putting another juvenile into a trunk of a car and then driving off at the McDonald’s on Covington Avenue on Nov. 17 at 5:36 p.m. No plate for the vehicle was given. The area was checked, and the vehicle was not located.

A caller reported a man walking on Parkridge Place toward Sunset Avenue with a knife on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. He was reportedly making threats toward others and himself. He was located and taken to UVMC for mental health treatment.

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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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