Some folks seem to be taking the name High Street a little too seriously in Portsmouth. Police responded to a number of calls related to drugs and alcohol on Thursday. One man even suggested that officers should shoot him. We’ve also got a warning about a Facebook Marketplace ripoff, and other strange doings. These are just the highlights from the lengthy police log. If you’d like the full report with all the crimes, names, and addresses, consider becoming an SCDN VIP. Click here to learn how it works.
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
- Just after midnight, officers were summoned to Harding Avenue for a report of a man and woman fighting. Police told them to keep it down.
- Officers were called to Bannon Park at 12:22 am. A woman said her boyfriend pushed her. Police took a report.
- At 10:12, police were called to 20th Street. A woman said her ex was pounding on the front door. He left when officers arrived.
- Police were called to the scene of a crash on Linden Avenue at 1:32 pm. Two men in a white pickup hit a vehicle and left the scene. Later police received a call from a woman who said her boyfriend was involved in the crash but had left the scene to avoid a confrontation.
- At 9:29 pm, officers were summoned to Wayne Avenue. The caller said a man threatened him with a gun. Police took a report.
Police were called to the Scioto Trail at 12:18 am for a report of someone egging cars. The eggers were gone by the time officers arrived.
At 9:36, officers responded to Summit Street for a report of a child hit in the chest by a brick. They said the brick bounced off a windshield while someone was attempting to bust it out. It turned out that no juvenile was struck. Police took information for a criminal damaging report.
- At 4:52 am, an Adams Street resident reported a suspicious black car near the alley. Police found out that the New Boston PD was looking for the guy inside. NBPD officers came to pick him up.
- Police were called to Branch Rickey Park for a report of a person sleeping in the dugout. Officers advised him to leave.
- At 1:36 pm, a caller reported a sleeping bag on the side of the road on 11th Street with a body inside. When the police arrived, they found two coats inside the bag. There was no body.
Police were called to Gallia and Kendall at 4 am for a report of a man selling hanging baskets. He claims he found them in the dumpster and though he would sell them. Officers suggested he go home and go to bed.
Where’s My Stuff?
- Just after 8:30 am, a High Street woman called police. She reported that a solar light had been stolen out of her front yard. She spotted it in a neighbor’s yard and wanted assistance in retrieving it. When officers approached the woman with the light in her yard, she said she didn’t know how it ended up in her yard. It was returned to the rightful owner.
- Officers were called to Barbara’s Hair Fashion on Lincoln Street for a report of stolen gates. Two chain link gates had disappeared within the past two days.
- A woman called police at 2:45 pm to report that she’d been cheated on a Facebook Marketplace purchase. She purchased two inflatable water slides and sent $410 via a cash app to pay for them. She never received the item and couldn’t contact the seller.
Police received a call from Hudson House just before 3 am. A woman said someone has been going into her room when she’s away and steaking her knick-knacks. She says her doors are locked but somehow the thief gets in. Officers advised her to have PMHA change the lock.
ODs and Drugs
- Police were called to High Street just after 9 am to report a suspicious white Cadillac parked in front of the house. The caller said that people were snorting something from the console. The baggie was thrown onto the ground. Officers arrested a man inside the car, impounded the vehicle, and sent the baggie to BCI for testing.
- At 10:29, officers were called to Gallia for a report of a woman lying on the sidewalk in front of the Silver Palace. The caller could not wake her. Police woke her up and sent her on her way.
- Officers were summoned to Argonne Road at 2 pm for a report of a woman who had overdosed. She was revived but refused to go to the hospital.
- At 3:15 pm, police were called to Vinton Avenue for a report of an overdose. Medics revived the patient.
- Police were called to Wayne Avenue at 4:32 pm for a report of an apparently high man punching a van. Officers took him into custody and then released him with a summons.
- At 5:34 pm, police responded to a report of a man overdosing behind the Burnside Law Offices. When police arrived they found two disabled people who were not high at all.
- Four minutes later police were summoned to Mabert Road for a report of an overdose. He was alert when police arrived.
- Just before 6 pm, police were called to the Gallia on BP for a report of an unresponsive man. He was highly intoxicated but the jail refused to accept him.
- At 7:41 pm, police were called to the auxiliary homeless shelter on 17th Street. An employee found drugs and a needle. Police impounded the items.
- Just 5 minutes later, officers received a report of an apparently high man running down Jackson Avenue. The shirtless man threw drugs in front of a car.
Cry For Help
- Just after 7 pm, police were called to 29th Street for a report of two women fighting. One woman said that she felt like she didn’t want to live anymore but had changed her mind. She locked herself inside and refused to come out and speak with the fire department. She declined treatment.
- At 11:25, police were called to Robinson Avenue for a report of a suicidal teen holding a knife to his throat. When police arrived, the boy denied saying anything of the kind. He said he’d been playing video games and felt fine. His guardians signed a medical refusal and agreed to keep an eye on him.
Just Shoot Me
- At 2 am, police received a report of a shirtless man walking down High Street yelling threats. When officers spoke to him, he said he’d used meth and heroin and he wasn’t sure what else
- Also, he reported that he hadn’t been to sleep for some time.
- He told the officer, “I wish you would just shoot me.” Then he apologized for saying it.
- His right hand was swollen and it looked as if he’d been punching something. He was taken to SOMC.