Double Dumpster Fires & Driving While Dumpster Diving
From the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Double Dumpster Fires
At 5:16 pm, a call came in for a dumpster fire on Robinson Avenue.
Thirty minutes later, another call for the same flaming dumpster.
At 7:30 pm, police made contact with the suspect in a Wheelersburg fire.
Driving While Dumpster Diving
Officers responded to Gallia and Kendall at 6:46 am for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Police spoke to two men in a vehicle. Inside the car, police found a police-style scammer, trash, and lots of other items. The pair claimed to be dumpster diving but were unable to get to the dumpster at that location due to a fence.
Police cited the driver for a suspended license and expired tags. They impounded the vehicle due to poor condition.
I Want My Mom
A frustrated teenager punched holes in the wall and overturned his TV at his grandparents’ home because he wanted to go be with his mom.
His grandparents have custody and police said it appeared the mother was encouraging his anger. An officer had a chat with the young man.
The Need For Speed
Police set up radar in the 4900 block of US 52 to look for speeders at 12:21 pm. They cited five drivers for driving over 65 mph in a 50 zone.
Better Mind Mom
A mom contacted the police and asked them to come to Kroger to handle a family dispute at 3:49 pm. She said her juvenile daughter was acting up in the parking lot.
The girl made threats to fight her mother and her siblings. Police advised all to behave.
An unhappy citizen contacted police at 1:14 pm to report someone had filled his can with garbage and he couldn’t use it.
Police got in touch with the city and asked if they could pick up his trash early. They did.