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Homicide Updated

This is an update on the press release that was sent on October 30, 2022 in reference to a homicide in the 1200 block of Linden Ave. in Portsmouth. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Chad A. Sissel of 6th Street in Portsmouth. This is an active homicide investigation and the public is encouraged…

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Homicide being investigated

On October 29, 2022, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Portsmouth 911 dispatch center received a call that a resident had discovered a deceased male in the area of the 1200 block of Linden Avenue. Portsmouth Police patrol officers and Portsmouth Fire/EMS responded to the location and did locate a deceased male laying behind a shed in…

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West Portsmouth Man Arrested for Rape

      Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that his office received a report on October 4, 2022 from a parent stating that her underage son had been sexually assaulted while out of town in Virginia.   A deputy met with the victim and his mother to gather information to initiate an investigation. The report was…

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Shooting in Portsmouth

Shooting in Portsmouth   On Thursday, October 6, 2022, at approximately 2:14 p.m. Officers were called to 2484 Mabert Road in Portsmouth in reference to a male that had been shot. Upon officer’s arrival, the victim was found outside on a front porch with a gunshot wound to his groin area. The victim was immediately…

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Scioto County Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on August 12, 2022 and returned 21 public indictments. The Defendants indicted are charged as follows:   Dennis Jones, 51 of Huntington, West Virginia – failure to appear Billy Hodge, 29 of West Portsmouth – domestic…

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Shooting Investigated

On 7-22-2022, officers were dispatched to a shooting incident in the 1600 blk of Mabert Rd.  On arrival, officers found 42 yoa Carissa Blanton with a gun shot wound to her arm.  She was transported to SOMC by Portsmouth Fire Department, where she was treated and released.   Officers have arrested 42 yoa Dontae Davon…

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Child shot on Grant Street in Portsmouth

Child shot   At approximately 2335 hours on June 12, 2022, Officers were called to the 1800 Block of Grant Street in reference to shots fired. A second caller stated that someone had been shot.   Upon officers’ arrival they found 4-year-old Zsailynn Amari Conley had been shot. Medics from the Portsmouth Fire Department transported…

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Single Vehicle Injury Crash on Morris Lane Blue Run Road (CR-54)

Single Vehicle Injury Crash on Morris Lane Blue Run Road (CR-54) Lucasville – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on Morris Lane-Blue Run Road near Pyle Road, in Scioto County, at approximately 01:17 A.M… A 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Brian Bauer, 41, of Lucasville Ohio,…

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Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 13 and returned   _18  __Public Indictments.   The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   ANGELA D. PRESTON, 46 Sciotoville, Ohio, was indicted on: Receiving Stolen Property   ANDREW J. PRESTON, 38 Sciotoville, Ohio, was…

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