Officers responded to an overdose at the BP and came to the aid of two people who attempted suicide. We break down the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
New Boston Police spotted a vehicle just after midnight that showed up in the system as stolen. They notified Portsmouth PD and followed the vehicle.
Officers stopped the vehicle in the lot of the Sixth Street Carryout.
Meanwhile on Mabert Road
A Mabert Road caller contacted officers at 2:38 pm to report people inside a vacant home.
Officers spoke with the homeowner who said he’d rented out the home and the people inside were tenants.
OD at the BP
Officers responded to the BP on Gallia Street for a report of a man overdosing in a vehicle.
The patient was awake by the time the Portsmouth Fire Department arrived and did not require a trip to the hospital.
Officers took a man into custody and arranged to have his vehicle towed.
Cry For Help
Just after 10 am, police responded to the scene after a woman cut her wrists. An officer accompanied the ambulance to the ER and took information for a report.
At 11:51 am, police went to Harrisonville Avenue to check on the welfare of a man who sent a suicide note to his brother via Messenger. When officers arrived at the scene, they found him in a vehicle, attempting to cut his wrists with a pocket knife.
Police were able to persuade him to exit the vehicle. They called for an ambulance and filled out involuntary commitment paperwork for the subject. An officer followed an ambulance as it transported him to the hospital.
Hey, That’s My Stuff!
The Dash Thru on Gallia contacted police at 10:55 am to report missing lottery tickets. Police took information for a report.
Drugs at the Cemetery
A caller contacted police at 12:45 pm to report that two men were selling drugs in Greenlawn Cemetery
The caller did not want to identify themselves but gave officers the names of two suspects.
Bizarre Bank Call
Police responded to a strange report from a local bank. An employee received an email from a woman who said she was trapped in an awful marriage where she wasn’t allowed to go anywhere. The email stated she wasn’t supposed to have a bank account and that her money had been drained.
Police contacted the woman the email purported to be from, but she claimed she did not send it. Instead, she suspected her daughter was behind the email. She said the daughter had been involved in a similar incident the previous year.
An officer noted the woman had drug issues but seemed to be okay.