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  • Writer's pictureScioto County Sheriff's Office

Portsmouth Man Arrested for Burglary


April 14, 2024

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman states that his 911 communication center received a call on Friday, April 12, 2024 from a woman, who stated that she was in the hospital, stating that

someone had broken into her home. The victim advised that she had received this information from her neighbor. The victim advised that the neighbor had sent her pictures and videos of the suspects.

The victim was able to identify one of the male suspects. Sheriff Thoroughman stated a deputy responded to the victim’s residence on Tanglewood Drive, verifying the burglary and locating the point of forced entry on a door that had been pried open. Sheriff Thoroughman stated that Deputies Andy Drake and Caleb Cline located one of the suspects in Portsmouth. While detaining him they observed a truck matching the description of the truck involved in the burglary drive by their location. The deputies radioed for another unit to assist and the truck was stopped and both suspects were transported to the Sheriff’s Office for interviews.

One of the suspects advised that the other suspect had contacted him and requested a ride from the victim’s residence. The suspect, who stated that he had no knowledge of the burglary, advised that the other suspect advised him that he had permission to be there and that he had permission to take the items. The male did assist in recovering some of the stolen items. Items stolen during the burglary were located in the suspect’s truck as well as a residence.

Arrested was Brayden James Queen, age 23, of 1309 Summit Street Portsmouth, Ohio. Queen has

been charged with Burglary, a felony of the 2 nd degree, Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the 3rd degree, Possession of Criminal Tools, a felony of the 5 th degree and Possession of Drugs, a felony of the 5th degree. Queen is being held on a $87,000.00 bond and will appear in Portsmouth Municipal Court on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Sheriff Thoroughman stated that this is still an ongoing investigation and asks that if anyone has

information to contact Detective Sergeant Jodi Conkel @ 740-351-1091.


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