MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua man is facing charges this week in connection with a report of stolen radios from the Miami County Amateur Radio Club.
Dwayne M. Fisher, Jr., 40, of Piqua, was charged with fifth-degree felony breaking and entering along with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property on Tuesday. According to Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports, Fisher is accused of breaking into the Miami County Amateur Radio Club in Troy, as well as selling radio equipment that had been reported stolen to another Piqua resident.
The missing radios were first reported on Feb. 21. The club stated that they began noticing that radios were missing when they took inventory of their items. When they noticed some damage to a door, they suspected that the radios had been stolen.
Some of the stolen radio equipment was reportedly traced back to another Piqua resident, who claimed that Fisher had sold him the items for $300. The resident also stated Fisher claimed to have purchased the radio equipment from Govdeals.com.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office then executed a search warrant at Fisher’s residence on Tuesday. According to reports, “several electronic devices and radio equipment were collected as evidence.” The serial number of an Alinco power supply reportedly matched the serial number of one that was reported as stolen from the Miami County Amateur Radio Club.
Fisher is currently being held at the Miami County Jail on a total of $40,000 cash or surety bond. He was arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning. A preliminary hearing for Fisher is scheduled for March 8.
In other news:
A warrant was issued for Piqua resident Newell F. Williams, 31, for fifth-degree felony forgery and fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property. According to Piqua Police Department reports, Williams is accused of cashing a forged business check at Ulbrich’s Market in Piqua.
The incident reportedly took place on Feb. 21 and the warrant was filed on Feb. 25.
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.
Reach reporter Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall