Police blotter

TIPP CITY (AUG. 1) – A dog attempted to jump out of a vehicle after a man left it in the car at an office on Weller Drive. Two elderly citizens who were nearby saw the dog trying to jump and caught it before it could get loose. The man came out of the office and started screaming profanities and pushing the elderly citizens after someone said it was too hot to leave the dog in the car, police said.

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.

ENGLEWOOD (JULY 26) – Employees of UDF reported two men assaulted two employees before running from the business around 3 a.m. The employees said the men wanted to buy a tobacco product but could not produce the required ID. The employees said one man spat on one employee and then threw a coin at the other employee. Neither man claimed any injury.

ENGLEWOOD (JULY 31) – An employee of Kroger was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassed from the business after allegedly throwing her name tag at another employee and threatening to have her husband return to the business and harm employees. Police were called to the business around 6:30 p.m. and were told by the employee who was hit by the nametag that the woman became angry because she thought he was talking about her. The woman’s husband also was trespassed from the store.

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