November 15, 2017

Contact: Detective 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 missing woman.  According to detectives, 52-year-old Pamela S. Lara was last seen at her home in the 900 block of Seventh Street at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Detectives are concerned for Ms. Lara’s well-being because she suffers from a medical condition and no one has seen or heard from her which is unusual.

Pamela S. Lara is a white female who stands approximately 5’8” tall and weighs 114 pounds.  She has brown hair and green eyes.  She was last seen wearing a floral print jacket, green pants, white t-shirt and light colored shoes.  If you have seen Pamela Lara or know her whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective R. Moore at (757) 235-5704.

 

November 9, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED FOR DEATH OF TODDLER

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit have charged a Portsmouth man in connection with the death of a two-year-old boy.  On October 26, 2017, at approximately 2:05 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical assistance to the 1600 block of Cavalier Boulevard for a toddler in medical distress.  Medics arrived and transported the toddler to CHKD for treatment.  Once the toddler arrived at the hospital, it became apparent that his condition was the result of trauma to his head.

Detectives immediately began to investigate the incident as a child abuse/neglect case involving serious injury.  On October 28, 2017, detectives were notified that the two-year-old boy had succumbed to his injuries and they began investigating the case as a homicide.  On November 8, 2017, detectives arrested 26-year-old Bodacious A. Crocker of Portsmouth, in connection with the child’s death.  Crocker is charged with second degree murder and is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth City Jail.

 

November 9, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX CRIMES AGAINST A MINOR



 

In June 2017, detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit began conducting an investigation after a police report was filed for the long term sexual abuse of a juvenile female under the age of 16.  On July 24, 2017, detectives charged and arrested 36-year-old Antwann Miller of the 100 block of Peninsula Avenue, Portsmouth, in connection with this case.  Miller was charged with several sex related crimes including aggravated sexual battery, sexual object penetration, and indecent liberties with a child by custodian.

Detectives continued to thoroughly investigate this case and, as a result of their findings, submitted paperwork to the Portsmouth Commonwealth Attorney’s office requesting additional charges against Miller through indictment.  A grand jury certified over two dozen indictments against Miller for sexual related crimes to include two counts of rape, four counts of forcible sodomy, four counts of object sexual penetration, six counts of aggravated sexual battery, six counts of indecent liberties with a child by custodian, and six counts of indecent liberties with a child.  Miller was served his indictments on November 6, 2017.  He is currently in the custody of the Hampton Road Regional Jail.

 

November 8, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES NEED ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING ROBBERY SUSPECTS

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects believed to be involved in several street robberies that have occurred throughout the City of Portsmouth.  As a result of their investigation, detectives have located surveillance video photographs of these suspects.  If you recognize the males pictured in the photographs or have information about any crime in Portsmouth please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887). 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new “P3 Tips” app found in the Google Play and iTunes store or via Crime Line’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/portsmouthcrimeline

 

November 6, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

INVESTIGATION INTO AFTERNOON SHOOTING OF FEMALE OFFICER CONTINUES

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into the shooting of a Portsmouth Police Officer this afternoon.  At approximately 2:45 p.m., a female police officer radioed to dispatch that she had been shot and needed immediate medical assistance in the 2500 block of Hickory Street.  Responding officers immediately began rendering first-aid to the wounded officer until medics arrived and transported her to a local hospital.  The officer underwent surgery for her injuries and is currently in critical, but stable condition.  A short time after the shooting occurred, officers located the 15-year-old male suspect and took him into custody.  Charges against the suspect are pending.

The investigation into this shooting is on-going and no additional information is available at this time.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have seen something, heard something or have any information about this incident to 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.

 

November 2, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH POLICE INVESTIGATED A BARRICADED SUBJECT

The Portsmouth Police Department and Portsmouth SWAT team responded to the 300 block of North Street for a barricaded subject this morning.  According to officials, 50-year-old Darryle T. Murriell was inside the residence when the Portsmouth Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire. Portsmouth Emergency Communications dispatchers received the call at approximately 8:52 am. In response to statements made by Mr. Murriell to Fire Department personnel, the Police Department was notified and responded to assist in the investigation.

During the incident, it was discovered that Mr. Murriell had an active Capias Warrant on record. Once the incident was over he was taken into custody for that warrant. Additional charges for Mr. Murriell may be pending. The incident was resolved peacefully and no parties were injured. The Portsmouth Police Department would like to thank the citizens for being patient and staying clear of the area during the incident, which aided in a peaceful solution.

 

October 30, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE MID-DAY BURGLARY INCIDENT

Investigators with the Portsmouth Police Department are continuing their investigation into a burglary that occurred on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  At approximately 12:03 p.m., police communications received a 911 call regarding a residential burglary in progress in the 1100 block of Tatem Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they observed individuals exiting the residence. One of the individuals was armed, which resulted in an officer-involved shooting incident.

Portsmouth Police Department requested the Virginia State Police to investigate the officer-involved shooting incident.  All questions pertaining to the officer involved shooting should be directed to their department. At this time the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident or any crime that has occurred in the City of Portsmouth to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠. 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, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

October 28, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

OFFERUP MEETING LOCATION

Due to a recent string of robberies resulting from citizens conducting transactions from online sites, the Portsmouth Police Department is issuing a warning to citizens to exercise extreme caution when conducting transactions outside of public areas. Several robberies have occurred in recent days in which citizens were lured to secluded neighborhoods away from high traffic, public areas and robbed.

Online websites and apps such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp make it easy to obtain new things quickly and economically. To reduce the risk of potential harm to the public, the Portsmouth Police Department has established an OfferUp meeting location just outside of Portsmouth Police Headquarters at 801 Water Street in Portsmouth. Partnering with OfferUp who provided the signage, the goal is to reduce risky transactions and give the public a safer environment to trade items. The Portsmouth Police department suggests that you schedule these meetings during normal business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. A security officer is on duty during those hours at 801 Water Street and can provide assistance in case of emergency. In addition to the signage posted outside of Police Headquarters here are some tips that OfferUp suggests through their website:

Buyer Suggestions:

https://ask.offerup.com/Trust-Safety/Trust-Safety-Tips/887968581/Best-practices-for-buying-items.htm

 

Seller Suggestions:

https://ask.offerup.com/Trust-Safety/Trust-Safety-Tips/887968601/Best-practices-for-selling-items.htm

 

October 25, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EVENING SHOOTING INCIDENT

The Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting that has took the life of a juvenile male.  On Friday October 20, 2017, at approximately 10:53 p.m., police units were patrolling the area of Swanson Homes when they heard gunshots in the area. Further investigation revealed a juvenile male who had been shot in the 30 block of Merrimac Drive. Officers requested medics who transported the male to a local hospital for treatment where he succumbed to injuries.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or motive in this case and are asking anyone with information about this shooting or any crime that has occurred in the City of Portsmouth to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠. 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, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

October 18, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE MORNING BANK ROBBERY

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing to investigate a mid-morning bank robbery that occurred in the city.  At approximately 10:15 a.m., police communications received a robbery alarm at the Northern Star Credit Union, located at 5100 George Washington Highway.  Two minutes later, employees of the credit union also called 911 and notified dispatchers that the bank had just been robbed at gunpoint. According to detectives, the suspect approached the teller, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled the bank on foot.  No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is a described as a black male with long black dreads.  He stood between 5’11”-6’ tall and weighed between 180-200 pounds.  The suspect was last seen wearing all light colored clothing and dark colored shoes.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect in the photograph 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new “P3 Tips” app available in the App and Google Play Stores. Tipsters can also submit a tip via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  If their 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 16, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AFTERNOON SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an afternoon shooting incident that has a man seriously injured.  At approximately 3:02 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical assistance to the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue, for a male who was shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim with gunshot wounds to the neck and stomach.  Medics transported the male to a local hospital with serious injuries.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters can also submit their 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.

 

October 9, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AFTERNOON BANK ROBBERY

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing to investigate an afternoon bank robbery that occurred in the city.  At approximately 12:40 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting officer response to the Wells Fargo bank, located at 5820 High Street W., for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the teller and handed them a note demanding money.  The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect exited the location.  No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is a described as a black male in his late 40s or early 50s.  He stood between 5’7”-5’8” tall and weighed between 180-190 pounds.  The suspect was last seen wearing sunglasses, a gray and blue baseball cap, navy blue sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect in the photograph 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new “P3 Tips” app available in the App and Google Play Stores.  Or tipsters can submit their tips via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  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, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES SEEK TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT FOR BURGLARYOF LOCAL DISCOUNT STORE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department’s General Assignment Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect, caught on surveillance video, breaking into a local discount store in the early morning.  On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at approximately 5:00 a.m., the unknown suspect broke into the Family Dollar Store located at 4231 Greenwood Drive.  After entering the store, the suspect proceeded to take as many boxes of cigarettes as he could carry.  The suspect then left the store on foot.

Anyone with information about this case or who can identify the suspect pictured in the video is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP ℠.  Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the new “P3 Tips” app, which can be found in the Google Play and App Stores or tipsters can go to www.facebook.com/portsmouthcrimeline to submit their tip.  As always, tipsters are never asked to give their name or required to testify in court.  If the tipster’s information leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or stolen property, they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

October 3, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a morning shooting incident that has left one person injured.  At approximately 8:45 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical assistance to the 10 block of Seminole Drive, for a male who was shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Medics transported the male to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives believe the shooting actually occurred in the 10 block of Pueblo Drive.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters can also submit their 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.

 

October 3, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EVENING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left a man seriously injured.  At approximately 7:18 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting medical assistance to the 2700 block High Street, for a male who was shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso.  Medics transported the male to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters can also submit their 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.

 

October 1, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AFTERNOON SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left a teen injured.  Police communications received a 911 call, at approximately 1:01 p.m., requesting medical assistance to the 3200 block of Gwin Street for a male who appeared to be shot.  When officers arrived, they found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the leg.  Medics transported the teen to a local hospital with what appear to be, non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the area of Downes Street and Dewey Street.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters can also submit their 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.

 

October 1, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local convenience store.  On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at approximately 3:14 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to 711 Convenience Store, located at 700 Mount Vernon Avenue, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect fled the location on foot.  No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket with a silver and white stripe, dark colored pants and shoes, and a mask covering his face.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect in the surveillance photographs 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new P3 Tips app or via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  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 1, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local convenience store.  On Saturday, September 30, 2017 at approximately 11:20 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to 711 Convenience Store, located at 4009 Cedar Lane, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect fled the location on foot.  No one was injured during the incident.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new P3 Tips app or via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  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 1, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store this morning.  On Saturday, September 30, 2017, at approximately 3:19 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to 711 Convenience Store, located at 3500 Deep Creek Boulevard, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect fled the location on foot.  No one was injured during the incident.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new P3 Tips app or via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  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 30, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY OF LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store this evening.  At approximately 9:59 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to Mike’s Corner Store, located at 48 Afton Parkway, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a handgun and robbed the clerk.  The suspect then fled the location on foot.  The clerk was not injured during the incident.  The suspect is a described as a black male who was last seen wearing a blue and yellow “Letterman Style” jacket with a blue bandana covering his face.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new P3 Tips app or via the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline.  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 29, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AFTERNOON SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left a man injured.  Police communications received a 911 call, at approximately 1:45 p.m., requesting medical assistance to the 300 block Mt. Vernon Avenue for a male who appeared to be shot.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.  Medics transported the male to a local hospital with what appear to be, non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the area of Wesley Street and Mt. Vernon Avenue, causing the victim to run into a local business for help.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Tipsters can also submit their 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 27, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH OFFICERS SEARCHING FOR ESCAPED PRISONER

The Portsmouth Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a prisoner who escaped from custody just a short time ago. Police are attempting to locate 30-year-old Clifton S. Green of Portsmouth. Green stands approximately 5’11” tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Green last seen wearing a black shirt and gray sweatpants.

Green was in custody on several outstanding warrants before his escape. If you have seen Clifton Green or know his whereabouts, do not approach him and call 911 immediately. Or you can submit an anonymous tip through the Portsmouth Crime Line via their new “P3 Tips” app or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Portsmouthcrimeline

 

September 27, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING GAS STATION ROBBERY

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred early this morning at a local gas station and convenience store.  At approximately 4:34 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police to respond to the Royal Farms, located at 3601 Victory Boulevard, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect entered the business and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands and the suspect fled the business on foot.  The clerk was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male who had the lower part of his face covered.  He was last seen wearing red pants and a dark blue or black hoodie.

If you have any information about this crime or recognize the male in the photographs, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887). 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.  Tipsters can also submit their tips via the new “P3 Tips” app found in the Google Play and iTunes store or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/portsmouthcrimeline

 

September 21, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR CHILDREN TAKEN BY MOTHER

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating three children taken by their birth mother.  According to detectives, Sincere Samuels, Christian Cole, and Lyric Cole were last seen with their mother Asia M. Lamb on Friday, September 8, 2017 after school for their weekend visitation.  When the children did not show up for school on Monday, September 11, 2017 as required by court order, the father became concerned and contacted police.

Investigators communicated with the mother asking her to return the children, but she has refused to do so.  Although investigators do not believe the children are in any danger, they have secured warrants against 35-year-old Asia Lamb for Abduction (x3).  Lamb also has outstanding warrants for Burglary and Assault and Battery of a Family member related to a different incident.

Sincere Samuels is a 13-year-old black male who stands approximately 5’2” tall and weighs 130 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  At this time no clothing description is available.

Christian Cole is an 8-year-old black male who stands approximately 4’2” tall and weighs 70 pounds.  He also has black hair and brown eyes.  At this time no clothing description is available.

Lyric Cole is a 6-year-old black female who stands 4’1” tall and weighs approximately 50 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  At this time no clothing description is available.

Asia M. Lamb is a 35-year-old black female who stands 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 167 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.  At this time no clothing description is available.

If you have seen or know the whereabouts of 13-year-old Sincere Samuels, 8-year-old Christian Cole, 6-year-old Lyric Cole or their mother Asia M. Lamb, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at (757) 718-6781.

 

September 16, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EVENING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left two people injured.  At approximately 7:45 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police response to the 3500 block of Graham Street for a juvenile male who had been shot.  After arriving on scene, officers ascertained that the victim was shot in the area of Lexington Drive and Columbus Avenue.  The 17-year-old male victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his leg.  A few moments later a second gunshot victim was located nearby.  The second victim, a 16-year-old male, had suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his foot.  Medics transported both males to a local hospital for treatment.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or a motive in this case.  Anyone with information about this shooting incident or any crime in the City of Portsmouth is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  Or you can submit your tip through the new “P3 Tips” app 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, the recovery of drugs or stolen property they could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

 

September 12, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

BARRICADED SUBJECT ARRESTED AFTER FOUR HOUR STAND-OFF

On Monday, September 11, 2017 at approximately 7:45 p.m., police communications received a call for assistance with a male who was possibly armed and wanting to harm himself in the 140 block of Gillis Road.  Officers responded to the area and attempted to make contact with the male.  The suspect refused to speak with responding officers, barricading himself in a house.  A short time later the suspect emerged, irate and armed, firing several shots in the direction of officers holding a perimeter position around the home.  None of the officers were injured.

The Portsmouth Police SWAT Unit and police negotiators were activated and responded to the scene in an attempt to communicate with the male.  Shortly after 12:15 a.m., male was taken into police custody without incident.  The suspect has been identified as 33 year-old, Zachariah R. Burd, of the 140 block of Gillis Road, Portsmouth.  Burd has been charged with Attempted Capital Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, and Reckless Handling of a Firearm.  He is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.

 

September 8, 2017

Contact: Detective 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 missing woman.  According to detectives, 68-year-old Edna M. Randall was last seen at her home in the 1500 block of Mount Vernon Avenue by her caregivers at 10:00 p.m. this evening.  Detectives are concerned for Ms. Randall’s well-being because she has a medical condition that requires constant supervision and medication.

Edna Randall is a black female who stands approximately 5’4” tall and weighs 135 pounds.  She has black hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing black Capri pants with a white stripe on the sides, black tank top, white shoes, and carrying a red purse.  If you have seen Edna M. Randall or know her whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at (757) 718-6781.

 

September 6, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EVENING PHARMACY ROBBERY

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into the robbery of a local pharmacy this evening.  At approximately 6:32 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to the Rite-Aid Pharmacy, located at 5914 High Street W, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached pharmacy employees, implied he had a handgun and demanded prescription drugs.  Pharmacy employees complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect then fled the location in an unknown direction of travel.  No one was injured during the incident.  The suspect is a white male who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black shorts with a stripe on the side, and gray shoes.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone who may recognize the suspect in the surveillance video footage or the sweatshirt he is wearing to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  Callers can also submit their anonymous tip by going to www.p3tips.com, by downloading the “P3 Tips” app in the Google Play or iTunes store, or by going to the Portsmouth Crime Line Facebook page.  As a reminder, 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 4, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one person dead.  At approximately 2:36 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting assistance to the 1100 block of Wilcox Avenue for an unknown problem.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Medics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  The male has been identified as 27-year-old Joshua Sykes of Portsmouth.

The investigation into this homicide is still ongoing and no motive or suspect information is available.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  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 30, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR RUNAWAY TEEN

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen who ran away from home yesterday evening.  According to detectives, 12-year-old Jacquez Funney was last seen in the 50 block of Grove Street at approximately 9:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.  Jacquez has not had contact with family members since he left his home.

Jacquez D. Funney is a black male who stands approximately 5’3” tall and weighs 103 pounds.  Jacquez has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing dark blue pants with a light blue stripe on the side and a black t-shirt with the words “Only God Can Judge Me” on it.

If you have seen 12-year-old Jacquez Funney 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 24, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY OF PIZZA DELIVERY DRIVER

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver that occurred this evening.  At approximately 8:00 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police to respond to the 2200 block of Nashville Avenue, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, a Chanellos Pizza delivery driver was preparing to make a delivery to a home in the area when a male suspect walked up, pointed a handgun at him and took possession of his vehicle.  As the delivery driver attempted to call police, a second male suspect came from the side of the home and grabbed the pizza from him, jumping into the vehicle with the first suspect and driving away.  The delivery driver was not injured during the incident.

The first suspect is described as a young black male who was last seen wearing a white tank top.  He has a white shirt covering part of his face and had a black and silver handgun.  The second suspect is described as a young black male.  Detectives are searching for the 2005 silver Chevrolet Equinox that the suspects stole from the pizza delivery driver.  The vehicle had Virginia Tags of VTZ-3425,

If you have any information or have seen the vehicle detectives are searching for, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887). 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 21, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

PORTSMOUTH DETECTIVES SEARCH FOR MISSING TEEN

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Special Victims Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen who ran away from his home last week.  According to detectives, 15-year-old Tyreek Vincent was last seen leaving his home in the 10 block of Hobson Street at approximately 9:00 p.m., without permission, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Family members have not had contact with Tyreek since he left his home.

Tyreek L. Vincent is a black male who stands approximately 5’4”-5’6” tall and weighs 155-180 pounds.  Tyreek has black hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing jeans, cream colored hoodie and light colored sneakers.

If you have seen 15-year-old Tyreek Vincent 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 18, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one person dead.  At approximately 6:58 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the Essex Food Store, located at 2406 High Street, for a male who was injured and had collapsed.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the body.  Medics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  At this time, the victim’s name will not be released.

The investigation into this homicide is still ongoing and no motive or suspect information is available.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  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 12, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE FATAL STABBING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a stabbing incident that has left one person dead.  At approximately 12:02 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 1500 block of Maple Avenue for a male who was injured and bleeding.  When officers arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a stab wound to the upper torso.  Medics responded and transported the male to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  At this time, the victim’s name will not be released.

The investigation into this fatal stabbing incident is still ongoing.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠.  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 10, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

 

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that left an employee injured.  On Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at approximately 9:29 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the Neighborhood Market, located at 52 Afton Parkway, for a robbery and shooting that just occurred.  When officers arrived, they found the adult male employee shot in the lower body.  Medics transported the employee to a local hospital with, what appear to be, non-life-threatening injuries.

According to detectives, the two suspects entered the store, approached the employees and demanded money.  At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.  As the employees attempted to comply with the suspects’ demands, the armed suspect shot one of the employees in the lower body.  Both suspects then fled the location on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes.

The first suspect is described as a thin build black male who stood approximately 6’ – 6’2” tall.  He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with #3 on the right shoulder, dark colored pants, white sneakers and displaying a silver handgun.

The second suspect is described as a slightly heavier black male who stood approximately 5’10” – 5’11” tall.  He was last seen wearing dark colored jeans, black headgear, and a black jacket.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspects involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspects in the surveillance video footage to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  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 8, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY OF GAS STATION

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a robbery that occurred at a local gas and convenience store last night.  On Monday, August 7, 2017 at approximately 10:02 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting assistance to BP Gas Station and Convenience Store, located at 3909 Twin Pines Road, for a robbery that just occurred.  According to detectives, the male suspect forced his way into the cash register area after assaulting the clerk and took the entire cash register drawer.  The suspect then exited the location, fleeing in an unknown direction.  The clerk was not injured during the incident.

At this time, no additional information is available regarding this incident or about the suspect.  Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this or any other crime to call the Portsmouth Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  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 6, 2017

 Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting that has left one person dead.  At approximately 7:41 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 2700 block of Barclay Avenue for a male who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Medics responded and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.  The male victim has been identified at 46-year-old James Street of Portsmouth.

Detectives do not have a motive or suspect information in this case. As this homicide investigation continues, detectives are asking anyone with information about this case to 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 6, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store this morning.  At approximately 3:22 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to 711 Convenience Store, located at 700 Mount Vernon Avenue, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a large knife and demanded money from the register.  The clerk complied with the suspect’s demands.  The suspect fled the location in a silver 4-door sedan.  No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 40-50 years old who stood approximately 5’8”-5’11” tall and weighing 230-260 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a camouflaged baseball cap, black t-shirt, and dark colored shorts.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case.  They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who may recognize the suspect in the surveillance video footage to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP℠ (1-888-562-5887).  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


  Copyright © Portsmouth Police