Press Releases/What’s New


Pursuit leads to manhunt, subject now wanted for various offenses

June 20, 2021

On June 19, 2021, Portsmouth Police Officer Keegan Pearl conducted a traffic stop on Gosling Road in the City of Portsmouth. As Ofc. Pearl approached the stopped vehicle on foot, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed. Ofc. Pearl attempted to stop the vehicle which continued west on Gosling Road. The vehicle entered onto the property of the U.S. Air Force Base on Pease Boulevard where the male operator bailed on foot. He briefly ran through the secured base before scaling a perimeter fence and exiting.


Motor Vehicle Accident - DWI Arrest

June 12, 2021

On June 12, 2021 at approximately 12:37AM, Portsmouth PD officers were dispatched to the area of Bartlett Street and Cate Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. Units arrived on scene quickly and found a single motor vehicle in the roadway evidencing significant damage. The vehicle was found to be unoccupied and information developed indicated someone had fled from the vehicle prior to police arrival.