Piqua police reports highlights


By Sam Wildow - [email protected]



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

THEFT: A female reportedly left Speedway on Scott Drive with a cappuccino without paying for it on Jan. 8 at 7:20 a.m. A female juvenile offender was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A complainant reported that someone had taken a trampoline frame out of her yard on the 500 block of Young Street between midnight on Jan. 5 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 8.

A complainant found her front license plate was missing at the Regency West Apartments on the 600 block of N. Downing Street on Jan. 8 at 6:50 p.m.

Zachary R. Long, 25, of Piqua was charged with fourth-degree felony theft on Jan. 11.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: There was a report of a neighbor’s dog on the 400 block of Brook Street coming through a fence and onto the reporting party’s property on Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. No violation was observed.

A caller reported that a dog on the 100 block of Second Street “growled at her when she was walking her children to the bus stop” on Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m., according to police reports. An officer spoke to the owner of the dog and “advised to keep the dog on a leash.”

TRESPASSING: Two males reportedly had a verbal argument over money on the 200 block of S. Main Street on Jan. 8 at 9:45 a.m. “A male was warned for trespassing,” according to police reports.

FRAUD: A complainant reported that she had paid money to a tech company over the phone to fix her computer on Jan. 8. According to police reports, the complainant “found that this was a scam after making the payment. She contacted (Chase) and the payment was stopped and (a) block was put on her card.

WELFARE CHECK: A complainant reported that “he believes his mother is being mistreated” at a nursing home on the 1800 block of W. High Street on Jan. 8, according to police reports.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A vehicle was reportedly found damaged on the 900 block of Young Street on Jan. 8 between 3-7 p.m.

Flagpole lights were found broken at Heritage Green at 901 N. Downing St. on Jan. 9 at 8:22 p.m.

A male allegedly damaged the property of Piqua’s Sunset Bingo on the 1700 block of W. High Street with his vehicle on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Austin T. Nicodemus, 21, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging, fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespassing, and a traffic offense in connection with this incident.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of “a male yelling from his window at his neighbors” on the 1600 block of New Haven Road on Jan. 9 at 11:40 a.m., according to police reports. The male was advised to stay inside and warned for disorderly conduct.

An officer reportedly observed what appeared to be the start of a fight in front of Zs Food and Spirits on the 300 block of N. Wayne Street on Jan. 10 at 2:10 a.m. Everyone dispersed.

SEX OFFENSE: Subjects came into the Piqua Police Department with a computer on Jan. 9 and stated that they suspected the person they loaned it to downloaded child pornography on it. The computer was sent to the Miami Valley Crime Lab for analysis.

SUSPICIOUS: A resident reported that someone driving a white Grand Am parked in his driveway, got out of his car, smoked a cigarette, got back in the car, and then left. According to police reports, this activity occurred on Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.

A complainant reported that two individuals appeared to be acting suspicious and peering into vehicles on the 800 block of W. Greene Street on Jan. 9 at 9:45 p.m.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of domestic violence on Walnut Street on Jan. 10 at 3:35 p.m. Kyle L. Keister, 26, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor domestic violence in connection with this incident.

WARRANT: Skyler D. Butt, 20, of Piqua was picked up on a warrant for second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business on Jan. 8. The care was originally filed on Oct. 9.

Eric D. Higgins, Sr., 47, of Piqua was picked up on Jan. 10 on a warrant for a first-degree misdemeanor offense.

Joshua S. Jackson, 35, of Piqua was picked up on a warrant on Jan. 11 for first-degree misdemeanor theft, first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument, and two charges of first-degree misdemeanor probation violations.

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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