Police investigated a shooting on 8th Street and a reckless driver led cops on a police pursuit down Grandview. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
A woman contacted police at 12:20 am to report her ex was threatening to show people sexually explicit videos he’d taken of her.
He was messaging her threats and videos and even went as far as suggesting she kill herself. She felt he was attempting to blackmail her.
An officer advised her of her options in the matter.
At 1:30 am, an officer spotted a man pushing a bike between houses on 8th Street. The officer spoke to the man and explained why this activity appeared suspicious. The bike’s serial number didn’t match any bikes reported stolen.
Just before 2:30 am, an officer spotted two reckless vehicles traveling through Wayne Hills. The officer followed the vehicles at 50 mph down Grandview towards 20th and then south on High towards 17th.
One individual was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to comply.
What’s That Smell?
At 7:40 am, a Kent Street neighbor ask the police to check on the resident of an apartment. They’d not spotted the man in 4 days and a rotten smell was coming from the apartment.
The fire department assisted the police in getting into the apartment.
Police said the department was filled with trash and smelled of decomposition. However, there was nobody inside.
Officers alerted the apartment manager about the mess and the damage to the door.
Mom Won’t Leave
A Mound Street caller contacted police to complain her boyfriend’s mother refused to leave her property.
The homeless mom wanted to live in a wrecked van on the woman’s property. The woman and her boyfriend did not want the mom living in the wrecked vehicle at their home.
When an officer advised the woman, she yelled at the officer and said she would just come back later.
The officer warned the woman she could be arrested for trespass.
Hey, That’s My Stuff!
- Just before 10 am, a man stopped by the Police Department to report money stolen from his account at Atomic Credit Union.
- At 10:50 am, a caller reported a phone stolen from Tracy Park and money withdrawn from their bank
- A man contacted the police at 7 pm to report an incident at the Kroger ATM. He said he withdrew money, walked away for a second, and when he got back his money was gone. Kroger said they would pull the security video later.
8th Street Shooting
At 11:03 am, shots were fired from a dark-colored pickup truck on 8th Street. Witnesses saw the vehicle at 17th and High and an informant told police the shooter could be found either in Wayne Hills or at the Super 8 Motel.
Police found a blue minivan in the Burger King parking lot that was struck by bullets and sent a tow truck to the scene.
Officers photographed the vehicle and collected live rounds and casings from the scene.
Police took two men into custody.