Crime

Eldredge nabbed for alleged burglary

NASHUA – Aaron Eldredge, 30, of no fixed address in Nashua, has been arrested on one count of felony burglary. At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Crown Street Market, 89 Allds St., for a report of burglary in progress. During the course of this robbery, the clerk was pushed ...

Drug-death trial continues today

NASHUA – William Luna and Nicholas Wells exchanged a lot of text messages from early June 2017 to just minutes before midnight on June 19, the attorneys on both sides of Luna’s drug-death trial showed Tuesday using enlarged copies of cellphone records. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and ...

RI man charged in $5K shopping spree

NASHUA – A nearly two-month, multi-state investigation into an alleged credit card fraud ring that included fraudulent purchases at four Nashua retailers led to the arrest of a Rhode Island man on related felony charges. Alexis Gonzalez-Perez, 39, of 672 Prairie Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, ...

Arlington Street man charged with theft

NASHUA – At 2 p.m. Monday, officers arrested Shawn Goodwin, 31, of 35 Arlington St., for a felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. On Nov. 29, officers made contact with the owner of Five Star FFE, located at 100 Factory St., for a report of a theft. Officers learned that during a ...

Ash Street man charged with felony assault

NASHUA – At 9:51 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested David Lavoie, 53, of 92 Ash St., No. 21, for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier that evening, officers investigated an assault at 58 Palm St. Officers contacted a man who said Lavoie assaulted him. The victim sustained ...

Testimony underway in jury trial

NASHUA – When Brandon Wells heard his son’s alarm clock sounding from the lower level of their Pelham home at about 6 a.m. on June 20, 2017, he went downstairs to make sure his son was up and getting ready for work. Wells testifed Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South that ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Drug offenses, alleged stabbings and sex crimes and accusations of a Molotov cocktail deployment are among the charges on which a grand jury for the November term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has handed up indictments. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, ...

Naked man charged with swinging at Merrimack officer

MERRIMACK – Based on the description they were given, officers called to The Residences at DW Highway late Friday night had no problem locating their suspect – police said he was the guy allegedly walking through the parking lot “completely naked.” Richard Chase, 52, who lives at The ...

Nashuan allegedly threatened to blow up armory

NASHUA – Jeremy Raskiewicz, 38, with a listed address of 21 Underhill St., faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to blow up the Nashua National Guard Armory. Police documents allege Raskiewicz has been calling the armory, located at 154 Daniel Webster Hwy., to make threats. ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – A Nashua man who, in August, allegedly threatened a person with a semi-automatic BB gun then tried to hide the weapon from police has been indicted on three related charges. Randy Katanga, 25, of 5 Denton St., Apt. 1, is among several Nashua area residents for whom the grand jury ...

FBI investigates reports of ‘vicious shakedown’ at Rickety Ranch

HOLLIS – A Hollis family that owns Rickety Ranch farm on Nartoff Road has been the target of extortion letters, harassment and incidents of animal cruelty going back more than a year, so the FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 that results in the arrest of those responsible. Kristen ...

Manchester man pleads guilty in library heist

NASHUA – Noting Nicholas Walker’s lack of criminal history and the fact he agreed to repay Litchfield’s Aaron Cutler Memorial Library for things he stole earlier this year, a Superior Court judge on Tuesday promptly accepted a plea agreement that keeps Walker out of jail as long as he ...

Trial to begin for local accused of selling drugs that killed Pelham man

NASHUA – Opening statements and the start of witness testimony are scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of William Luna, the 45-year-old man charged with several drug offenses – including one that accuses him of selling fentanyl to a man who died after overdosing on the drug. Luna is ...

Judge jails Nashua man

NASHUA – All Kevin Olena Jr. wanted to do, he told police and a Superior Court judge Monday, was to say “hi” and chat a little with a woman he knows when he allegedly went to her residence in violation of a court order and his bail conditions. While Olena never threatened to harm the ...

Attorney: Dusty Old Cars owner tried to pay debts

NASHUA – Stephan Condodemetraky, the Bedford man facing nearly three dozen indictments accusing him of bilking scores of classic car owners through his now-defunct consignment business, scrambled to “keep his business going” in order to pay them what they were owed, his lawyer said ...

FBI Investigating Extortion Case Involving Hollis Family

HOLLIS – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects behind a spate of "multiple extortion attempts, harassment and animal cruelty" against a Hollis family and their farm, Rickety Ranch, an FBI ...

Four new indictments filed against car dealer

BRENTWOOD – While embattled former car dealer Stephan Condodemetraky and his attorneys were preparing last week for Monday afternoon’s motions hearing in a Nashua courtroom, a grand jury in Rockingham County was in the process of handing up four new indictments accusing him of additional ...

Court date set for man accused of fighting police

MERRIMACK – Police said the man arrested over the holiday weekend on allegations he tried to assault an officer during a brawl in a local Chinese restaurant is due in court later this week to answer to the charges. Steven McIntyre, 29, a Merrimack resident whose street address police ...

Nashua, Merrimack residents indicted on various charges

BRENTWOOD – Charges related to drug possession, a firearms offense and a theft case led to the indictments of three local men by a Rockingham County grand jury. The men were among numerous suspects for whom the grand jury for November handed up indictments just before the Thanksgiving ...

Man nabbed for suspected heists

NASHUA – Police officers arrested one of two suspects in a two-year spree of break-ins of automated coin kiosks and ATMs in Nashua and in Massachusetts. Kenneth Dexter, 33, who is identified as Kenneth R. Dexter III in some court documents, was arraigned Wednesday in Nashua district court ...