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.

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

ACCIDENT: There was a traffic crash in the area of Garnsey and South Main streets on Aug. 28 at 6:40 a.m. The at-fault driver advised he attempted to brake in order to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. The at-fault driver advised he rear-ended the vehicle in front of him. The at-fault driver was cited for failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

MENACING: There was a report on Aug. 28 of juvenile making threats of physical harm after a minor altercation that occurred at the Piqua High School the previous week. A female juvenile offender, 15, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor menacing.

FRAUD: An officer responded to a fraud complaint on New Haven Road on Aug. 28 at approximately 3:20 p.m. A caller advised an unknown individual had made several purchases with his employee bank card. The caller advised he was still in possession of his bank card.

An officer responded to a fraud complaint at Family Dollar on Aug. 29 at 12:45 p.m. A caller advised a customer had passed a fake $100 bill during a transaction at the business. The fake bill was taken by police as evidence.

A male subject reportedly attempted to pay a utility bill with a fake $20 bill at Piqua City Hall on Aug. 29 at 3:40 p.m.

THEFT: A male subject walked out with two vacuum cleaners without paying at Walmart on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.

Michael H. Smith, 25, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony theft on Aug. 30. A warrant was issued for his arrest. The charge is in connection with a reported incident on Caldwell Street on Aug. 20 where money was stolen from a locked car overnight.

Family Dollar reported a black male stole a bottle of liquor from the store on Aug. 29 at 5:40 p.m. The caller believed the subject left in a vehicle. The area was checked, but the suspect was not located.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Officers responded to a disturbance complaint at Bushnell’s Collision on Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. A caller advised a female was being disruptive and yelling at staff inside the business. The caller said the female then left in a vehicle in an unknown direction.

CIVIL DISPUTE: A subject claimed his ex-girlfriend broke into his apartment and took his dog on Parkridge Place on Aug. 28 at 5:10 p.m.

ORDER VIOLATION: Wesley A. Loop, 25, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor violation of a protection order on Aug. 29 in connection with an incident reported on Wood Street on Aug. 28 at 5:45 p.m.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: An officer was dispatched to an address on Park Avenue for a criminal damage complaint on Aug. 29 at 7:50 a.m. A victim stated that her vehicle was damaged over night.

BURGLARY: A victim reported someone used a key left outside a residence on Clark Avenue and entered the house, stealing fishing equipment sometime between Aug. 28-29.

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.