Piqua Police Blotter



July 12, 7:10 pm. P D Crusey arrested Jessica Craig at N Wayne St. Offense of an out-of-county warrant.

July 13,7:12 am. K C Zimmerman arrested Lessa Mcneal at Kienle DR. Offense of DUS Points suspension.

July 13, 5:04 pm. M G Ruetenik arrested Michael Burns at Commercial St. Offense of Probation/parole violation.

July 15, 5:52 pm. D A Alexander arrested Steven Sage at Garfield Ave. Offense of restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others, and in State waters deposit litter regardless of intent.

July 15, 7:08 pm. D A Alexander arrested Robert Foster on S Wayne Street. Offense of Out of County Warrant.

July 15, 11:06 pm. M A Rodriguez arrested Joey Smith. Offense of Driving under OVI suspension.

July 16, 5:31 am. A. S. Coe arrested Shane Britt at N Wayne St. Offense of Theft without consent.

July 16, 12:20 pm. G.S. Lotz arrested Romello Benson at Park Ave Buckeye Chucks Marathon Gas. Offense of Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. Lawful order or Direction of Ohio Department of Public Safety A24 office of criminal justice services.

July 16, 3:53 pm. R R Beasley arrested Clinton Gillem at E Ash St. Walmart. Offense of Theft without consent.

July 16, 8:35 pm. D A Alexander arrested Samantha Gansheimer at W High St and Franklin St. Offense of Felonious Assault

July 19, 12:30 pm. J.B. Weber arrested Chad Mallett at Walnut st and W ash st. Offense of possession of methamphetamine.

July 19, 5:48 pm. M A Rodriguez arrested Thomas Winebarger. Offense of criminal trespass, fail to leave, and recklessly theft.

July 20, 2:20 pm J W Heath arrested Mellissa Welbaum at Covington Ave. Offense of Theft and Driving under suspension.

July 20, 3:47 pm. K R Ingle arrested Lori Stambaugh at South St. offense of probation /parole violation.

July 21, 2:51 am. K R Ingle arrested Donald Miller at N Main St and Riverside Dr. offense of Theft and deception.


July 14, 11:08 am.  Caldwell St. Criminal Damage. A welfare check lead to a criminal damaging complaint. The subject advised that someone had busted out their vehicle’s back window.  Report taken.


July 14, 11:54 am. Traffic stop.  The vehicle was stopped for fictitious plates.  The driver stated she recently purchased the vehicle and had not updated the registration.  The driver was given a warning.


July 14, 12:11 pm. A call was received about a black sedan driving recklessly. The area of the last known location of the vehicle was searched. The vehicle was not located.


July 14, 2:52 pm. Officers responded to a hit-skip crash where the suspect struck a vehicle and caused disabling damage to his vehicle, and fled on foot.  The owner of the suspect vehicle arrived and reported it stolen.  The area was checked for the suspect, but he was not located.


July, 16, 2:49 am. The complainant reports a heavy-set male on her doorbell camera, who walked east. The area was checked, and the male was not located. The complainant called back and reported her dogs acting up. The back and side of the residence and nearby residences were checked, and nothing was located.


July 16, 1:53 pm. The complainant located two puppies under his front bushes and does not know who they belong to. The Citizen fenced them in and provided them with food and water and is trying to locate owners. He advised he will take them to the Animal Shelter tomorrow if no one claims them.


July 16, 3:52 pm. E Ash St Walmart. Complainant advised a suspect male left the business without paying for merchandise, and when he was confronted by loss prevention he left the merchandise behind and took off running to the vehicle.  The male was identified, and a warrant will be requested for his arrest.


July 12, 7:10 pm. Refused caller reported a subject trespassing behind a local business, found the subject to have an active warrant, arrested, and incarcerated.

July 20, 3:47 pm. South St. Caller advised that an adult female with an active warrant was at a residence, and the homeowner would allow the police to come into her residence. The female was arrested and taken to jail for her warrant.


July 12, 10:19 pm. Missing endangered adult. An adult elderly male with mental health issues did not return back to his brother’s residence and was not at his residence. The male was entered into LEADS as missing.


July 19, 12:31 pm. Report of a male possibly under the influence of drugs stumbling around. The officer arrived on the scene and the male threw something next to some trash cans. The officer found a glass vial with meth inside. The male was incarcerated for possession of drugs.