If the police reports from Tuesday and Wednesday are any indication, people are really starting to get on each other’s nerves during Ohio’s stay-at-home orders. Quite a few parents turned for police help with unruly kids. Included in the mix was a mom who called the cops on a 7-year-old for cussing.
Police also handled an exploding purse, a flock of ducks, and an errant basketball. Check out the highlights in our slideshow. If you’d like to check out the unfiltered version of the police reports, consider becoming a VIP Member of SCDN. Click here to learn how it works.
Where’s My Stuff?
- Police were called to a Mabert Road home just after 1 am on Tuesday for a report of missing money. But they were unable to make contact with the reporting party.
- At 8:42 pm, police were called to the Marathon on the Scioto Trail. An employee reported that a man came in and stole her phone. They caught him on camera sliding it into his pocket. Police took a report.
- At 10:15 pm, police were called out to 6th Street on what was initially believed to be a burglary. It turned out she was just annoyed because her son was being loud and keeping her awake.
- A woman called police at 4:23 am on Tuesday to report her husband had physically assaulted her on Oakland Crescent. She later told police it was a verbal argument and refused to say if it had turned physical. She told officers she just wanted the man to leave. He went to work.
- Just after 6 pm, a Thomas Avenue woman informed officers her boyfriend had struck her. Police took information for a report.
- Officers were called to 17th Street just after midnight. A reported her teenage daughter had assaulted her. The 15-year-old was transported to SOMC.
- A man came to the aid of his sister just before 3 am. He reported that there was a man who was refusing to leave her Thomas Avenue apartment. Officers detained the man. The fire department checked him out. Turns out he had a warrant. But once he calmed down, police issued a summons and let him go.
- A woman called police just after noon to report her 7-year-old was cussing at her. Officers advised her about the differences between discipline and abuse. They suggested she contact the juvenile court to file charges if the problem persists.
- Just before 3 pm, officers were called to Coolidge Avenue for a report of teenager putting her face through a window. She’d apparently been arguing with her mother overfeeding a younger sibling. The teen began beating her own head against the window. The girl cut her face. She told officers she wasn’t trying to harm herself. She was just frustrated.
- At 4:44, the police responded to an argument on Rhulman. A man and woman were fighting, but the woman said she didn’t want help and didn’t want to talk to the police.
- PPD was called to Center Street at 5 am for a report of people using drugs in a white SUV. Police say the subjects were just asleep. They were warned.
- Just after 8 am, someone reported a suspicious man wearing shorts and Crocs dodging between homes. He was gone when police arrived.
- Half an hour later, a caller reported that a man in flag jacket dumped a whole cart of trash in the parking lot of the Bureau of Workers Compensation.
- Just before 7 pm, officers were called to 11th Street for a report of a woman digging in locked dumpsters. She was advised that if she did it again, she’ll be arrested.
- Police were called to the Hudson House just before 11 pm for a report of a woman screaming as she was being chased by a man. When officers arrived, they were unable to locate either party.
- Officers were called to Oak Street at 1:27 am for a report of a woman screaming in a car. When police caught up with them, it turned out a couple had been arguing. They were warned.
- Norfolk Southern called officers at 1:46 am to report a man walking with lights near the tracks by Wagner Rental. He was gone when officers arrived.
- Just before 3 pm, officers responded to a condemned house on High Street for a report of 2 bikes in the back yard. Police told the people to take off.
- A woman called officers just after 6 pm to complain that kids were playing in her yard on Micklethwaite Rd. She said they play basketball and sometimes the ball comes into her yard and damages flowers. Officers took a report.
- Officers were called to Rose Street at 4 am for a report of a suspicious person with a machete. He was gone when police arrived.
Drugs and ODs
- At 12:40 pm on Tuesday, police received a report of a man using drugs on Vinton Avenue.
- Just before 5 pm, police were called to 5th street for a report of a man overdosing. When police arrived, he said he was having a seizure and refused treatment.
- Just before 8 pm, police responded to their near-daily report of an OD at the Woodbine Apartments. A man had OD’d in a gold Sunfire. Police assisted. He refused treatment. And so it goes.
- At 9:40 pm, officers arrested a man at the Oasis Convenient Mart. He was in possession of heroin and already had a felony warrant through ODRC. Police took him to the Scioto County Jail.
Officers were called to Dewey Avenue at 8:30 pm for a report of possible meth-cooking happening in a shed. Officers didn’t find a meth operation, though they could smell chemicals.
At 5:40 pm, police got a call from a Charles Street woman. She said her 15-year-old daughter hit her friend’s 7-year-old daughter. The younger child’s mother was planning to press charges. Police didn’t observe any injuries.
Just before 9 am, officers were called to Appalachian Wood Floors. A woman says she was assaulted while on her break. The assailant was not an employee. Police watched the surveillance video and took a statement from the victim.
- Police were called out to Rapid Fired Pizza just after 7 pm on Tuesday for a report of 10 ducks. They notified animal control.
- Exactly one minute later, they were called to the Royal Inn for a report of a dog hanging around the rooms. Animal Control said they’d come to get the dog after the duck situation was handled.
That’s Not My Number
On Wednesday at 11:31 am, a woman informed officers that she found a phone number in the car’s computer system that didn’t belong to her. Turns out that when her vehicle was being worked on, the mechanic had linked his Bluetooth device to her vehicle.
On Wednesday at 2:30 pm, police were called to Kroger Gas on a report of a stolen truck. Ohio State Patrol Troopers located the truck and joined in the pursuit. It crashed in Ross County.
A report of gunshots turned out to be a problem with a purse. Officers were called out to 8th Street just before 9 pm on Wednesday. A woman reported that her porch and sidewalk were on fire and also that she’d heard a gunshot.
Turns out something in her purse caught fire and exploded.