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The Scioto County Coroner’s Office is investigating after a death on Walnut Street.
The call came in from Portsmouth Ambulance at 11 pm. They reported a possible DOA at an address in the 2900 block of Walnut Street.
Officers arrived on the scene to begin an investigation and contacted someone at the Coroner’s Office. The employee spoke with the Coroner, who advised he wanted the office to collect the deceased for further investigation.
Officers impounded several items and took information for a report. A coroner’s transport took possession of the deceased at 1:21 am.
Dumpster Divers Block Poplar Street
Portsmouth Police Officers responded to a report of an unusual traffic obstruction on Poplar Street at 7:19 am.
A caller said several people were digging through a dumpster and had scattered clothes all over the road to the point where motorists could not get past them.
When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the resident of a home in the 1700 block was giving away clothes and that the dumpster did not match up to city ordinance requiring a dumpster in the road to have reflective markings.
Officers advised all involved.
Threats at the Homeless Shelter
A woman called officers to the Homeless Shelter at the old Armory on 17th Street at 7:30 am. She claimed another person staying at the shelter had threatened her.
When police investigated, they learned that there was a verbal disagreement between the two parties and that no direct threats were made.
The woman said she would get her things together and leave the shelter. When officers left her, she was waiting for a ride.