Piqua police reports highlights

PIQUA —The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports between June 17 and June 18. All information is provided by Piqua police reports.

TRESPASSING: A complainant at the Shell gas station on Main Street asked Piqua police to have a subject leave the gas station after being there for three hours on June 17 at 7:26 a.m. He reportedly left without causing any issues.

A resident reported juveniles trying to break into his shed on the 600 block of New Street on June 17 at 4:26 p.m. An officer spoke to a juvenile’s father. The juveniles were trespassed from the property.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Three vehicles were reportedly damaged overnight between June 16 and June 17 near the U.S. Army Recruiting Center on Ash Street.

Approximately eight vehicles were sprayed with shaving cream on the 900 block of Robinson Avenue. The criminal mischief was reported on June 18 at 8:25 a.m. Piqua police reportedly recovered the can that was used.

THEFT: A bicycle was reportedly stolen from the 400 block of Miami Street between 9 p.m. on June 16 and 7 a.m. on June 17.

A resident reported that the front plate was missing from his vehicle on the 1100 block of Van Way on June 17. He remembered seeing it there at 8 p.m. on June 16 and noticed that it was gone at 1 p.m. on June 17.

Piqua police responded to Walmart on June 17 at 8 p.m. due to a report of a theft that occurred the previous night.

An air conditioning unit was reportedly stolen from the 100 block of Roosevelt Avenue on June 18 at 4:26 a.m.

A resident reported on June 18 that a home healthcare nurse’s aid allegedly “stole three pills over several days,” according to police reports. The aid was let go from the healthcare company, and the resident wanted a report documenting the incident.

FRAUD: A Tipp City resident reported finding irregular activity on a Piqua corporate company credit card on June 17. Two of the corporate credit cards were reportedly found to have fraudulent transactions at five different locations. “The total amount charged on the credit cards was $5,261.37,” according to police reports. “Video was recovered from Walmart and added to the case file.”

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of “a canoe floating down the river with no one in or around it,” according to police reports. It was seen from the bridge at Shawnee and Main on June 17 at 6:45 p.m. Piqua police checked with Shelby County, and “there were no reports of missing persons due to the high water.” Miami County also had a sighting of the canoe at the Peterson Road bridge a short time later.

There was a report of a loud explosion in the alley near Ulbrich’s on June 18 at 12:26 a.m. Piqua police responded to the 100 block of Young Street.

DISTURBANCE: A reportedly “highly intoxicated” female claimed her husband pushed her on the 1100 block of Van Way on June 18 at 5:13 a.m. The male claimed that the female threatened him. There were no marks or injuries, according to police reports.

A female was reportedly moving out of a residence when a male involved “found out that she got items and chased her through town,” according to police reports. Officers reportedly warned both subjects for disorderly conduct near Lucky’s Bar at 108 N. Main Street on June 18 at 3:27 p.m.

A female claimed that her live-in boyfriend “pushed her down and threatened to kill her” on the 1400 block of Washington on June 18. Justin L. Lynn, 21, was charged with fourth-degree felony domestic violence in connection with this incident.

An employee at Burger King was reportedly verbal with a manager after quitting on June 18 at 7:24 p.m. The employee “was located and trespassed from the business at the request of management,” according to police reports.

FOUND PROPERTY: A red, 26-inch bicycle was found along a fence in the back alley on the 900 block of High Street on June 18. It was taken into police property.

SEX OFFENSE: A Russel’s Point resident had questions “regarding an allegation of possible abuse” in Piqua on June 18.

A juvenile claimed that “she was forced to have sex by an adult male,” according to police reports on June 18. “Adult male was located and he denied any sexual assault on juvenile.” The case is still pending results from the Miami Valley Crime Lab on a sexual assault kit.

BURGLARY: A complainant from Ed Liette Realty on County Road 25-A reported on June 18 someone breaking into the business and stealing rent money from a night drop box. The “complainant advised that he had video of the suspect,” according to police reports. The offense reportedly took place on June 6 at midnight.

Four male juveniles were charged with second-degree felony burglary on June 18 at after allegedly stole Xbox games from a residence on the 300 block of Home Avenue on June 14.

MENACING: A resident reported a male coming to his house on the 200 block of High Street and threatening to kill him on June 18 at 9:22 p.m. Roger L. Combs, 32, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing in connection with this incident.

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.

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