Piqua police reports highlights


PIQUA – The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports on June 6 and June 7. All information is provided by Piqua police reports.

SUSPICIOUS: A complainant stated seeing a vehicle go into the parking lot at Four Star Tool Rental and turn the lights off at 12:43 a.m. on June 6. Officer found people playing Frisbee on the lot. The owner of the car was at the business, too.

A resident on the 200 block of Brentwood Avenue saw “a male with a flashlight” jump over a neighbor’s fence at 1:05 a.m. on June 6. The male stated that he had gone to wrong shed while looking for firewood for a bonfire. He had a warrant and was incarcerated.

A group of people were allegedly “yelling at passing cars” near Kroger at 1:26 a.m. on June 6.

A resident on the 500 block of Gordon Street told police that he thought he heard and saw “someone in the double adjacent to his residence,” which was supposed to be vacant, at 1:40 a.m. on June 6.

A complainant contacted police after believing there was no employee at the Shell gas station on South Street at 3:24 a.m. on June 6. An employee was located restocking the cooler, who stated that there were no problems.

A complainant reported smelling marijuana in the Bent Tree Apartments on June 6 at 4:56 p.m. The responding officer did not “notice any smell of marijuana in the hallway.” A resident “was advised of the complaint and the seriousness of smoking marijuana,” police reports stated.

A neighbor on the 900 block of Blaine Avenue believed someone may have been breaking into a nearby house on June 6 at 8:27 p.m. “Caller stated neighbors moved out today and believed someone was inside,” police reports stated. The area was checked, and the house was found to be secure.

A male allegedly flashed a woman, revealing his genitals, on the 200 block of Main Street on June 6 at 11:55 p.m. The woman did not pursue charges.

A male was reportedly found sleeping in a vehicle on the 500 block of Main Street on June 7 at 7:16 a.m. He was fine and “advised he was sleeping outside of a friend’s residence,” according to police reports.

A resident stated that she thought “her vehicle may have been tampered with” while at the Spring Thru Drive Thru between the house of 10 p.m. on June 6 and 1 a.m. on June 7.

A resident on the 600 block of Ash Street believed that someone may have been attempting to gain entry to the home on June 7 at 10:14 p.m. Police checked the house, and there were “no signs of attempted forced entry found.”

ASSAULT: Numerous males were reportedly involved in a physical altercation on the 600 block of Roosevelt Avenue on June 6 at 5:33 a.m. Eric D. Higgins, Jr., 26, was cited for fourth degree misdemeanor menacing and a male juvenile offender was charged with first degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident.

Piqua police responded to a possible assault on the 400 block of Downing Street on June 6 at 7 p.m. The caller did not see the assault, and the victim did not want to speak with the officer or pursue charges.

Police responded to a “large disturbance” at Lucky’s Bar on Main Street on June 7 at 1:50 a.m. “Upon arrival a female reported she had been assaulted by a male,” according to police reports. Robert B. Rodeffer, 42, was charged with first degree misdemeanor assault in connection with this incident.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A woman was reportedly “yelling and screaming outside” on the 1300 block of Madison Avenue on June 6 at 12:15 a.m. According to police reports, she was “saying she wanted to talk with her boyfriend who was trying to leave in a vehicle.” The woman “continued to yell and scream after officer arrival.” Kyline B. Kindell, 20, was cited for disturbing the peace in connection with this incident.

Two people were “arguing over property stored in a garage” on the 200 block of Main Street, according to police reports, on June 6 at 7:43 p.m. One person was warned for disorderly conduct.

Piqua police responded to a request from a reportedly intoxicated male on the 200 block of Downing Street who wanted to talk an officer about a “female causing problems” at 8:46 p.m. on June 6.

A “highly intoxicated male” was reportedly being loud on the 300 block of South Street and was warned for disorderly conduct.

MENACING: Subjects claimed that another person threatened to shoot them at 1:53 a.m. on June 6 on the 900 block of McKinley Avenue. Police checked the suspect’s vehicle and did not locate any weapons. No one pursued charges.

DISTURBANCE: A live-in girlfriend and boyfriend each claimed violence had been done against each other at a residence on the 700 block of Washington Avenue on June 6 at 5:21 a.m. “Neither party was willing to fill out a statement or leave the house,” according to police reports. Police did not determine the primary aggressor.

A male and female each reportedly had injuries after a report of domestic violence on the 500 block of Water Street on June 6 at 9:05 a.m. The male left the residence.

Police responded to the 200 block of Garnsey Street over a boyfriend and girlfriend arguing on June 6 at 8:58 p.m. There were no allegations or threats of violence.

Police responded to a report about a group of people about to fight at the St. Mary’s Festival on June 6 at 11:11 p.m. The area was checked, and there were no disturbances found.

A live-in boyfriend and girlfriend at the Red Carpet Inn on Country Club Road each alleged violence had been done against them by other and “they were defending themselves from the other,” according to police reports. The incident reportedly occurred on June 7 at 8:41 p.m. The primary aggressor was not determined, and both parties refused to leave for the night.

THEFT: A moped was reported stolen from a driveway on the 1200 block of High Street on June 6 at 8:22 p.m.

A dark blue, 24-inch girl’s bicycle was reportedly taken overnight from the 300 block Young Street between 12 a.m. and 8:29 p.m. on June 6.

A black DK bicycle with pink rims was reportedly taken from Fountain Park after it was left unattended on June 6 at 9:54 p.m.

Another bicycle was reportedly stolen on June 6 at 10:51 p.m. It was a gray and orange, Murray boy’s 24-inch mountain bike taken from a yard on the 900 block of Park Avenue.

A checkbook was reportedly stolen from a vehicle while at Ulbrich’s Market on Wayne Street on June 6 at 10:58 p.m. The suspect broke the passenger side window in order to get to the checkbook, according to police reports.

A green lawn mower with a rear bagger, a green weed eater trimmer, and a five gallon red plastic fuel container were reportedly taken from the 400 block of Franklin Street between 12 p.m. on June 5 and 4 p.m. on June 6.

Two cell phones were reportedly missing from a residence on the 800 block of Water Street on June 7 at 3 a.m. According to police reports, this was after four suspects “entered the victim’s house after she told them to leave.”

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A resident on the 500 block of Main Street claimed that a window on her residence had been “broken out sometime while she was away.” The damage was reported on June 7 at 6:19 p.m.

A vehicle on the 400 block of Wayne Street was reportedly damaged sometime between 6 p.m. on June 6 and 6:43 p.m. on June 7.

Several cars were reportedly sprayed with shaving cream on the 1600 block of Amherst Avenue on June 7 at 10:13 p.m.

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 www.piquaoh.org/police_submitatip.htm for more information.