Piqua Police Department reports

Information provided by the Piqua Police Department.

Jan. 28

SUSPICIOUS: Complainant reported hearing multiple gunshots to the east on the 1800 block of Nicklin Avenue at 7:34 a.m.

CITIZEN ASSIST: Caller had questions about his vehicle being stolen and it being located in another jurisdiction. Caller was advised they would need to contact the local jurisdiction where the vehicle is located for assistance. Supplement was added to the original case.

WARRANT: An officer observed an adult male with an active Miami County Warrant at a local business, CVS on North College Street, at 1:16 p.m. The male was arrested and taken to jail.

DISTURBANCE: Police responded to a call referencing a male and female arguing and the male having a baseball bat at the Woodgate Apartments on Covington Avenue at 2:16 p.m. Contact was made with both subjects, and the male subject left without incident.

ASSIST SQUAD: Police responded to a possible overdose involving a male on the 100 block of Cleveland Street at 6:38 p.m. Upon arrival, the male was alert and refused medical or police assistance. No further police action taken.

SUSPICIOUS: Complainant reported hearing someone turn the back door handle at a residence she was cleaning on the 300 block of Young Street at 7:21 p.m. An officer responded and checked the area. There were no footprints in the snow coming or going to the home. She was advised of the officer’s findings.

ASSIST CITIZEN: Dispatch said a female wanted to speak to an officer about a telecommunication harassment complaint on West Ash Street at 7:38 p.m. The female said no direct threat was made to the female.

SUSPICIOUS: There was a report of a female driver with an open container of alcohol in a vehicle at or near Speedway on Covington Avenue at 9:03 p.m. An officer responded but the vehicle was not in the area. Covington Police Department was notified.

HIT SKIP: There was a report of a private property hit skip accident at 9:11 p.m. at Kroger. Suspect was later found and cited for hit skip.

MENACING: A male was intoxicated and threatened an employee that he was going to kill him at 9:54 p.m. at the Shell gas station on North Main Street. The suspect was located and arrested for aggravated menacing. Male was taken to UVMC for mental health evaluation. James M. Parsons, Jr., 28, of Piqua, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor aggravated menacing and first-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest in connection with this incident.

THEFT: There was a report of a theft at Walmart at 10:04 p.m. A white female left the store without paying for merchandise.

SUSPICIOUS: Report of shots fired in the area of Van Way at 11:22 p.m. Area was checked, and nothing was located that was suspicious.

ACCIDENT: There was a report of a traffic accident with no injuries at 11:42 p.m. in the area of Clark Avenue and South Downing Street. No citations were issued.