A Portsmouth man had some strong words for cops searching for a runaway teen plus two women get into a fight over French fries. We break down the highlights from an exceptionally busy day from the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Briefing.
Threatening To Jump
Police responded to a potentially life-threatening situation just after midnight. A woman contacted PPD and said that she’d recently dropped a man off near the bridge on Front Street. She said he’d called her multiple times, threatening to jump if she didn’t’ come back to get him.
An officer checked the area under the bridge on foot and located the man. It turned out he had a warrant out of Pickaway County. Police took the man into custody and transported him to the Scioto County Jail.
Under The Influence
- A caller contacted police at 12:48 am to report a man passed out inside a vehicle at the Speedway on Gallia. Police took the man to the Ohio State Patrol to issue a sobriety test and arranged to have his vehicle towed.
- Officers answered a call about a possible overdose just after 5 am on Mabert Road. The caller said a man’s girlfriend called earlier to say he was overdosing. She later called back and said she’d administered Narcan. The man wanted officers to still check on his friend. Police said the victim seemed coherent.
- Police were called back to Speedway at 5:37 am for another report of someone passed out behind the wheel of a car, this time at the pump. The man told police he was tired and fell asleep. Officers said there was no sign of drug activity.
- Officer responded to Robinson avenue for a report a woman overdosed on pills and meth. An ambulance transported her to SOMC.
Just after 2 am, a caller reported someone digging in the dumpster at the 16th Street Apartments. It turned out there was a warrant for the man through ODRC. Police transported him to the Scioto County Jail.
Wrecked in the Woods
A caller from Anderson Trailer park notified police at 3:30 am that she heard a noise and saw lights in a wooded area off Thomas Avenue. She thought there might have been a wreck.
An officer found the vehicle with the driver unconscious inside and broke out the windows.
- Officers arranged to tow away a vehicle blocking a fire hydrant on Kendall Avenue just before 8 am. Police noted they’d previously issued that vehicle a citation for parking too close to a fire hydrant back in March of last year.
- A second vehicle was hooked up and towed away at 9:56 am on 20th Street. This time for a 72-hour parking violation.
- Twenty minutes later, another vehicle on 20th Street was towed away. This vehicle had a flat tire and had been sitting there for some time.
- Seventh Street was the next tow truck stop at 10: 50 am. This time for a junk motor vehicle in the 1900 block.
- At 11:24, officers arranged for another junk vehicle to be towed from 3rd Street.
- At noon, a tow truck hooked up a vehicle in the 5500 block of Auburn that was cited on 1-21.
- However, when officers went looking for junk vehicles on 3rd Street and Jackson Avenue to tow, the owners had already moved the vehicles.
- Just after 10 pm, police towed a vehicle parked on Wayne Avenue for parking in a handicap space.
- About half an hour later, they hooked up a vehicle partially blocking a fire hydrant on Kendall Avenue. That vehicle also had two different tags.
Another report of unemployment benefits fraud. This time, the victim lived on McKinley Avenue. Officers took information for a report just after 10:30 am.
Hey! That’s My Stuff
- Just before 11 am, a 17th Street caller reported a package stolen from her porch. Police took information for a report.
- A Kendall Avenue caller reported a vehicle break-in at 12:29 pm. Police took information for a report.
- At 3:43 pm, a man stopped by the police department to report a missing vehicle. He didn’t have the title or the necessary information to make a GTA report. He said he’d get in touch with the guy he bought the vehicle from to get more information and come back.
Officers answered a call to the maternity lobby at SOMC at 11:10 am for a man causing a disturbance.
The guy refused to leave and said he would fight the police when they showed up. However, officers said he left the scene without incident.
- Police answered a domestic violence call on 13th Street just after 1 pm. A 30-year-old man allegedly assaulted his 15-year-old sibling. It turned out the guy was wanted in both Morrow and Franklin Counties.
- At 6:26 pm, police responded to a fight between a grandmother and granddaughter on Robinson Avenue. The grandma said the granddaughter was in her room breaking all of her belongings but the altercation was not physical. The granddaughter decided to stay at her sister’s house for the night.
Go Directly To McDonald’s
Police responded to another domestic incident just half an hour later. This time on Mound Street. A caller contacted PPD to say a neighbor asked her to call the police because she was fighting with her husband.
The woman told police had hit her several times but officers did not observe any visible signs of injuries. She did not want to write a statement.
It turned out there was a warrant for the guy from New Boston Police. A Portsmouth officer took the man to NBPD, where they served him with paperwork and let him go.
The police officer dropped the man off at McDonald’s.
Don’t Fu#! With Cops
Police looking for a runaway child, stopped by a Kentland address after CPS got a tip that the kid was at the home doing acid and meth.
An adult man with tattoos told police he hadn’t seen the kid and that he heard the boy was in Illinois. He told officers he’d let them in if they had a warrant but he “doesn’t f*#k with cops.”
Police were unable to check to residence for the child.
Police responded to Mabert Road at 6:36 pm for a report of threats. When the officer arrived, he learned that two women were fighting over French fries.
The officer advised them to stay away from each other for the rest of the night.