Piqua police reports highlights

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

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

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: The Bethany Center, local charity, reported subjects vandalizing their building on Aug. 5. They requested extra area checks.

A vehicle was reportedly keyed on the 300 block of Virginia Street on Aug. 4.

A male reportedly entered a residence and broke a window on the 500 block of S. Wayne Street on Aug. 6 at 11:38 p.m. Troy resident Steve W. Burns, 28, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging.

THEFT: A rebate check was reported stolen on the 600 block of S. Sunset Drive on Aug. 5 at 1:11 p.m.

A caller reported a female stealing money from her purse on the 300 block of S. Main Street on Aug. 6 at 11:21 p.m.

FOUND PROPERTY: A subject turned in a hat and cell phone found on the 400 block of W. Ash Street on Aug. 5. Officer found the owner and attempted contact. An officer later returned the items to the owner.

A leaf blower was dropped off at the Piqua Police Department on Aug. 6 at 12:05 p.m. The owner of the leaf blower is unknown.

MENACING: A complainant advised on Aug. 5 that “he has recently taken his three children and moved away from his wife,” according to police reports. He stated that his mother-in-law was following him around town in her vehicle. The mother-in-law was warned for menacing by stalking.

A female reported receiving unwanted text messages from her ex-husband on Aug. 5 at 10:17 p.m.

FORGERY: An employee at Main Source Bank reported a male at the bank attempting to cash a suspicious check on Aug. 5 at 4:39 p.m. Piqua resident Austin R. Flaharty, 24, was charged with one count of fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property and four counts of fifth-degree felony forgery in connection with this incident.

TRESPASSING: There was a report of a male at a vacant residence on the 800 block of South Street on Aug. 5 at 6:13 p.m. The male stated he was waiting for friends to arrive. He was warned for trespassing.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of a male asking people for money on Main Street around Glamour on Mane on Aug. 5 at 6:42 p.m. The male was found to have a valid panhandler permit.

There was a report of juveniles riding skateboards in the middle of the road outside of Roosevelt Fieldhouse and Wertz Stadium on Aug. 5 at 10:54 p.m. There juveniles were gone on arrival.

A female reported seeing a possible drug deal on the 500 block of Boone Street and requested to speak with an officer on Aug. 5 at 11:43 p.m. An officer attempted to speak with her at her residence and by phone. The officer was unable to make contact with her.

A resident reported seeing three males walking down the street on the 200 block of Manning Street while carrying large sticks on Aug. 6 at 9:26 p.m. An officer checked the area and did not observe any weapons on them.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Police responded to a verbal argument going on between a juvenile and her father’s girlfriend on the 400 block of W. Ash Street on Aug. 5 at 7:56 p.m. “The father’s girlfriend was trespassed from a residence belonging to the juvenile’s mother,” according to police reports.

A caller stated that there were males in the street on the 600 block of Young Street who were “yelling and arguing with each other” on Aug. 6 at 10:35 p.m. They were contacted and warned for disorderly conduct.

CITIZEN ASSIST: Piqua police received a tip on Aug. 5 regarding a threat of a shooting that could occur in retaliation to a prior shooting that took place in Piqua. An officer “sat on the residence where the shooting was supposed to occur and observed nothing of note,” according to police reports.

OVI: A female was stopped for a traffic violation when she was reportedly found to be intoxicated in the area of E. Main and S. Main Streets on Aug. 5 at 10:29 p.m. Bellefontaine resident Gabrielle N. Legge, 21, was charged with OVI in connection with this incident.

ACCIDENT WITH INJURY: A male was involved in a single vehicle accident in the area of E. Ash and Spring Streets on Aug. 6 at 9:34 a.m. The driver was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and an inhalant. Piqua resident Justin W. Cook, 28, was charged with OVI and abusing harmful intoxicants in connection with this incident.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS HARASSMENT: A female reported an unknown number calling her numerous times and harassing her on Aug. 6 at 6:44 p.m.

ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT: There was a report of a large bon fire on the 400 block of Gordon Street on Aug. 6 at 10:55 p.m. The bon fire was against regulation, and the owner put out the fire.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a domestic dispute on the 300 block of Harrison Street on Aug. 7 at 12:56 a.m. The complainant stated that a verbal argument occurred between her and her boyfriend over his alleged drinking habits. “She advised that he busted beer bottles” on the kitchen floor, according to police reports. There were no reports of any threats or acts of violence.

PROBATION VIOLATION: Troy resident Justin L. Lynn, 22, was charged with a first-degree misdemeanor probation violation in addition to first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence and fourth-degree felony domestic violence on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6.

DRUG POSSESSION: Piqua resident Marcus E. Turnbill was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession on Aug. 5.

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.


By Sam Wildow


Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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