July 19, 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 left a male injured.  On Wednesday, July 13, 2017, at approximately 10:49 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 200 block of Dale Drive, for a male who was shot.  When officers and medics arrived they found a mid-20-year-old male victim who had been shot. Medics transported the male to a local hospital for treatment where he is expected to survive his 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.

 

July 18, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE AFTERNOON SHOOTING INCIDENT

The Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting that has left a victim seriously injured.  On Monday July 17, 2017, at approximately 1:50 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 1100 block of Mount Vernon Avenue. Medics transported the victim to a local hospital where he is receiving treatment.

At this time, detectives do not have a 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.

 

July 14, 2017

 Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY TO LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an early morning robbery at a local convenience store.  On July 12, 2017 at approximately 1:16 a.m. police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to the WAWA, located at 1200 Frederick Boulevard, for a robbery that had just occurred.

According to detectives, the male suspect entered the business and walked up to the counter to make a purchase.  As the employee had the register drawer open, the suspect attempted to grab the drawer and money. The employee and suspect struggled for the drawer and the suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was injured during the incident.  The suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and brown work boots.

At this time, the investigation into this robbery is still ongoing and no further information is available.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this or any crime 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.

 

July 13, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an overnight shooting that took the life of a man.  This morning at approximately 2:40 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 30 block of Swanson Parkway for a man who appeared to be shot several times.  Officers responding to the area located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body at the location. Medics arrived and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or motive in this case.  They are asking anyone who may have information about this homicide 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.

 

June 27, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an overnight shooting that took the life of a man.  This morning at approximately 2:40 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 30 block of Swanson Parkway for a man who appeared to be shot several times.  Officers responding to the area located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body at the location. Medics arrived and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or motive in this case.  They are asking anyone who may have information about this homicide 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.

 

July 5, 2017

Contact: Officer Ricky Wright, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY TO LOCAL CONVENIENCE STORE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are investigating an attempted robbery that occurred at a local convenience store this morning.  At approximately 4:25 a.m. police communications received a 911 call requesting police assistance to the 711, located at 700 Mount Vernon Avenue, for an attempted robbery.

According to detectives, the suspect entered the business and demanded money from the employee. The employee ran to a secure room, locking the door and calling 911. The suspect attempted to open the cash register but was unsuccessful and fled the business. No one was injured during the incident.  The suspect is described as a black male who was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, red sneakers, and light colored jeans.

At this time, the investigation into this robbery is still ongoing.  Detectives are asking anyone with information about this or any crime 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.

 

June 30, 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, 67-year-old Stefana Matarazza was last seen at her home in the 3600 block of County Street by her caregivers at 9:00 a.m. this morning.  Ms. Matarazza has not been seen since.  Detectives are concerned for Ms. Matarazza’s well-being because she has a medical condition that requires medication, which she does not have with her.

Stefana Matarazza is a white female who stands approximately 5’9” tall and weighs 240 pounds.  She was last seen wearing black and white tennis shoes, blue jeans, cream colored jacket, and blue polo shirt.  She was also carrying a black purse.  If you have seen Stefana Matarazza or know her whereabouts, please contact the Portsmouth Police Department immediately at (757) 393-5300 or Detective A. Mannings at (757) 718-6781.

 

June 29, 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 left a male seriously injured.  On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at approximately 11:03 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the 1100 block of Virginia Avenue, for a male who was shot.  When officers and medics arrived they found a 21-year-old male victim who had been shot in the leg several times.  Medics transported the male to a local hospital for treatment where he is expected to survive his 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.

 

June 27, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE EARLY MORNING SHOOTING INCIDENT AS HOMICIDE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an overnight shooting that took the life a man.  This morning at approximately 3:30 a.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police and medical assistance to the intersection of Greenwood Drive and Viking Street for a man who appeared to be shot.  Officers responding to the area located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso in the 3900 block of Greenwood Drive.  Medics arrived and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.  The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Stevie W. Wright of Portsmouth.

At this time, detectives do not have a suspect or motive in this case.  They are asking anyone who may have information about this homicide 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.

 

June 26, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

OFFICERS INVESTIGATE FATAL TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department Strategic Traffic Unit are continuing their investigation into a vehicle crash that has left one person dead and another injured.  At approximately 9:17 p.m. this evening, an officer on patrol notified police communications of an accident with injuries in the 1900 block of Deep Creek Boulevard.  According to traffic investigators, a UHAUL truck traveling on Deep Creek Boulevard, near Lincoln Street collided with an unoccupied parked utility truck causing the passenger of the vehicle to be ejected.  The passenger, an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medics.  The driver of the UHAUL vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

 

June 24, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE EVENING SHOOTING INCIDENT

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into a shooting incident that has left one person seriously injured.  On Friday, June 23, 2017, at approximately 9:14 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police response to the 700 block of Bold Street for a man with a gunshot wound.  After arriving on scene, officers ascertained that the victim was shot in the 3300 block of Victory Boulevard.  The adult male victim suffered a serious injury to his abdomen and was transported 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℠.  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.

 

June 20, 2017

Contact: Detective Misty Holley, Public Information Officer

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATE ROBBERY TO LOCAL DISCOUNT STORE

Detectives with the Portsmouth Police Department Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into an armed robbery that occurred at a local discount store.  At approximately 12:22 p.m., police communications received a 911 call requesting police to respond to the Family Dollar, located at 1500 High Street, for a robbery that had just occurred.  According to detectives, the female suspect entered the business and demanded money from the employee at gunpoint. The employee complied with the suspect’s demands.  No one was injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as a white female who stands approximately 5’2” tall and weighing 110-120 pounds.  She was last seen wearing black capri style stretch pants, gray hooded sweatshirt with a visible black and white pattern on the sleeves, sandals, and large dark colored sunglasses.  The female suspect kept her face mostly covered by pulling the bottom of the sweatshirt hood across her face.

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect involved in this case. They are asking anyone with information about this incident or who can identify the female pictured, 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.


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