Crime

Investigation yields arrest of Nashua Hello Direct employee

NASHUA – Police say an investigation initiated nearly three months ago after officials of a local business discovered “suspicious activity” regarding their inventory has led to the arrest of a former employee. Uniformed officers on Wednesday took into custody Gary O’Brien, 57, of 9 ...

Former Nashua karate instructor pleads guilty to misdemeanor offenses

NASHUA – The karate instructor arrested in August 2016 on allegations he fondled and “put his mouth on the neck of” a female student has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges in exchange for no jail time. Daniel Rogers, 32, of 4 Hazel St., was sentenced to 12 months in jail, ...

Bail reduction denied for Burmese refugee

NASHUA – Several years ago, Mohammod Rafique and his family fled rampant persecution in their native Burma, boarding a ship bound for Thailand with other members of the Rohingya community in hopes of starting a new life. But it wasn’t long before their hopes gave way to despair, one of ...

Nashua Police nab seven in drug bust

NASHUA – Police arrested seven people this week as part of the ongoing effort to bust up the city’s drug trade. The investigation and arrests targeting people in and around the drug trade are part of the Nashua Police Department’s Granite Shield operation, funded through a state program ...

Mass. Trooper Flynn acquitted of assault charges

NASHUA — A jury Thursday afternoon found Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn not guilty on both counts of assault by an on-duty law enforcement officer, bringing to an end a seven-day trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Emotions flowed on the defense side of the room, ...

Charges filed against Nashuan in alleged child pornography ring

NASHUA – Police said Monday that they have charged 28-year-old Nashua resident Chad Francisco with 28 offenses, 22 of which are felonies, accusing him of taking lewd photos of young girls and exchanging them, and other images, with two other men. According to the allegations detailed in ...

Felony charges lodged in case of stolen truck, trailer

NASHUA – A 47-year-old Nashua man accused of stealing his former employer’s truck and trailer full of landscaping equipment told police on Wednesday that he only wanted to hold the items hostage until he received the $1,000 he claims his former employer owed him. John M. Roy, of 420 Broad ...

Judge OKs settlement conference

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has granted an assented-to motion – meaning prosecutors and defense attorneys both agree to it – to forego a previously scheduled capped plea and sentencing hearing and explore a settlement conference in the felony burglary case of Nashua resident Calvin ...

Alleged sex assault leads to charges

NASHUA – A distraught young woman discovered running across Lowell Road in Hudson around midnight Tuesday told police she was attempting to escape a man who, she said, may have drugged her and sexually assaulted her, according to a police report. Officers later arrested Randall Cook, 63, of ...

Most of video from pursuit of Simone allowed in court

NASHUA – The jury that will sit on the assault trial of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn next month will be able to view the vast majority of the video footage of the police pursuit and chaotic arrest scene on a dead-end street in Nashua. Superior Court Judge Charles Temple’s ...

Hillsborough South grand jury busy with drug, child porn, forgery charges

NASHUA – Allegations of drug sales, child pornography possession, driving at police during a pursuit, forgery and assaults have yielded indictments that are among those handed down Tuesday by members of the grand jury for the September term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South. An ...

Massachusetts man gets 10 to 20 years for rape

NASHUA – The Massachusetts man convicted of raping an intoxicated woman at his Main Street wireless phone shop is headed to prison for the next 10 to 20 years. “You exploited this young woman in a way that is absolutely and undeniably criminal, cruel and inexplicable,” Superior Court ...

Drug offenses, bank fraud allegations lead to Rockingham County indictments

BRENTWOOD – A Hudson couple accused of carrying out fraudulent activities at a local bank, a Merrimack woman charged with drug offenses and a woman from Nashua facing false-report charges have been indicted in Rockingham County. The Greater Nashua residents are among the defendants against ...

Multiple young girls accuse Nashua man of misconduct

NASHUA – Less than two weeks after a 10-year-old Nashua girl told her family, then police, and then state child advocacy officials that a man allegedly “drank too much, (became) ‘touchy-touchy,’ rubbed her upper thigh and touched her buttocks,” police on Tuesday charged 27-year-old ...

Four new charges against Dusty Old Cars owner

NASHUA – The owner of Dusty Old Cars, Stephan Condodemetraky, is now indicted on four new felonies alleging he cheated people who consigned cars with his classic car dealership. The grand jury, convened at the Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood, handed down four counts, three ...

Defense lawyers: Excluding video segments of pursuit ‘absurd’

NASHUA – The jury in the upcoming assault trial of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn must be allowed to view the vast majority of the video footage of last year’s two-state vehicle pursuit in order to judge Flynn’s guilt or innocence fairly, the trooper’s lawyers argued ...

Local man charged with sexual assault

NASHUA – At first, according to police, Nashua resident James Bourque denied a 9-year-old girl’s allegation that he twice “patted her butt” as they stood on a dock at Sandy Pond. Bourque confirmed he was there, police said, but said he was merely sharing his popcorn with the girl when ...

Nashua police nab suspect in rash of thefts from cars

NASHUA – After taking reports from several car owners who said items had been stolen from their unlocked vehicles over the weekend, police promptly arrested their suspect after finding him in possession of several of the allegedly stolen items. Eric Violette, 33, of 100 Lake St., Apt. D, ...