Crime

Numerous felony charges dropped in plea

NASHUA – A former Nashua man who currently lists the Rockingham County jail as his address has reached a plea deal with Hillsborough County prosecutors in a case that stems from a series of domestic-violence allegations in 2016. William Washington, 49, was initially charged with eight Class B ...

Nashua woman leads police on two-state car chase

NASHUA – A Major Drive woman is in custody after leading police on a two-state car chase that ended on the Everett Turnpike Wednesday night. Members of the Nashua Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit were conducting an investigation in the area of Major Drive Wednesday night ...

Cell technology expert testifies on Day 3 of Wight trial

MANCHESTER – An expert in the analysis of records generated by cell phones and other communications devices testified Thursday that the lead investigator in the 2016 fatal auto-pedestrian crash in Lyndeborough was “completely wrong” in his conclusion that the driver was texting at the ...

Dusty Old Cars ponzi hearing starts in February

Hearings start next month in the lawsuit alleging Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky operated a Ponzi scheme. Last month, the court- appointed bankruptcy trustee in charge of the Dusty Old Cars liquidation filed the lawsuit against Condodemetraky, his former employees and even the ...

Hearing set for year-old Tappan case

NASHUA – The second-degree murder case of Devin Tappan, the 31-year-old former resident of Nashua accused of bludgeoning to death a 45-year-old neighbor just over a year ago, heads back to court next week. Tappan has been jailed without bail since his arrest Jan. 7, 2017, a day after police ...

Gun shot, car chase leads to arrest

NASHUA – One suspect is in custody after a car chase Wednesday night that was sparked by a report of a shooting on Major Drive. Police were called to the Major Drive area Wednesday evening to serve a warrant on a city man. Initial reports are sparse, but the man had reportedly sustained a ...

Opening statements in Grace Wight negligent homicide trial

MANCHESTER – The defense attorney in the Grace Wight negligent homicide trial on Tuesday delivered a scathing assessment of investigators’ work on the fatal 2016 auto-pedestrian crash in Lyndeborough, and the widower of the victim recounted through tears the moment he learned she had died ...

Litchfield PD nabs Nashuan

With the help of state and Hudson police officers, Litchfield Police were able to arrest a Nashua man on felony and misdemeanor charges. Early Tuesday morning at about 12:30 a.m., the Litchfield Police Department attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Derry Road on a white Chevrolet ...

Felony assault among charges filed against Nashuan

NASHUA – Police say a local woman landed in the hospital and her alleged assailant was taken into custody following a Sunday evening domestic disturbance at an undisclosed city address. Jonathan Coffin, 55, of 47 Temple St., was charged with one felony and two misdemeanor offenses, police ...

Six busted in drug sweep

NASHUA – Six people are facing prison time after they were caught up in another Granite Shield bust. Granite Shield is the grant-funded program that allows police departments like Nashua to take on the drug trade in an effort to stem the tide amidst the opioid addiction crisis. Police said ...

Police: Meth problem in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – In the midst of the opioid crisis, Merrimack Police Chief Denise Roy says her town has developed a problem with Methamphetamines. Capt. Brian Levesque said the issues they’re seeing with meth are “severe” enough to warrant a new special investigation unit focusing solely on ...

Milford resident charged with fraud

NASHUA – A Milford man pleaded guilty this week to scamming more than $5,000 in unemployment benefits. Robert Wilson of Milford pleaded guilty this week in the Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua to one count of unemployment compensation fraud, and was sentenced to a suspended jail term, ...

Lyndeborough teen’s trial underway

MANCHESTER – The nine men and five women who make up the jury in the upcoming negligent homicide trial of 19-year-old Lyndeborough resident Grace Wight got a first-hand look Thursday afternoon at three sites pertinent to the trial, including the location of the fatal crash that led to ...

Home invasion suspect pleads guilty

NASHUA – Maryanne Jacobsmeyer will serve at least the next 10 years in state prison, and possibly more if she misbehaves, as the result of a plea agreement she reached Wednesday on the string of felony charges stemming from the June home invasion in which she tied up, blindfolded and ...

Barnstead man charged with setting Merrimack hotel fire

NASHUA – The Concord-area man who is accused of causing some anxious moments at a Merrimack hotel Dec. 30 by allegedly setting his room on fire, barricading the door then destroying the smoke detector was arraigned Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Kristopher R. Kelley, 38, ...

N.Y. man headed to prison

CONCORD – The former owner of a Nashua clothing business is headed to federal prison after he pled guilty to his role in a $1 million tax fraud scheme. Kenneth Feliz, 53, of Manchester, will serve 18 months in prison on convictions for conspiracy to steal public money, theft of public money ...

Couple arrested for tampering

HUDSON – A husband and wife were arrested for withholding and tampering with evidence concerning the death of their son, according to police. Robert Rando, 63, and Pauline Rando, 60, both of Hudson, were arrested after a three month-long investigation centered around the suspected overdose ...

Local man charged with burglary, again

NASHUA – Just a few hours after police arrested a Nashua man Wednesday on a warrant charging him with three burglary-related offenses, detectives filed an additional count of burglary after discovering he allegedly committed another one earlier the same day. Jonathan Amorella Moore, 28, who ...

Judge orders new trial for Nashuan

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has ordered a new trial in the case of Jonathan Marden, the 21-year-old Nashua man convicted in September of rape following a two-day jury trial, ruling that Marden’s trial attorney should have raised objections to much of the testimony by a key prosecution ...