BETHEL TWP., Miami County (AUG. 5) – Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Sunshine Mobile Home Park on U.S. Route 40 on a report of a disturbance. They were told a couple was arguing over car keys. The man claimed the woman hid his truck keys so he wouldn’t drive. Both parties said no violence had occurred and they agreed to stay away from each other the rest of the night.
PIQUA (AUG. 6) – A man being pursued by police following a robbery at the Piqua Wal-Mart gave up when he saw a sheriff’s deputies with the K-9 unit heading his direction along a field off Looney Road. The deputy said Bear, the K-9, tracked the man through a bean field, tree line and through a creek before the man was seen along another tree line. The deputy ordered the suspect to walk backwards with his hands up, which he did before Piqua police made the arrest.