A Tide pod thief assaulted an employee and catalytic converter thieves are caught in the act. We break down the highlights from the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Threatened With A Gun?
Just after midnight, a Kendall Avenue caller said a man pulled up outside an apartment and threatened to get a gun and shoot the caller.
The woman had a video that showed the man stop in the street and argue with her family. A family member made threats to fight the man and the man said, “Do you want to be shot?” and then left.
The man lived just down the hill on Wayne Avenue, so officers went to speak to him. They advised all parties to leave each other alone.
Keep It Down, Kids
Neighbors complained about too much noise coming from a college party on 5th Street. Police said you could hear the music from the street. They issued a warning to turn it down.
The partiers didn’t listen, and officers were back on the scene 20 minutes later. This time they wrote a citation.
Caught In The Act
A Witness spotted two men with a female lookout attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle on Kent Street. The callers said they heard the sound of saws running and that the suspects ran into a Chestnut Street house.
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the Woodbine Apartments just after 1:30 pm. A woman said a man came into the residence, threatened her, and said that he would send her back to prison.
No physical assault occurred and the man left before police arrived.
Threatened With A Gun: Part 2
A Vinton Avenue caller said a man pulled a gun on some people in the home then left the scene. Officers took information for a report.
Hey! That’s My Stuff
- At 5:04 pm, a Williams Street Caller reported a vehicle break-in. Police took information for a report.
- A Shoplifter at the Dollar General on Gallia got violent with an employee. He stole Tide pods and elbowed an employee in the forehead as he ran away. Police could not locate him.
- Just before 8 pm, a Gallia Street caller reported a stolen jewelry box and identified the suspect by name. Officers attempted unsuccessfully to contact the man and took information for a report.
- At 8:02 am, police responded to Bahner Road for a report of items stolen from vehicles.
Under The Influence
- Officers responded to a report of a possible overdose on 6th Street at 6:30 pm. The fire department revived the man.
- A caller told police at 8:25 pm that a 12th Street man told someone over the phone that he planned to overdose. An ambulance responded to the scene but the man refused treatment.
- An extremely intoxicated man attempted to bust down the door of a North Hill Road residence before leaving in his car. Police caught up with him on Coles Blvd. They contacted the legal owner of the vehicle and arranged to have it towed. Police arrested the man and took him to jail.
Gunshots Or Fireworks?
Just before 9 pm, a Summit Street caller told police she heard either fireworks or gunshots. When officers responded to the scene, they found no sign of either. They did discover a car with a loud exhaust.
Cry For Help
Police came to the aid of a man who cut his wrists with a razor and locked himself in the bathroom just before 9 pm.
An ambulance took the man to the hospital for treatment.