If you judge by Portsmouth, Ohio crime reports, the Speedway on Gallia is the most popular place on the planet. Some folks can’t stay away from it even it involves spending a few weeks in jail. PPD dealt with another person who just can’t leave the place alone along with a tailgate in the road and a possible case of elder abuse. We’ve got the Thursday highlights in these next 8 slides.
Meanwhile at Speedway
Not sure what the draw is at the Gallia Street Speedway, but a lot of folks seem to have a hard time staying out of the place. Recently, they’ve had a problem with two brothers panhandling in the parking lot. They picked one up on Wednesday. On Thursday, officers detained the other frequent unwanted visitor at 12:30 am for criminal trespass and made it clear to him that he was no longer welcome.
He said he understood and would not come back
- A commercial alarm went off at Hallmark Health Care at 12:40 am. Officers said the building appeared secure and no one was in the vicinity.
- An alarm sounded at the City Service Building just after 5 am. Police didn’t observe anyone in the area.
- Police received a report of a garage door alarm sounding at a home on Grandview avenue at 10:24 am. Turned out the resident set it off accidentally.
- A glass break alarm sounded at Port City Pub at 7:30 pm. It turned out to be a false alarm.
Can’t We All Just Get Along
Officers received calls about a domestic incident on Robinson Avenue from both the man and the woman involved. The woman said the man hit her. The man said she slapped him. He also claimed she was coming down from a heroin high. Police too information for a report.
Under The Influence
- A caller reported a woman overdosing in a Kendall Avenue Apartment just before 9 am. The person took off running before police could get there.
- Officers discovered a woman asleep in a car stopped in the road on Dorman Drive. Her sister came to pick her up and the car was towed.
- A Thomas Avenue caller reported an apparently high man at 10:20 am. Police picked him up.
- Police responded to a report of a man passed out behind the AT & T Wireless on Gallia at 3:37 pm. He had a valid warrant. Officers took him into custody.
Officers did a welfare check for a woman living at the Woodbine Apartments just before 11 am. A caller reported her adult children were taking advantage of her and possible drug activity at the apartment. The woman wasn’t there but the police said the apartment appeared clean.
The eastbound lane of the Sciotoville Overpass was blocked just before noon by a white tailgate in the middle of the road. A city service worker removed the tailgate within 10 minutes.
Hey, That’s My Stuff
- A Harding Avenue caller reported a white Jeep Liberty left abandoned on the street the day before had been broken into. There were plates on the vehicle the previous day but they’d now been removed. Police arranged for a two just after 5 pm.
- A woman informed the police at 5:30 pm that a friend took her wallet. The man said his parents had his vehicle towed. He gave the woman permission to check the car for the wallet but she couldn’t locate it. Police took a statement.
Keep It In The Dirt
Officers responded to a complaint of dirt bikes speeding up and down 17th Street just after 6:30 pm. They found the bikes parked on the sidewalk. Police spoke with the mom of the kids the bikes belonged to. They advised they can’t ride dirt bikes on streets or sidewalks.