You won’t believe what a Portsmouth woman asked police to do for her plus officers went on the hunt for a suspect after a woman was beaten. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Loud and Clear
- Just before 1:30 am, a Waller Street caller reported a man screaming and yelling and threatening to break down a door. Police said the call was unfounded.
- Police answered a call to the Royal Inn for a report of people yelling and screaming in a room. Officers advised them to keep it down.
- At 2:48 am, PPD responded to a noise complaint on Kinneys Lane. They advised people to quiet down.
- A Grant Street caller reported a group of kids being loud in front of his home at 10:22 pm. The children were with their parents. Police advised them to be quiet.
Hey, Could You Wake Up Grandma For Me?
If you don’t want to wake up grandma in the middle of the night, have law enforcement do it for you. A woman contacted offices at 4:28 am to report she’d left her kid with grandma overnight but changed her mind and wanted the child home.
She thought it would be a good idea to have the police respond with her in case grandma got mad. The mom was able to pick up the child without any incident.
Hey, That’s My Stuff
- Officers answered a call to Robinson Avenue just after 10 am. A woman said a group of people had accused her brother of stealing a phone. Officers got the phone back to its rightful owner and sorted the rest out. However, the group returned just before noon to make more threats.
- An 11th Street caller reported damage to the seals on two rear right vehicle windows at 2:27 pm. It’s believed the incident occurred Friday or Saturday night.
Officers Hunt Suspect After Beating
Four units were involved in the hunt for a suspect after a report of a shirtless man beating a woman on 14th Street came in just before 11 am. A witness said the man fled the scene and had a firearm on him.
Officers checked four different locations on Robinson Avenue but were unable to locate the man. They transported the victim to a safe location and towed the suspect’s vehicle.
Not Missing Just Avoiding You
A man contacted officers to report his wife missing at 3 pm.
However, police learned that she’d left with family members to get away from her allegedly abusive husband and was now in a safe location. She did not want contact with her husband. Officers advised him his wife was not missing.
Police did make contact with the woman to confirm that she was okay and that her children were fine. Officers advised her to file a protective order if she was in an abusive situation.
A vehicle stop led to a scary situation for some kids at 4:22 pm. Officers took a man into custody after a traffic stop on 6th Street.
They contacted CPS who arrived to pick up the kids, then took the man into custody. Police impounded the vehicle.
Missing Foster Child
Police took a report of a missing 11-year-old foster child at 5:29 pm.
This Property Is Condemned
Police found a couple staying inside a condemned home on Walnut Street. They told the man to stay away from the home and took the woman into custody on an outstanding warrant.