PPD responded to reports of a mountain lion on High Street, possible sex abuse by a 7-year-old, a missing person on Wednesday. But that was just the tip of the iceberg for a very busy day. We break down the highlights in these 10 slides. Join us on Patreon. Our VIP Members support local journalism and get Bonus Exclusive Content.
The ex-boyfriend of a woman known to have substance abuse issues reported her missing just before 8 am. He was worried because no one answered the door at her home and he’d not heard from her in weeks.
Police talked with a neighbor who said she last saw the woman five days before but that she’d been pretty intoxicated. The neighbor also told police she’d spotted people working for the woman’s landlord changing the locks. Another neighbor said she’d spotted the woman 3 days ago but that she was intoxicated.
Mountain Lion Spotted
A High Street caller reported spotting either a cougar or a mountain lion across the street from his home just before 9 am.
Hey! That’s My Stuff
- A Kent Street caller told police that a man stole some checks, forged, and cashed them. Police took a report at 9:45 am.
- The Sciotoville Community School reported a catalytic converter missing from a truck on their lot just before 10 am.
- A Lincoln Street business reported tools stolen from a truck at 1:36 pm.
- Officers responded to 11th Street at 8:16 pm after a man complained a neighbor went through his trash and took some of it home with him. Officers arranged to have the neighbor taken to the ER for evaluation.
Driving In My Yard
A Rose Street woman called police around 11:30 am to complain that a neighbor drove through her yard. She said it was a reoccurring problem.
Officers checked into the incident and discovered that the land in question is a utility right of way and they can both use it.
Shirtless and Angry
PPD answered a call for mutual aid from New Boston about a shirtless man screaming and jumping up on a guardrail at 1:35 pm. NBPD got it under control without assistance.
At 2:22 pm, the shirtless jumper was back in the eastbound lane of Route 52. He seemed to know what was happening and said he was on his way to his brother’s.
Big Vest, Small Mustache
A caller reported a suspicious guy on Chillicothe Street at 2:37 pm. He was described as wearing a puffy orange vest and had a small mustache. The caller said he kept looking into cars.
Officers were unable to locate him.
Children In Danger
A worker from Children Service asked to speak to an officer about a sexual abuse report just after 4 pm.
Police responded to a report of a possible sex offense at a Robinson Avenue Apartment just after 11 pm. A 7-year-old allegedly touched a 4-year-old. The 19-year-old then punched the 4-year-old in the face. Police contacted CPS.
Who Let The Dogs Out?
- A Kentland Street caller reported a loose brown and white pit bull at 12:43 pm. The caller said the dog had chased people.
- Police received a report of a small dog left in a car with the window barely cracked just before 2 pm. The vehicle left before police arrived.
- At 7:30 pm, a caller reported two aggressive dogs on 4th Street. They said the animals had attacked both people and other animals. Police could not locate the dogs.
Shirtless and Angry: Part 2
Just after 8 pm, police received a report of a shirtless man punching himself in the face on Thomas Avenue. He seemed to want to start a fight.
Officers discovered the man was not only barred from PHMA but also had a warrant out of New Boston. Police dropped him off at the jail.
A Grant Street caller told police a man forced a woman to crash into a pole and was choking her. When police arrived on the scene at 10:40, they saw no sign of violence.
The woman said she backed into the pole because she’s not good at parallel parking.