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.

UNRULY JUVENILE: There was a report of a fight in the Piqua High School cafeteria on March 4. It was a reportedly a mutual fight between two male students and no one was hurt. The parents and school all declined to pursue charges.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: There was a report of a vehicle striking a parked car and then leaving the scene on the 600 block of Park Avenue on March 4 at 11 p.m. The alleged driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to control, and expired operator’s license.

OVI: During a traffic stop, Andrew J. Veen, 42, of Piqua was cited with first-degree misdemeanor OVI. The incident occurred on the 300 block of N. Wayne Street on March 5 at 12:35 a.m.

An officer on patrol saw a vehicle stop and turn its hazard lights on in the area of S. Roosevelt Avenue and Miami Street on March 6 at 3:13 a.m. The officer made contact with the driver, who reportedly admitted to being intoxicated. Denis Romero, 26, of Dayton was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI.

BURGLARY: A resident reported a burglary on the 700 block of Elm Street on March 7. The complainant “was missing several pieces of jewelry from the residence along with some medication,” according to police reports. The burglary reportedly happened sometime between Feb. 20 and March 7. There were no signs of forced entry.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: There was a report of a damaged vehicle on the 1700 block of New Haven Road on March 7.

THEFT: The Piqua High School reported incidents of thefts of cell phones on March 4. A female juvenile was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A vehicle — a blue Oldsmobile Alero — was reported stolen from the rear parking lot of Z’s Food and Spirits, located on the 300 block of N. Wayne Street, on March 5 at 1:30 a.m.

There was a report of a male subject taking items from Walmart and leaving the scene on March 5 at 3:20 a.m. According to police reports, “(a) vehicle was stopped that was involved in the incident and a female passenger was taken into custody for (an) active warrant.” The theft suspect was not located. Damian S. Elliston, 21, of Piqua was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a theft from Biker’s Closet happening on March 5 between 3-3:45 p.m. Ashley L. Warner, 26, of West Milton was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

There was a report of a male who “quick changed” two employees at McDonald’s on Ash Street on March 5 at 10 p.m.

A complainant reported that he lost his debit card and it had been used at a local gas station on March 8 between 1:30-5:18 a.m.

Another resident reported a fraudulent charge had been made on his bank card on March 8.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A subject at a residence on the 400 block of Wood Street reportedly became “angry and threw a chair” on March 5 at 10:20 p.m., according to police reports. The subject was advised to leave the residence.

Multiple subjects were reportedly involved in an altercation over money in the area of S. College and South Streets on March 8 at 2:15 a.m.

FOUND PROPERTY: A pellet gun was reportedly found in a yard on the 1100 block of Park Avenue on March 8. The police department disposed of the property.

An empty purse was found by a pond in Deerfield on March 8.

WARRANT: A subject with a warrant was found while officers were on patrol on March 8 at 9 p.m. The subject reportedly ran away on foot and was later apprehended at a family member’s home. Eric D. Higgins, Jr., 27, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business in connection with this incident. Higgins is also facing unrelated charges of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespassing and first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence.

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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