Crime

Mann arrested while wearing devil horns and fishnet stockings

MERRIMACK – Authorities are not sure if Eric Mann was getting an early start on Halloween when they arrested him as he wore a devil costume during a Tuesday attempted Merrimack break-in. At 5:29 a.m. Tuesday, Merrimack officers responded to a home on Grouse Lane for a report of someone ...

Merrimack man faces multiple charges after incident

MERRIMACK – At 11:39 p.m. Monday, Merrimack Police Department officers received a complaint about a vehicle operating erratically on the Everett Turnpike. An officer located the vehicle in question at a local business as the operator attempted to pump gasoline. The officer noticed signs of ...

Man charged with threatening doctor

NASHUA – Merritt Eddy, a 45-year-old man who lists an Amherst address but told police he has no fixed address “because he travels alot,” was ordered held in jail Wednesday pending a bail hearing on charges that accuse him of threatening to kill a Nashua doctor. Eddy, described in Nashua ...

Judge to make resentencing decision in teen murder case

CONCORD (AP) – The resentencing hearing has concluded for a New Hampshire man sentenced as a teenager to life in prison without parole for killing his parents. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports testimony in Strafford County Superior Court wrapped up Tuesday in the case of 39-year-old Robert ...

Plea deal reached in DUI crash

NASHUA – Litchfield resident Devin Quinn, 22, pleaded guilty this week in Superior Court to a single misdemeanor charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated in exchange for a fine and deferred and suspended jail time. Quinn, of 8 Griffin Road, was sentenced to two years in Valley Street ...

Nashua Police arrest three

NASHUA – Police recently arrested three men for multiple alleged offenses: Benjamin Bennett, Luis Maldonado-Arroyo and Michael Rogers. At 9:40 p.m. Sunday, officers arrested Bennett, 39, of 407 Amherst St., Nashua, on an electronic bench warrant, a capias warrant for a probation violation ...

Milford wrongful death suit underway

NASHUA – When Michael Lockwood went to a local walk-in clinic in August 2013 seeking help for a very painful, swollen knee, the physician he saw, Dr. Abraham Jacob, spent 40 minutes trying to persuade Lockwood to undergo blood tests and X-rays, Jacob said in court Tuesday. While Lockwood, ...

Boston woman charged after alleged verbal, physical tantrum on Lake Street

NASHUA – A 29-year-old woman from Boston is due back in a Nashua courtroom in December to face charges stemming from an alleged spate of behavior that led to her arrest early Monday morning. Allison K. Hagelberger, who lists no fixed address, is charged with three counts of simple assault ...

Hanscom sentenced for felony sex assault

NASHUA – Moments before handing down a State Prison term of 10 to 20 years to former Hudson resident Christopher Hanscom, who was convicted in May of aggravated felonious sexual assault, Judge Charles Temple took a moment to study the faces of spectators seated on either side of the ...

Nashuan charged with arson in Sunday night fire

NASHUA – A local man who admitted to police he started a brush fire on Bridge Street Sunday night “to keep warm” was later arrested and charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a Crown Street building. Shaine Farnsworth, 30, of no fixed address, was ordered held on preventive ...

Nashua woman arrested for alleged stabbing

NASHUA – At 12:02 a.m. Sunday, Nashua Police Department officers arrested Alicia Millett, 41, of no specified address in the city, on felony charges of reckless conduct-domestic violence. At 9:58 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to an unspecified Nashua residence for a report about a man ...

Former Litchfield principal Dannible sentenced to minimum 1 1/2 years in prison

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge early Wednesday afternoon sentenced former Litchfield private school principal Shannon Dannible to 1 1/2 - 15 years in the State Prison for Women. Dannible, 41, was sentenced on the single felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. She entered a plea of no ...

Nashua man indicted in Costa Rica-based telemarketing scheme

NASHUA – Nicholas Richer, a 24-year-old Nashua resident, was identified Tuesday by federal authorities as one of seven men from the U.S. and Costa Rica named in a sweeping, 20-count federal indictment accusing them of conducting an elaborate telemarketing scheme to defraud the public, ...

Litchfield assault suspect to remain jailed

NASHUA – After listening to both sides of the argument regarding whether 22-year-old Litchfield resident Troy Snyder should be jailed for safety reasons, or be released so he can immediately start treatment for his drug addiction, a judge cited the nature of the allegations against Snyder in ...

Hudson resident denied bail

NASHUA – A Hudson man’s emotional account of his son’s descent into addiction, and the violent behavior that came with it, helped persuade a Superior Court judge on Monday to hold Douglas Duchesne Jr. in preventive detention for the time being. Duchesne, 25, of 4 Lilac St., Hudson, sat ...

Nashuan accused of posting sexual images online opts for jury trial

NASHUA – Eury Tavarez, the 23-year-old Nashua man facing a felony charge for allegedly tricking an ex-girlfriend into posting nude images of herself online then sharing them with another person, has opted to take the case to trial rather than settle it with a plea agreement. Tavarez, most ...

Jordan indicted on July stabbing allegations

MANCHESTER – A grand jury has handed up four indictments against Nashua resident Matthew Jordan, who is accused of stabbing another man “multiple times in the torso” in July. Jordan, 34, of 22 1/2 Granite St., allegedly stabbed the unidentified victim around 4 p.m. July 23 at 356 Lake ...

Judge grants an attorney’s request for continuance

NASHUA – A judge granted an attorney’s request to postpone Friday’s scheduled hearing for Avian Jackson, the 25-year-old Nashua woman police described as impaired to the point she couldn’t spell her name – while she had a young child in her care. An attorney for Jackson, of 139C ...

Former Hudson man pleads guilty to domestic assault

NASHUA – A plea agreement reached this week in a Nashua domestic assault case from December sends former Hudson resident Ricardo Acevedo to jail for several months, but spares him prison time as long as he abides by several conditions. In the agreement, filed this week in Hillsborough ...

Former Nashuan pleads to two more charges

NASHUA – A sentencing hearing is now scheduled for October on the two felony charges remaining against Sheldon Grant, the former Nashua man with a lengthy criminal history who is currently in prison on federal charges. Grant, 36, whose former Nashua addresses include 7 Broad St. and 8 ...