New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2024

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Joe M. Fincham II, Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-1267

State of New Hampshire v. Dean Outhouse, 218-2023-CR-01998

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Dean Outhouse, formerly a police officer with the Portsmouth Police Department, today pled guilty to one count of Theft by Unauthorized Taking, a class B felony, in the Rockingham Superior Court.

Mr. Outhouse embezzled $17,340.02 from the Portsmouth Police Patrolman’s Union from July 29, 2019, through June 21, 2022. Mr. Outhouse served as Treasurer of the Portsmouth Police Patrolman’s Union prior to his retirement from the Portsmouth Police Department in June of 2022.

Theft by Unauthorized Taking is committed when a person, pursuant to one scheme or course of conduct, obtains or exercises unauthorized control over the property of another with a purpose to deprive him thereof. Theft by Unauthorized Taking is a class B felony when the value of the property exceeds $1,000.00.

Mr. Outhouse was sentenced to 12 months in the house of corrections, suspended for one year with conditions that he will be of good behavior, that he surrender any and all law enforcement certifications and not seek future employment as a law enforcement officer, that he agree to be placed on a national registry of decertified officers, and that he not contest his placement on the Exculpatory Evidence Schedule. Mr. Outhouse was also required to make, and did make, full restitution to the Portsmouth Police Patrolman’s Union at today’s plea and sentencing hearing.

This case was investigated by law enforcement officers with the New Hampshire Department of Justice and was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Joe M. Fincham II of the Public Integrity Unit.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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