Crime

Suspect in alleged cutting-tool attack ordered to counseling

NASHUA – The man charged with felony criminal threatening for allegedly going after a couple with a rotary cutting tool in a downtown parking lot has been released from jail with orders to continue treatment and stay out of trouble. John Wilcox, 47, of 32 Willow St., Apt. A, was jailed on ...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted

NEW YORK (AP) – Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, ...

Trial for Woodburn to take place this summer

LANCASTER (AP) – The trial of a former New Hampshire state senator charged with domestic violence is expected to take place this summer. Jeff Woodburn, of Whitefield, pleaded not guilty last year to nine charges, including simple assault, domestic violence and criminal mischief stemming ...

Kidnap, assault suspect to remain in custody

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – The Vermont man charged with kidnapping a woman and her 5-year-old son in New Hampshire and later sexually assaulting the woman in Vermont must stay in custody, a federal court magistrate ruled Tuesday. Everett Simpson, wearing a red prison jumpsuit, appeared before ...

Counseling, treatment ordered for standoff suspect

NASHUA – Struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder may have played a role in the domestic disturbance that led to the Jan. 31 standoff involving police and Shedds Avenue resident Kenneth Bell, according to court documents. Bell, 43, faces several charges in connection with the incident, ...

Man arrested for alleged criminal threatening

NASHUA – At 9:40 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested John Wilcox, 47, of Nashua, on a felony charge of criminal threatening. An officer on patrol allegedly witnessed a man brandishing a cutting tool and threatening two people as they walked to their vehicle in the Pearson Avenue parking lot. ...

Jury finds Fernandez not guilty

NASHUA – A Superior Court jury on Friday returned verdicts of not guilty in the case of Christine Fernandez, capping a two-day trial that centered on a family ring valued at more than $1,500. The final witnesses testified, the closing arguments took place and the not-guilty verdicts came ...

Man arrested on warrant for felony sexual assault

NASHUA – At 2:45 p.m. Friday, officers arrested Luis Torres Santos, 25, of Waterbury, Connecticut, on an arrest warrant for alleged felony aggravated sexual assault. On Dec. 24, officers received information that Santos allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile known to him. The investigation ...

Manchester man charged with felony theft

NASHUA – At 7:20 p.m. Friday, officers arrested William Mejia-Delisle, 25, of Manchester, on the felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Patrol officers responded to J.C. Penney at 310 Daniel Webster Highway for the report of a shoplifter being detained. The suspect, ...

Bail revoked for suspect in knife-carving assault as N.H., Mass. cases proceed

NASHUA – Lawyers in the case of Blake Colella, the former Nashua man facing numerous charges including allegations he carved letters into a woman’s back with a knife in 2017, have agreed that Colella be jailed and his bail revoked as his cases move forward in court. A Superior Court judge ...

Man charged with writing false school shooting letter

BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged a Brazilian man living in the U.S. illegally with sending a letter to immigration authorities warning of an armed attack on a Boston school. Clebio De Lima, who lives in the Boston suburb of Quincy, was charged Thursday with making false ...

Merrimack Woman arrested on theft charges

MERRIMACK – Sharon Robinson, 52, of Merrimack is facing multiple charges after turning herself in on a warrant Thursday. Merrimack authorities issued the warrant for 14 counts of theft by unauthorized taking, one count of forgery and one count of theft by deception, and arrested Robinson ...

Enquirer allegedly blackmailed Bezos

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Enquirer’s alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an ...

Nashua man sentenced in disability benefits case

CONCORD – Kenneth Dunn, 60, of Nashua, was sentenced to 36 months of probation and six months of home confinement for making false statements to obtain federal employee disability benefits, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation ...

Bill to toughen penalties for child sex trafficking on hold

CONCORD (AP) – A bill to increase penalties for child sex trafficking is on hold after advocates for legalized prostitution pushed for further study of the issue. The bill would have made it a Class A felony to pay, agree to pay or offer to pay for sex with someone younger than 18, bumping ...

Nashua man allegedly sells drugs to undercover cops

NASHUA – In July, Tobias Demitrius, a 20-year-old former Nashua man now living in Manchester, allegedly convinced a man he was paying too much for his marijuana, and that Demitrius could allegedly offer him a better deal, according to police reports. So the would-be buyer took Demitrius up ...

Alleged ring theft a ‘misunderstanding’

NASHUA – When Christine Fernandez found a roughly $1,500 ring in the bathroom of her Litchfield home back in 2017, she asked around to see if she could figure out who it belonged to, one of her attorneys told a Superior Court jury Wednesday. Fernandez “made a reasonable effort to find the ...

Children injured in SUV crash

PELHAM – Antonio DiRocco faces numerous charges, including aggravated DUI and endangering the welfare of a child, after two boys were injured in a vehicle crash. Emergency officials responded to Mammoth Road in the area of Old County Road at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle crash. ...

Man accused of being married to 3 women

DOVER (AP) – A man last known to have lived in Maine is accused of having at least three wives in separate states. A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted 43-year-old Michael Middleton on a bigamy charge. He’s accused of marrying a woman while knowingly being married to women in Georgia ...

Suspect allegedly broke into 100-plus cars

NASHUA – Speaking with police after his arrest Monday on a felony charge accusing him of smashing a car window and stealing a GPS unit, Rafael Rodriguez estimated he has broken into upwards of 100 vehicles during the past three months, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Rodriguez, 25, who ...