Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500

Police Department Home 
Police Commission 
Chief of Police 
Vision Statement 
Budget Information 
Annual Report 
Department Overview 
Department History 
News Releases 
Crime Stoppers 
Community Resource 
Employment Inquiries 
Patrol Division 
Communications 
Detective Division 
Specialty Units 
Animal Control Officer 
Local Links 
City Home 
News Releases

Date of Release: August 19 2008

Reference: Armed Robbery

On August 19, 2008 at approximately 8:00 pm the Portsmouth Police Department received a call from the management of Market Basket located on Lafayette Rd that employees were attempting to detain two shoplifters. During this incident one of the suspects displayed a knife to the employees and both suspects fled the store.

Officer Pearl and K-9 Wess were close by when this call came in and were able to detain both suspects in a nearby parking lot until back up units arrived. There were no reported injuries during this crime. Arrested were:

Martin D Montgomery
26 Maplewood St Dover NH
33 years old
He is charged with Attempted Theft and Armed Robbery

Steven B Morin
340 Lafayette St apt 111 Hampton NH
41 years old
He is charged with Attempted Theft and Felon in Possession of a Dangerous Weapon

Both Montgomery and Morin will be arraigned in Portsmouth District Court on August 20th 2008.


return

 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500