Portsmouth, Ohio- A teen reports his mom to the cops for being rude, a citizen says a garbage collector threw a can at his truck, and a bunch of suspicious characters keep PPD busy. We break down the highlights from the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
- A Vinton Street caller contacted police just after midnight to report a man digging through a dumpster and tossing items into the street. The caller said if the police didn’t hurry up and get there, he’d take care of the person himself since he needed to get a good night’s sleep. Police said the dumpster diver left on his own.
- At 1:48 pm, a Dorman Drive caller claimed a city garbage collector threw a trash can that struck his truck. Police said they would contact the city manager’s office.
- Twenty minutes later, a High Street caller reported a man carrying a bunch of stuff who went between two houses. Officers could not locate him.
- At 1:35 am, another Vinton Avenue resident reported a suspicious truck in front of her home. She said the people in the vehicle were littering and appeared to be in the process of a drug deal. Officers discovered all three people in the vehicle had open warrants. Police took them into custody and arranged for a tow for the truck.
- At 7:37 am, a Mabert Road caller said a man and a woman attempted to get into vacant houses. Police could not locate the pair.
- A Center Street caller reported three men in an abandoned building. Police took two men to jail and sent for an ambulance for the third.
- Officers continued PPD’s parking crackdown at 7:25 am and towed a vehicle with fictitious tags parked on Mabert Road.
- At 8:16, police arranged for a tow for a vehicle sitting on jack stands with no front tired on Mabert Road. Police said the tags were fictitious. The officer noted PPD towed the vehicle exactly one year to the day previously for not having tags.
Hey! That’s My Stuff!
- Police took a suspected shoplifter into custody at Kroger just before 11 am.
- At 11:08 am, a 29th Street caller reported a case of identity theft. Someone filed for unemployment benefits with her information. Police took information for a report.
- A man contacted the police at 1 pm to report a stolen phone. He said another man took it earlier in the week in Wayne Hills. Conveniently, the alleged thief is already locked up in the Scioto County Jail. Police said they’d check to see if the phone was among the inmate’s property.
- At 5:32 pm, a Thomas Avenue caller reported a slashed tire on their SUV. Police took information for a report.
- A woman stole a buggy full of items from Big Lots at 6:40 pm. Police took information for a report.
Under The Influence
- A Grandview Avenue caller reported illegal drug activity in the area at 11:41 am. The caller identified a man who allegedly sells drugs on the corner. The caller said a white SUV resupplies the guy, who never wears a shirt, on a regular basis. Police took information for a report.
- A highly intoxicated man fell on 11th Street at 1:24 pm. He refused medical treatment. His wife came to get him.
- Officer responded to the Royal Inn for a report of an apparently high man screaming at people. Police could not locate him.
- An apparently high man called the police to report his life was in danger and someone was impersonating him. He declined medical treatment.
Out of Control
Just before 6 pm, police investigated a report of a man acting oddly at the Fishbowl on Campbell Avenue. Witnesses said he yelled at people, told them to come to his vehicle, and then reached down behind the seat.
Officers caught up with him at 8th and Campbell. Police said the man beat his head against the class in a cruiser. They impounded and towed the vehicle, then took the man for a sobriety test at the Highway Patrol Post.
This Property is Condemned
A Daniels Drive caller reported a group of people inside a condemned house at 12:21 pm. Four units responded to the scene and impounded a vehicle.
Police responded to a report of a domestic assault on Robinson Avenue at 5:56 pm. A woman told police her husband hit her in the head and smashed her phone.
Cops located the man nearby and arrested him. Officers took pictures of the victim and obtained a statement.
Teen Reports Mom For Being Rude
An unhappy teenage boy reported his mom for child abuse at 11 pm. When officers talked to the teen, he told them his mother had been rude to him.
Police determined there was no physical abuse.
Since he’s about to turn 18 in a week, he can move out of the home.
Officers were called back at 11:59 pm. Police spoke to both parties involved.