Two callers told Portsmouth, Ohio officers that strangers were following them on Sunday. Plus, police dealt with reports of a suspected child sex assault and a man who loves Speedway so much he can’t stay away even if it means going to jail. We break down the highlights of the police log.
Strangers In The Shadows
- Officers received a report of a woman on the front porch of a 7th Street home at 4 am. She told police people were bothering her. Officers observed no one on the scene. Based on prior experience, they believe she has mental health issues. She said she would walk back to her mother’s home in New Boston.
- At 5:05 am, a different woman showed up on the porch of a Vinton Avenue home claiming she was being followed. Officers couldn’t find anyone in the area.
Under The Influence
Police discovered a man lying on the porch of a High Street Home. They took him to his home on Summit Street.
Kids in Danger?
A caller from the Royal Inn called police around 7:20 am to say she heard children screaming and believed a man was raping them.
When officers arrived they found the kids were fine and had been in the room with their parents all morning. The parents said the kids were fighting over toys earlier in the morning.
Purple at the Royal Inn
PPD responded to a report of a person whose feet were turning purple at the Royal Inn just after 12:30 pm. The patient declined to answer COVID questions
Bro, That’s a Knife
A Rose Street caller reported a man at her front door with a knife in his hand just before 2 pm. The man turned out to be the caller’s brother-in-law. However, she does not want him on her property. Police advised him to stay away.
A woman told police that a man threatened to shoot her just after 2 pm. Police took information for a report.
An officer checked on a report of a possible DUI in a silver van driving from Franklin Furnace to Kentland Avenue. He didn’t see any probable cause for a stop but did speak to the driver with her consent.
He said she did not appear to be intoxicated.
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Officers responded to a report of a busted window at the Fitness Plus 24 on Glover just before 11 am. The damage was estimated at $800.
Officers responded to reports of someone breaking into the vacuums at the Splash N Go Car Wash at 5 pm. They took information for a report.
Time to Go
- Police responded to the Woodbine Apartments at 12:25 pm for a report of women hanging out in an apartment where the renter had been evicted. Officers advised them to leave.
- At 5:12 pm, officers responded to York Park for a report of a man in a white SUV harassed by another man. The caller said the man was beating on the guy’s vehicle and refusing to let him leave. Police advised the pair and the incident ended peacefully.
Kids In Trouble
A caller reported kids in a bad situation to police just after 9 pm. They said the children live with their father but do not want to live there any longer.
Further, the caller said the children continually get into trouble for minor incidents and there’s a lot of arguing in the home. An officer took information for a report.
Meanwhile at Speedway
He was back once again on the lot. Once again he was arrested and taken to the Scioto County Jail.