Car leaves scene after striking pedestrian in Portsmouth

Car leaves scene after striking pedestrian in Portsmouth


Portsmouth police patchHere are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week.

Sunday, Dec. 29

Police said a Ford Crown Victoria driven by Joseph Correira, 91, of 61 Cove St., hit a fence and the side of a house while backing out of his driveway around 2 p.m. Mr. Correira told police he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal, which caused the vehicle to accelerate backwards through a neighborhood’s fence, striking the corner of the house at 62 Cove St. Police said there was minor damage to the house, and the car sustained damage to its front and rear bumpers, rear tail light, driver’s side front headlight and rear driver’s side quarter. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

Linn Freedman of 34 Harvest Drive told police the car she was driving sustained damaged when it hit a Christmas tree in the roadway on East Main Road at Sea Meadow Drive. Ms. Freedman told police she couldn’t avoid the tree, which was straddling the double yellow lines, because there was another vehicle next to hers. Police don’t know how the tree got onto the road.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Robert J. Medeiros, 66, of 15 Massasoit Ave., Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after he was pulled over on Linda Avenue at Hunter Avenue around 12:45 a.m. for driving erratically

Friday, Jan. 3

Luchana N. Barr, 37, of 52 Pine St., and was charged with domestic assault 12:10 p.m. in connection with an incident that took place on Nov. 29. While investigating the matter, police arrested another person in the home, Jareen A. Lambert, 41, of 251 Conestoga St., Windsor, Conn., on a bench warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court for failure to appear in court to answer an earlier charge.

A highway department snow plow operator told police that his vehicle struck a fence at 67 Green St. while he was backing up at about 4:15 p.m. The driver, Sean Kane, reported damage to the fence and the passenger’s side door of the truck.

A deer had to be euthanized after being struck by a car on West Main Road near Lehigh Park at about 6:30 p.m. The car, driven by Tiffanie Clauer Janelle of Portsmouth, sustained heavy damage to its front end and had to be towed.

Saturday, June 4

Donna Mathias of 390 Middle Road told police around 10 a.m. that an unknown vehicle had struck and damaged her mailbox located across the street from her property.

A Middletown man told police he had been struck by a white Toyota Camry while he was walking north toward a bus stop on East Main Road around 5:30 p.m. The man, Paul Salas of Third Beach Road, Middletown, said the car continued north and never stopped. Mr. Salas, who sustained a large sprain to his left wrist, was transported to a hospital by the fire department. Police found a white passenger side mirror near the scene, but the vehicle was not found.