Felony Arrest

November 16, 2020

On November 12th, 2020, the Portsmouth Police responded to 90 Brewery Lane to investigate what appeared to be a bullet hole in and through an apartment on the 4th floor. Detectives processed the scene and determined that a .45 caliber round came through the wall from an abutting apartment sometime overnight. A search warrant was executed on the apartment for which the round came from where further evidence was collected. As a result of the investigation, the following individual was arrested:


Christopher Bell

Age 32

Portsmouth, NH


Bell was charged with the following crimes, which will be prosecuted by the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office via the Felonies First program.


  • Reckless Conduct with a Dangerous Weapon (Class A Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief (Class B Felony)
  • Criminal Mischief (Class B Misdemeanor)


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Peter Sheldon at 603-610-7609. Anonymous tips can be made through Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431-1199, online at www.seacoastcrimestoppers.com , and through the new “P3” phone app available as a free download for Apple and Android phones.  Rewards of up to $1,000.00 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to an arrest or indictment of a suspect(s).

Christopher Bell Booking Photo