Portsmouth police charge man with stealing jewelry box

Portsmouth police charge man with stealing jewelry box


portsmouth-policePORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log over the past week:

Friday, Oct. 4

Michael E. Dodd, 30, of 309 Chases Lane, Apt. B, Middletown, was charged with receiving stolen goods at about 10:30 p.m. Earlier that day, around 2:30 p.m., an officer responded to a Water Street residence for a report of a suspicious male party looking through windows of several homes. Police said they found Mr. Dodd walking on Child Street, then saw him throw a blue object behind a stone wall. Police later found the object — a blue jewelry box with cuff links and other jewelry inside. Mr. Dodd claimed a friend had given him the box and since no residents had reported anything missing at that point, police let Mr. Dodd go. Shortly afterward, however, a homeowner reported the jewelry box missing, and a warrant was issued for Mr. Dodd’s arrest. He was later detained by Middletown police before being transferred to Portsmouth.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Mark B. Hassan, 20, of 745 Union St., Portsmouth, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to submit to a chemical test after a two-vehicle accident on West Main Road near Bristol Ferry Road around 1:45 a.m. Police said the Honda Civic that Mr. Hassan was driving was making a wide right turn when it struck a Honda pickup truck. During a tow inventory of the car, a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana was found in Mr. Hassan’s car, police said.

Monday, Oct. 7

Dylan J. Mello, 18, of 250 Brownell Lane, was charged with vandalism/malicious injury to property after police responded to the Bradley School around 10:30 a.m. for a report of a combative student who had damaged school property. According to police, Mr. Mello said he was upset with staff members and threw his laptop computer and headphones, causing them to break. He also flipped over a desk containing two more laptop computers, although they weren’t damaged, police said.