Dog leads to late night dispute between three men


No one was arrested but police intervened in a fight apparently over someone’s dog doing its business in the front yard of an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Kendall Avenue.

The incident took place at just before 3:30 a.m. Oct. 7. The reporting officer stated upon arrival at the scene, he immediately identified resident Brandon Mullins as an injured person, who told police two males jumped him outside his home because his dog was using the bathroom in the apartment complex yard.

According to police reports, Mullins was heavily intoxicated. He allegedly told police he was tired of people disrespecting his dog, so he confronted them.

The officer on the scene requested a rescue squad to come and check on Mullins’ condition. The officer also identified two other persons involved in the incident. The men stated they were walking by the apartment when they noticed Mullins’ dog using the bathroom. According to the men, Mullins overheard them talking about his dog and confronted them.

The report stated Mullins was transported for his injuries to the Southern Ohio Medical Center. The report further stated, “the investigation will be closed due to a mutual fight.”

In other Portsmouth police news:

At just before 1 a.m. Oct. 5, officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Castle Street in reference to a male beating on doors and windows of a residence. Upon arrival, according to reports, police said they saw a man run out of the yard into the street and immediately begin yelling at officers his girlfriend was in the house and being held against her will. The reporting officer stated he was acquainted with the suspect from previous dealings during which the man also was looking for his missing girlfriend. The woman turned out to be a guest of the Scioto County Jail.

During the Oct. 5 incident, officers determined from his behavior the suspect was highly intoxicated and possibly hallucinating. Officials contacted the suspect’s mother who declined to get involved while her son was using drugs and/or alcohol. She also advised the girlfriend was still in county jail. Police further reported finding a syringe and other items of drug paraphernalia near the mother’s house and allegedly identified those items as belonging to the suspect. That suspect, identified as Derrick Gibson, was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of drug abuse instruments and transported to the county jail.

Burglary: Police took a report of a burglary in the 1500 block of Summit Street just before 1 p.m. Oct. 6. No further details were readily available.

Domestic: Officers reported a domestic disturbance in the 5600 block of Fourth Street on Oct. 7 around 9 p.m. Again, no further details were readily available.

Disorderly conduct: Police arrested a South Dayton man, 24, for disorderly conduct after an alleged fight outside Noggins on Gallia Street. The incident occurred just before midnight Oct. 6.

Overdoses: Police report responding to three instances of drug overdoses Oct. 5-7. None were reported as fatal. Police took a report, which was not made public, after only one of the incidents which took place Oct. 5 at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Kendall Avenue.

Scioto County Sheriff’s Office

The following persons were booked into the county jail according to the Sheriff’s office.

Oct. 5

Anthony Cooley, 35, of Portsmouth, booked by the Sheriff’s office on a charge of burglary.

Lashawanda Biggs, 28, of Portsmouth, sent to jail after appearing in Portsmouth Municipal Court on a charge of driving under the influence.

Jacob Canfield, 19, of Wheelersburg, booked by the Sheriff’s department on a charge of burglary.

Oct. 6

Kris Conklin, Jr., 29, of South Shore, Ky., booked for burglary and criminal trespassing by the Portsmouth Police Department.

Oct. 7

Griffith J. Kerns, 56, of Wheelersburg, arrested for domestic violence by the Portsmouth police.

Joey Allen Ison, 39, of Latham, arrested by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on several charges including driving under suspension, fictitious license plates and receiving stolen property.

Jeremy L. Crockett, 37, of Portsmouth, arrested by city police on a charge of domestic violence.

Austin T. Lewis, 18, of Portsmouth, arrested by Portsmouth police, charged with domestic violence.

Oct. 8

Brian K. Woodruff, 47, of Waverley, arrested for possession of illegal drugs by the Sheriff’s office.

Oct. 9

Crystal Adams, 28, of Portsmouth, arrested by Portsmouth police on 4 charges including petty theft and resisting arrest.

Oct. 10

Paul W. Blair, Jr., of West Portsmouth, arrested by city police for possession of illegal drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard J. Bloomfield, 32, of Portsmouth, arrested for assault by city police.

Richard Bell. Norman, 50, of Lucasville arrested for domestic violence by Portsmouth police.

Santana Dyer, 34, of Portsmouth, after appearing in Portsmouth Municipal Court on a charge of assault.

Oct. 11

Kevin M. Devaney, 29, of South Point, arrested by the county sheriff’s office for trafficking and failure to appear.

Oct. 12

Robert Allen, 42, of Piketon, arrested by the Sheriff’s office for trafficking in illegal drugs.

Bradley A. Beal, 36, of Otway, arrested for driving under the influence by the state patrol.

Crystal Wilburn, 32, of Blue Creek, Ohio, arrested by the state patrol on charges of aggravated trafficking and driving under the influence.

Oct. 14

Joshua Daniel Matthews, 33, of Portsmouth, arrested by city police for two charges, one of which was domestic violence.