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.

THEFT: A juvenile was allegedly seen stealing a purse from a vehicle on the 400 block of Weber Street on Feb. 7 at 11:36 a.m. According to police reports, the “juvenile was caught and charged with theft and obstructing” after a foot pursuit.

A male subject allegedly stole a BB gun from Walmart on Feb. 9 at 11:40 a.m. Joseph A. Hamilton, 47, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

Complainants reported that their wallets were stolen from an employee stock room at the back of Buckle on the 900 block of E. Ash Street on Feb. 11.

SUSPICIOUS: A male and female were reportedly seen trying to break into a house on the 800 block of Washington Avenue on Feb. 7 at 11:45 a.m. An officer spoke with the individuals who stated that the female had locked herself out and climbed in a second story window. The female verified that it was her residence by showing the officer her mail.

DISTURBANCE: Dana L. Tripp, 57, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence on Feb. 7.

Gary S. Burns, 28, of Dayton was charged with fifth-degree felony domestic violence for alleged actions against a pregnant woman.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: There was a report of a hit skip accident on the 1500 block of Amesbury Court on Feb.7 at 8:12 p.m.

A subject reported that her vehicle had been damaged possibly on Feb. 8 at Walmart.

There was a private property hit skip accident reported at McDonald’s on the 1500 block of Covington Avenue on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle reportedly left the scene.

FOUND PROPERTY: A car key and key fob were found in a yard on the 1500 block of Sweetbriar Avenue on Feb. 8.

WARRANT: A female with a warrant for her arrest was located hiding in a residence on Delaware Circle on Feb. 8. Danille L. Saunders, 30, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business in connection with this incident. Saunders is also facing three first-degree misdemeanor probation violations.

ASSIST SQUAD: An officer responded to a squad call about a female not breathing on the 600 block of N. Main Street on Feb. 9 at 5:50 p.m. The female was revived and reportedly admitted to using heroin.

UNRULY JUVENILE: Police responded to the Piqua High School on Feb. 10 due to a report of juvenile who would not calm down. The juvenile reportedly calmed down prior to the officer’s arrival and left with a guardian without incident.

DRUG OFFENSE: An officer responded to a report of a disturbance and noticed “a strong smell of marijuana” at the residence on the 1000 block of W. Greene Street on Feb. 10 at 4:20 p.m. The resident reportedly admitted to smoking. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized. Lawrence A. Pitman, 25, of Piqua was charged with minor misdemeanor drug possession and minor misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

A female juvenile and male juvenile at the Upper Valley Career Center were cited for alleged drug activity at the school on Feb. 11.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A male was reportedly “stumbling into the roadway and looking into cars” on the 500 block of Ann Street on Feb. 11 at 3:11 a.m. The male was reportedly intoxicated. Edward D. Kuykendall, 48, of Piqua was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

OVI: A driver was stopped for a moving violation in the area of Lincoln Street and Park Avenue on Feb. 11 at 10:10 p.m. The driver was then arrested for OVI and released to a family member. Gregory A. Wilson, 49, of Kokomo, Ind. was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI.

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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