An angry ex-employee of the Portsmouth, Ohio Super Quik threatened to shoot her former coworkers. But that wasn’t the only death threat PPD dealt with. They responded to a death-threat extortion scheme, a domestic mess, and catalytic converter thieves at Goodwill. We break down highlights from the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Briefing.
Under The Influence
- Just after 3 am, a 22nd street woman told police she couldn’t sleep because neighbors were smoking meth. Officers discovered a woman inside a garage had a warrant from NBPD. NBPD served the warrant and police advised everyone to keep the noise down.
- A Harrison Street caller reported drug activity just before 1 pm. The caller found needles at the end of the drive. Police said they would send information to code enforcement.
- Police responded to an overdose call on Mabert Road at 8 pm. The man refused medical assistance.
- Just after 10 pm, a Findlay Street caller reported a drunk man lying in an apartment hallway. Police were unable to locate him.
Meanwhile At Woodbine
- Police answered a call about a man causing a disturbance at the Woodbine Apartments at 4:30 am. The argument appeared to be verbal. Officers advised all to keep it down.
- At 5:17 am, they returned to the apartment for another disturbance. The woman advised that the man punched her. Police took information for a report.
- At 3:51 pm, the man was back in the apartment arguing with the woman. He left before the police arrived.
- Twenty minutes later he returned but left again before police arrived.
Busted Windows and Broken Fingernails
A domestic situation ended with a broken window and broken fingernails on Wayne Avenue. Just after 9:34 am, a woman called to report she’d been assaulted as part of a domestic situation.
Neighbors told police one of the women involved in the disagreement busted out a window. At first, they refused to open the door but officers threatened to come in anyway.
The pair had been living together for three months and the argument was not physical. Items belonging to one party were thrown outside in the yard and the kitchen window was broken. A toddler on the scene appeared to be okay, though one of the women had damaged fingernails.
PMHA arrived to fix the windows
Ex-Employee Threatens to Shoot Coworkers
A furious ex-employee caused a disturbance at the Super Quik on the Scioto Trail. Around 9:42 am, a caller told police the fired woman was threatening to shoot up the place.
The woman told police she was fired after being falsely accused of being intoxicated. She got into an argument with the manager. The fired woman offered to submit to a drug screening but the manager refused.
She admitted to getting upset and making threats but could not remember what types of threats she might have made.
The manager said the woman threatened both her and the assistant manager with a gun and said she would have her children fight them. The manager was unsure if she wanted to press charges because she didn’t know if the woman intended to follow through on her threats.
Officers advised the former employee she was no longer welcome on the property and will be arrested if she returns.
Death Threats By Text
A Glen Avenue man notified police his girlfriend received text messages threatening his life. Someone told his girlfriend in a message that he would die within the next month and never see it coming.
The unknown texter referred to himself as Mr. Carlos and said the girlfriend must pay a bribe of $200 to keep him alive. He provided the number that sent the text. Police took information for a report.
Blackmail threat scams like this are not uncommon and usually originate from overseas.
A Harding Avenue caller reported an attempted burglary just after 4 pm. A man tried to break into the back door of the home and then took off in the direction of Swauger Valley Road.
CVS on 11th Street reported a shoplifter just after 8 pm. A short, red-headed woman in her 50s, loaded up a reusable shopping bag with cosmetic items. She had a baby carrier covered in a Pokemon blanket in her cart.
When employees made eye contact with her, she handed over the shopping bag. The woman claimed, she needed to ask her husband to use his credit cart. She then left the scene.
Catalytic Converter Thieves
Thieves hit the Goodwill on Robinson Avenue and stole the catalytic converters off Goodwill vehicles. They ran off westbound on Robinson Avenue.
Officers caught up with a, located his backpack, and took him to the Scioto County Jail.
Meanwhile At Speedway
One of Speedway’s many barred fans turned up in the parking lot of the store. The man has stolen from the store multiple times. He left before the police arrived.