Portsmouth police: Men ran after car crash

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

Portsmouth police patchThursday, Nov. 28

Robert E. Smith, 43, of 94 Seaconnet Boulevard, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Second District Court. A police officer with knowledge of the warrant arrested Mr. Smith while he was riding a bicycle near the high school around 10:45 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 29

Two men were arrested after the Toyota Camry in which they were in was found on Park Avenue at Boyd’s Lane, where it had apparently crashed into the sea wall sometime before 1:30 a.m. No one was in the car, but police later observed two men running on Mason Avenue. One of the men stopped for police: Stephen S. Souza, 21, of 217 Spring Hill Road, the driver of the car, police said. The other man, identified as Joshua T. Gilchrest, 21, of 31 Bay St., Apr. FL1, kept running, according to police, who later found him at his apartment. Mr. Souza was arrested for driving while intoxicated (first offense), and they were both charged with obstructing police. Both men showed signs of injuries from the crash, police said.

Joshua C. Sullivan, 25, of 2944 East Main Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) at about 9:30 p.m. Police said Mr. Sullivan, after leaving a liquor store at 3001 East Main Road, got into his car and started spinning his tires. He then lost control of his vehicle, which crossed over a landscaped area and hit several concrete poles next to a large propane tank, police said.

Saturday, Nov. 30 

Erik A. Nordby, 34, of 53 Gormley Ave., was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting/tumultuous behavior) and possessing prohibited weapons other than firearms. Police said they found Mr. Nordby outside Trembley’s in Island Park at about 12:40 a.m., unsteady on his feet and extremely intoxicated. Mr. Nordby swore several times and tried to enter the Beach House when police told him to walk home, according to police. During a search, police said they found an Army buck knife in Mr. Nordby’s right front pocket.

Jessica A. Neal, 27, (no permanent address listed), of Portsmouth, was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic vandalism with malicious injury to property, at about 12:20 a.m. Police responded to a Highland Avenue home just before midnight on Nov. 29 for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Police said Ms. Neal started an argument with relatives and ended up smashing a ceramic sugar container on the floor.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Nathan D. Dubuc, 22, of 2 Overlook Drive, Bristol, was charged with driving while intoxicated (first offense) after the car he was driving was pulled over on East Main Road near Foodworks restaurant around 1:50 a.m. Police said Mr. Dubuc was traveling too closely behind a police cruiser with the vehicle’s high beams on.

John L. Anderson, 20, of 8 Chase Road, Apt. 2, was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Second District Court. Mr. Anderson turned himself into headquarters at about 5:30 p.m.

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