Officers responded to two upsetting cases of children in danger on Wednesday. They also dealt with a Gatorade thief and a missing tenant. We’ve got the highlights of the police log in these 12 slides. If you’d like to read the full, unfiltered version, consider becoming an SCDN VIP. Click here to learn how it works.
A Hospital Not A Taxi
- SOMC called PPD to report a man who kept calling and making threats. Security at the hospital was pretty sure the threats were just all talk but they wanted police to know.
- An officer spoke to the man on the phone. He was apparently demanding a ride to Cincinnati. The officer advised him that SOMC is a hospital, not a taxi service.
- The man kept calling 911 about the matter. Around 1:15 am, checked and saw that he had a warrant. Eventually, the hospital decided to admit the man.
Very Good Boys
A woman called officers at 2:22 am to say her dogs wouldn’t stop barking.
She believed someone was “messing around” near her Summit Street home. Police detained a man with outstanding warrants and took him to the Scioto County Jail.
Meanwhile at Speedway
A woman with a warrant turned up in the Speedway lot just after 2:30 am. The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was a valid warrant. Police took a report.
Just after 5 am, a caller notified PPD of a man trying car doors on Thomas Avenue. He claimed to be waiting for his girlfriend. Officers suggested he wait at the Oasis.
Hey! That’s My Stuff
- Nothing is safe from thieves these days. Not even the two cases of Gatorade that disappeared from a delivery truck at the Hilltop Market at 8:30 am. The driver managed to get the license plate of the thirsty thief. Police took a report.
- A man reported that someone had picked up his mother’s medication from CVS at 4:39 pm. Officers took a report.
- A concerned landlord contacted police just before 9 am. He was worried about a tenant who hadn’t responded to his inquiries.
- She had a history of domestic problems with a live-in boyfriend. The landlord wanted officers to make sure she and her daughter were okay.
- Officers responded to the High Street home and found it abandoned. Neighbors advised police the woman moved out two weeks ago. Police let the landlord know.
Need A Hand
Police responded to a Thomas Avenue apartment just after 10 am. Portsmouth Ambulance requested assistance lifting a 400 plus pound patient.
A camo pickup pulling a minivan on 8th Street caused traffic problems just before 2 pm. The struck hist a parked vehicle.
When police arrived, they found out the driver had open warrants through Adult Parole. They arranged to have the vehicles towed and arrested the driver.
Under The Influence
- At 4 pm, police responded to a report of a man riding a bicycle who kept falling over. By the time they arrived, he was gone.
- Just half an hour later, a caller reported that a woman had OD’d behind Bob & Floyd’s on Chillicothe. She was unresponsive. Medics transported her to SOMC.
- A caller reported several people smoking pot outside a home on Richard Road just after 10 pm. They were gone when police arrived.
Toddler in Danger
- Police were called to 17th Street just after 8 pm for a report of a toddler girl walking around along. Officers found the child.
- A neighbor advised the mother the child had been located. Police checked the living conditions at the mother’s apartment. The child was released back to her mom by CPS.
- Police issued a warning.
Child on the Tracks
Police got a call just after 9 pm from the Scioto County Jail. The witnessed two women with a child near the fence. The women made the child cross the tracks alone.
An officer advised the people to stay away from jail property.
My Yard Is Not A Parking Lot
A woman called police just before 10 pm to report that people had parked in her back yard.
Officers advised her to call her landlord and have him sign a tow form.