Crime

N.H. physician assistant found guilty

NASHUA – As the powerful fentanyl opioid continues devastating New Hampshire communities, it is now common to see street dealers arrested and prosecuted for trafficking the drug. Tuesday, however, the battle against fentanyl took a slightly new turn. U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said a federal ...

Owen Labrie ordered to jail

CONCORD (AP) – A judge declined Tuesday to shorten the jail term for an elite prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015, saying he needed to consider the victim’s family, which wants him to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence. Merrimack ...

Vehicle stop leads to bail violation, new charges for Nashuan

NASHUA – When police stopped James Henry as he drove through Nashua Sunday, they ended up taking him into custody after discovering he was allegedly driving on a suspended license and registration, according to police reports. Things went downhill from there for the 50-year-old Henry, a ...

Nashuan charged with sexually assaulting young girl for years

NASHUA – Shortly after she arrived at school Friday morning, a Nashua High School South freshman approached a school resource officer with daunting allegations: a man known to her, she told the officer, had been having sex with her since she was in fifth grade. Before the day was out, police ...

Suspect in Nashua armory threats hospitalized

NASHUA – The 38-year-old Nashua man accused of making a series of harassing phone calls to the Nashua National Guard Armory and threatening to blow up the building has been hospitalized pending an upcoming hearing. Jeremy Raskiewicz, of 21 Underhill St., was involuntarily admitted last week ...

January hearing set for Amherst murder suspect

MANCHESTER – Parties in the second-degree murder case of Bryson Peluso, who is accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old acquaintance early Thanksgiving morning in a Baboosic Lake Road home, are scheduled for a hearing just after the new year. The hearing, described as a scheduling ...

Morris cleared on all charges

NASHUA – The jury on Friday found Cyrinus Morris not guilty on all counts regarding charges claiming he “knowingly” and “recklessly”caused bodily injury with “extreme indifference to human life” against his former girlfriend at her South Nashua apartment in August 2017. The jury ...

Pair of bomb threats received locally during nationwide scare

NASHUA – From San Francisco to North Carolina, and from San Diego to New Hampshire, hundreds of bomb threats were issued against schools, businesses and government buildings on Thursday. Ultimately, after searches, evacuations and fear, there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said ...

AG: Nashua murder investigation still ‘very active’

NASHUA – The investigation into the July murder of Buck Street resident David Smith has been “very active” since Nashua police arrived at the scene that night, and it remains just as active today, a top state investigator said Tuesday. “This has been a very active investigation, and it ...

Father and two sons charged after alleged family skirmish

MERRIMACK – A 71-year-old man and his two sons face assault charges, police said, after a family fight during which the older man allegedly grabbed one of the officers and resisted arrest. Marcel Trepanier, whose address wasn’t provided by police, is charged with one count each of simple ...

Man allegedly robs two banks in three days

MANCHESTER – Police arrested 52-year-old city man Michael Wells for allegedly robbing the Elm Street Citizens Bank and the Hooksett Road Eastern Bank within a span of three days. Officers said Wells allegedly hit the Citizens Bank on Saturday, along with the Eastern Bank on Monday. ...

New York man avoids prison time

NASHUA – A plea agreement accepted Tuesday by a Superior Court judge spares New York resident Oscar Mosquera jail and prison time, but he must abide by all the terms of his sentencing order or risk a substantial stint behind bars. Mosquera, 39, a native of Colombia who came to the U.S. and ...

Testimony begins Wednesday in 2017 attempted murder case

NASHUA – After a lengthy series of motions, responses and hearings, a handful of competency evaluations, more than a dozen sealed documents and a mid-stream change of defense attorneys, attempted murder suspect Cyrinus “Framk” Morris is set for a Wednesday trial. Morris, 49, a former ...

Traffic stop leads to arrest

NASHUA – What began as an attempt by a Nashua police officer to pull over a car he allegedly saw speed past him on the Daniel Webster Highway Friday night would end up with the driver under arrest on a series of charges going back to July. The driver, Peter Hartwell, 42, most recently of 66 ...

PR bail granted to 19-year-old accused of sex with underage girl

NASHUA – Despite a pair of pending misdemeanor charges at the district court level, 19-year-old Devin Henry has no criminal history, while there is no evidence he may flee or pose a danger to the community if released from jail on personal recognizance bail, his public defender said in court ...

Prosecutor agrees to suspended sentence

NASHUA – A county prosecutor told a Superior Court judge on Monday she would rather see 33-year-old Joe Burgos continue to make significant strides toward recovery than interrupt his momentum by putting him behind bars. Since Burgos was released from jail and sent to an in-patient treatment ...

Guilty pleas to theft, drug charges settle Mass. man’s cases

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge on Friday accepted a plea agreement that keeps Worcester resident Kane Bloomfield out of jail and prison, as long as he abides by several conditions that include a drug and alcohol evaluation. Bloomfield, 34, of 14 Claremont St., Apt. 13, who lived in ...

Luna found guilty

NASHUA – Members of the jury spent nearly 11 hours in deliberation before they returned with their verdicts on six drug-related charges in the trial of 45-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts resident William Luna on Friday. The jury came in front of Judge Jacalyn Colburn at Hillsborough County ...

Nashuan allegedly exposes himself

MERRIMACK – Arthur McDeed, 60, of 20 Digital Drive, Apt. 202, Nashua, has been arrested on a felony count of indecent exposure. At 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Merrimack Police Department officers responded to a business located on Henry Clay Drive after receiving a complaint that a man purposely ...

Alleged tire shop burglar caught

NASHUA – Ryan Aloise, 28, of 23 Ashland St., Apt. 1, Manchester, has been arrested on a charge that he allegedly committed felony burglary in Nashua. Wednesday, Nashua Police Department officers received a report of a suspected burglary at First Choice Tires on Bridge Street. Investigators ...