Portsmouth police: Coast Guard boat complains of green laser

Portsmouth police: Coast Guard boat complains of green laser


portsmouth-policePORTSMOUTH — Here’s the police log from the past week:

Saturday, April 13

Officer Jacob J. Silva reported to a Birchwood Drive home for complain of a larceny around 9:20 a.m. A man who lived at the home told police had had just seen someone entering his vehicle and stealing loose change from his ashtray. As he was leaving the neighborhood, Office Silva was waived down by another resident who said someone had gone through his wife’s vehicle (although the culprit(s) got away with only 37 cents). Another resident of the street later told police that his external camera system picked up a possible suspect who was tall, lanky and wearing a parka and a backpack.

Monday, April 15

Antone Ferreira walked into police headquarters to report that his BMW had been damaged after hitting a pothole the morning of April 12 on Route 24 southbound.

Tuesday, April 16

A car driven by Petros Kyriakides of Atlanta, Ga. collided with a Jeep operated by Donald Barnes of 21 Martens Road on East Main Road near Sandy Point Avenue around 10:35 a.m. A 6-year-old child in the Barnes vehicle complained of back pains and was transported to Newport Hospital. The Kyriakides car had to be towed from the scene.

At about 4:45 p.m., police received a report of a possible unexploded military ordnance discovered 300 yards south of Homestead dock on Prudence Island. The ordnance was partially uncovered in the sand. The next day Det. Inspector Michael C. Arnold contacted Navy EOD, which said it would likely dispose of the item.

Wednesday, April 17

Police got a call around 10:15 a.m. about vandalism to the restroom at Glen Park. Someone had spray-painted one of the stall walls in the men’s restroom.

Thursday, April 18

Patricia Tavares of Fall River said her car hit a pothole near King Charles Drive, causing her right rear tire to go flat. The state highway department was advised of the need for repairs, police said.

Saturday, April 20

At about 8:40 p.m. the U.S. Coast Guard reported that some individuals were aiming a green laser at one of its vessels off the west coast of town near Carnegie Abbey golf course. Police made a search of the beach and surrounding area but did not find anyone.