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Portsmouth woman falls prey to IRS scam

Portsmouth woman falls prey to IRS scam

PORTSMOUTH — A 39-year-old local woman told police she had been the victim of a scam last week after receiving a telephone call from a man who identified himself as an Internal Revenue Service employee. In the Feb. 11 call, she said, the man claimed the family owed $2,700 in back taxes and that if she

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Portsmouth police: Man attacked plow with shovel

PORTSMOUTH — Police say a local man’s frustration with the recent onslaught of snowfall boiled over Saturday night when he attacked a town snowplow with a shovel. David McAllister, 57, of 95 Holman St., was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and vandalism with malicious injury to property following the incident, which took place in

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Portsmouth police arrest man for child molestation

PORTSMOUTH — A 33-year-old Fall River man has been arrested for second-degree child molestation after a 13-year-old Portsmouth girl who had run away from home was found with him in that city late last month, police said. Douglas Cavaca was also charged with indecent solicitation of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was arraigned

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Elderly Portsmouth man rescued after being found in snow

PORTSMOUTH — A potential fatality was averted Tuesday morning during the blizzard Juno when firefighters transported an elderly man to the hospital after he was found in the snow outside his home on Mason Street. When police arrived to the area around 10:30 a.m., they found the man halfway out of his car, which had its trunk

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Portsmouth woman charged with assault, resisting arrest

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Tuesday, Jan. 20 Richard P. Carnevale, 60, of 25A Pond Ave., Apt. 25A, Newport, was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving after his license had ben suspended and obstructing a police officer in


Portsmouth FD called to house fire, finds party instead

PORTSMOUTH — For some people, even Juno is a reason to party. As the blizzard picked up steam Monday night, the Portsmouth Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on Green Street in Island Park. But when they got there, they found something else. “Engines 1, 2, 3, Squad 1, Car 1, and Car 2 arrived

Portsmouth man arrested on B&E, drug charges

PORTSMOUTH — A 25-year-old local man was arrested Friday on charges that he broke into a Portsmouth home and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. Kyle Atkinson, of 208 Water St., was arrested by Portsmouth police on an affidavit arrest warrant for a charge of entering a building with felonious intent. According to Detective Lt.