Portsmouth, RI – Portsmouth Police Department has issued the following press release in regards to an incident that took place at CJ’s Pub on Sunday, December 2nd.

On December 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm member of the Portsmouth Police Detective Division along with patrol officers responded to 568 Park Ave, CJ’s Pub. Information was received that there may be a firearm hidden on the premises. Upon arrival at the establishment a loaded 38 caliber revolver was recovered which was hidden inside a bathroom.

Further investigation revealed that the gun had been stolen from a home in Falmouth, Massachusetts several months ago.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone that has information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detectives at 401-643-0194 or the general line at 401-683-0300.


Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).