Piqua police catch alleged burglar


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



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PIQUA — Last week, Piqua police apprehended a Houston resident believed to have been stealing from his family members in Piqua.

Nicholas I. Cox, 30, of Houston, was picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 2, on a warrant for second-degree felony burglary. The charge was in connection with an incident on Sept. 30 when Piqua police responded to a report of a burglarly on the 700 block of Vine Street. A 42-inch Toshiba flat screen television was reported stolen from inside a home.

Cox is also facing multiple other charges unrelated to this incident, including fourth-degree felony theft, first-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and first-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cox is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total of $25,000 cash only bond. He is awaiting arraignment in the Miami County Municipal while his felony charges have been bound over to Miami County Common Pleas Court.

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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