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 hit-skip accident with no suspect vehicle present reported on the 900 block of Virginia Street on Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY: An officer reported observing a vehicle with stolen registration on Nov. 6 at 1:24 p.m. Kenneth S. Hartzell, 53, of Piqua was charged with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property in connection with this incident.

BURGLARY: There was a report of a burglary on the 200 block of S. Roosevelt Avenue on Nov. 6 at 3:19 p.m. Several items were taken from the residence.

There was a report of a possible burglary on the 800 block of W. Greene Street on Nov. 7 at 2 a.m. There were no items reported stolen. The resident believed someone entered through an open door in the basement, according to police reports.

There was a report of a home burglary on the 400 block of New Street on Nov. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Several items were reported stolen.

There was a report of a home burglary on the 1100 block of Leonard Street on Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Cash and jewelry were taken.

THEFT: A bicycle, two metal chairs, and a metal table were reported stolen from a porch on the 500 block of Broadway between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

A complainant reported that a subject who had allegedly been stealing items from Walmart recently was in the store and appeared to have concealed items on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. The subject was located and admitted to stealing the items, according to police reports. Derek J. Dorsten, 34, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

UNRULY JUVENILE: There was a report of a fifth grader allegedly being assaulted by an eighth grader after getting off the bus in the area of Upway Drive and Covington Avenue on Nov. 6 at 3:50 p.m.

MENACING: An intoxicated male was arguing with his wife and daughter when he allegedly pointed his handgun at his daughter on the 1100 block of Broadway on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. Thomas D. Brinkman, 55, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor weapons while intoxicated and first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing in connection with this incident.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a disturbance on the 300 block of Harrison Street on Nov. 6 at 9:56 p.m. A female juvenile offender was charged with domestic violence in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a disturbance on the 600 block of N. College Street on Nov. 7 at 3:52 p.m. A dog got out while a domestic dispute had occurred and allegedly charged a neighbor. The supposed owner of the dog was found to have an active warrant and fled the scene, according to police reports. Police were unable to locate the owner or the dog. There were no injuries from the dog.

SHOTS FIRED: There was a report of hunters in a field in the county shooting at geese with a shot hitting house on the 800 block of Caribou Court on Nov. 7 at 8:30 a.m. An officer checked the area and found the hunters were too far away for a direct shot to hit the house but it appeared that shot was “raining down” on house. The officer noted that “the Miami County Game Warden had talked to these same hunters approximately two weeks prior in the same field and they were not in violation,” according to police reports. One of the hunters was called and advised of the complaint.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A male juvenile reportedly threw a large bouncy ball out of a moving vehicle while in the parking lot outside of Walmart on Nov. 7 at 11:20 a.m. The ball reportedly damaged another vehicle in the parking lot.

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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