PIQUA — The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports. All information is provided by Piqua police reports and Miami County Municipal Court records.
CITIZEN ASSIST: A resident found a fired bullet on the sidewalk on Falmouth Avenue on July 11 at 9:30 a.m. It did not appear to have struck anything. It was unclear as to how the bullet got it.
HIT SKIP: A hit skip traffic crash was reported in the U.S. Post Office parking lot on N. Wayne Street on July 11 at 3:30 p.m.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A truck was keyed on Forest Avenue overnight between July 10-11.
A complainant reported that an ex-girlfriend “came to his place of business and busted out a window” on E. Greene Street on July 12 at 12:30 p.m. The complainant did not pursue charges, just wanted the female subject to leave. She was trespassed from the business.
THEFT: A complainant reported that someone obtained a credit card in the complainant’s name on July 11. The case is under investigation.
Medication was reported stolen from a residence on W. High Street on July 12 at 1:45 p.m.
A firearm was reported stolen out of a vehicle on N. Main Street on July 8. The report was made on July 12.
A victim reported that his cell phone was stolen out of a book bag while at the community swimming pool on South Street on July 12 between 3:45-5:45 p.m.
BURGLARY: A resident reported that someone tried to gain access to a residence on Young Street on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Entry was not made into the home.
WARRANT: Dustin E. Hughes, 30, of Piqua, was taken in custody on July 11 for first-degree misdemeanor non-support of dependents.
SUSPICIOUS: An officer observed a vehicle driving around a closed business on E. Ash Street on July 12 at 1:25 a.m. An officer spoke with the driver who stated she was playing the Pokemon Go game and was attempting to catch a Pokemon near the city’s water tower next to the business.
An unlocked vehicle was entered on W. High Street overnight between July 11-12. Nothing was reported stolen.
SEX OFFENSE: A subject reported that “she was grabbed by an unknown male in the hallway of her apartment” on N. College Street on July 12 at 12:23 p.m.
WELFARE CHECK: A complainant reported hearing a female subject yelling for help on Robinson Avenue on July 12 at 10:10 a.m. It was found to be an elderly woman who was disoriented. She was taken to UVMC.
SENTENCINGS: David A. Knasel, 34, of Piqua, was sentenced to two years or probation and suspended jail time for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct, second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest, and fourth-degree misdemeanor menacing in Miami County Municipal Court on July 13. Knasel reportedly broke a window on another person’s car on Morrow Street in April.
Christopher D. Ridenour, 31, of Piqua, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for first-degree misdemeanor possession of drugs, which was amended down from fifth-degree felony possession of drugs.
Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336
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