Crime

Nashuan convicted of rape in September seeks new trial

NASHUA – Superior Court Judge Philip Mangiones, faced recently with a defense motion to set aside a jury’s September verdict convicting Nashua resident Jonathan Marden of rape, has ordered a continuance of Marden’s sentencing hearing to give the sides time to file any further ...

Police nab seven in Granite Shield drug bust

NASHUA – The city’s war on the opioid addiction epidemic continues with police nabbing seven people this week in a drug investigation. Nashua Police Department’s Narcotics Intelligence Division, Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Traffic Unit, participating in Operation Granite Shield, ...

Prison sentence for Mass. man in Nashua trafficking case

NASHUA – Until his arrest on charges of drug-related human trafficking on Sept. 30, 2016, Massachusetts resident Abrahan Jacome had a virtually spotless criminal record, according to his court file. But now, the 26-year-old Jacome, most recently of 55 Oak St. in Methuen, is beginning a 2-5 ...

No bail for suspect in OD death

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Wednesday ordered William Luna, who is accused of selling fentanyl to a Pelham man who overdosed and died last summer, held in jail without bail as his case proceeds in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Although Luna, 44, most recently of 227 Ludlum St. ...

Lowell man arraigned on multiple charges

MERRIMACK – A Lowell, Mass., man was scheduled for arraignment before the Merrimack 9th Circuit Court Tuesday on charges of domestic violence, false imprisonment and possession of marijuana. On Nov. 2, Evan Mone, 26, of 194 Sanders Ave., in Lowell, was arrested after Merrimack Police ...

Man pleads guilty to spitting on officer

NASHUA – The 22-year-old Hudson man charged in February with spitting on a police officer while in custody at the police station has pleaded guilty to one of three charges in exchange for a three-month jail term. Dylan Conroy, of 31 Speare Road, was initially charged with two felony counts of ...

Judge could issue ruling this month

NASHUA – Prosecutors in the felony embezzlement case of former Litchfield school principal Shannon Dannible said Monday that 18 social media videos showing Dannible selling a line of cosmetics all but confirm their allegations that she has been adapting her behavior to fit certain ...

DCYF admin placed on leave following arrest

BROOKLINE – The administrative assistant for the Division of Children Youth & Families is on administrative leave after she was charged in a domestic violence related incident over the weekend. Sherry B. Ermel, 46, was arrested Sunday morning at her Brookline home, Brookline Police Sgt. ...

Nashua man reaches plea deal in domestic criminal threatening case

NASHUA – Twenty-year-old Nashua resident Shawn Rodger must go to jail for several months, receive mental health treatment and enroll in, and successfully complete, a batterers-intervention program as part of a plea agreement reached in his domestic violence and criminal threatening ...

Locals indicted in Hills North

MANCHESTER – Four indictments accusing him of stalking, following and threatening to stab an ex-girlfriend in July have been handed down in Hillsborough County Superior Court North against Sean Martel, 34, of 86 Summer St., Milford. Martel is one of several Nashua area residents indicted by ...

Second man charged in Milford burglary

MILFORD – The former Hudson man arrested late last week by Hudson police after a foot chase in the southern part of town has now been charged in connection with previous burglaries in both Hudson and Milford, officials said. John Barbuti, 30, a former resident of 18B Quail Run Drive, who has ...

New Boston settles sexual harassment lawsuit

NEW BOSTON – The town has reached a settlement agreement with the former police officer who sued after she says she was sexually harassed by another officer, and then punished when she complained about the harassment. Alexandra Drake filed her lawsuit against the town last year, claiming that ...

Nashua man arrested for financial exploitation

NASHUA – After a two-plus month investigation, Nashua Police arrested James Brunelle, 43, of 2 Sheridan St., Nashua, on an arrest warrant for financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, a class A felony. The arrest was made at 8:55 p.m. Thursday by members of the Nashua ...

Federal inmate pleads guilty to escape charge

NASHUA – A former Nashua resident, pled guilty in federal court to an escape charge, acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday. Eric Judkins, 34, received a 210-month federal prison sentence in 2000 for a bank robbery he committed in New Hampshire, according to court ...

Nashua Police bust three for drugs

NASHUA – Police arrested three people allegedly involved in the drug trade, as part of the latest Granite Shield operation. Granite Shield is the state-funded initiative that allows local law enforcement agencies to target drug dealer and combat the opioid addiction epidemic. Police arrested ...

Two arrests made in October theft

NASHUA – A 19-year-old Nashua man has been arrested for theft by deception, consolidation, a Class A felony and attempted theft by deception, also a Class A felony. Class A felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in state prison, exclusive of fines. On Thursday, Jonathan Broderick, 19, of ...

Man charged after domestic violence incident

HUDSON – The Hudson man accused of running from his Old Derry Road residence with his 5-year-old son while armed with a handgun during a domestic incident Friday is due in a Nashua court Monday. Police said Michael Casaletto, 29, allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend before fleeing the ...

Two held in Nashua kidnapping case

NASHUA – Two men are in custody and two more are facing arrest for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a man they believed was involved in the death of their friend. Jeremiah Starkweather, 42, and Jonathan Emery, 38, are both being held on $50,000 cash bail on felony kidnapping charges. ...

Hudson man arrested, facing nine various charges

HUDSON – A Hudson man is facing a lengthy list of charges from the Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, Police Department after being found in a semi-conscious state allegedly carrying heroin with the intent to distribute, and carrying a loaded firearm illegally. At 10:09 p.m. on Thursday, officers ...

Police ID man involved in Beard Street standoff

NASHUA – Family and friends gathered Thursday in Windham to pay tribute to Corey Pincince, the 31-year-old man who police say took his own life during last week’s several-hour standoff near Library Hill. Services for Pincince, a Windham resident who was born in Lawrence, Mass., were ...