Nov 6, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 2, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Police: Rochester man bit boy, punched 9-year-old
According to Portsmouth police, at 11:41 a.m. Sunday officers responded to a call of domestic violence at 19 Wedgewood Road in Portsmouth. According to police reports, an argument at the home escalated between Edward Critten, 41, of 19 Harrison Ave., Rochester, and members of the household.
The disagreement became violent, and as a result, police allege that two children, ages 11 and 9, came to the defense of their mother. Critten — police were unsure last night if he was the biological father of the children — is alleged to have bitten the 11-year-old boy in the chest, causing broken skin, and then allegedly punched the 9-year-old in the area of the chest. Police also said that Critten assaulted a woman at the home and broke a television during the fight.
Critten was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, two counts of simple assault and one count of criminal mischief. The second-degree assault charge stems from his alleged biting of the 11-year-old, and is considered a class B felony. The other charges are considered class A misdemeanors.
Police were notified of the incident when one of the children left the house and ran to a neighbor's house to report it. The 11-year-old was treated for minor injuries at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and released. Critten also displayed minor injuries, and the investigation is continuing.
Critten was held overnight at the Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood, pending arraignment today in Portsmouth District Court.
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Innocent verdict in vehicle death of former Amherst Fire Chief - 10
- NH Guard Officer convicted of sex trafficking - 1
- MBTA sergeant facing a dozen charges after multiple arrests - 0
- Portsmouth mechanic arrested Friday on theft charges - 1
- Police: Conn. woman falsely accused KSC student of rape - 2
- Jury acquits Mont Vernon driver, who was checking text, in death of former Amherst fire chief - 7
- Two injured in Rochester crash - 0
- Rochester man arrested on drug charge - 0
- Claremont police investigate false report that locked down school - 1
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Police obtain warrants for suspect wanted in Dover, Manchester bank robberies - 0
- Abby Dion, 9, records a 10 in gymnastics meet - 0
- St. A skaters fall to Norwich - 0
- Monarchs lose in OT; win streak stops at 6 - 0
- College Football: Maine seniors want the coveted musket - 0
- College Hockey: Ice-making problem postpones UNH-PC - 1
- Pinkerton backfield a combination of power and speed - 0
- John Habib's City Sports: State Legion rejects Post 79’s request for senior team - 2
- Tentative deal for old Manchester police station - 4
Jury acquits Mont Vernon driver, who was checking text, in death of former Amherst fire chief
Offend someone? To jail with you!
Obama to illegals: Come out of shadows
Plaistow town planner arrested
Driver acquitted in Amherst ex-chief’s death
A kinder, gentler House Speaker?
College Football: Wildcats are CAA champs
College Hockey: Providence blanks UNH
- Whom do you think bears the brunt of the blame for the mayhem this weekend in Keene?
- KSC students
- KSC administration
- Visitors from out of town
- A combination of any/all of the above
- Total Votes: 2483