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Portsmouth Man arrested on Drug Charges

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Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer and Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announce that a Portsmouth man has been arrested on drug charges after officers were called to his residence Monday morning in reference to a possible drug overdose.

New Boston woman arrested for kidnapping

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Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated his office was contacted by the Portsmouth Police Department on Sunday, August 21, 2022, in reference to an attempted kidnapping of two juveniles.

Council rejects abortion resolution

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PORTSMOUTH – Members of the Portsmouth City Council voted 2-3 to reject a resolution that would condemn an Ohio General Assembly abortion ban and affirm the city’s commitment to protecting the rights of its residents to make reproductive healthcare decisions – including abortion care.

Southern Ohio Organized & Major Crimes Task Force participates in statewide human trafficking operation

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Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer, New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton, Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney Shane Tieman, Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans and Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless announce that the Southern Ohio Organized & Major Crimes Task Force participated in a statewide sweep to combat the demand for human trafficking this past weekend.

Organized & Major Crimes Task Force assists the Ohio Adult Authority and U.S. Marshals

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Ohio Attorney General David Yost, Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer, New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton, Scioto County Prosecuting Attorney Shane Tieman, Pike County Sheriff Tracy Evans and Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless announce that on August 2nd, 2022, at approximately 12:00hrs, Agents with the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Task Force assisted the United States Marshal Service and Ohio Adult Parole Authority in serving an arrest warrant on a parolee at the Rodeway Inn in Rosemount, Ohio.

Swords arrested on drug charges

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Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer and Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announce that a Portsmouth, Ohio resident has been arrested on drug charges resulting from an investigation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

Body recovered near SR 104 & 348

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Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman state that he received a call from the Rapid Response Services Search & Rescue Team at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022 that they had recovered a body, believed to be that of Jeremy Sheppard, Jr. The body was located approximately 1/4 to 1/2 mile downstream from the State Route 348 bridge, near State Route 104.

Authorities search for juvenile in Lucasville area

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LUCASVILLE — A search for a juvenile in or around the Scioto River in the Lucasville State Route 348 area began on Tuesday and continued Wednesday.

No bomb found in car on Fourth Street

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PORTSMOUTH - After hours of preparation a member of the Columbus Division of Fire Bomb Squad in full gear approached a vehicle suspected of...

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