Portsmouth First Responders Save Suicidal Woman
From the pages of the Portsmouth Police Cheif’s Daily Briefing
A worried friend contacted the police at 8:12 pm to report she was unable to contact her suicidal friend.
When police arrived at the scene, the woman would not open the door. It turned out she had taken pills.
The fire department administered treatment and transported the woman to SOMC.
Fight With A Sledge Hammer
Police answered a call about a brawl on Summit Street at 10:20 am. Five people were fighting, one subject had a sledgehammer.
The guy with the sledgehammer left the scene and refused to answer the door when officers went to his residence.
Officers were once again called to Aldi Foods on Gallia for a report of a man harassing customers. He left the scene before officers arrived.
Grand Theft Auto
Police received a report of a vehicle theft at 12:47 pm. Someone took a white work van from the Laundromat on 17th Street.
Police took information for a report.
Living in Fear
- A woman contacted officers about strange text messages appearing on her phone at 2:18 pm. She was concerned because a man who nearly beat her and her husband to death was recently released from prison. Officers believe the texts were coming from a fake number overseas and were likely spam.
- A Thomas Avenue woman reported that her former husband was harassing her. Officers advised the pregnant woman on steps for getting a protection order.
A 7th Street man called 911 multiple times threatening to shoot people in the face and claiming his neighbors are bothering him.
Officers responded to the home but there was no answer at the door.
Breaking and Entering
- At 12:10 am, a 6th Street resident contacted officers to report a break-in at their home. Officers took information for a report and the victims said they would compile a list of missing items to give police.
- At 2:43 am, police responded to a report of someone attempting to break the back door of a Gallia Street home. Officers checked the area around the home and neighboring properties and couldn’t locate the suspect.
- Ten minutes later, a Jackson Avenue caller reported a woman armed with a knife attempting to get in the front door. Police could not locate the woman.
- A Jackson Avenue caller reported someone busted in her back door and stole several pairs of tennis shoes.
Turn It Down
A 29th Street caller reported loud music at 2:20 am. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered an outside radio playing.
When police spoke to the resident, he said he’d been listening to the Reds game earlier and thought he had turned off the radio. He turned it off and all was well.