PPD officers dealt with with two troubling cases of elderly people in need of help who had no place to go and no one to help them. If that wasn’t bad enough, there was report of a caregiver stealing from a client. On top of that, an officer was injured while taking down a subject.
We’ll break down the highlights of Tuesday’s calls. If you’d like to check out the complete and unfiltered reports, sign up to be an SCDN VIP member. Click here to learn how it works.
- Just after a midnight a Linden Avenue resident said a man was outside screaming about killing someone. A few minutes later, another resident called to say his son was drunk in the backyard and refusing to come inside.
- Officers found him inside a shed near his home. He refused to respond to commands to show the officers his hands. Then he fought being placed in handcuffs. He was taken to the Scioto County Jail and booked on multiple charges.
At 3:09 am, police were called to Kendall Avenue. A caller said two men had threatened to shoot another resident. Officers didn’t find anyone when they arrived. They said they would continue to check the area.
Who Needs AAA?
- Just after 8 am, officers came to the aid of a disabled truck on Gallia Street. Smoke was coming from a tire.
- Officers changed the tire for the driver and sent him on his way.
No Place To Go
- Officers responded to a very sad call just before 11 am. A woman called 9-1-1 saying that she needed to go to a hospital.
- She said she was originally from Chicago and doesn’t know anyone in town except the person she’s staying with. She met her friend at a Chicago nursing home and moved to Portsmouth with her.
- Police contacted the man who used to hold her power of attorney. He says the woman claims the people she’s currently staying with aren’t providing her with food.
- Police arranged for her to be transported to SOMC. When they spoke to the people she was living with, they said they were waiting for the woman to get Medicaid in Ohio so she could qualify to be placed in a nursing home.
Where’s My Stuff
- A valuable pocket watch turned up missing just before 11:30 am.
- A woman called from 2nd Street to say that sometime in February or March, her gold antique pocket watch disappeared from a safe inside the residence.
- The watch is from the early 1900s and worth several hundred dollars. Police took a report
Cy For Help
Police responded the auxiliary homeless shelter on 17th Street for a report of a man who wanted to harm himself.
He was transported to SOMC for treatment.
Hey, That’s My Identity!
A Waller Street resident called police just after noon to say that his girlfriend’s identity was stolen. He said the father of children claimed her and her children on his income tax.
Police told him to contact the IRS
ODs and Drugs
Just before 1 am, police responded to a report of an OD at the Woodbine Apartments.
Police said they found one sober woman and two others who were likely under the influence inside. No one needed medical attention.
Police got a report that someone who is supposed to help an elderly person instead stole from them. At 2:30 pm, someone called from the Area Agency on Aging to report that a Grandview Avenue woman claimed that her home health aid stole $40.
The crime allegedly happened between May 16 and 17. It was reported to the Agency on May 18. The alleged victim did not want to file a police report.
Police were called to 12th Street for a report of a domestic incident at 2:43 pm. A woman said her 14-year-old stepdaughter assaulted her.
Police say the parent and child were arguing and the kid tried to make it physical. The teen was advised to behave. The parents were advised about discipline. No report was filed.
This Property Is Condemned
Police responded to a report of someone inside a condemned hour just after 3 pm.
They found a man who was trying to clean up the house. He’s been advised about the consequences of entering a condemned house.
A Walnut Street woman called police just before 7 pm to report that her husband had ridden off on her bike.
Officers advised her that the bike is marital property.
She told police she was afraid he might harm her. They explained how to file for a temporary order of protection and suggested she might want to leave for the night.
No One Wants Him
- At 9:42 pm, police again responded to yet another case where someone had nowhere to a go.
- A man was in the lobby of SOMC but the hospital wouldn’t take him.
- They forwarded the case to adult protective services.
An officer sustained knee injury and ruined a pair of pants taking down a suspect near Harding Avenue just after 2 am.
The guy was arrested for obstructing, resisting arrest, and a probation violation.
The officer was treated and released at SOMC.