Piqua police reports highlights


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The Piqua Police Department can be contacted at (937) 778-2027.

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

DRUG OFFENSE: April S. Lucas, 40, of Piqua, was issued a summons for fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 25.

TELEPHONE SCAM: A complainant had received a telephone scam on Aug. 25 at approximately 9:30 a.m. The complainant provided no information just wanted officers aware that a recorded computer generated voice called and threatened to have her arrested if she did not provide money. The complainant provided no information to the subject.

MENACING: There was a menacing complaint at the Red Roof Inn and Suites on Aug. 25 at approximately 3 p.m. A suspect was warned.

HIT SKIP: There was a hit skip traffic accident reported on North Sunset Drive on Aug. 25 at 7:40 p.m. There were no injuries reported. While investigating the crash, a female was arrested on a warrant and her boyfriend was charged with obstructing official business. Brian A. Cary, 40, of Piqua, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business in connection with this incident.

There was a report of hit skip crash on Walker Street on Aug. 27 at 2:40 a.m. A vehicle struck a parked car and left the scene. The suspect vehicle was located by officers a short time later, and the driver was arrested for suspicion of OVI. Jordan O. Woosley, 30, of Troy, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor OVI-under the influence and cited for minor misdemeanor drug possession in connection with this incident.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: An officer responded to a call referencing criminal damaging to a subject’s property on South Roosevelt Avenue on Aug. 25 at 6:20 p.m. The subject indicated that another male subject threw items at his house, causing damage. Jeremiah A. Ross, 24, of Troy, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging in connection with this incident.

Two windows on a vehicle had been shattered on Boone Street sometime between midnight and 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 26

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of shots fired in the area of Pitsenbarger Park on South Street on Aug. 25 at 7:20 p.m. Nothing was located. There was another call of shots fired on McKinley Avenue on Aug. 25 at 7:45 p.m. It was found to be a male subject shooting off fireworks.

An officer was dispatched to a suspicious complaint in reference to several subjects being inside of a vacant residence on Adams Street on Aug. 26 at 1:25 p.m. The subjects were arrested for criminal trespassing. During the arrest two subjects were found to be in possession of drugs and/or drug paraphernalia. Brittany N. Bryant, 31, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass and first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument; Angel E. Lavey, 39, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass; and Rocky J. Staten, 32, of Troy, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespass in connection with this incident.

A complainant reported two subjects in the area, wearing a clown mask and a Jason mask, who were chasing vehicles and looking through residential windows at the Woodgate Apartments on Aug. 26 at 11:45 p.m. The area was checked, and an officer was unable to locate them. The complainant was contacted and instructed to call back if the subjects were again seen in the neighborhood.

A caller said that a white male, with a orange camouflage shirt, was beating on her door and screaming on West Water Street on Aug. 26 at approximately 11:55 p.m. An officer checked the area, was unable to locate the male, and the caller did not know where he went. She was advised to call back in if she saw the male.

A suspicious subject was seen standing in the backyard of a location on Sharon Drive on Aug. 26 at 11:45 p.m. The subject was not located.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A local business called to report a male and female arguing in the parking lot on South Street on Aug. 25 at approximately 8:30 p.m. They were both warned for disorderly conduct and trespassed from the property.

An officer responded to a call referencing a possible assault on North Downing Street on Aug. 27 at 8:20 p.m. The victim stated the suspect smacked her in the face. The suspect admitted to the accusation and was charged with disorderly conduct. Louise Forror, 63, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

BURGLARY: A resident found his door pushed in and a High Point pistol stolen at his residence on South Roosevelt Avenue on Aug. 25. The burglary reportedly occurred sometime between Aug. 23 and Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.

There was a report of an unknown male attempting to force his way into an apartment on Parkridge Place on Aug. 27 at 1:30 a.m. The resident reported opening the door to tell the male to leave when the male allegedly attacked the resident and ran away.

THEFT: A 17-year-old female subject was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft at Family Dollar after reportedly being caught shoplifting there on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m.

UNRULY JUVENILE: An officer responded to a call referencing unruly juveniles were shooting pellet guns on South Downing Street on Aug. 26 at 7:45 p.m. Four juveniles were located who were shooting pellet guns in a yard. The subjects advised to stop.

ORDER VIOLATION: Donald A. Etherington, 58, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony violation of a protection order. This was in connection with a reported incident on Beverly Drive on Aug. 27 at 3:30 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 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.