Piqua police reports highlights


PIQUA — The following are highlights from the Piqua police reports. All information is provided by Piqua police reports and Miami County public records.

THEFT: An employee at La Quinta Inn reported a customer’s prescription medication had been stolen at 8:36 a.m. on July 8.

Loss prevention at Walmart reported a man taking items he did not pay for on July 8 at 10 a.m. The male suspect reportedly got away, but Walmart provided a surveillance photo of him.

A vehicle was reportedly not returned to its owner on the 100 block of Greene Street after 48 hours, and the alleged suspect was not communicating with the victim. Stephen M. Hall, 35, was charged with fifth-degree felony unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection with this incident and is currently at large.

A resident reported suspecting his adult daughter of stealing a television and a bass amplifier on the 200 block of Manning Street on July 8 at 4:49 p.m.

An anonymous caller reported a woman taking items out of recycling bins that reportedly did not belong to her on July 9 at 7:29 a.m.

A tool was reportedly stolen from a job site on the 1800 block of Britton Drive on July 9 at 8:25 a.m.

A Sony Playstation 4 was reportedly stolen from the Roosevelt Manor Apartments on July 9 at 9:27 a.m.

Three bicycles were reportedly stolen from the 400 block of Wood Street sometime within the past few weeks.

The Piqua Utility Deparment reported suspicions about a resident possibly stealing power from a neighbor on the 600 block of Orr Street on July 9 at 2:45 p.m. After an investigation, officers determined it was unfounded.

CITIZEN ASSIST: A resident on the 1100 block of Van Way had questions about a pigeon with a tag on its ankle being around his residence for the past four days on July 8.

DRUG OFFENSE: Piqua police assisted a Piqua Fire Department squad call after the male with an alleged history of drug use reported having stomach pains. Officers and medics reportedly found a syringe on a table and “a clear baggie containing clear gel caps with a substance inside the caps,” according to police reports. The incident occurred at 410 Wood Street on July 8 at 2:52 p.m.

Of that same address, Craig A. Yount, 49, was charged with fourth-degree felony drug possession and first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument in connection with this incident. Yount is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on $6,000 bond.

FRAUD: A resident reported an incident of overseas credit card fraud and suspicious behavior by the credit card company on July 8 at 4:46 p.m. Another resident reported fradulent purchases being made on her husband’s debit card on July 8 at 7:13 p.m.

DISTURBANCE: Police responded to the 600 block of Beverly Drive due to a call about a domestic disturbance on July 8 at 9:34 p.m. Officers did not determine the primary aggressor.

Police responded to the 400 block of Wood due to a male and female arguing on July 9 at 1 p.m. They stated that they were upset over their bicycles being stolen. There were no reported threats or acts of violence.

SUSPICIOUS: A resident on the 1400 block of Covington Avenue reported an unknown woman “asking for money due to a family emergency” in that area on July 8 at 10:32 p.m. The resident requested extra area checks at his residence overnight.

A male was reportedly outside of Winans asking for money on July 9 at 12:10 p.m. He was gone upon the officer’s arrival.

A complainant reported someone attempting to break into a residence on the 400 block of Wood on July 9 at 1:31 p.m. Officers found it was a male who had locked himself out.

WELFARE CHECK: A customer at the La Quinta Inn contacted Piqua police after being concerned about no employees being at the front desk on July 9 at 3:46 a.m. An officer contacted the general manager, and an employee was found to be sleeping in a vacant room.

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.

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