Piqua police reports highlights


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



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 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.

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

THEFT: A bicycle was reported stolen on South Roosevelt Avenue overnight between Dec. 2-3.

There was a report of a theft at Kroger on Dec. 4 at approximately 4:40 p.m. The suspect was reportedly found at his residence with the stolen property. The suspect was reportedly being charged with theft.

A vehicle on Garbry Road outside of Cinemark Theatres was reportedly broken into on Dec. 4 between 3:45-6:15 p.m. A black purse was stolen.

ACCIDENT WITH INJURY: A bicyclist who was reportedly improperly crossing the street on Park Avenue was struck by a car on Dec. 3 at 12:41 p.m. The bicyclist had injuries and went to the hospital. No citations were issued for either the driver or the bicyclist.

TRAFFIC STOP: A male driver was stopped for a lane violation and an erratic lane change on the exit 82 south Interstate-75 on ramp on Dec. 4, just after midnight. The male was reportedly arrested for OVI and the passenger became disorderly. The passenger got back in the vehicle after she advised that she was being disorderly. John A. Kissee, 51, of Huber Heights, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI-under the influence in connection with this incident.

A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized during a traffic stop on Broadway on Dec. 4 at 10:11 a.m. The driver was reportedly cited for speeding.

ASSIST SQUAD: A male subject was reportedly found passed out behind the wheel of a car on Summit Street on Dec. 4 at 1:25 a.m. The subject was reportedly cited for a physical control violation and was released to a sober family member. Patrick B. Higgins, 41, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor physical control of vehicle in control in connection with this incident.

There was an assist squad call for a man reportedly withdrawing from heroin on Falmouth Avenue on Dec. 4 on 7:20 p.m. He went to the hospital to be evaluated.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Tires on a vehicle were reportedly slashed on Park Avenue sometime between Dec. 2-4.

Vehicles on South Sunset Drive were reportedly egged sometimes overnight between midnight and noon on Dec. 4.

A window on a residence on Candlewood Boulevard was reported broken sometime between Dec. 2-4.

Windows were reportedly broken on a building on Washington Avenue on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

ASSIST CITIZEN: A woman requested an officer to discipline her four-year-old nephew for reportedly stealing spare change from her purse on Park Avenue on Dec. 4 at 12:47 p.m. According to police reports, the officer referred the complainant to the child’s mother and advised the complainant “that using the police to intimidate small children was a bad idea because it could cause the child to be fearful of the police in the future” during an emergency.

There was a report of employees at a local restaurant who advised that they had a homeless subject inside and wanted to see about getting assistance for him for the night on Dec. 4. They were advised that there were no local homeless shelters available in the area. The employees of the restaurant decided to pay for a hotel room for the night for the subject. An officer transported the subject to the Red Carpet Inn.

SUSPICIOUS: Two subjects reportedly broke into a vehicle on Severs Drive on Dec. 4 at around 11 p.m. Nothing was reportedly missing from the vehicle.

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By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

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 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.

Reach the writer at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach the writer at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336