Piqua police reports highlights


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.

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

RECKLESS OPERATION: There was a report of a vehicle that passed a bus while the red flashing lights were activated on Park Avenue on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. The driver was located and cited accordingly.

THEFT: An officer was dispatched to a theft complaint in reference to a female subject pushing a cart out full of items at Kroger on May 24 at around 10 a.m. The case is currently under investigation.

Two iPods were reported stolen from a residence on Blaine Avenue on May 24 sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. One was pink, and one was blue. They are both generation six iPods.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of an open door at a vacant building on South Main Street on May 24 at around 10:15 a.m. The building was cleared, and the door was secured. Address is controlled by city of Piqua. City office notified.

FRAUD: A complainant reported receiving a fake check in the mail on North Main Street on May 24 at around 12:15 p.m.

A complainant reported receiving multiple fraudulent phone calls from someone claiming to be from a federal loan company demanding money or threatening to send the complainant to jail on Fallow Court on May 24 at around 12:45 p.m.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: An officer was dispatched to a traffic accident with possible injuries in the area of Broadway and West North streets on May 24 at 3:25 p.m. On arrival, all parties advised they were not injured. The at-fault driver was cited.

A private property traffic crash was reported on Riverside Drive on May 24 at approximately 6 p.m.

ANIMAL ABUSE: There was a report of a cat being thrown out the window of a vehicle, then picked up by another vehicle on South Street near the skate park on May 24 at 4:05 p.m. The vehicles and cat were not located.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a disturbance on East Greene Street on May 24 at around 4:40 p.m. Both subjects denied physical violence or threats of violence and advised they were never fighting.

There was a report of a disturbance on West Ash Street on May 24 at approximately 5 p.m. The primary aggressor could not be determined.

BURGLARY: A purse was reported stolen from an apartment at the Piqua Senior Apartments on North College Street on May 24 sometime between 10-11:30 a.m.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: An officer was dispatched to an animal complaint in reference to a five-year-old boy getting bit by a dog on East Ash Street on May 24 at 5:30 p.m. The owner of the dog was cited. In connection with this incident, Hollister M. Fife, 40, of Piqua, was issued minor misdemeanor citations for violating the city’s rabies immunization requirement for dogs and the city’s requirement for registering dogs.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of a vehicle driving recklessly on First Street on May 24 at around 7 p.m. Residents confronted the driver, which led to a small argument. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to driver of the vehicle. He was warned for his driving habits and disorderly conduct. Residents were advised to call 911 if they see the vehicle driving recklessly again.

There was a report of a male subject acting suspicious in the lobby of the Red Roof Inn and Suites on Scott Drive on May 24 at approximately 9 p.m. Officers made contact with the subject and stood by while he collected his belongings from the hotel room. Subject was then trespassed from the hotel.

VIOLATION: There was a report of a protection order violation at a residence on Covington Avenue on May 24 at around 7:20 p.m. Officers arrived and found the suspect inside the residence. A male suspect was arrested and incarcerated on a protection order violation.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A subject reported juveniles had damaged his truck several days ago. The report was made on May 24 on Wilson Avenue. A neighbor contacted him and had video surveillance of the incident. Suspect juvenile located, and he and his father made contact with the victim to work out an arrangement to pay for the damage.

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.