Crime

Suspect sought in Merrimack stabbing incident

MERRIMACK – Police, as of Sunday night, were continuing their search for the suspect in a Saturday night stabbing that landed a Merrimack woman in the hospital with serious injuries. Police said officers were called to 3 Scott Drive, a cul-de-sac in a small neighborhood off Amherst Road , ...

Two local men fail to register as sex offenders

NASHUA – Detectives with the Nashua police Special Investigations Division arrested two men within a half-hour Wednesday afternoon on similar charges that accuse each of failing to comply with certain requirements of the state’s Sex Offender Registry, police said. Taken into custody at 5:16 ...

Nashua woman charged with attacking family members

NASHUA – A 21-year-old Nashua woman whose alleged behavior reportedly caused her family to be evicted from their apartment flew into a rage after her mother told her she “was on her own” from now on, according to a police report. MacKenzie Lee Murtagh, of 54 Whitney St., was taken into ...

Woman charged with Macy’s theft

NASHUA – Police say a Nashua woman stole $1,500 worth of clothes from the Macy’s department store. Deborah Bryson, 38, of 1 Danforth Road, No. 10, was arrested Thursday night on one felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. Police were called to the department store on Daniel Webster ...

Mass. man charged for Lowes thefts

NASHUA – Police say a Massachusetts man is behind a series of thefts from the Lowes store in the city. Wesley Philbrick, 54, of 189 Dalton Street in Lowell, Massachusetts, is charged with three counts of theft by deception. He was arrested Thursday in Lowell and extradited to New Hampshire to ...

Manchester man charged with molesting Amherst 13 year old

MANCHESTER – A 45-year-old Manchester man arrested in November in Amherst on a charge of obstructing government administration is now facing a dozen more charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl – and taking photos of the alleged acts. Christopher Verma, of 73 Lilac ...

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 ...