Piqua police reports highlights


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



Donald E. Behm


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

SUSPICIOUS: An officer responded to a complaint of someone possibly opening mailboxes in a neighborhood on the 100 block of Jean Street on Dec. 23 at 8:45 a.m. The officer found numerous open mailboxes in the neighborhood.

A caller reported seeing two juveniles playing in the roadway on the 600 block of S. Wayne Street on Dec. 23 at 1:52 p.m. The juveniles were not located.

A caller reported hearing gun shots in the area of Lenox Street on Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. An officer checked the area and did not locate anyone firing a weapon or hear any gun shots.

A complainant stated that someone had fired a gun in an alley near the 100 block of South Street on Dec. 24 at 2:30 a.m.

THEFT: A resident’s truck battery was reported stolen on the 900 block of Park Avenue sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 22 and 8:45 a.m. Dec. 23.

There a was a report of property stolen from a vehicle on the 300 block of Boone Street, and the property was recovered in the a neighbor’s yard. The incident occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Dec. 21 and 8 a.m. Dec. 23.

An employee at Walmart was charged with theft after she was reportedly found to be overcharging customers, according to police reports. Kara B. Salyer, 36, of St. Paris was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

WARRANT: A subject with a warrant out of Montgomery Country for robbery was seen on a porch on the 200 block of E. Main Street on Dec.23 at 11:40 a.m. An officer arrested the subject for the warrant. When the officer then searched the subject, two hypodermic needles and a glass pipe were reportedly found on the subject. The officer also located a bag containing suspected heroin where the subject was standing on the porch, according to police reports. Donald E. Behm, 30, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession, first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument, and fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with this incident. Behm is also facing a second-degree felony charge in connection with the warrant. Behm is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total of $11,000 bond.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A subject was reportedly being verbal over a tobacco purchase at Cheap Tobacco, located on the 1500 block of Covington Avenue, on Dec. 23 at 12:51 p.m. The caller stated that the male left in a Buick SUV, but the officer was not able to locate the vehicle.

A complainant stated that an upset customer reportedly threw food at her and was causing a problem at Burger King on Dec. 23 at 9:20 p.m. The suspect was reportedly located and trespassed from the property.

BURGLARY: A resident reported that someone had entered her home on the 100 block of S. Roosevelt Avenue and stole a tablet on Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m.

CIVIL MATTER: A complainant on the 200 block of S. Downing Street “advised she had given her children to a friend a month ago and she now wanted them back” on Dec. 23, according to police reports.

DISTURBANCE: Two sisters were reportedly fighting on the 200 block of S. Wayne Street on Dec. 23 at 6:47 p.m. The primary aggressor was reportedly charged with domestic violence.

A complainant stated that he had been punched by several subjects on the 900 block of Plymouth Avenue on Dec. 23 at 10 p.m. Dalton S. Jenkins, 18, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A complainant stated someone broke out the front window of his residence on the 300 block of Riverside Drive on Dec. 24 at 2:30 a.m. An officer observed the damage upon 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.

Donald E. Behm
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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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