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.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: There was a report of a hit skip accident on private property in the parking lot outside of Kroger at 1510 Covington Avenue in Piqua on Oct. 7 between 7-7:45 p.m. The complainant stated that “someone hit her vehicle while she was inside the business,” according to police reports.

UNRULY JUVENILE: Police were dispatched to the Piqua High School on a report of an assault on Oct. 9 at 10:16 a.m. It was found to be an unruly juvenile where a student allegedly ran into another in the hallway. There were no reported injuries, and the school pursued punishment.

THEFT: There was a report of an attempted theft at the Spring Thru Drive Thru, located at 225 Spring Street, on Oct. 9 at noon. The victim did not pursue charges, but the suspect was trespassed from the business.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the 200 block of Harrison Street on Oct. 9 between 9:15-9:25 p.m.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the victim’s workplace at French Oil Mill Machinery Company, located at 1035 W. Greene St., on Oct. 9.

A male and female reportedly left La Quinta Inn, located at 950 E. Ash St., without paying for their room on Oct. 10. Christopher Drake, 33, and Brandi N. Wheeler, 29, both of Portland, Ind., were charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

Medication was reported stolen from a residence on the 900 block of South Street on Oct. 10 at 12:58 p.m.

An assortment of hand tools were reported stolen from the 500 block of Miami Street on Oct. 10 between noon and 2:19 p.m.

FRAUD: A complainant at Unity National Bank, located at 1603 Covington Avenue, reported that someone had allegedly “put an empty envelope in the ATM in order to deceptively gain access to money from the ATM,” according to police reports. The incident was reported on Oct. at 12:35 p.m. The account holders were identified. The incident is under investigation.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A caller stated that a male had thrown beer on her through an open car window while near the Piqua Village Apartments on Covington Avenue on Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Aaron J. Covault, 21, of Piqua was cited with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

Police were dispatched to a report of menacing but found it to be an incident of disorderly conduct on the 500 block of N. Main Street on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m. Suspect denied naming-calling but was warned for disorderly conduct.

MENACING: There was a report of female juveniles “yelling at another juvenile and throwing an empty fast food cup at her vehicle, causing no damage,” according to police reports. The incident reportedly occurred in the area of South and Gordon Streets on Oct. 9 at 7:11 p.m. The juveniles were warned to stay away from one another.

A caller stated that her neighbor had threatened to assault her on the 1000 block of Caldwell Street on Oct. 10 at 1:21 p.m. The neighbor was warned for menacing.

SUSPICIOUS: An anonymous caller reported that a male was following a female walking down the 400 block of W. Water Street on Oct. 9 at 8:30 p.m. Police checked the area and did not locate anyone matching the description provided by dispatch.

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

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

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