Portsmouth Ohio Police High Speed Chase: One Cruiser Wrecked
Just after 1 am this morning, a citizen called Portsmouth Police to notify them of a suspicious vehicle loitering around a drive-up ATM machine near Aldi’s and O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Once Police arrived, they were unable to locate the vehicle as described by the caller. Rather than go back to “business as usual”, the officers decided it would be in the public interest to check other drive-up ATM’s to see if they could locate the suspect vehicle.
What follows is a transcript from the dispatch traffic that occurred. We hope to be able to release more information (including names) later today from our daily briefing from the Portsmouth Police Department.
- The ATM in front of O’Rilley’s, 2300 block of Galia, advised there’s a subject in a blue car. The caller says that it’s parked in front of the ATM and was watching everybody making withdrawals.
- Blue Chevy Cobalt down here at Giovanni’s ATM that matches the description. However, several people in the area advise, it’s not the right car. They advise probably a Pontiac G6.
- Did they mention anything about a spoiler?
- I’ve got one here at US Bank.
At that point, the officer made contact with the driver (who was said to have a female passenger). When the officer was advised the driver had an outstanding warrant, a lengthy high-speed chase ensued.
Here are some transcripts from Portsmouth Police, Scioto County Sheriffs, and Ohio State Highway Patrol.
- We are going to cross the 2nd Street bridge. Do you want to go ahead and call the County?
- Running about 75
- About 95.
- They are at Washington Boulevard now, northbound.
- Hit a mailbox here (on Longview). We’re back to rolling
- Now they’re headed towards 52, approximately 80, 85 miles an hour.
- There was no tag on it. When I approached.
- Okay. He’s in continued northbound on Carey’s Run.
- We’ll run around to the north end of Carey’s Run.
- I’ll see if I get somewhere, maybe set a stop sticks.
- I just f-ing crashed here on Carey’s run.
- He just crashed he’s out of the pursuit. Okay. I’ll stop and check on him.
From the radio traffic, it appeared the officer was not injured. Due to the dangerous conditions, a supervisor advised that the chase be terminated. Deputies and State Patrol continued to search the back roads that connect Carey’s Run to Dry Run and Route 73.
We will update when we have more official information from the Portsmouth Police Department.
SCDN thanks all of our Law Enforcement and First Responders. We hope that the officer involved in the wreck is, indeed, unharmed.