Piqua police reports highlights


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



PIQUA — The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports. All information is provided by Piqua police reports.

TRESPASSING COMPLAINT: There was a male reportedly acting disorderly at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on Aug. 28 at 6:52 a.m. The male was trespassed from the property.

A guest of the Red Carpet Inn was trespassed from the property after a report of a disturbance on Aug. 30 at 9:45 a.m.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of lights on inside of a vacant property on the 1500 block of Broadway Drive on Aug. 28 at 9:46 a.m. All of the doors were found secure.

A complainant wanted the area of the 600 block of Bear Run checked due to subjects allegedly damaging a vehicle. The request was made on Aug. 28 at 10:40 p.m.

There was a report of “two adult females taking corn out of a field” on the 600 block of E. Statler Road on Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. They were gone upon officer arrival.

There was a report of a male looking into the windows of a residence on the 900 block of Park Avenue on Aug. 29 at 2:44 p.m. The male claimed to have “recently purchased the home and was checking to see if the prior resident had vacated,” according to police reports.

A resident reported “a bullet being fired into the house sometime in the last two weeks” on the 1400 block of Brook Street, according to police reports. The report was made on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. A bullet was recovered, and there were no injuries.

A resident reported seeing someone looking around the resident’s garage on the 200 block of Gordon Street on Aug. 29 at 8:34 p.m. The subject was not located.

An anonymous caller reported that she saw on Facebook that underage drinking and drug usage had occurred at a residence on the 500 block of Cleveland Street on Aug. 29 at 10:47 p.m. There was no answer at the residence and no violations observed.

FRAUD: Police responded to a report of credit card fraud on the 900 block of Wilson Avenue on Aug. 28 at 3 p.m.

There was another report of credit card fraud on the 1100 block of Drexel Avenue on Aug. 29 at 4:15 p.m. The complainant said that a fraudulent company had charged $300 to her credit card after they claimed her computer had spyware two days ago.

MENACING: A male claimed “he heard from a third party [that] someone had a plan to assault him,” according to police reports. This report was made on the 1600 block of S. Main Street on Aug. 28 at 3:15 p.m.

THEFT: There was a report of a theft of a check on the 500 block of S. Downing Street on Aug. 28 at 3:33 p.m.

There was a theft from a beverage cooler at the Clark gas station reported on Aug. 29 at 7:12 a.m.

A resident reported that his wallet had been “stolen approximately two weeks prior and someone had used his debit card,” according to police reports. The report was made on the 3100 block of Sioux Drive on Aug. 29.

Numerous food items were reported missed from a residence on the 300 block of Water Street on Aug. 29 at 9:50 a.m.

There was a report of a theft from a residence on the 900 block of Park Avenue on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m.

There was a report of a tire stolen from the back of a truck overnight on the 200 block of Cedarbrook Drive on Aug. 29 at 1 p.m.

There was a theft reported from a vehicle in the area of Ohio and E. Main Streets on Aug. 29 between noon and 6:12 p.m. A brown leather wallet, $320, and black phone charger were taken from an unlocked vehicle.

Clothing was reportedly stolen from a residence at the Piqua Village Apartments between Aug. 28 and Aug. 30.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of a juvenile threatening his mother on the 500 block of Garnsey Street on Aug. 28 at 8:48 p.m. The mother did not pursue charges. According to police reports, there were numerous subjects being loud, “intoxicated and acting disorderly.” They were warned for disorderly conduct.

There was a report of several juveniles causing problems with employees at the McDonald’s on E. Ash Street on Aug. 28 at 10 p.m. The complainant stated that the juveniles had been asked to leave, but the complainant was concerned that they were still in the area. The area was checked, and the subjects were not located.

There was a report of an intoxicated male stumbling in the roadway in the area of Wood and S. Main Streets on Aug. 29 at 12:14 a.m. The subject was advised to go inside and remain inside.

There was a report of a disturbance at Z’s Food and Spirits on the 300 block of N. Wayne Street on Aug. 29 at 1 a.m. Police escorted several people off of the property. One person was transported by squad and another was arrested on a warrant.

There was a report of “a male beating on a truck with a stick” in the area of Garnsey and Adams Streets on Aug. 29 at 1:43 a.m. The area was checked, and no one was located. A similar report was made at 1:58 a.m. No one was located at that time either.

Another report was made about a male hitting a vehicle with a stick was made on the 300 block of W. Grant Street on Aug. 29 at 2:43 a.m. The male was not located.

A subject at Lucky’s on N. Main Street was refusing to leave on Aug. 30 at 12:30 a.m. The subject was cooperative upon officer arrival. There was another report later of “subjects yelling and being loud outside the bar” at 1:53 a.m. They reportedly dispersed before the officer pulled up to the bar.

A complainant claimed that a known female had “punched her in the face several times” at the complainant’s home on the 600 block of Boal Avenue on Aug. 30 at 7:38 p.m. After the officer spoke with witnesses in the area, both females were charged. Lacie J. Lynn, 24, of Troy and Brandi N. Studebaker, 28, of Piqua were both charged with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

ASSAULT: A female reportedly “shoved another female into a bar table” at 1 More on Wood Street on Aug. 28 at 11 p.m. The victim reportedly hit her head on the table and was bleeding from the top of her head.

Juvenile female reported assaulted an adult female on the 200 block of E. Main Street on Aug. 29 at 11 p.m. The juvenile was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault and then released to her mother.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a domestic dispute on the 8700 block of Sherry Drive on Aug. 29 at midnight. There were no reports or threats of violence.

There was a report of a domestic dispute on the 800 block of W. Water Street on Aug. 29 at 10:33 p.m. There were no reports or threats of violence.

There was a report of a disturbance on the 300 block of S. Downing Street on Aug. 30 at 2 a.m. The subject reportedly causing the problem left before officer arrival.

There was a report of a disturbance on the 300 block of Pinewood Avenue on Aug. 30 at 8:36 p.m. There was no primary aggressor and no injuries reported.

A female reported the father of her child throwing “a full 16 oz. beer can at her while she was holding her less than [one-year-old] child” on the 1300 block of Clark Avenue on Aug. 30 at 10:13 p.m.

ASSIST SQUAD: There was a subject found not breathing at a residence on the 200 block of Cleveland Street on Aug. 29 at 8:15 p.m. Medics reportedly found a capsule with powder inside. The patient was transported to the hospital.

FOUND PROPERTY: There was a bicycle found behind the Piqua Public Library at 116 W. High St. on Aug. 30 at 8 a.m.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: There was a report of criminal damage at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on the 300 block of W. Ash Street on Aug. 30 at 11:43 a.m. “Tree branches were torn [and] ripped off the trees,” according to police reports.

DRUG OFFENSE: Chaz M. Steele, 25, of Piqua was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession on Aug. 29. Steele was bound over to common pleas court.

Alleged drug activity was reported in the area of W. Water and Walker Streets on Aug. 30 at 7:53 p.m.

Austin K. Jay, 32, of Troy was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession on Aug. 30.

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.

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By Sam Wildow

[email protected]

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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