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Salvation Army Robbery Arrest

February 14, 2018

On February 13, 2018 the Portsmouth Police Department arrested the followed subject on an arrest warrant for armed robbery:

George Laurie

Age: 58

140 Court Street #415

Portsmouth, NH



Hit and Run/DWI Arrest

February 12, 2018

On February 9th shortly after 7:00 PM Portsmouth Police were notified of a hit and run accident in the area of Broad Street and Spring Street. Several legally parked vehicles were struck and significant damage was caused. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and was located nearby in the driveway of the registered owner. It too had significant damage as a result of the crashes.


Commercial Burglary

February 12, 2018

On February 11, 2018 at 8:30 am, Portsmouth Police Officers were dispatched to a commercial burglary at Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 155 Mirona Road. It was discovered that on Saturday, February 10th at 9:40 pm, the suspects forced entry into the business and stole (4) four vehicles from the lot and attempted to steal a safe.


Cross Roads House Compliance Check

February 9, 2018

The Cross Roads House management requested the assistance of The Portsmouth Police Department in enforcing their safety protocols, so that they may continue to provide a safe environment for homeless individuals and families in the community.



Felony Lane Gang / Arrest Warrant

February 1, 2018

The Portsmouth Police Department has active arrest warrants for:


DOB: 03/09/80

1230 Alsup Drive

Rockledge, FL

REVELS is being charged with the following crimes:

3x Forgery (B Felony)

2x Theft by Deception (B Felony)


Granite Shield Drug Arrest

January 26, 2018

On January 25, 2018 with the funding provided by the Granite Shield Opioid Grant the Portsmouth Police Department working with the Seacoast High Intensity Drug Interdiction Team made up of local officers and detectives from Seabrook, Hampton, and Greenland Police Departments, along with the assistance of the New Hampshire State Police Mobile Enforcement Team (MET) arrested the following individuals:


Alexandra Roy

Age: 24

33 Main Street

Salisbury, MA



Burglary / Jitto’s & Super Steak Sub

January 19, 2018

The Portsmouth Police Department conducted an investigation of a reported burglary that occurred on November 24, 2017 at Jitto’s & Super Steak Sub at 3131 Lafayette Road. The suspect had entered the business at night time and stole an undisclosed amount of money.

As a result of this investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for the following subject for 1 count of Burglary.

Robert C. Arnold IV


Criminal Threatening Arrest

January 8, 2018

On January 8, 2018, Detective Matthew Hester of the Portsmouth Police Department concluded an investigation of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon with the arrest of:

Michael Edwards

Age: 50

5 Melcher St. Apt. 1

Portsmouth, NH


First Night in Portsmouth

December 31, 2017

To facilitate a safe and entertaining First Night, the following traffic and parking changes will occur on December 31st


With the exception of Pleasant Street from State Street to the Square, Church Street (next to the North Church) and Parrot Avenue (from Richards to Junkins - no entry from Rogers), streets are open Downtown to vehicular traffic and parking.


Fraud Alert/Identity Theft

December 19, 2017

The Portsmouth Police Department has been investigating several recent mail fraud and identity theft cases involving an organized crime enterprise operating in the Portsmouth area.  These organizations have been targeting local neighborhoods, and more specifically the south end of Portsmouth.  These individuals are obtaining personal identities such as names, DOB’s, social security numbers, and addresses and using that information to go online and order items, specifically newly released smart phones such as the IPhone 10 and Samsung Note 8 through several different nation