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.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Someone drew on St. Mary’s Church with what appeared to be a black marker sometime between Aug. 10-11.

A resident showed an officer where someone had drawn on a power pole with what appeared to be black marker in the area of Broadway and West North Street between Aug. 10-11. The street department was notified of the damage.

Graffiti was reported on the overhead garage door of the campus storage building at Piqua Catholic School. It happened sometime between Aug. 10-11.

SUSPICIOUS: A caller reported a suspicious male walking around with a mask on in the area of Clark and Brice avenues on Aug. 11 at approximately 11 a.m. An officer checked the area and did not locate the male.

A vehicle on South Street was entered overnight between Aug. 10-11. Nothing appeared to be stolen.

FRAUD: Approximately $2,000 worth of gift cards were fraudulently transferred to an unknown subject, who had been posing as a family member’s attorney, as a result of a telephone scam on Aug. 11.

SOLICITORS: An officer was dispatched to a white male begging people for money on Gordon Street on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. The male was located and incarcerated due to his lengthy history of panhandling. William B. Bleything, 40, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor panhandling registration on Aug. 11. Bleything was also charged with three counts of first-degree misdemeanor panhandling registration on Aug. 14 and Aug. 15.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: There was a hit skip accident reported near the Sunset Meat Market on Covington Avenue on Aug. 11 at 3 p.m.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: An officer was dispatched to domestic violence call where the victim claimed she was shoved on the floor during an argument on North Downing Street on Aug. 11 at 3:20 p.m. The male was charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

There was a report of subjects arguing in the parking lot at Sunset Cleaners on South Downing Street on Aug. 11 at 3:45 p.m. Several people were warned for disorderly conduct.

THEFT: There was a report of a theft from a vehicle on Cleveland Street that occurred sometime overnight between Aug. 10-11.

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.