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Woodbury Avenue Traffic Accident Update

March 13, 2020

On the evening of February 27th 2020, the Portsmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Woodbury Ave and Dennett St for a traffic accident involving three vehicles. The scene stretched out approximately 100 yards of Woodbury Ave, where one vehicle landed in the back yard of 221 Woodbury Ave. Members of the Portsmouth Police Investigative Division responded to collect evidence and process the scene.

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Motor Vehicle Crash on Woodbury Ave by Holiday Inn

February 27, 2020

On February 27, 2020 at approximately 6:30 P.M. the Portsmouth Police and Fire Department responded to Woodbury Avenue, between Dennett Street and Cottage Street, for a three car motor vehicle crash.  There were three injuries and all three individuals were transported to the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.  Traffic was rerouted for a short time while the crash was investigated and this crash remains under investigation. 

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Safer Internet Day

February 10, 2020

February 11, 2020 is Safer Internet Day, which is a global event in more than 100 countries around the world, with this year’s theme being “Together for a better internet.”

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Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee Nominees re: Open Police Commission Seat

February 7, 2020

Last evening, the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Committee held a public interview process to choose two people to recommend to the Portsmouth City Council. The Council will then choose one of the candidates recommended by the Blue Ribbon Committee to
fill the open Police Commission seat vacated by the current Assistant Mayor, Jim Splaine. The Council will vote at their February 18th, 2020 regular meeting.

The names of the two successful candidates are:


Mr. Thomas Hart               Mr. Joseph Plaia

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Vice President Visit - Traffic and Parking Notice

February 7, 2020

   On Monday, February 10th, Vice President Pence will be at an event at the Portsmouth Sheraton on Market Street. As a result there will be an impact to both traffic and parking in the vicinity of the Sheraton to include Market Street, Deer Street, Russell Street and Green Street.

   The following will be in effect;

            1) No parking on Market Street (either side) between Deer Street and Russell Street

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Youth Basketball Tournament - Sign Up Now!

January 17, 2020

INAUGURAL MAKE-A-WISH NEW HAMPSHIRE 2020 YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Portsmouth Auxiliary Police Association in cooperation of and with the support of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire is conducting a Basketball Tournament for youth between March 16th and 27th, 2020 on weeknights between 5 and 9PM at the Connie Bean Center in Portsmouth, NH. The majority net proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, helping children and their families. Our
tournament theme is “Helping Kids, by Building Kids”.

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Arrest Multiple Charges

January 14, 2020

Shortly after 7:00 AM Portsmouth Police were called to Coastal Truck and Auto Body on Lafayette Road for a report of a possible theft in progress. On scene investigation determined the suspect had fled on foot into a wooded area behind the business. Portsmouth officers, including K-9 Unit Officer Aaron Stacy and K-9 Axe searched an extensive wooded area and the suspect was able to be taken into custody a short distance from the scene.

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DWI Crash and Arrest

December 20, 2019

Shortly before 2:00 AM Portsmouth officers responded to the intersection of Congress Street and Maplewood Avenue for an abandoned vehicle with heavy damage in the middle of the roadway. Officers on scene were able to determine the operator had fled the area. A short time later the following subject called Portsmouth Communications and stated his truck had been stolen;

CHARLES LAMPREY

Age: 24

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Inaugural Make-A-Wish New Hampshire 2020 Youth Basketball Tournament

December 9, 2019

The Portsmouth Auxiliary Police Association, in cooperation of and with the support of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, is conducting a basketball tournament for youth between March 16th and 27th, 2020 on weeknights between 5 and 9PM at the Connie Bean Center in Portsmouth, NH. The majority net proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, helping children and their families. Our tournament theme is “Building Youth by Helping Youth”.  There is no better cause than Make-A-Wish.