The only word that adequately sums up Thursday’s Portsmouth Police log is ‘weird.’ We’ve got a brazen fridge thief, stolen Mountain Dew, a man who won’t stay away from Speedway even if you put him in jail, people peeing in yards, and a real garbage person. I’ve summed it up as best as I can in these 14 slides. If you’d like the full story with names, addresses, and more, consider becoming a VIP member of SCDN. Click here to learn how it works.
Officers were called to 11th Street for a report of a deceased 61-year-old man just after midnight. A doctor confirmed th the man was deceased. Police made a report.
Police answered a call at the Party Time Bar on Chillicothe at 1:24 am. A man attempted to get his brother into a truck to take him home. His brother busted out the headlight of another vehicle at the bar.
Kendall Avenue Confidential
- Just after 6 am, officers responded to Kendall Avenue. The caller said her child’s father threatened to murder her. Police took the man into custody.
- Police answered a call to the Royal Inn on Kendall just after 6:30 am. A woman said her friend was not breathing. She administered a dose of Narcan
- Officers were called to the Oasis Convenient Mart by a woman who claimed that a man keeps following her. She said she want to the store and heard he was coming there as well. Police advised her to get a temporary protective order.
- At 3:19, officers responded to Oasis Convenient Mart for a report of a suicidal man. His mother said she received texts threatening to harm himself. He told officers his mother puts words in his mouth and he is fine.
- A man told a friend someone slipped him a drug just after 6:30 pm. When officers responded to his Kendall Avenue apartment, he refused treatment. Though he advised police of an infection in his leg. Police said the man and his girlfriend both appeared to be under the influence. Since there were sober individuals in the hope, officers simply issued a warning.
Meanwhile at Speedway
We told you two months ago about James Wilson, who just won’t stop causing trouble at Speedway. In fact, he just got out of jail for repeatedly trespassing at the store.
His first stop after getting out of jail was to show up at the Speedway. He said he forgot about being barred. Officers issued a summons to him just after 7:30 am.
At 9:40 am, the manager reported that Wilson returned to the store.
Lost and Found
- Officers recovered an Equinox that was stolen overnight. It was found parked on Elliot Road just before 10 am. Thieves rendered the vehicle inoperable. The owner sent a tow truck to pick it up.
- A kind person returned a driver’s license found at the 2nd Street dog park. Police took it for safe-keeping.
- A caller reported an abandoned pickup truck in the lot of the New Life Worship Church at 11:13 am. The tags expired back in 2018. The vehicle was not reported stolen.
- A caller reported a blue bicycle chained to a bench near the Holiday Inn on 2nd Street for the past three days at 11:27 am.
Under the Influence
- Officers answered a call to 7th Street for a report of an overdose at 11 am. The man refused treatment.
- The same man was involved in a fight just after 11:30 at the same location. Both parties in the fight were doing drugs. This time, the man asked to go to the hospital.
- A caller found a bag of drugs in the parking lot of Ollie’s Burgers and BBQ on Chillicothe. Police took it into custody.
- A caller reported a woman stumbling in the Harding Avenue area just before 4 pm. An officer found her sitting in the 6200 block and said she displayed erratic behavior consistent with drug abuse. She jumped up, ran into the Dollar General, grabbed, a Mountain Dew, and yelled, “He is chasing me and going to rape me.” The woman then requested an ambulance. She informed officers she’d done too much meth. The Dollar General declined to press charges for the stolen Mountain Dew.
- At 5:42 pm, a caller reported a man chasing cars and falling over at the Valero Gas on Gallia. Police caught up to him at Aldi and placed him in custody.
Parents Not Police
Officers responded to a call on Robinson Avenue just before 1 pm for a complaint of an unruly 16-year-old boy. Police advised it was a parenting issue, not a police problem.
A caller reported a dog locked inside a white Grand Prix at Aldi Foods. Animal Control is on vacation until July 6th, so an officer responded. The car was gone when police got there.
Dazed and Confused
The driver of a car involved in a crash on Sterling Avenue was momentarily dazed after hitting a utility pole. Police said he was driving fast when he lost control of the vehicle. He refused medical attention.
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Angry neighbors summoned police to Baird Avenue. A caller reported his neighbor sprayed him with a power washer and won’t stop. Police said the neighbors don’t get along and one side keeps throwing temper tantrums. They were advised to behave.
The Great Fridge Theft
Just after 3 pm, police received a report of a missing fridge at the Woodbine Apartments. A witness observed the appliance being loaded onto a trailer.
Officers were called back to the apartments at 4:42 pm. The man was back in the area, pushing the refrigerator around on a dolly and trying to sell it.
The fridge thief was arrested and taken to the Scioto County Jail.
A man called police at 6 pm and reported a suspicious incident on 9th Street. A woman asked him for a ride. She was bleeding from her arms and legs. There was also a man lying across the street holding a TV.
Officers spoke to them, poured out their booze, and sent them on their way.
A Garbage Person
A caller reported a man passed out in a Mound Street alley just after 8 pm. The man was described as wearing a black sweater and maroon sweat pants.
When police arrived, they found a pile of garbage instead of a human.
A caller reported two men and woman urinating in yards, screaming at people, and falling all over the place on 17th Street just after 10 pm.
One of the three had a warrant but the jail wouldn’t take him because his temperature was too high.