Piqua police reports highlights

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

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

THEFT: A female reportedly left Speedway on Scott Drive with a cappuccino without paying for it on Jan. 8 at 7:20 a.m. A female juvenile offender was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft in connection with this incident.

A complainant reported that someone had taken a trampoline frame out of her yard on the 500 block of Young Street between midnight on Jan. 5 and 10 a.m. on Jan. 8.

A complainant found her front license plate was missing at the Regency West Apartments on the 600 block of N. Downing Street on Jan. 8 at 6:50 p.m.

Zachary R. Long, 25, of Piqua was charged with fourth-degree felony theft on Jan. 11.

ANIMAL COMPLAINT: There was a report of a neighbor’s dog on the 400 block of Brook Street coming through a fence and onto the reporting party’s property on Jan. 8 at 8 a.m. No violation was observed.

A caller reported that a dog on the 100 block of Second Street “growled at her when she was walking her children to the bus stop” on Jan. 8 at 8:30 a.m., according to police reports. An officer spoke to the owner of the dog and “advised to keep the dog on a leash.”

TRESPASSING: Two males reportedly had a verbal argument over money on the 200 block of S. Main Street on Jan. 8 at 9:45 a.m. “A male was warned for trespassing,” according to police reports.

FRAUD: A complainant reported that she had paid money to a tech company over the phone to fix her computer on Jan. 8. According to police reports, the complainant “found that this was a scam after making the payment. She contacted (Chase) and the payment was stopped and (a) block was put on her card.

WELFARE CHECK: A complainant reported that “he believes his mother is being mistreated” at a nursing home on the 1800 block of W. High Street on Jan. 8, according to police reports.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A vehicle was reportedly found damaged on the 900 block of Young Street on Jan. 8 between 3-7 p.m.

Flagpole lights were found broken at Heritage Green at 901 N. Downing St. on Jan. 9 at 8:22 p.m.

A male allegedly damaged the property of Piqua’s Sunset Bingo on the 1700 block of W. High Street with his vehicle on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. Austin T. Nicodemus, 21, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging, fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal trespassing, and a traffic offense in connection with this incident.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: There was a report of “a male yelling from his window at his neighbors” on the 1600 block of New Haven Road on Jan. 9 at 11:40 a.m., according to police reports. The male was advised to stay inside and warned for disorderly conduct.

An officer reportedly observed what appeared to be the start of a fight in front of Zs Food and Spirits on the 300 block of N. Wayne Street on Jan. 10 at 2:10 a.m. Everyone dispersed.

SEX OFFENSE: Subjects came into the Piqua Police Department with a computer on Jan. 9 and stated that they suspected the person they loaned it to downloaded child pornography on it. The computer was sent to the Miami Valley Crime Lab for analysis.

SUSPICIOUS: A resident reported that someone driving a white Grand Am parked in his driveway, got out of his car, smoked a cigarette, got back in the car, and then left. According to police reports, this activity occurred on Jan. 9 at 11 a.m.

A complainant reported that two individuals appeared to be acting suspicious and peering into vehicles on the 800 block of W. Greene Street on Jan. 9 at 9:45 p.m.

DISTURBANCE: There was a report of domestic violence on Walnut Street on Jan. 10 at 3:35 p.m. Kyle L. Keister, 26, of Piqua was charged with second-degree misdemeanor domestic violence in connection with this incident.

WARRANT: Skyler D. Butt, 20, of Piqua was picked up on a warrant for second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business on Jan. 8. The care was originally filed on Oct. 9.

Eric D. Higgins, Sr., 47, of Piqua was picked up on Jan. 10 on a warrant for a first-degree misdemeanor offense.

Joshua S. Jackson, 35, of Piqua was picked up on a warrant on Jan. 11 for first-degree misdemeanor theft, first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument, and two charges of first-degree misdemeanor probation violations.

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 www.piquaoh.org/police_submitatip.htm for more information.

To submit an anonymous tip through text messaging, type the keyword PIQUAPD and the message, then send it to 274637.


By Sam Wildow


Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall