Portsmouth man arrested in connection with hate crime at local temple

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PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth man turned himself in to police on Thursday in connection with a hate crime at a local synagogue earlier this month.

Kevin O’Leary, 31, was arrested on a warrant charging him with criminal mischief and hate-motivated criminal mischief, according to the Portsmouth Police Department.

The charges stem from an April 9 incident at Temple Israel in downtown Portsmouth, where vandalism was reported.

O’Leary surrendered at the police department and was processed.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on June 10.

The arrest followed an investigation that included assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Civil Rights Unit, local news organizations, and Portsmouth citizens who provided tips and video surveillance.


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