PPD calls for Tuesday and Wednesday were a mixed bag. From a skull in a cooler to a domestic disturbance in a tent, to a dad that got spitting mad when his daughter’s outfit was criticized. We’ll break down the craziest calls answered by Portsmouth Officers over the past few days.
- Just before 1 am on Tuesday officers responded to a report of a man staggering at 17th and High. He was gone by the time police arrived.
- On Wednesday at 3 pm, police were called to Robinson Avenue for a report of a woman stumbling all over the place, apparently on drugs. Officers said the woman appeared to be okay when they arrived on the scene.
- At 4:30 pm on Wednesday, officers were called to 17th Street for a report of a drug overdose. They say the man was not overdosing.
- Just after 5:30 on Wednesday, police answered a report of a woman overdosing inside a truck. The woman was out of the truck and inside her house by the time police arrived.
Tense in the Tent
At 9:38 am on Tuesday, officers were called to a tent next to KDMC for a report of a woman beating up a man wearing an orange toboggan and camo shirt. The pair live in a tent. The man was gone by the time police arrived. The woman refused medical treatment.
Okay, But Needs to Wipe His Face
At noon on Tuesday, police were called out to Valley Street for accusations that a mother was physically and mentally abusing an 11-year-old boy. Police said he seemed fine with the exception of some chocolate on his face.
Meanwhile at Speedway
Officers were called to Kendall Avenue at 1:30 pm on Tuesday for a report of a woman who claimed her boyfriend was following her. She was walking to the Speedway to meet her grandmother and he wouldn’t quit tailing her. Police accompanied her and waited until her grandmother picked her up.
Officers were called to the CVS on 11th Street for a report of a frantic man who won’t stop yelling. He refused to leave the property and had something tied around his neck. Police caught up with him. Turns out he’s the same guy who is frequently yelling at folks at Kroger and Tracy Park. Officers warned him to stay off the property.
Officers were called to 17th Street at 2:30 pm on Tuesday for a report of a man who’d showed up to his daughter’s house and threatened to kill himself. When officers arrived, he said he was fine.
They Won’t Leave
Just after 3 pm on Tuesday, a man called police to say that he’d allowed a woman and her son to stay in his PMHA apartment on 17th Street for 2 nights, but she was refusing to leave. He also claimed PMHA had changed the locks.
When police arrived they found a different story. He’d moved the woman her son in with him on the 16th and given her a key. He was beginning to regret the decision. Officers advised him they couldn’t fix his poor decision and told him to start formal eviction proceedings. They also advised the woman it was time to look for a new place to live.
Police were called back to the same apartment on Wednesday. The man wanted to report that his unwanted guests had stolen his food stamps. He couldn’t remember their names.
Nobody Trippin’ Here
Police were called to Summit Street just before 4:30 pm on Tuesday for a report of a man high on drugs. The officer says no medical treatment was needed because, and I quote this from the police report, “Nobody trippin’ here.” 😊
Meanwhile at the Four Keys Inn
Police were called to the Four Keys Inn to pick up a bag of drugs found in a room. Officers accepted a large black bag with a large amount of a crystal substance and a large amount of powder. If you lost your bag of drugs, feel free to call to claim it.
Just before 5 pm on Tuesday, a grandmother called police to her Robinson Avenue home on a report of a granddaughter who was busting up the place. She reported the girl was throwing glass. By the time police arrived, she’d calmed down. Officers stood by while she got her stuff together to go stay with the neighbors.
Down for the Count
- Officers were called to the Sunset Bowling Lanes on 17th Street just after 6 pm on Tuesday for a report of a woman lying on the ground. When the police arrived, she said she was okay.
- Just before 6:30 pm, police were called to Kendall Avenue for a report of a woman who was passed out and vomiting.
Pedaling Under the Influence
Police were called to 17th and Hutchins after a man hit a pole while riding a bicycle. It appeared he was on drugs. As he was homeless, officers impounded the bike for safekeeping. The man was transported to SOMC.
Lost at the Dollar Tree
At 10 am on Wednesday, a man called to complain that his girlfriend had lost his suboxone at the Dollar Tree. He was given a form to fill out.
The Kids are Fine. You Have Warrants
Police were called to Rhulman Avenue at 12:24 pm on Wednesday to check on the welfare of some children. An anonymous caller claimed a man at the residence was abusing his stepchildren. The caller also reported the man had an active warrant.
Police say the kids seemed fine and were enjoying snacks and cartoons when they arrived. The man did have warrants, but the Scioto County Jail refused to take him. Officers advised him to contact the court and get on the docket so he could clear things up.
Skull in a Cooler
Officers were called to 11th street just after 2 pm on Wednesday for what initially seemed like a scary report. Someone found an old cooler with tape around it. Inside there were bones. Police say the remains inside the cooler appear to be that of a small dog.
Half His Age
Officers were called to Robinson Avenue just before 3 pm on Wednesday. A grandmother reported that a 14-year-old boy had assaulted her 7-year-old grandson. She said the older boy hit and kicked the child, stomping his head and back.
Just before 6 pm on Wednesday, police received a call from a food delivery driver. He said that a toddler answered the door with no adults around.
The adults showed up to get the food but left the child unattended.
When police arrived the toddler’s grandfather and an 18-year-old were home. The grandfather said the 18-year-old had been asleep upstairs but didn’t hear the delivery driver. The toddler appeared to be okay.
Just What Are You Wearing?
A disagreement over the way a daughter was dressed got nasty on Wednesday night. Like spit-in-your-face nasty.
Officers were called out just before 11 pm. A woman came over to a 5th Street residence to stay all night with her boyfriend. The two began to argue over the way his daughter was dressed.
She didn’t feel the clothing was appropriate. He followed her out to her vehicle and spit in her face.
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