Piqua police reports highlights


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

THEFT: A trailer was reported stolen from near the Colonial Terrace Apartments on March 28 at 7:50 a.m.

A complainant advised that someone stole his dealer plate off of one of his vehicles near Corey’s Customs sometime between March 27-28.

A loss prevention associate at Walmart advised on March 28 that she had information on a theft that had occurred several days ago. Jerad K. Palmer, 39, of Washington Township, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

SUSPICIOUS: A complainant advised that he came home and found his roommates’ property thrown all over the back yard on the 400 block of Adams Street on March 28 at 9:50 a.m. The complainant was concerned about his roommates and wanted officers to go into the residence with him to check on them. The roommates were found asleep in their room and advised everything was fine. The complainant was advised of the eviction process due to ongoing issues with the roommates.

Night nurses at Garbry Ridge Assisted Living called to request the area be checked after hearing someone knock on a window on March 29 at around 1:20 a.m. The exterior of the building was checked, but no one was located.

DISPUTE: An anonymous caller advised that two males were fighting in an apartment on the 300 block of South Wayne Street on March 28 at around 10 a.m. Police made contact with subjects, who were reportedly brothers fighting over food in the residence.

AGENCY ASSIST: The Urbana school district called to report children who were not in school and were possibly at an address in Piqua on West High Street on March 28 at approximately 11:50 a.m. An officer checked the address, and the children were located. Children services and another officer are actively investigating the family. They were notified of the findings.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: A complainant advised that he is concerned that a neighbor’s dogs may charge him if given the opportunity due to them appearing aggressive through a window on Race Street on March 28 at around 12:15 p.m. The complainant was referred to the Miami County Animal Shelter for assistance.

FOUND PROPERTY: A scale was left in a hotel room at the Comfort Inn on March 28. The item was collected to be destroyed.

FRAUD: A complainant advised someone had used her card information to go shopping at a neighboring city grocery store on March 28.

Walmart reported finding a counterfeit $20 bill in their register on March 28 at 4:45 p.m. They did not know who gave it to them.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A subject drove off the roadway to joy ride in the grass and mud in the area of New Haven Road on March 28 at approximately 3:30 p.m. While doing so, the driver got stuck, kicked mud and other objects all over the rear of the victims vehicle, causing a crack in the bumper. The driver had left prior to officer arrival.

A complainant came out to his vehicle to find his headlight broken on the 300 block of South Roosevelt Avenue sometime between March 28-29. The complainant found a rock in front of his vehicle. The complainant stated his headlight was damaged prior, but there was new damage.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS HARASSMENT: A complainant stated her ex-boyfriend was threatening her father and current boyfriend through social media and phone on March 28. The suspect was warned for telecommunications harassment.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A subject called in stating there was a subject passed out in his yard on the 400 block of Cleveland Street on March 29 at approximately 1:20 a.m. An officer located the subject that appeared to be under the influence of drugs. A male subject was given a ride home and cited for disorderly conduct. The male was advised to stay in for the night. Michael E. Butts, 28, of Piqua, was cited for minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

BURGLARY: A residence on the 600 block of South Wayne Street was reportedly broken into on March 29 between 2:30-5 a.m. A couple items were reported missing.

BREAKING AND ENTERING: The Clark Gas Station reported their store had been broken into overnight between March 28-29. They said the suspect broke a window and stole cigarettes. Austin D. Johnston, 23, of Piqua, was charged with fourth-degree felony breaking and entering in connection with this incident.