Piqua police reports highlights


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.

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

ROBBERY: A caller at Family Dollar was reportedly robbed on March 18 at approximately 9 p.m. Money was stolen during the incident.

WARRANT: The driver of vehicle in a traffic stop in the area of Spring and East High streets was found to have a warrant for his arrest on March 17 at 11:25 p.m. Ketori V. Clemons, 40, of Dayton, was incarcerated without incident.

Officers checked a residence on First Street for a male subject with an active Miami County warrant on March 18 at approximately 1:15 p.m. The man was located at the residence and incarcerated on the warrant.

SHOTS FIRED: There was a suspicious complaint at Roosevelt Field House and Wertz Stadium on March 17 at 11:40 p.m. Multiple callers heard several gun shots in the area. The area was checked, and nothing was found.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: An officer located a passed out male subject in the parking lot of Unity National Bank on March 18 at 1 a.m. Subject was woke up and transported to a friend’s house. Dustin R. Thomas, 31, of Sidney, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

Multiple callers advised a man was stumbling in the roadway, heading north on County Road 25-A across the Main Street bridge on March 19 at 10:10 p.m. An officer spoke with the man who advised he was walking home. He admitted he had been drinking and was given a ride home. He was released to a sober adult and was warned for disorderly conduct.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a disturbance on Boone Street on March 18 at approximately 1:15 a.m. A woman was warned for trespassing.

There was a report of a disturbance at Z’s Food and Spirits on March 18 at approximately 1:35 a.m.

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint on East Main Street on March 18 at 6 p.m. Women were heard screaming and believed to have been a physical fight. Officers spoke with both women and each advised the other had started the incident. Officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor due to conflicting statements and neither wished to press charges.

A female subject was reportedly trying to fight another female subject at the Colonial Terrace Apartments on Covington Avenue on March 20 at 1 a.m. The suspect was warned for disorderly conduct and told to go back to her home.

ASSIST SQUAD: An officer was dispatched to the McDonald’s on East Ash Street for an assist squad complaint on March 18 at approximately 2 a.m. Dispatch advised that a female subject was passed out behind the wheel in the business’s parking lot.

Officers were dispatched to Harrison Street for an assist squad complaint on March 18 at 5:50 p.m. Dispatch advised that a female subject was unresponsive in a suspected drug overdose.

Officers responded to an assist squad complaint on Garfield Avenue on March 19 at 2:20 a.m. Caller advised that a male subject was unresponsive and not breathing. Officers spoke with family members as the squad worked on the subject. He became responsive after several Narcan doses. He was found to have an active warrant. He was placed into custody and transported to UVMC.

THEFT: A caller reported someone stole his debit card on Kienle Drive on March 18 sometime between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m.

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a two-vehicle accident in the area of East Ash and North Main streets on March 18 at approximately 5 p.m. No injuries were reported.

TRAFFIC STOP: The driver of a vehicle was stopped for marked lanes and no headlights on March 18 at approximately 10:20 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was found to be OVI. The driver was arrested and charged accordingly. Bryan D. Pearson, 36, of Spencerville, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI-under the influence in connection with this incident.

TRESPASSING: An intoxicated male subject was arrested for sleeping in the lobby of the U.S. Post Office on March 19 at 6:45 a.m. Suspect was incarcerated at the Miami County Jail and charged with trespassing. Steven D. Jones, 47, address unknown, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass in connection with this incident.

SUSPICIOUS: A resident was allegedly shooting birds and squirrels with a BB gun outside his residence on Brentwood Avenue on March 19 at approximately 6 p.m. An officer made contact with the subject, and he was given a warning for the incident.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS HARASSMENT: A suspect was warned for telecommunications harassment on March 19.

ASSAULT: A male subject reported being assaulted while walking on Brook Street on March 19 at approximately 11:20 p.m.

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.