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Reference: July 21st, 2006 - Graffiti arrest

On Friday, July 21st, 2006 at 2:30 PM, the following individual was arrested by the Portsmouth Police Department as a result of an arrest warrant:

Evan A. Fredette
Date of birth 11/27/84
45 Concord Way
Portsmouth, NH

Mr. Fredette was arrested for the following criminal charges:

4 counts of Criminal Mischief, all class B misdemeanors.

It is alleged that Mr. Fredette was responsible for writing graffiti in black marker on buildings in downtown Portsmouth between June 30th and July 1st. Mr. Fredette was previously arrested by the Portsmouth Police Department on July 1st for two counts of Criminal Mischief. At that time, he was released on personal recognizance bail. Further investigation revealed that there were four additional acts that were committed, and this investigation resulted in the arrest warrant for these four additional charges. Mr. Fredette was processed and released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear at the Portsmouth District Court on July 31st for all six criminal charges.

This arrest is part of a coordinated investigation between the Portsmouth Police Departmentís Patrol and Detective Divisions into the ongoing problem of graffiti.

We urge the public to report all graffiti crimes promptly, so that they can be properly documented, and evidence can be photographed and processed.

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Bureau of Investigative Services at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199 or 207-439-1199.

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