Portsmouth, Ohio Police responded to a car rolling into a house, thieves trying to make off with a carport, and a guy they had to pick up twice on the same day on Saturday. They also dealt with numerous overdoses and a report of a mobile meth lab. Check out the highlights.
Screaming and Cussing
Portsmouth Police started off Saturday the exact same way they did Friday. They responded to a report of a man standing in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings screaming, cussing, and refusing to leave.
It turned out to be the same man they dealt with just after midnight on Friday in the parking lot of Bob & Floyd’s. In fact, officers respond to reports about his behavior on nearly a daily basis. This time, he agreed to go to the hospital.
Later in the day at 9 pm, police responded to Tracy Park for a report that the same man was trying to fight people in the park. Officers removed 3 needles from him. They took photos and then disposed of them in a sharps container. He made numerous threats towards officers and kept hitting the police cruiser.
Officers said a drug-use induced abscess broke open on the man and began to bleed.
Just after 1 am, a caller wanted officers to check around an empty home on 6th Street. The caller said there was a buggy full of items left in the side yard and they believed someone might be stealing from the property.
The caller also reported hearing running from the area.
Officers found the front door open. The inside of the home was burnt and the fire damage made it impossible to secure the door. Officers saw no sign that anyone was living inside.
Fishing in the Dark
Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle near Spartan Stadium just before 2 am. The people inside said they’d been fishing and had fishing equipment in the car with them.
Offices advised them not to park on the grass near the levy.
A caller reported gunshots on Thomas Avenue at 2:34 am. Officers checked the area on foot but found nothing suspicious.
Grand Theft Auto?
A caller informed police just before 3 am that her blue Hyundai was stolen from Waller Street within the previous 5 minutes. The vehicle was described as having Witch, Deadpool, and Hocus Pocus stickers on the back.
The caller admitted she was behind on payment. Police took information for a report.
Meanwhile at Speedway
Police were called to Speedway at 6:30 am for a report of a suspicious guy dressed all in black hanging around the store.
The man had warrants through the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. Police took him into custody and transported him to the jail
Garbage in the Garage
A woman notified officers just before 8 am of a suspicious person putting bags of garbage into the garage of a vacant home on 6th Street.
Officers gave her the number to the health department.
Under the Influence
- At 10 am, a caller reported a man lying on the side of 16th Street next to a fire hydrant. Officers discovered the man had a warrant. PPD arrested him for both the warrant and resisting arrest.
- Offices were called to the Portsmouth Cinema at 10:33 am for a report of a woman passed out in her vehicle. Police say she was just taking a nap on her way home from work.
- At 3:30 pm, police answered a call to 6th Street for a report of an overdose. Someone on the scene administered Narcan to revive the victim. The victim was gone by the time an ambulance arrived.
- Portsmouth police attempted to help Ohio State Patrol officers make contact with the owner of a vehicle. OSP had pulled over an intoxicated driver on the West Side who said it wasn’t his vehicle and he wasn’t sure who it belonged to. Police could not locate her.
- Police responded to the Malt Shop at 9 pm for a report of an overdose. The man refused treatment.
Out Cold At The Dollar General
- A caller reported a man passed out in a running truck at the Dollar General on Gallia at 2:35 pm. When the police arrived, they couldn’t find him.
- At 3:15 pm, another caller reported a man passed out in a Jeep at the Dollar General. A woman told police she pounded on the windows to rouse him but he did not move. Officers took the man into custody and impounded the vehicle.
Hey, That’s My Stuff
- Portsmouth Building Supply reported a shoplifter at 10:13 am. They said he ran out of the store with several items. He wore a tan Carhart and a Steelers skull cap. Officers took information for a report.
- Officers responded to a report of a theft on Chateau Drive at 6:40 pm. The caller said someone broke into his car and stole change and $1000 worth of e-cigarette cartridges. The thief then came to Hilltop Market to attempt to sell the cigarette cartridges. Police took information for a report.
Car Into House
At 1:05 pm, a vehicle parked at a Gilbert Avenue home rolled down a driveway and into a neighbor’s house.
The vehicle hit a wall and damaged a gas meter. There was also damage to the inside of the home. Columbia gas was notified and came out to take care of the meter.
The owner of the car also had a warrant through New Boston. New Boston PD didn’t have time to come out and serve it. PPD advised the woman to go to New Boston and take care of it.
Man With A Knife
PPD officers rolled to assist New Boston officers on a report with a man with a knife on Gallia. New Boston Police took him into custody.
Police transported him to SOMC for evaluation.
A man called police to a Blue Rock Drive home just before 2 pm to report that his girlfriend’s family was causing a disturbance.
Officers spoke to all involved. It turned out grandparents wanted to take 2 of the 7 children with them. They claimed the boyfriend sat in the house all day in his underwear.
Police did a quick welfare check and forwarded the information to Scioto County Children Services.
Meth on Wheels?
Police responded to a report of a camper parked in front of a known drug house on 6th Street. The caller believed the camper was used to manufacture meth. Plus said there is chemical smell.
Officers observed no chemical smell.
Stealing A Carport
Turns out it’s true that thieves will steal anything that isn’t nailed down and even some stuff that is. Police responded to a report of thieves taking apart a carport on Auburn Avenue.
Officers said they left items behind at the scene that were impounded.