PPD swung into action after a little boy went missing at night and a man managed to overdose at a carwash and the jail within the same hour. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Under the Influence
- Just before midnight, a caller reported an intoxicated man at the Post Office. Police took the man into custody and transported him to the Scioto County Jail.
- Officers responded to Summit Street for a report of an overdose. The man was awake by the time PFD personnel arrived to assist. He briefly spoke to personnel from a counseling center and agreed to go for help but later changed his mind.
Stalker Drags Woman by Hair
A Front Street resident told police her ex-boyfriend was stalking her and he assaulted her in the community room at Biggs House.
He somehow got into the building, grabbed her by the hair, and dragged her. She escaped but was unsure if he was still in the building.
Officers were unable to locate him.
Grand Theft Auto
A Summit Street caller contacted police to report his Chevy Tahoe stolen. He left the vehicle running to warm up and when he came out it was gone.
When police called the report into New Boston, they reported the vehicle was wrecked at Gallia and Vine.
Overdose at the Car Wash and Jail
Police responded to a report of a man stumbling around while trying to get into a vehicle at the Hot Springs Car Wash.
When police arrived on the scene, they discovered a man overdosing and called for an ambulance. Officers issued a summons to the man and took information for a report.
Thirty minutes later, the same individual was also reported to be overdosing at the Scioto County Jail
Grandma, CPS, Come to Aid of Kids
A worried grandma contacted police at 3:50 pm to report her son was at a Thomas Avenue home causing a problem.
Her frightened grandchildren had texted her saying he was harassing them. Police took the man into custody and contacted CPS.
They arranged for family members to stay with the kids until their mother arrived home from work.
Desperate Search After 10-year-old Goes Missing
Five police units swung into action after a mom reported her 10-year-old son missing from their 14th Street apartment just before 10 pm. She told the police she came back from the laundromat to find him gone.
His coat was left in his room and he was last seen wearing pajamas. An officer spotted the child on Gallia in front of the BP.
The boy was very cold, so officers called medics to check on the child. Police transported the boy back home and contacted CPS.
CPS said they would follow up the next day.