Piqua police reports highlights


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

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a traffic crash with very little damage at the Upper Valley Career Center at approximately 8:15 a.m. on May 8. The involved parties signed a crash waiver and exchanged information.

There was a report of a traffic crash with minor property damage at approximately 1:15 p.m. on May 8 in the area of Covington Avenue and South Sunset Drive.

There was a report of a traffic crash with no injuries at approximately 6 p.m. on May 8 in the area of Covington and McKinley avenues. A driver was cited for failing to maintain assured clear distance ahead.

There was a report of a traffic accident with no injuries at approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 9 in the area of Scott Street and Nicklin Avenue. The at-fault driver was issued a citation.

There was a report of a traffic crash at approximately 4 p.m. on May 9 on the 1400 block of Broadway Drive. A driver was cited.

THEFT: A complainant reported someone stole her CD player out of her vehicle sometime during the night between May 7-8 on the 1000 block of Nicklin Avenue.

A caller reported someone stole a Little Giant ladder from her backyard within the last week between May 1-8 on the 500 block of Second Street.

A complainant wanted to report four stolen diecast NASCAR cars from his unlocked garage at 2:40 p.m. on May 8 on the 300 block of East Main Street.

Victim advised a female subject entered two of her vehicles overnight between May 7-8 and stole change from the vehicles on the 300 block of East Greene Street.

There was a report of shoes stolen out of a locker from the Miami County YMCA on West High Street at 7:45 p.m. on May 8. The investigation is pending.

SUSPICIOUS: An anonymous caller reported juveniles racing mopeds at approximately 4:50 p.m. on May 8 on the 900 block of Caldwell Street. When an officer arrived on scene, the juveniles were unable to be located.

Complainant reported her daughter was sent an inappropriate photo of another juvenile on May 8.

There was a report of a male subject being pushed inside a grocery cart in the middle of the roadway in the area of East Ash Street and Looney Road at 8:20 p.m. on May 8. An officer checked the roadways and parking lots. The subjects were no longer in the area when officer arrived.

There was a report of a suspicious male subject in the parking lot of the Piqua High School at approximately 7:30 a.m. on May 9. An officer spoke with the male subject, who had no valid reason to be there. He was trespassed from the property.

There was a report of a suspicious male subject in the area of the 900 block of Scott Drive who appeared to be attempting to solicit a prostitute at approximately 9:40 a.m. on May 9. The male subject left prior to officer dispatch and was not located.

There was a report of a suspicious male subject in the Brel Aire Bowling Alley parking lot on North County Road 25-A at 11:30 a.m. on May 9. The male subject stated he was trying to rest and was homeless and living in his vehicle. He was advised this was the third contact with law enforcement today and was explained again where he could go.

There was a report of a juvenile, either eight or nine years old, running out into traffic at 4 p.m. on May 9 in the area of South College Street and Covington Avenue. The area was checked, and the juvenile was not located.

OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Miami County Children’s Services received an ex parte order from the courts to take three juveniles from a residence on Franklin Street at approximately 6 p.m. on May 8. Officers made contact with a female subject through the front door, and she refused to answer the door. She took the children to a back room and never came back to front door. Officers made contact with the resident, who responded home and allowed officers in the house. The female refused to answer a locked door to the bathroom. She finally opened the door and was taken into custody. The juveniles were found to be okay and released to Children’s Services. The female was charged. Casey S. Runkle, 27, of Piqua, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business and third-degree misdemeanor interference with custody in connection with this incident.

FIRE DEPARTMENT: The Piqua Fire Department was dispatched on the report of subjects stuck in an elevator at the Piqua Public Library at 6:50 p.m. on May 8. The fire department did not request officer assistance.

WARRANT: There was a report of a stolen vehicle that was later found not to be stolen at 12:50 p.m. on May 9 in the area of South Main Street and Hemm Avenue. An officer in the area observed the vehicle make a marked lanes violation and stopped the vehicle. The vehicle was not stolen; however, the driver had an out-of-county warrant for her arrest and was cited for driving under suspension. The female subject was incarcerated for the warrant. Nicki G. Stamm, 32, of Miamisburg, was picked up for felony drug possession and first-degree misdemeanor driving under suspension in connection with this incident.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: There was a report of a dog running loose at approximately 2:45 p.m. on May 9 in the area of the 500 block of First Street. The dog was located, and the owner was not home. The owner was issued a citation for the violation, and the dog was taken inside.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A juvenile caller advised another juvenile came to his residence to beat him up at approximately 6 p.m. on May 9 on Covington Avenue. Officers spoke with both parties separately, and each party advised that the other party was the instigating party. Both juveniles were warned for disorderly conduct and advised to avoid contacting each other.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: An anonymous caller advised windows were broken at a vacant residence on the 100 block of South Main Street at 8 p.m. on May 9. Two juveniles were observed leaving the area a short time after hearing the windows shatter. The investigation is pending.