PIQUA — The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports between June 12 and June 14. All information is provided by Piqua police reports.
THEFT: Postal money orders were reportedly stolen from the 1500 block of Main Street, on June 12 at 10:30 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.
A resident of the Piqua Senior Apartments reported an unauthorized withdrawal from her account on June 12. It took place sometime between 7 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on June 1.
A concrete lighthouse statue was stolen from beside a house on the 300 block of Greene Street sometime between 4 p.m. on June 11 and 4 p.m. on June 12.
Money was allegedly stolen from a residence on the 300 block of Staunton Street between 12 a.m. on June 11 and 5:56 p.m. on June 13.
A male suspect reportedly ran away on foot after loss prevention at Kroger confronted him about a possible theft of steaks. The incident reportedly occurred on June 13 at 6:32 p.m.
A juvenile allegedly stole an alcoholic beverage from Kroger, on June 13 at 10:27 p.m. The juvenile reportedly ran when confronted.
Police responded to a possible burglary in progress outside of Bobo’s on South Street, on June 14 at 3 a.m. Four juveniles were cited for curfew violation.
FOUND PROPERTY: A bicycle was found in an alley near the 600 block of Downing Street. The owner was unknown, so it was entered into police property.
SUSPICIOUS: A resident reported that his or her mail was being forwarded to an address in Miami, Fla. on June 12.
A juvenile allegedly claimed having a gun in the area of Wilder Intermediate School on Nicklin Avenue, on June 13 at 9:48 p.m. Police checked the area, “but the suspect juvenile was not located,” according to police reports.
SEXUAL BATTERY: Police responded to the 600 block of Wood Street due to a report of a sex offense, on June 12 at 9:36 p.m. Joshua D. Martin, 25, was charged with third-degree misdemeanor sexual imposition in connection with this incident. Martin is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on $1,000 bond.
FIREWORKS VIOLATION: Fireworks were reportedly seen at a residence on the 400 block of Cleveland, on June 13 at 3:58 a.m. A resident denied allegations of having fireworks.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Tires were reportedly slashed and a vehicle was damaged on the 800 block of Manier Avenue overnight between June 12 and June 13.
Criminal damage was reported on a property on the 700 block of Blaine Avenue, on June 14 at 12:39 p.m.
DRUG POSSESSION: Police responded to a report about a person at the Speedway on Scot Drive who was “possibly intoxicated,” on June 13 at 5:08 p.m. Sidney resident James M. Varno, 47, was cited for fourth-degree misdemeanor prohibited drug paraphernalia in connection with this incident.
Police located a reportedly “suspicious vehicle stopped in the intersection” at Haverhill Drive and New Haven Road, on June 14 at 1:51 a.m. Dustin R. Reedy, 23, was arrested for OVI, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with this incident.
DISTURBANCE: A resident on the 1800 Britton Drive claimed that “his father hit him in the head,” on June 14 at 2 p.m., according to police reports. “The father advised that the complainant slammed his finger in a door,” police reports stated. Police did not determine the primary aggressor.
ASSIST SQUAD: Police assisted a squad call on June 14 at 3:30 p.m. after a “subject had a seizure after drinking” since 7 a.m. The squad transported the subject without incident.
ANIMAL ABUSE: A dog was reportedly “locked in a red truck” outside of Walmart, on June 14 at 3:34 p.m. “The vehicle was gone on arrival,” according to police reports.
MENACING: Police warned two males on the 1500 block of South Street for menacing, on June 14 at 7:26 p.m.
Police received another complaint about a menacing subject on the 500 block of Main Street on June 14 at 7:50 p.m. A resident claimed that her ex-husband’s girlfriend “has been driving past her residence… yelling profanities at her,” according to police reports.
CITIZEN ASSIST: A seven-year-old minor was reportedly staying at a friend’s house on June 14 and was riding bikes when she and the friend got separated at 8:40 p.m. The minor was lost, but police located her address and took her home to her parents.
BURGLARY: Police responded to a report about a burglary on the 300 block of Home Avenue. It reportedly occurred on June 14 between 6 p.m. and 9 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.
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