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Reference: Kenneth Pratt Arson Arrest

On Friday, October 07, 2005 the Portsmouth Police Department responded to a report of a fire at 293 Rockland Street. A resident reported a fire in the driveway and a male individual running from the driveway. A fire had been lit in the driveway next to a woodpile.

The resident went out as the male individual ran off. The resident was able to extinguish the fire and provide police with a description of the individual. K-9 Ofc. Tim Black and K-9 Kai were on duty and called to the scene. A track was done which led officers to 499 Middle Street, the residence of:

Kenneth Pratt
499 Middle Street, Apt 2
Portsmouth, NH
DOB 01/20/61

Pratt was taken into custody at the scene. He is charged with one count of arson, a Class B Felony. He will be arraigned Friday in the Portsmouth District Court.

Detectives from the Bureau of Investigative Services also responded to the scene for evidence collection and further investigations. The Portsmouth Police Department asks anyone with any information on this incident to contact the Bureau of Investigative Services at 603-436-2511. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199.

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500