October 10, 2018 

 Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

 DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male dead. At approximately 11:54 a.m., this morning police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical response to the 2000 block of Frederick Boulevard for an accident with injuries. When police arrived on scene they located an adult male that had been shot. The male victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower body and was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 46-year-old male victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital and was identified as Maurice Darden of Portsmouth. Currently, officers do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

October 6, 2018

 Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

 DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting incident that has left an adult male seriously injured. At approximately 5:00 p.m., this evening, police communications received the 911 call requesting Police and Medical response to the 2100 block of Queen Street. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. Medics transported the adult male victim to a local hospital for treatment. The adult male has been identified as 43-year-old Herman B. Price. No additional information is available.

This remains an active investigation and detectives do not have any suspects or a motive in this case. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Callers can also submit anonymous tips through the new “P3 Tips” app available in the Google Play and App Store or by going to www.p3tips.com.  As always Crime Line callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 14, 2018

Contact: Sergeant Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Portsmouth woman who went missing this afternoon.  According to detectives, 21-year-old Monica A. Barone was last seen leaving her home, located in the 30 block of Montgomery Street, at approximately 12:00 p.m.  No one has seen or heard from Monica Barone since she left her home.  Detectives are concerned for Mrs. Barone’s well-being because she suffers from a medical condition that requires medication, which she does not have with her.

Monica Barone is a white female who stands approximately 5’6” tall and weighs 160 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  There is no clothing description for Mrs. Barone.

If you have seen 21-year-old Monica Barone or know her whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 13, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING ROBBERY TO LOCAL BUSINESS

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local business. Early Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018, at approximately 2:36 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting assistance to Spinners VAPE Shop, located at 808 Airline Boulevard, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, a male suspect wearing all dark colored clothing entered the business, armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The employee complied with the suspect’s demand and no one was injured.  The suspect fled from the location with an undisclosed amount of cash. The investigation is still active and no additional information is available

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Tipsters can also submit their anonymous tip through the P3 Tips app, available for download on the Google Play and iTunes stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.

 


 

September 11, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE LAST NIGHT’S SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident last night that has left three adult males injured. At approximately 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 10, 2018 police communications received a 911 call requesting medical and police assistance to the 2400 block of Staunton Avenue in Portsmouth, for three adult males who had been shot.  When officers arrived, they found the adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso area. Medics transported the adult male victims to a local hospital for treatment with, what appeared to be, non-life-threatening injuries. At this time, all three males are stable and are expected to recover. No additional information is available.

This remains an active investigation and detectives do not have any suspects or a motive in this case. Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Callers can also submit anonymous tips through the new “P3 Tips” app available in the Google Play and App Store or by going to www.p3tips.com.  As always Crime Line callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 10, 2018       

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING LATE-NIGHT SHOOTING AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a late-night shooting incident that has left an adult male dead. At approximately 11:06 p.m., last night, police communications received a 911 call requesting Police and Medical response to the 1200 block of Centre Avenue, for a male who had been shot. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Medics pronounced 30-year-old Anthony Reid, Jr., of Portsmouth, deceased at the scene. In response to this homicide, members of the Portsmouth Police Department will be conducting an R.E.S.E.T. (Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma) walk within the community, beginning at 2:00 p.m. today. Currently the investigation is on-going and no additional information is available.

At the present time, detectives do not have any suspects or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 8, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING LADY

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a lady who went missing in the City of Portsmouth on last Friday. According to detectives, 45-year-old Shontail Chisley, was last seen at her home at approximately 3:00 p.m., located in the 2400 block of Effingham Street on last Friday, August 31, 2018. No one has seen or heard from Shontail Chisley since. Detectives are concerned for Ms. Chisley’s well-being because she has a medical condition that requires medication, which she does not have with her.

Shontail Chisley is a black female who stands approximately 5’6” tall and weighs 230 pounds. She has brown eyes. Ms. Chisley was last seen wearing a Golden Coral work uniform.

If you have seen 45-year-old Shontail Chisley or know her whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 7, 2018         

 

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS DEATH INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a suspicious death incident earlier this morning that has left a man dead. At approximately 3:06 a.m., this morning, police communications received a 911 call requesting Police and Medical response to the 10 block of Crawford Pkwy. When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim that was unresponsive. At approximately 3:40 a.m., the male victim was pronounced deceased by medics and was identified as 23-year-old Trey M. Gardier of Portsmouth. Currently the investigation is on-going and no additional information is available.

At the present time, detectives do not have any suspects or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 6, 2018         

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a suspicious shooting incident on yesterday that has left one person dead and another injured. At approximately 4:15 p.m., yesterday evening, police communications received a 911 call requesting Police and Medical response to the 600 block of Dunedin Road. When officers arrived, they located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds, a 25-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the upper body and a 24-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the hand.  Currently the investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available.

At the present time, detectives do not have any suspects or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 4, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE LATE NIGHT SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a late night shooting incident that injured an adult male.  At approximately 11:23 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical and police assistance to the 90 block of Dale Drive, for a male who was shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. Officers ascertained the male victim had been shot after attempting to break up a fight. Medics transported the male to a local hospital for treatment of, what appeared to have been, non-life-threatening injuries. Male victim is expected to recover.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Callers can also submit anonymous tips through the new “P3 Tips” app available in the Google Play and App Store or by going to www.p3tips.com.  As always Crime Line callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

September 3, 2018

Contact: Sergeant Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING ROBBERY TO LOCAL RESTAURANT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local restaurant late yesterday evening.  On Sunday, September 2, 2018, at approximately 9:57 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting assistance to Southern Comfort Dining, located at 3112 High Street, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, two suspects entered the business, implied they had a firearm and demanded money.  The employee complied with the suspects’ demands and no one was injured.  Both suspects were wearing masks and all dark colored clothing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Tipsters can also submit their anonymous tip through the P3 Tips app, available for download on the Google Play and iTunes stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.

 


 

September 3, 2018

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an early morning shooting incident that injured a man.  At approximately 2:24 a.m., police communications received a call from Maryview hospital, notifying them that an adult male had walked into the emergency room with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his thigh.  Through the course of their investigation, detectives ascertained that the male was shot in the 500 block of Edwards Street before being driven by personal vehicle to the hospital for medical attention.

The investigation into this shooting incident is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Callers can also submit anonymous tips through the new “P3 Tips” app available in the Google Play and App Store or by going to www.p3tips.com.  As always Crime Line callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

August 31, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

STATEMENT FROM CHIEF OF POLICE

In reference to the Pamela Riddick death investigation, Portsmouth Police Chief Tonya Chapman wishes to make the following statement:

On August 23, 2017 members of the Portsmouth Police Department started an investigation of an in-custody death that occurred at the Portsmouth City Jail. During the course of the investigation, Portsmouth Police Department, Major Crimes Unit interviewed several witnesses, to include Deputies, Firefighters, Police Officers, Medics, and met with representatives from the Medical Examiner’s office. October 20, 2017, members of the Portsmouth Police Department met with representatives of the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and gave a presentation of the action taken during the investigation and findings.

On November 3, 2017, a case file was turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to include a 162-page report along with several copies of video footage. On December 12, 2017, the official medical examiner’s autopsy report was mailed out to the Portsmouth Police Department and the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. In December 2017 the Portsmouth Police Department provided an additional copy of the official report, also the Portsmouth Police Department concluded its investigation into the death of Pamela Riddick.  February 9, 2018, an Investigator with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office contacted a Detective with the Major Crimes Unit requesting additional video footage from the jail. This footage was already provided to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in November 2017.  From February 2018 to August 2018, there has been no contact from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office involving the death of Pamela Riddick. On Monday, August 27, 2018, an investigator with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office had additional inquiries in reference to the medical examiner’s report. On Thursday, August 30, 2018, Detectives met with the investigator from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office at the Criminal Investigative Bureau and was advised that the inquiry could only be answered by the medical examiner’s office. During the course of the investigation, Portsmouth Police Department has made themselves available for any additional questions and inquiries.

At this time, no additional information about this ongoing case will be released.

 


 

August 29, 2018  

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A DOUBLE-SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a late-night shooting that has left two people injured. At approximately 9:23 p.m., last night, Police Communications received a call requesting Police and Medical response to the 60 block of Lexington Drive. When officers arrived, they located a 17-year-old juvenile male victim and a 19-year-old adult male victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso. Medics transported both victims to a local hospital with serious injuries. Currently the investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available.

Currently, officers do not have any suspects or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

August 19, 2018   

Contact: Interim Cynthia Davis, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING INCIDENT LATE THIS EVENING

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting incident that has left a juvenile male in critical condition. At approximately 7:21 p.m., this evening, police communications received a call requesting police and medical response to the 600 block of Jefferson Street, for a male juvenile who had been shot. The 17-year-old male victim was suffering a gunshot wound to the upper body and was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Currently, officers do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

August 17, 2018

Contact: Interim Cynthia Davis, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who went missing in the City of Portsmouth on last night.  According to detectives, 69-year-old Paul Hampton was last seen at his home at approximately 12:00 p.m., located in the 500 block of Eisenhower Circle, around noon yesterday and heard from at approximately 9:30 p.m., late last night.  No one has seen or heard from Paul Hampton since he left the home.  Detectives are concerned for Mr. Hampton’s well-being because he suffers from a medical condition that requires medication, which he does not have with him.

Paul Hampton is a black male who stands approximately 5’9” tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has a bald head and brown eyes. Mr. Hampton was last seen wearing a black and white checkered hat, gray t-shirt, and gray pants.

If you have seen 69-year-old Paul Hampton or know his whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

August 16, 2018

Contact: Cynthia Davis, Interim Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an early morning shooting incident that injured an adult male.  At approximately 4:41 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical and police assistance to the 100 block of Founders Way, for a male who was shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower body. Officers ascertained the male victim had been shot after refusing to get out of his vehicle, while parked in the area of Patriot Way and Founders Way. Medics transported the male to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing and no arrests have been made.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Callers can also submit anonymous tips through the new “P3 Tips” app available in the Google Play and App Store or by going to www.p3tips.com.  As always Crime Line callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

August 12, 2018

Contact: Sergeant Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING ROBBERY TO LOCAL BUSINESS

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local business yesterday afternoon.  On Saturday, August 11, 2018, at approximately 11:06 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting assistance at the Hot Zone, located at 2616 Airline Boulevard, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect entered the business, displayed a firearm and demanded money.  The employee complied with the suspect’s demands and no one was injured.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this robbery.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect pictured in the surveillance video footage to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.  Tipsters can also submit their anonymous tip through the P3 Tips app, available for download on the Google Play and iTunes stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.

 


 

August 4, 2018     

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE OVERNIGHT SHOOTING AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an overnight shooting incident that has left a man dead.  At approximately 2:58 a.m. this morning, police communications received a call from Maryview Hospital, requesting police response for an adult male who had been shot and driven by personal vehicle to the emergency room.  When officers arrived, they ascertained that the shooting occurred in the parking lot of 1907 Victory Boulevard.  The male was pronounced deceased at the hospital by medical personnel a short time later.  The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Rodney J. Anderson of Portsmouth.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  If you have any information about this or any crime in the City of Portsmouth, investigators urge you to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the P3 Tips app found in the Google Play and App stores or at www.portsmouthcrimeline.com.  If a tipster’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 


 

July 23, 2018

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a South Carolina man who went missing in the City of Portsmouth early this morning.  According to detectives, 63-year-old David McKie was last seen leaving a family members home, located in the 2600 block of Elliott Avenue, at approximately 4:00 a.m.  No one has seen or heard from David McKie since he left the home.  Detectives are concerned for Mr. McKie’s well-being because he suffers from a medical condition that requires medication, which he does not have with him.

David McKie is a black male who stands approximately 6’ tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes. Mr. McKie was last seen wearing a green t-shirt, blue jeans, and a plain black baseball cap.

If you have seen 63-year-old David McKie or know his whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  As always, callers are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.


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