It was a long and kind of wild weekend for Portsmouth Police Officers. They responded to 231 calls including a pantsless person in the streets, a kidnapped cat, and a young man who just couldn’t seem to stay way from trouble. Not to mention a showoff who managed to fall off the flood wall. Check out all the crazy happenings.
Meanwhile at Kroger
Police were called around 10:30 am on Thursday for a report of a woman shoplifting at Kroger. By the time officers got there, the shoplifter was gone.
Officers returned just before 5 pm for a report of a domestic disturbance in the parking lot at Kroger. The parties were gone by the time police arrived.
Can You Check For Us?
Officers were summoned by PMHA maintenance to Wayne Avenue just after 11:30 am. Workers were afraid that a man being sought in connection with an earlier incident might be inside an apartment where they needed to fix a window and change locks. He wasn’t there.
Drugs and ODS
- Officers were called to Cherry Street at 9:30 pm on Thursday. A woman said a man had taken drugs and was out of his head. She later called back and said the man was overdosing. When officers and medics arrived on scene the man was combative. He was transported to SOMC.
- Police came to assistance of a woman who was apparently on drugs at 9 am Saturday morning. They took her to the hospital.
- Officers were called out to 11th Street at 5 m on Sunday for a report of a woman overdosing. She refused treatment.
- Officers were called to a Vinton Avenue home around 1 am on Monday for an overdose report. The man had left of foot by the time police arrived.
Police were called out to Gallia Street around 9:30 am on Sunday for a report of someone crying. They found a woman crouched down behind at sign at the Columbia. She appeared to have been assaulted but refused any assistance.
Assault at the Inn
Just after 1 am, a man went to the office of the Royal Inn on Kendall to report an assault. Officers made an arrest.
Monsters In The Room
Just before 3 am, police were called to Charles Street for a report of people arguing. It turned out that a child was scared and afraid to sleep in his room because he thought monsters were in there. It was decided that he would sleep in the living room with his parents.
No Pants in Public
Around 8 am on Friday, police found a woman in a Front Street alley wearing a light jacket and no pants. She was screaming. Police advised her to go home.
Problems with Dad
Police were summoned to a Franklin Avenue home around 8:30 am on Friday for a family problem.
A woman said her father was bothering her. He’s come several times to her home to leave things on the porch for her kids. She also said he was spreading rumors about her to neighbors.
Police didn’t have enough to press charges but they went looking for the man under the Young Street Viaduct to advise him to stay away.
“I’m gonna find myself in more trouble”
A man didn’t seem interested in listening to some good advice offered by the police on Friday morning.
Just before 11 am, officers were called to Wayne Avenue by a woman who said that an ex-boyfriend was stalking her. Officers spoke with the man and told him to stay away.
The woman said he’s followed her, threatened her, and menaced her family. When the police arrived on the scene, the man was standing in front of her place.
Police advised the man that he needed to leave her alone and warned him that if he continued to attempt to contact the woman, he was going to find himself in more trouble.
According to the police report, he replied,
” Yea, I’m going to find myself into more trouble, look how fucking beautiful she is.”
He told officers he wanted to get back with her and the thinks she’s dating another guy. Police suggested that he needed to leave. He went away for a bit but came back while the victim was writing a statement about the incident.
Officers once again advised him to leave.
DVDs Still Have Fans
Not everyone had switched to Netflix. Officers ware called to Save A Lot on Gallia at 11:30 am on Friday for a report of a shoplifter stealing seven DVDs.
The DVDs were returned to the store manager. The alleged shoplifter was given a court date and released.
Police were called to 9th Street just before 1 pm on Friday. A woman said she’d been in treatment and left her 10-year-old with her sister.
She now claimed another sister had taken the child to Kentucky. The woman recently checked herself out of rehab and wanted the kids back.
However, the sister informed her she was going to file for custody. When police checked wit the sister, she said she’d be back in town on Tuesday and would bring the boy them.
At 1:28 pm on Friday police were called to Robinson Avenue for a report of a kidnapped cat. A woman said her boyfriend assaulted her and then took her cat.
She was right in the middle of filing for her stimulus check when the man smacked her. He then took the family cat and left the residence. She tried to stop him but he attempted to hit her with a gold Impala. Officers took a statement.
Jail Guests Not Welcome
A woman with a felony warrant turned up at the extension of the homeless shelter on 17th Street. However, the Scioto County Jail would not accept her.
Man with a Hammer
Just after 6 pm on Friday, officers responded to a report of a man intimidating people with a hammer at Goodwill on Robinson Avenue. Police gave him a warning.
Try Not To Shoot Anyone
Just after 7 pm on Friday, police were called to a Harding Avenue residence. A man reported there were people there he didn’t want on his property. He told officers he pulled a gun on them and they left.
Police said he should call them back if the subjects returned and suggested he try not to shoot anyone.
Officers were called to Front and Court Street just before 11 pm on Friday to help out a man who fell off the floodwall. He decided to climb up and walk the wall to impress his girlfriend who was in rehab.
He fell while trying to climb down the ladder and broke and ankle. He was taken to SOMC.
It’s Not Illegal to Break Your Own Stuff
Officers were called out to Eunice Avenue at 1 am on Saturday for a report of a drunken man breaking things and screaming. He was extremely intoxicated. But it was his own house, so no charges were filed. He managed to break his own window before heading to bed to sleep it off.
A customer at the First Stop Market on Harding flew into a rage on Saturday morning when a clerk refused to sell cigarettes to his wife. He knocked items over, hitting the clerk in the stomach. He was arrested.
Officers were called to 2nd Street just before 2 pm on a report of a possum in a vehicle. The officer reported the animal was deceased. It was disposed of in the trash.
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