A drunk driving suspect got sick in a police car and officers respond to two overdoses in half an hour. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.
Toddler Caught Up In Drunken Scene
An innocent toddler was caught up in the middle of a drunken rant just after 1:25 am. A caller told police a shirtless man was running up and down 12th Street attempting to fight someone and screaming about a gun. A barefoot woman with a toddler was chasing behind him.
When officers arrived on the scene, the woman told police her boyfriend was extremely intoxicated and was outside arguing with someone on the phone.
She told officers she would keep in the house for the rest of the evening.
Wreck and Puke
Just after 2 am, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot at the Dollar General. It appeared the truck had wrecked.
Police took the driver into custody and out to the Ohio State Patrol post for a sobriety test. The officer had to pull over because the arrestee got sick.
Officers had the vehicle towed and took the driver into custody.
Hit and Run
Officers responded to Richard Noggins for a report of a hit and run at 2:39 am. The caller said someone hit their vehicle and fled the scene.
Officers took statements from witnesses.
Stranger at My Door
A Ruhlman Avenue caller reported a bizarre incident just after 5 am. Someone driving a silver SUV kept backing up into a post that was designed to prevent people from going onto the railroad tracks.
The female driver then got out of the vehicle and attempted to get into his house.
Police arrived on the scene about 5 minutes later and took the woman into custody. They arranged to have the vehicle towed.
Breaking and Entering
Just after 9 am, a Harrisonville Avenue caller contacted police to report someone broke in and stole a copier/fax machine.
The door appeared to have been forced open. Officers took information for a burglary report.
Under the Influence
A caller reported an overdosed man lying in front of a home on 7th street. The Portsmouth Fire Department revived the man with Narcan. Family members took custody of the man.
Half an hour later, there was another overdose, this time at the Royal Inn on Kendall. The man refused medical treatment.