Piqua police reports highlights

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

THEFT: A bicycle was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Anderson Street on June 25.

A male subject allegedly stole shopping carts from Kroger on June 26 at 3:21 p.m. The male was reportedly identified, but Kroger did not pursue charges.

A resident from Richmond, Ind. claimed on June 26 that a Piqua resident stole her electric keyboard back in February and was refusing to return it. Police spoke with the suspect who stated that she did not have the electronic keyboard.

Cash and a bank card were reportedly stolen on the 500 block of Gordon Street on June 27 at 7:34 p.m.

A resident reported losing her cell phone in Beppo Uno’s parking lot on Water Street on June 28 at 2:22 p.m. The resident stated that when she went to go look for it, she found the case it had been in but not the cell phone.

BAD CHECKS: Someone allegedly opened a bank account at Unity National Bank “with a personal check down on a closed account,” according to police reports on June 26. “There were three checks depositing by the suspect totalling 1325.00 over two days.”

DEAD BODY: Police performed a welfare check at a home on the 1200 block of Sunset Drive, and a deceased male was found inside there on June 26. The body was released to a funeral home by the coroner.

Police performed another welfare check on June 26 on the 500 block of Roosevelt Avenue after someone noticed an accumulation of mail and a foul odor. The subject of the welfare check was found deceased, and there were no suspicious causes.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of shots fired in the area of Fountain Park on June 26 at 3 p.m. According to police reports, a group of juveniles were seen “going into wooded area near the boat dock.” After which, someone reported hearing shots being fired. “Juveniles then left in a red and white pick-up truck towards Echo Lake [Drive],” according to police reports.

A resident reported possible identity theft on the 1000 block of Covington Avenue on June 26.

An anonymous caller reported smelling burnt marijuana in a hallway at the Bent Tree Apartments on June 28 at 7:46 p.m. Upon officer arrival, police did not note smelling an odor of burnt marijuana in the apartment complex. The resident allowed an officer to search the residence, and nothing of note was located.

A resident on the 900 block of New Haven Road reported that “someone had smacked his back patio door and then took off on foot” on June 28 at 10:17 p.m. Police checked the area.

CITIZEN ASSIST: A driver from Greenville reportedly swerved to avoid another driver who ran a stop sign on the 100 block of Sunset Drive on June 26 at 8:45 p.m. The Greenville driver struck a curb, which caused his car to go out of alignment. There was no license plate information known about the other involved car.

A resident reported losing a female black lab dog in the area of Sunset Drive and South Street on June 26 at 9:27 p.m.

A vehicle with four way flashers on was located near the train tracks on Garbry Road on June 27 at 2 a.m. The driver “stated that he worked for train company and was waiting for a train to pass.”

A resident contacted police on June 28 at 4:22 a.m. after being concerned about her sister going on a date and not returning. The resident also stated that she had not been able to reach her sister. Police located the sister, and she made contact with the resident.

INFORMATION REPORT: A large group of juveniles were reportedly playing with Air Soft guns in French Park on June 26 at 10:27 p.m. Police spoke with them about the city ordinances governing their activity.

FIREWORKS COMPLAINT: Police responded to a report of fireworks being set off on the 700 block of Downing Street on June 27 at 10:23 p.m. An officer “sat and observed for about 10 minutes but did not see any fireworks violations.”

There was a report of fireworks going off on the 900 block of Manier Avenue on June 28 at 9:43 p.m. Police checked the area.

UNRULY JUVENILE: A female juvenile reportedly snuck out of her residence on June 26 at 11:43 p.m. She received a citation and was taken home.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A reportedly “highly intoxicated female was unaware of where she was” on the 500 block of Wayne Street on June 27 at 7 a.m. According to police reports, the woman “refused treatment and finally told officers where she lived.” Andrea P. Holt, 27, was cited for disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

A male was reportedly causing problems at Zs Food and Spirits on Wayne Street on June 28 at 12:24 a.m. He was allegedly “intoxicated and refusing to leave,” according to police reports. Police warned him for disorderly conduct. He was “trespassed from the business for the night.”

A resident claimed that she was attacked when she went to pick up her children in the area of Second and Harvard Streets on June 28 at 4:42 p.m. The suspect reportedly “admitted to getting into her face,” according to police reports. Kimberly J. Nicely, 37, was cited for fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with this incident.

A reportedly highly intoxicated male showed up at a residence on the 300 block of Wayne Street on June 28 at 9:11 p.m. He was taken home.

FOUND PROPERTY: A license plate was found on the 900 block of Park Avenue on June 27. The owner picked it up from the police station.

An Air Soft gun was found in the French Park near the restrooms on June 27. It was placed into police property along with the camo holster and black belt found with it.

A bicycle was found on the 300 block of Franklin Street. It was turned over to police custody on June 28 after the resident had checked to make sure it did not belong to any of her grandchildren first.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE: A resident claimed that someone had slashed his tires on the 1300 block of Park Avenue between 11 p.m. on June 26 and 10 a.m. on June 27.

UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION: A female juvenile reportedly left home without permission on June 27. The juvenile’s mother claimed that the juvenile “had taken and consumed alcohol without her permission,” according to police reports. The juvenile was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft and first-degree misdemeanor underage possession and consumption of alcohol.

MENACING: A customer at Tim Hortons reportedly “keeps asking for an employee even after she has told him she does not want to go out with him,” according to police reports. The customer was gone prior to officer arrival on June 27. It was recommended that the business trespass the customer from the property the next time that he goes into the store.

WELFARE CHECK: Police checked on a man at Lock 9 Park on Water Street after a report of someone seeing him laying on the steps on June 28 at 3 p.m. The male “advised he was taking a nap,” according to police reports. “Male had been drinking but was able to walk away on his own and was able to care for himself.”

FRAUD: A resident reported that someone had added two iPhone 6 plus phones to her Verizon account on June 28. She stated that the Verizon Fraud Department and the credit bureaus had been notified as well.

ANIMAL PROBLEM: A resident claimed that her neighbor’s dog had gotten loose and killed her cat on the 1000 block of Boone Street on June 28 at 5:37 p.m. The dog owner was reportedly charged with dog running at large.

LOUD MUSIC COMPLAINT: There was a report of loud music coming from a residence on the 1600 block of Main Street on June 28 at 8:12 p.m. James F. Lasater, 40, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disturbing the peace in connection with this incident. Lasater was also found to have violated a TPO. He was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor violation of a protection order.

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.