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Sidewalk Sleepers Trouble Banks

Sidewalk Sleepers Trouble Banks Local banks kept police busy trying to keep the homeless population from sleeping on their property on Wednesday.  Just after 7:30 am, a caller reported someone sleeping in the lobby at the US Bank.  When officers arrived on the scene 10 minutes later, they discovered a...

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Woman Busted For Attacking Mom

Woman Busted For Attacking Mom A woman ended up behind bars after her concerned uncle contacted police just after 3 pm to say that his niece had assaulted his sister while she slept.  He said the niece lived with her mother and had a history of drug problems. The man...

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Unhappy Tenants Accuse Landlord of Murder

Unhappy Tenants Accuse Landlord of Murder Some unhappy tenants took their conflict with their landlord to the next level on Wednesday evening.  The landlord contacted police to report the tenants had called her at work and sent a 2-page letter containing inflammatory accusations.  She said the tenants were not living...

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Commissioners Establish Local News Appreciation Day

The Scioto County Commissioners honored late SCDN contributor Tina Jenkins and all local news providers at today’s Commissioners Meeting.  The Commissioners passed a resolution to declare February 1st “Local News Appreciation Day” in Scioto County.  According to the resolution, “The importance of local news and its role in providing critical...

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11-year-old Targeted Playing Roblox

11-year-old Targeted Playing Roblox Concerned parents contacted the Portsmouth Police Department to report that an adult male was chatting up their 11-year-old daughter using messaging in the Roblox game.  The parents told police the child was using the Discord app to communicate with adults while playing the game. Officers advised...

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Body Discovered on Walnut Street

Body Discovered on Walnut Street The coroner was called to the scene to investigate an apparent overdose after a tragic discovery on Walnut Street on Sunday afternoon.  A woman contacted police to report she’d found her boyfriend unresponsive and apparently deceased just after 4 pm.  Officers responded to the scene,...

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Dog Attack on Highland Avenue

Dog Attack on Highland Avenue Police, medics, and Animal Control responded to a report of a dog biting a woman in the 1800 block of Highland Avenue just before 6 pm.  The victim refused transport to the hospital. Police located the dog at Vinton and Hutchins at 6:20 pm. Animal...

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