On 09/19/2021, the Portsmouth Police Department responded to 565 Islington St, Sunoco Gas Station, for a report of a robbery. At approximately 2:40 pm, a male entered the store and walked behind the counter demanding money. The male immediately began to assault the clerk before leaving the store. The clerk sustained minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital.
Effective Thursday, September 9th, parking restrictions will be in place along Grafton Drive in Portsmouth for the Thunder Over New Hampshire Air Show.
Shortly before 1:00 AM on August 5th, Portsmouth Police were dispatched to the parking lot of the Quality Inn at 1190 Lafayette Road for a reported motor vehicle crash. A vehicle had crashed into two parked vehicles in the lot, causing extensive damage.
Shortly after 10:30 PM on July 7th, the Portsmouth Police Department was investigating a multi-car crash on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. In doing so, traffic travelling north on Lafayette Road was temporarily diverted down Constitution Avenue until the roadway was clear.
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.
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.
This summer, the Portsmouth Police Department will be hosting two 3 v. 3 basketball tournaments. The first will be held on Saturday, June 26th and the second will be on Saturday, July 24th.
These tournaments are open to any Middle School student going into the 6th, 7th or 8th grades. The tournament will be free to the public and will be either single or double elimination, depending on the number of teams.
FREE CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS (CRASE) VIRTUAL TRAINING:
WHEN: THURSDAY JUNE 17, 2021
TIME: 5:30PM-8:00PM (EASTERN)
On May 26, 2021 at approximately 8:43 am, the Portsmouth Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to Feaster Apartments located at 140 Court Street for a well-being check on a female. On scene it was determined the female was deceased. The female was identified as 56-year old Deborah Miller.
On May 27, 2021 at 10:47am, the Portsmouth Police Patrol Division and Investigative Division arrested the following male on an extraditable warrant out of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Felony Level Sexual Assault charges on a minor.
49 Bunker Lane
Lincoln, NH 03251
Mark Hughes was brought to Rockingham County Jail as a Fugitive from Justice and waived extradition to Pennsylvania on May 28, 2021.