Reported disturbances pop up around New Year


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



PIQUA — Some are already having a rough start to 2017 with, after a couple quiet weeks of minor issues reported in the Piqua police reports, disturbances that appeared to pop up around the holidays, including around recent New Year’s celebrations.

For the first one of the year, there was a report of a disturbance at Mulligan’s Pub, located at 110. W. High St., on Jan. 1, at 12:37 a.m. According to Piqua police reports, it was found to be an assault. Richard J. Gerstner, 32, of Botkins, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident.

At 12:48 a.m., there was a report of an intoxicated man trying to fight other people at Lucky’s Bar, located at 108 N. Main St. The subject had reportedly been warned for disorderly conduct earlier that night. Jack L. Heveran, 26, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with that incident.

Loud disturbances were also reported, including a report of someone letting off firecrackers on the 300 block of Weber Street at approximately 2:20 a.m.

An underage juvenile was also reportedly found to have been drinking alcohol when he was located in the area of New Haven Road and Dover Avenue at approximately 3:30 a.m. The juvenile, 17, was cited for first-degree misdemeanor underage possession/consumption and tobacco offenses.

A man was reportedly found passed out in the corner of the post office at 11:48 a.m. Steven D. Jones, 46, of Rossville, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident. He was also given a ride home.

Jones was reportedly found passed out inside the post office again that same day, later at 4 p.m. He was transported by squad and charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

There was a report of a subject who appeared to be intoxicated and wandering around the Kroger parking lot, located at 1510 Covington Ave., at approximately 6:20 p.m. The area was checked, and the subject was not found.

There was a report of a man threatening another man with a gun at Rally’s Hamburgers, located at 118 N. College St., at approximately 7 p.m. The suspect was not located or identified.

An underage drinking party was reportedly uncovered at a residence on Britton Drive at around 9:45 p.m. According to Piqua police reports, “several juveniles were located and three were found to be under the influence.” A male juvenile offender, 16; a male juvenile offender, 15; and a third juvenile were charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor underage consumption in connection with this incident.

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336