Police arrested a Portsmouth man for the 41st time after he stripped down near a local mortuary We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Asleep at the Wheel
- Just after 9 am, a caller reported a woman passed out in a white Jeep near Mattress Warehouse. Officers spoke with the woman, it turned out she’d just gotten off the midnight shift and was sleeping while she waited for her mother.
- Half an hour later, a caller reported a man nodding off in a vehicle at the BP on Gallia. Turned out he was sleeping.
Syringes Found Inside Vehicle
Police discovered a container of syringes inside an impounded vehicle. Officers cited the car for fictitious tags on Campbell Avenue and arranged for a tow.
Police put the needles into a sharps container.
County Commissioner Bryan Davis asked police to tow a vehicle parked on property that belonged to the land bank. Police impounded it and it was taken to the city garage.
Child Sex Offense
A hospital contacted police to report a 7-year-old girl had reported a 13-year-old boy inappropriately touched her. Police took information for a report.
Police responded to Robinson Avenue for a report of a man hitting a pregnant woman. Police took him into custody and discovered there was an open warrant for his arrest.
They transported him to the Scioto County Jail.
A brother and sister who frequently involve the police in their disputes called officers once again at 4:28 pm.
The brother complained his sister was the Woodbine Apartment he shares with their mom and there is a protection order against the sister.
The sister told the police she was there to give her mom medication. Police advised her not to return to the property.
Fast Food Fiasco
A man who has been previously removed from Taco Bell was back again. Employees reported he was banging on the wall. Police trespassed him from the restaurant.
A few hours later, Wendy’s reported the same man was in the bathroom and possibly on drugs. Police spotted him at Little Caesar’s and caught up with him on Speedway property. He had been previously barred from the property.
Officers advised him to stay away. They encountered him again on 12th Street about 10 minutes later and took him into custody.
Hey, That’s My Stuff
- An Endicott Avenue resident contacted police at 7 pm to report a stolen lawnmower. She estimated the value at $350. Police took information for a report.
- Police answered a call about two men stripping siding from a home on Logan Street. When the officer spoke with one of the men, he said he thought it was okay to take the siding off a building if it had been burned. Police told the man to put the siding back on the home.
Naked on 9th Street
Police responded to the Daehler Mortuary on 9th Street for a report of a man taking his clothes off.
It turned out to be a guy with whom police have daily contact for similar incidents. Police arrested him for the 41st time and took him to the Scioto County Jail.
Under the Influence
At 7 pm, a caller reported 2 men smoking drugs in a vehicle on River Road. Officers spoke with them and they said they would leave.
An officer discovered an unresponsive man inside a car at the Four Keys Inn just before 11 pm. The man came to as the officer removed him from the vehicle. He refused medical treatment.