Men charged with stealing street signs in Portsmouth

Men charged with stealing street signs in Portsmouth


Portsmouth police patchPORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week.

Friday, April 11

Edward J. White, 29, of 19 Harrington Ave., Portsmouth, was charged with domestic assault. Police made the arrest after responding to his home around 6:10 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance.

Derek T. Page, 40, of 501 London St., Apt. A, Fall River, was charged on a bench warrant issued from Second District Court. Police made the arrest after stopping Mr. Page’s vehicle for speeding on Crossings Court around 11:40 a.m.

Sunday, April 13

Two men were arrested around 12:15 p.m. for allegedly stealing three street signs near Pennfield School. The signs read “Trail closed due to mud season,” “Warning: electric fence” and “The Pennfield School Court,” the last of which was also damaged, according to police. Police found the signs at the Gardner Seveney Sports Complex at Glen Farm, where the Beast of the East collegiate rugby tournament was being held. After getting a description of the suspects police arrested Frederick H. Wenhardt, 19, of 19 Spring Hill Ave., Oakville, Conn.; and Kyle L. Romitti, 24, of 100 Cherry Circle, Tolland. Each was charged with vandalism/malicious injury to property, and larceny of under $1,500.

Nancy L. Dubois, 53, of 2743 East Main Road, was charged with simple assault/battery at about 6 p.m. Police made the arrest after responding to the home of a neighbor, who said Ms. Dubois entered her residence and angrily accused her of not picking up after her dog. In doing so, police said, Ms. Dubois pushed her neighbor’s father out of the way.