Thieves Steal From Dead Man
Thieves stole property belonging to a dead man and officers responded to 3 car crashes in 10 minutes on Monday. We break down the highlights from the Portsmouth Police Crime Log.
The Man With A Face Tattoo
Just after midnight, a caller reported a man with face tattoos dressed all in black acting strangely at the CVS on the Scioto Trail. A witness described him as talking out of his head and threatening to harm himself.
Police were unable to locate him.
Hey, That’s My Stuff!
- At 8:48 am, officers received a report of a break-in at a building the Conley River Terminal. Among the stolen items were a propane tank heater, DVD, Carhartt coats, a monitor, and a NAPA battery tender.
- Half an hour later, a person staying in a camper at the same location reported a missing extension cord, wallet, two electric heaters, a box of jewelry, knives, rings, pots, pans, and a speaker.
- Just after noon, a Robinson Avenue woman reported another woman stole money from her apartment.
- At 1:42 pm, a caller said they’d loaned a car to a woman who refused to give it back.
- A Buckley Avenue caller reported a stranger going through her belongings on her screen porch at 4 pm. He left with stolen items in hand.
Stealing From the Dead
Officers answered a burglary in progress call to 6th Street at 10:23 am. A neighbor saw a woman in a yellow hoodie climb through the windows of an apartment belonging to a recently deceased man. The woman and a man were then seen carrying property out the back door. Officers secured the door and suggested the landlord board up the property.
Crash, Boom, Bang
- At 2:21 pm, there was a collision at the US Bank Drive-Thru. Witnesses said it was because neither driver was willing to give the other room.
- There was a crash at 2:31 pm in the Mitchell Brothers Tires and Retread parking lot.
- At 2:33, there was a third crash, this time on Gallia Street.
Cry For Help
Officers headed to Robinson Avenue at 2:40 pm for a report a woman threatened to harm herself. The woman told police she was fine.
Just after 4 pm, a caller reported a man hitting a woman on Gallia Street. Officers were unable to locate the pair.
Under The Influence
- At 10:47 pm, officers responded to Auburn Avenue for a report of a man passed out by a van. Officers discovered he had a warrant through New Boston. NBPD Officers took him into custody.
- Just before 11 pm, a caller told police his girlfriend texted him she had overdosed. Police responded to the address provided but could not see anyone inside, though they heard a dog barking. Police followed up with the man just after midnight due to comments he made about making false complaints to get officers to enter the location. When police contacted the girlfriend, she said he made up the story because she was ignoring his calls.
Against Her Will?
At 10:57, police received a disturbing call that a woman was held against her will on 8th Street and then thrown from a window of an abandoned house. Police responded to the scene but could not locate anyone.