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 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.

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

HIT SKIP: There was a report of hit skip crash on West Grant Street on June 28 at approximately 11:15 a.m. There were no reported injuries.

Officers responded to a hit skip accident at South Wayne and Wood streets on June 29 at 9:30 p.m. A caller advised he was sitting at a red light when a silver van hit his vehicle while making a turn.

A vehicle struck another vehicle and left the scene on North Main Street on June 30 at 12:10 a.m. The suspect vehicle was not located.

THEFT: A cell phone and cash were reported stolen on South Roosevelt Avenue on June 28 at approximately 1:05 p.m. Lewis R. France, Jr., 25, of Troy, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A push lawn mower was reported stolen on Cottage Avenue sometime between June 22-29.

A large jar of pennies was reported stolen from a residence on Sherman Street on June 29 sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

An air compressor was reported stolen from a porch on Second Street overnight sometime between June 28-29.

MENACING: A subject reported a female subject made threats to her near Ulbrich’s Market on June 28 at 2:45 p.m.

A subject reported an unknown male subject threatened him during a road rage incident in the area of Troy-Sidney and East Statler roads on June 19 at 7:15 a.m.

UNRULY JUVENILE: An anonymous caller stated that three juveniles tipped over trash in the alley near Second Street on June 28 at approximately 4 p.m. An officer attempted to locate them, but no suspects were found.

DISTURBANCE: An officer was dispatched to a disturbance at a residence on Miami Street on June 28 at 4:40 p.m. Neighbors were arguing over music being played.

There was a report of a domestic dispute on South Main Street on June 28 at approximately 5 p.m. It was a verbal argument. There was no violence or threats of violence reported.

There was a report of a domestic dispute on Garfield Avenue on June 28 at approximately 7:15 p.m. There were no allegations of violence or threats of violence.

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint in the area of South Street and McKinley Avenue on June 29 at 12:20 a.m. The juvenile caller advised another driver attempted to be physical with her and her juvenile passengers. Caller advised the other driver was currently following her in a vehicle. Caller advised they did not know who the other driver was and would meet officers at the police department. After speaking with both parties, the caller and her passengers were warned for a curfew violation. The caller and passengers’ parents were contacted.

Officers responded to a disturbance complain on North College Street on June 29 at 5:50 p.m. There were no reports of violence or threats of violence.

There was a disorderly conduct complaint at the Piqua Village Apartments on June 29 at approximately 6:10 p.m. An intoxicated female subject was arguing with several of her neighbors. She was warned for disorderly conduct and failed to comply. She was taken into custody and transported to jail. Tara D. Williams, 44, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Park Avenue for a disturbance complaint on June 29 at 8:30 p.m. Dispatch advised there were several individuals in the street arguing.

Officers responded to a disturbance complaint on South Street on June 29 at 11:30 p.m. A caller advised he was driving by the intersection when he observed several individual’s arguing and possibly fighting. Upon officer arrival, it was determined an accident had occurred on private property. The at-fault driver was arrested for OVI.

Officers were dispatched to Boone Street for a disorderly complaint on June 30 at 1:45 a.m. Dispatch advised that a male subject was passed out in the front yard at a address. Male was located and charged with disorderly conduct. Edward D. Kuykendall, 49, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: There was a report of a dog being bitten by a neighbor’s dog on South Downing Street on June 28 at 6:40 p.m. Breanna E. Snelling, 31, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor permitting dogs to bite.

SUSPICIOUS: Officers responded to a suspicious complaint and possible 911 prank call on South Sunset Drive on June 28 at 7:40 p.m. Dispatch advised an unknown male subject called 911 to find the nearest pizza place. Dispatch advised of a recent prank call that was similar. Officers spoke with a family member of the residence and advised them about the complaint. Family member denied anyone made the phone call from the residence and advised the phone number used did not look familiar.

ASSIST SQUAD: Officers responded with a squad on a report of an unresponsive male subject on Garbry Road on June 28 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The male subject was deceased. He was taken for an autopsy.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Someone wiped caulk on the exterior wall of a residence on Van Way on June 28 sometime between 7-9:15 p.m.

Basement windows were reportedly broken at a residence on South Roosevelt Avenue on June 28 at approximately 9:45 p.m.

TRESPASSING: A man was trespassed from a residence on East Greene Street on June 28 at 11 p.m.

A neighbor was reportedly causing problems with another neighbor at the Piqua Village Apartments on June 29 at approximately 4 p.m. The suspect was warned for trespassing.

An officer was dispatched to an address on Mound Street for a trespassing complaint on June 30 at 12:50 a.m. Victim stated that the suspect kept coming on her property and she wanted him trespassed.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT: There was a traffic accident involving two vehicles on South Street on June 29 at approximately 2:40 p.m. There was minor damage. A juvenile driver was cited for a right-of-way violation.

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.