An attempted shoplifting snowballed into a whole bunch of other charges and folks under the influence caused a commotion. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Just before 2 pm, officers were asked to check on the welfare of a Thomas Avenue woman who had been involved in a domestic issue. The caller had not been able to contact her. The woman told the officer she was fine.
At 2 pm, a home care company asked police to check on an 81-year-old Dunlap Road woman. She did not answer the door when her home health aid came to the house. The officer was unable to make contact.
Meanwhile on Mabert Road
A Mabert Road caller contacted police to report the theft of a ring from a home at 3:22 pm. Police took information for a report.
Under the Influence
At 3:44 pm, police responded to Patties and Pints on 2nd Street for a report of a drunk woman causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. The staff advised the women they were not allowed back in the restaurant. Officers said to contact them if they try to come back.
A Gallia Street caller contacted police at 9 pm to report her neighbor was outside screaming and appeared to be on drugs. An officer spoke with the man and reported he didn’t appear intoxicated. He advised him to go inside and stay there or risk arrest for disorderly conduct.
Woman Busted With Meth after Speedway Shoplift Attempt
A woman caught stealing at Speedway at 11:23 pm ended up in a whole lot of trouble. An employee caught her in the act and got the property back, but it wasn’t the first time she’d stolen from the store and she’d been previously barred from the property.
Police caught up with her in the 1200 block of Linden and discovered she had open warrants regarding a child endangering case and for theft.
She tried giving the police a false name at first, so they added a charge of falsification to the open warrant and trespass charges. Officers said she handed over what appeared to be meth before they transported her to the Scioto County Jail.