Crime

Trial set for man accused of having sex with underage girl

NASHUA – The process of selecting the jurors who will be tasked with deciding whether Merrimack resident Thomas Eosue is guilty of felonious sexual assault will, barring a last-minute plea deal, take place Monday. Eosue, 20, of 54 Fairway Drive, opted to go to trial on the felony charge, ...

Nashua man agrees to suspended sentence, probation, counseling

NASHUA – As long as he abides by a series of conditions that include continuing counseling, attending an intervention program and surrendering all of his firearms, Nashua resident Patrick Flaven will be able to stay out of jail, according to a plea deal reached for his 2017 domestic violence ...

Four Nashuans arrested in Granite Shield operation

NASHUA – On Friday, Nashua police conducted a Granite Shield operation to arrest four city residents on various charges: Thomas Abreu Jr., Jeanne Bettencourt, Amanda Grazewski and William McNally. Abreu Jr., 41, of 220 Millwright Drive, Nashua, faces four felony counts for allegedly selling ...

Priest catches N.H. man stealing from church

DOVER (AP) – Police say a priest caught a man red-handed stealing from a church in Dover, New Hampshire, leading to criminal charges. Police say 34-year-old Robert Bowman is charged with two counts of burglary. He’s accused of stealing money and gift cards from St. Joseph’s Church and ...

Duo arrested for alleged ‘Dark Web’ drug deals

MERRIMACK – A local couple is in custody after federal agents raided the hotel room in which Brian Knight and Tina Kearns allegedly operated an online drug dealing business utilizing the so-called “Dark Web.” According to documents unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Concord on ...

Judge orders counseling for local woman

NASHUA – Kiana Moudarri, who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from a 2017 police pursuit in which she nearly hit a Nashua officer, took the unusual step of chiming in while the judge was delivering his sentencing comments during her hearing. But instead of taking offense, ...

Nashua man arrested on drug allegations

NASHUA – Police said Tuesday the department’s “extensive investigation” into the sale of heroin throughout Nashua led to the arrest of a 30-year-old city man. Joseph Croft, of 42 Vine St., was arraigned Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on two felony counts of sale ...

Prosecutors staying in Dusty Old Cars case

NASHUA – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky will not get the two prosecutors from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office removed his case, as he wanted. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple ruled the prosecutors will not be disqualified from the case. ...

Suspect refuses competency evaluation

NASHUA – After refusing to meet with a forensic psychiatrist earlier this year for a competency evaluation, accused Nashua murderer Devin Tappan must now wait until late October for his next court hearing, according to his case file. Tappan, 31, who is charged with two counts of ...

Jury acquits Dallas-Koziol

NASHUA – On Monday, seven days after his assault and kidnapping trail began in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South, Christopher Dallas-Koziol rose to his feet wearing a facial expression that reflected anxiety and concern. But at about 2:30 p.m., as the foreman of the jury stood and ...

Nashua teen charged with ‘sudden’ attack on police officer

NASHUA – A police officer — checking on a report of a young man, clad only in pajama bottoms and meandering in and out of Main Street traffic Saturday morning — suffered cuts to his forehead and nose when the man allegedly attacked him, according to the officer’s report. The alleged ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Two Nashua men and one from Manchester are each under indictment on numerous charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault and child-pornography possession, according to the list of indictments handed down by the grand jury for the August term of Hillsborough County Superior ...

Shooting at video game tournament claims multiple lives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals, authorities said. Sheriff’s officers did not immediately confirm the number of dead at ...

Milford homicide remains unsolved after 15 years

MILFORD – It’s been 15 years since the body of Paul Herlihy, 50, was discovered in the old house on Nashua Street that he had been turning into an antiques shop. Investigators said death was caused by “blunt force trauma” to the head, but no weapon was ever identified. Herlihy’s ...

From Day 1 to Day 10,911

I can’t recall exactly what time I turned my old orange Toyota Supra hatchback onto Mason Street, slipped it in between a couple of vintage 1970s and 1980s behemoths, pulled out my camera stuff and went to work on that otherwise non-descript Monday morning nearly 30 years ago. Nor did I ...

Kidnapping trial in jury’s hands

NASHUA – The jury of eight men and four women in the Christopher A. Dallas-Koziol kidnapping case rested Friday after defense attorney Rusty Chadwick tried convince them prosecutors did not show enough evidence to convict his client. “There’s not a penny’s worth of evidence in this ...

Hudson police catch alleged credit card swiper

HUDSON – A Hudson man faces misdemeanors and felonies after allegedly swiping a credit card that does not belong to him. On Wednesday, Mark Leach, 59, was arrested on four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, all misdemeanors; one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, felony; and ...

Mass. man facing felony charge in Hudson

HUDSON – A Massachusetts man has been extradited back to New Hampshire where he faces a felony in connection with theft from a Hudson job site. Jay Alexa, 44, of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, faces one count of theft by unauthorized taking but the investigation is still ongoing. On ...

Nashua officer-involved shooting ruled ‘legally justified’

NASHUA -- Officer James Ciulla was “legally justified” in his use of potentially deadly force in the June 26 shooting of Justin Contreras, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced today. Shortly after 10 p.m. June 26, Ciulla, along with officers Guido Marchionda and Kyle ...

Barnaby Gets 4.5 Years

NASHUA -- Accused murderer Anthony Barnaby is expected to serve 4.5 years in prison after entering an Alford plea in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South this afternoon. According to Cornell Law School, an Alford plea registers a formal claim neither of guilt nor innocence toward charges ...