A prisoner too hot to go to jail, guys who won’t stop stealing from their mothers, and an assault with a can of Natural Light kept Portsmouth Police Officers busy on Tuesday. We break down the highlights in 10 slides. If you want the unfiltered version with all the calls and all the details, become a VIP member of SCDN. Click here to learn how it works.
Kendall Avenue Confidential
- Just after 1 am, a neighbor called police to report that someone had kicked in the front door of an apartment in the Woodbine Apartments on Kendall Avenue. When officers arrived, the people inside claimed they had permission to come inside to clean. Officers advised them all leave since no one could contact the owner.
- Officers were called to a Kendall Avenue apartment at 4:30 am for a report of an argument between neighbors. When the upstairs neighbor complained about the downstairs neighbor being too loud, too late a night. The downstairs neighbor damaged his porch furniture. Police said they’d attempt to get video from PMHA.
- A caller reported a shirtless man wandering into the back yard of his apartment. Turns out the guy had a warrant. Police took him into custody.
Under The Influence
- Officers answered a call to 5th Street just before 4 am for an overdosed, unresponsive man. The patient refused medical assistance.
- At 5 am, officers responded to 21st Street for a drunken man yelling in the hallway. Police advised him to just go to bed.
- Police found a man staggering down Walnut Street at 6:30 am. They gave him a ride to his Wheelersburg residence.
- A caller reported a man passed out in a car on Grant Street just after 7 am. Police sent him home to South Shore in a taxi.
- Officers answered a call at the Tim Horton’s just after 11:30 pm. A woman was caught shooting up in the women’s bathroom. She took off on a yellow bicycle. Police caught up with her twenty minutes later and arrested her on an outstanding warrant.
- Just after 5:30 pm officers responded to a call of someone tweaking in an SUV on 7th Street. Turns out NBPD had a warrant for the guy. He was taken into custody.
- A Kroger employee found a baggie of white powder just after 8 pm. Police took it into custody to destroy.
- A woman overdosed at a Vinton Avenue home just after 11 pm. She refused medical treatment.
- Officers were called to Alexandria Park for a man passed out in a car at 6:41 pm. The car was towed.
- At 7:13 pm police received a report of a woman passed out at the wheel of a van on 9th Street. She informed the police she is homeless and sleeps in the van.
- Police responded to 16th Street at 7:37 pm after a man told his mother he took 30 Xanax. When police arrived, they discovered he’d actually taken 80 Vistaril in a suicide attempt. He was transported to SOMC.
Hey, That’s My Stuff
- A caller reported a shirtless man breaking in a parked vehicle on 17th Street just after 5 am. The suspect was gone when police arrived.
- Police were called to Speedway just after 8 pm for a report of a shoplifter. He was issued a summons to appear in Court.
Assault With Natural Light
A man called police at 11:27 am and complained his nephew hit him in the face with a full can of beer.
The two were arguing over a vehicle and the nephew popped him in the face with a can of Natural Light. He hit him so hard he knocked him over.
The suspect left the scene. The victim refused treatment. Police took a report.
Don’t Steal From Mom
- A woman called police just before 12:30 pm and reported her son stole her car. New Boston Police recovered the vehicle at Walmart overnight.
- She reported that another man stopped by her home last night and gave her the keys. The man told her that the son was arrested for theft in News Boston.
- She said she wasn’t aware her vehicle was missing until the man brought back the keys. She’d never given him permission to drive it in the first place. Her son used the vehicle to flee from the police. Officers originally impounded the vehicle but later decided to release it to her.
Seriously, Don’t Steal From Mom
At 1:21 pm, a woman called to report that her son had stolen her wallet from her 16th Street apartment. He’d left the scene in a black Volvo.
- Officers checked a condemned house on Argonne just before 1:30 pm. Police said the building needed to be resecured.
- Three other Argonne Road homes needed grass cut, as did the Bellomy Apartments.
- Police also noted issues with grass on Coles Blvd, Grandview, and 20th Street.
- Officers also noted that someone had moved back into a 6th Street home that had been condemned last week.
A woman called police just before 2 pm to report that a neighbor pushed her grown daughter and then fled in a truck.
The victim said the man got out of his truck and shoved her. She thinks it’s because she called CPS on him.
A 20th Street man called police at 2:20 pm to complain that neighborhood kids damaged his car. He said they hit it with a basketball and also with a fishing pole and lead sinker. Police advised the kids’ parents to keep them out of the street and get rid of the basketball rim.
Too Hot For Jail
Officer found a man rolling around and screaming in Alexandria Park at 6:30 pm.
Police took him to the Scioto County Jail. However, the jail refused to accept him due to his high temperature. Police think that probably came from his use of narcotics.
Instead, they took him home and issued him a summons.