Piqua police reports highlights


PIQUA —All information is provided by Piqua Police Department reports.

RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY: There was a report of someone breaking into a property on the 300 block of Riverside Drive and stealing a saw and a radio sometime between Jan. 26-Feb. 9. Deandre L. Clay, 39, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property in connection with this incident.

A stolen vehicle was found at Speedway on Scott Drive and the male subject in possession of the vehicle was arrested and charged on Feb. 11 at approximately 5:20 a.m. Cody D. Masters, 26, of New Carlisle, was charged with fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property and fourth-degree misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with this incident.

CITIZEN ASSIST: There was a report of a vehicle parked in a subject’s grass at 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 8 on the 300 block of East Water Street. Once on scene, the subjects advised it was a misunderstanding and there was no need for assistance.

HIT SKIP ACCIDENT: There was a report of a two-vehicle hit skip accident that occurred possibly overnight between Feb. 7-8 on the 500 block of Wood Street. A parked vehicle was reportedly struck. The other involved vehicle left the scene of the accident. A neighbor was spoken to later and denied any involvement, and there was no evidence of their vehicle being in an accident.

A hit skip accident was reported at 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the area of East Main and Cleveland streets.

A hit skip traffic accident was reported at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 on the 800 block of Covington Avenue. A vehicle hit a cross walk sign and left the area. The street department was contacted.

UNRULY JUVENILE: A school employee advised a student was acting suspicious near the buses at the end of the day at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Piqua High School. Upon confronting the student, the student refused to listen and ran away, leaving the school grounds. The student was found with a parent and was charged with unruly juvenile.

There was a report of parents arguing over students fighting on the school bus at 4 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Piqua Central Intermediate School. The principal called 911 due to the parents having words with one another and one parent waiting in the area to possibly escalate the situation. Both parents were talked to and warned their behavior needed to change. The school handled the discipline for the juveniles.

ACCIDENT: A single-vehicle accident was reported at 3:20 a.m. on Feb. 9 in the area of Downing Street and Clark Avenue.

Officers responded to a traffic accident without injuries at 1:20 p.m. on Feb. 10 near mile marker 83 on southbound Interstate-75. A vehicle lost control due to inclement weather and struck the center metal wire divider. The vehicle was towed, and the driver was not cited due to the inclement weather.

There was a report of a two-vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the intersection of Clark Avenue and South Main Street. Weather played a factor in the crash, and no citation was issued as a result.

An officer assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol during a traffic accident on I-75 near mile marker 84 at 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 10.

Officers responded to an accident with no injuries at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 near mile marker 83 on I-75. A vehicle lost control when slowing to avoid another accident. The vehicle was pulled out of the ditch and was still functional. The driver was not cited due to inclement weather.

A traffic accident was reported at approximately 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 on the 500 block of Park Avenue.

THEFT: A trailer hitch was reported stolen sometime between Feb. 8-9 on the 100 block of Carr Street.

A purse was reported stolen from a vehicle at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Walmart. The investigation is pending.

AGENCY ASSIST: Officers were dispatched to assist medics on a male subject who had fallen off a third story balcony at approximately 2:25 a.m. on Feb. 10 at the Colonial Terrace Apartments on Covington Avenue. The male subject was transported to UVMC by the medics.

BURGLARY: There was a report of a shed that appeared to have been tampered with at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 on the 600 block of McKinley Avenue. No items were taken from within the shed, and no damage was done.

WARRANT: An officer responded to the Darke County Jail to take custody of a subject who had an active warrant for her arrest at 11 p.m. on Feb. 10. The subject was arrested and transported to the Miami County Jail without incident. Micky S. McConnell, 47, of Troy, was picked up for a warrant for fourth-degree felony trafficking in drugs in connection with this incident.