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


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