Piqua police reports highlights


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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 piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/submit-a-tip/ 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.

ACCIDENT: A delivery truck reportedly went down an alley and hit the side of a house on Harrison Street on June 8 at 12:50 p.m. The driver was cited for failure to obey traffic control devices.

THEFT: There was a report of a male subject who dropped off a television at Rent-A-Center on Ash Street and then stole a different one on June 8 at approximately 3 p.m.

There was a report of a female subject stealing two Keurig machines at Walmart on Ash Street on June 8 at around 3:15 p.m.

An adult male reportedly stole food items from Walmart on June 8 at 6:45 p.m. Items were recovered, and the subject was charged. Joshua R. Honeyman, 37, of Springcreek Township, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A resident hired a handyman to do work around her house on Park Avenue, and the subject took the resident’s pressure washer and will not return it. This was reported on June 9 at 6:30 a.m.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of a disturbance on Race Street on June 8 at 3:30 p.m. Both parties advised no physical violence or threats of violence occurred.

There was a report of a disturbance on Parkridge Place on June 8 at around 11:20 p.m.

TRESPASSING: A male subject was reportedly found to have trespassed at the Miami Valley Centre Mall on June 8 at 6:40 p.m. Jonathan A. Thorpe, 20, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass in connection with this incident.

DRUG OVERDOSE: Officers responded to a report of a 22-year-old female subject possibly overdosing on heroin on Covington Avenue on June 8 at 10 p.m. The subject was transported to UVMC by the Piqua Fire Department.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: A subject struck a parked car and fled the scene on Beverly Drive on June 9 at 3:45 a.m. He was located and arrested. An OVI was suspected, and urine were taken for analysis. Charges are pending.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A vehicle on Brice Avenue was damaged and a child’s car sear was stolen from it on June 9 at around 5 a.m.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A summons was issued for Josie Stmyers, 20, of Piqua, for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Brenda J. Russell, 40, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct and minor misdemeanor drug paraphernalia on June 8 in connection with a reported disturbance at Washington Commons on McKinley Avenue on June 7.

An officer responded to a disorderly conduct complaint in the area of Looney Road and East Ash Street on June 9 at 3 p.m. The caller advised a male driver cut her off and confronted her outside of her vehicle. The caller advised the male closed her door on her leg, but she refused to press charges. The officer spoke with both parties and was unable to determine the primary aggressor. Both parties were warned to stay away from one another.

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 piquaoh.org/city-departments/police-department/submit-a-tip/ for more information.

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