Piqua police reports highlights


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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 piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/submit-a-tip/ for more information.

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

THEFT: Items were reported stolen from Bushnell’s Collision on April 28 at 11 a.m.

A complainant advised that a known individual took a pack of gum from Marathon on West Water Street and left the store without paying on April 28 at approximately 11:30 a.m.

A UPS package was reported stolen from a porch on West Water Street on April 27 between 1:35-2:30 p.m.

WARRANT: An officer assisted juvenile probation officers in trying to apprehend a male juvenile with a warrant in the area of Washington Avenue and West High Street on April 28 at 3:15 p.m. The juvenile ran from probation officers and was not located.

DRUG OFFENSE: A female subject was found passed out at Walmart, but awoke after a citizen checked on her on April 28 at around 8:30 p.m. A syringe containing suspected heroin was reportedly found in her vehicle. Jessica L. Withrow, 29, of Sidney, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument in connection with this incident.

There was a report of suspicious activity in a vehicle outside Walmart on April 29 at 9 a.m. Heather M. Kies, 26, of Quincy, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession/abuse and first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident. Mark A. Michael, 26, of Quincy, was charged with fifth-degree felony forgery and first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident. Jody L. Napier-Bunnell, 46, of Sidney, was charged with fourth-degree felony trafficking, first-degree misdemeanor theft, and first-degree misdemeanor possession of criminal tools in connection with this incident.

TRESPASSING COMPLAINT: There was a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot next to the bike path on North Spiker Road on April 28 at approximately 10 p.m. Upon arrival, two juveniles were located in the vehicle. Both were warned for trespassing.

DISTURBANCE: Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence at the Colonial Terrace Apartments on Covington Avenue on April 29 at around 2:50 a.m. Units arrived to find a female subject had reportedly thrown trash around the house. Both parties advised that it was a verbal distrubance only.

ANIMAL ABUSE: A complainant reported on April 28 that he believed a dog in his family had been abused recently. The complainant provided medical information from a veterinarian to document the abuse and requested an investigation.

CITIZEN ASSIST: On April 29, a complainant wanted to let the police department know that she’s upset that a male in Troy blocked her from calling him and wanted to know if she could do anything about it. An officer told her no, she could not, and to leave him alone.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A complainant said a friend started arguing with her and she wanted him to leave the residence on South Street on April 29 at approximately 8:15 p.m. She denied any violence and did not want any charges. She just asked that he go home for the night. The male subject agreed and left the residence without further incident.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: The windshield of a van on Wood Street was reportedly broken sometime on April 29.

To contact the Piqua Police Department:

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 piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/submit-a-tip/ for more information.

To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.