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Piqua man accused of stealing packages off porches; Police ask: Is this your stuff?

Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 5:22 PM
Updated: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 9:00 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

UPDATE @ 9 p.m.

Piqua police released several images Friday night showing stolen items they recovered after the arrest of a suspect accused of lifting packages off front porches.

“If anyone in the Piqua area (walking distance of downtown) recently had a package stolen, we’d like them to be sure to make a report so we can match some property we have recovered,” Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said.

PHOTOS: See if these are your items recovered by Piqua police

To make a theft report, contact the Miami County 911 dispatch center, 937-440-9911. 

On Thursday, police arrested Ricky Cross, who is accused of stealing packages off two front porches on West North Street and Caldwell Street. The 39-year-old man, who Jamison said is homeless, pleaded not guilty Friday in Miami County Municipal Court.

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A Piqua man has is facing charges for allegedly stealing packages off front porches in Piqua this week.

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Ricky Cross, 39, pleaded not guilty in a Miami County court Friday to stealing packages from the porches of two Piqua homes. 

A neighbor notified police, which, led to Cross' arrest. 

Cross’ bond is $8,500 on a variety of additional theft offenses.