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.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a male asking for money at a residence on the 600 block of S. Sunset Drive on Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. The male had an active protection order against the resident, according to police reports. Michael S. Wintrow, 25, of Piqua was arrested for a first-degree misdemeanor protection order violation in connection with this incident.

There was a disturbance between a male and female reported on the 600 block of Second Street on Sept. 2 at 5:34 p.m. The male claimed that the female threw a flower pot at him. The female stated that she was throwing something away when the male accidentally walked through the room at the same time. The female claimed that it accidentally hit him in the head as she tossed it toward the trash. Another witness stated it was an accident. The male did not have any injuries. They were warned to stay away from each other.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of an assault between two employees at Sears on E. Ash Street on Sept. 2 at 7:39 a.m. Police warned them both for disorderly conduct.

Two males were reportedly fighting on the 1000 block of Virginia Street on Sept. 2 at 2:21 p.m. The males were separated upon officer arrival.

There was a report of two brothers fighting on the 700 block of Gordon Street on Sept. 3 at 12:50 p.m. They were separated upon officer arrival.

A complainant stated that an adult female had attempted to assault the complainant’s 15-year-old daughter on Sept. 3 at 6:36 p.m. at Mote Park Community Center on Gordon Street. There were conflicting stories from both side. Everyone involved was warned for disorderly conduct.

THEFT: Two females reportedly shoplifted meat and paper towels from Kroger on Covington Avenue on Sept. 2 at 3:23 p.m. They reportedly confessed to theft. Amanda S. Stevens, 24, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident. Another female was reportedly charged as well.

A generator was reported stolen from Hubbard Roofing on the 800 block of S. Downing Street on Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.

There was a drive-off with gas reported at the Marathon on Water Street on Sept. 3 at 12:18 p.m. The investigation is pending.

A television was reported stolen from a residence on the 300 block of Walker Street on Sept. 3 at 2 p.m.

A white male suspect reportedly stole a home stereo system from Walmart sometime between midnight and 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 3.

A male subject reportedly left Walmart with six cases of beer without paying for them on Sept. 3 at 8:36 p.m. The subject was not located, but he was identified. Jeffrey L. Epley, 40, of Tipp City was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft and fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespassing in connection with this incident. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

A male reportedly stole a case of Budweiser from the Shell gas station on South Street on Sept. 3 at 9:39 p.m.

UNRULY JUVENILE: An officer was flagged down by a group of juveniles who stated that they were being harassed at the skate park at Pitsenbarger Park on South Street. The incident occurred on Sept. 2 at 7:51 p.m. Police spoke to and warned all of the involved juveniles and guardians for their behavior at the park.

BURGLARY: There was a possible burglary reported on the 1000 block of South Street on Sept. 2 at 11 p.m. The complainant could not locate a pistol, but nothing else was missing.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A mailbox was reportedly damaged on the 1000 block of Jill Court on Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. The mailbox had been drilled out.

SUSPICIOUS: A male and female were reportedly asking people for money at the gas station outside of Walmart on Sept. 3 at 4:22 p.m. They were gone on officer arrival.

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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