Piqua police reports highlights


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

THEFT: A complainant advised a female subject took three pieces of clothing from Elder Beerman without paying for them on Nov. 15 at approximately 11 a.m. The merchandise was recovered. Judith A. Thompson, 68, of Botkins, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

Earlene M. Wolford, 39, of Dayton, was charged with fifth-degree felony complicity on Nov. 15. Wolford was charged in connection with a report of shoplifting at Walmart.

UNAUTHORIZED USE: D’Anne E. Wappelhorst, 39, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of property on Nov. 16. Wappelhorst was charged in connection with an incident at the Comfort Inn on Oct. 27.

WARRANT: Anthony J. Howard, 38, of Piqua, was picked up warrants for first-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business and two counts of first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument on Nov. 16.

OBSCENE MATERIAL: Shawn R. Morath, 46, of Riverside, was charged with fifth-degree felony disseminating matter harmful to juveniles on Nov. 17. A warrant was issued for Morath’s arrest on Nov. 20.

ORDER VIOLATION: Stuart L. Childs, 30, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor violation of a protection order on Nov. 18.

ASSAULT: Steven L. Koether, 64, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault on Nov. 18. Koether was charged in connection with a report of a subject assaulting his roommate after the caller tried to plug the refrigerator back in after the suspect unplugged it on East Grant Street on Nov. 18 at 11:30 a.m. The subject was given a citation to court and ripped the citation up after officer gave it to him.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A male subject reportedly damaged several items at Ulbrich’s Market on Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. Blake E. Nickel, 25, of Piqua, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging in connection with this incident.

PHYSICAL CONTROL: A male subject was reported to be in a vehicle in a parking lot on West Water Street and said to be intoxicated on Nov. 18 at 10:45 p.m. Wesley K. Turner, 50, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor physical control of vehicle in connection with this incident.