Woman faces grand theft charge

MIAMI COUNTY — A Piqua woman was charged with felony grand theft of a motor vehicle over the weekend and a Piqua man faces an obstruction charge following a reported disturbance.

Paige L. Anderson, 29, of Piqua, was arraigned on fourth-degree felony grand theft of a motor vehicle on Monday in Miami County Municipal Court. According to Miami County Municipal Court records, Anderson is accused of stealing a truck from a known victim out of the victim’s garage and driving away.

The incident was reported at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Saturday on the 9300 block of North Spiker Road in Piqua. Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a disturbance involving a male subject with a warrant who was allegedly in possession of stolen items and a female subject who had taken a victim’s truck without permission.

Anderson was identified as the female subject, and she was accused of stealing a known victim’s truck and leaving the residence on Spiker Road. According to court records, Anderson drove back to the driveway and parked the truck in the garage while deputies were interviewing the reporting parties. Anderson was also cited for driving under suspension.

The male subject was identified as a Brandon D. Swan, 34, of Piqua, who was found with a bicycle and carrying duffle bags. Swan was charged with fifth-degree felony obstructing justice after he gave a deputy a relative’s Social Security number and date of birth instead of his own when asked to identify himself, according to court records. Swan was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor possession of a drug abuse instrument in connection with this incident after he was reportedly found in possession of a white powdery substance and hypodermic syringes. The duffle bags and bicycle were returned to the property owner.

Anderson and Swan are currently incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. Anderson is being held on a bond of $5,000, and Swan is being held there on a total bond of $3,000.

In other news:

The West Milton Police Department charged a Sidney man with burlgary over the weekend after he reportedly entered a resident’s home without permission.

Clarence Stafford, II, 39, of Sidney, was arraigned on fourth-degree felony burglary on Monday in Miami County Municipal Court. According to court records, a resident on the 600 block of Winding Way in West Milton reported coming home at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, June 19, and finding an unknown male subject, later identified as being Stafford, in her home without permission. The resident’s daughter knew Stafford, but she did not give him permission to be in the home and was not home at the time of the incident. According to court records, the resident asked Stafford to leave several times, during which he put his hands up and exited without incident. Nothing in the residence appeared to be taken or damaged.

Stafford was later charged in connection with this incident on Saturday after the resident provided video of the incident.

Stafford was also charged in connection with a traffic stop where he failed to stop for police and resulted in an accident on State Route 571 in West Milton on Friday. He was charged with first-degree misdemeanor failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, first-degree misdemeanor failure to stop after an accident on public roads or highways, and minor misdemeanor willful or wanton disregard of safety of persons or property.

Stafford posted surety bond on Monday and was released from the Miami County Jail.