Crime

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 ...

Barnaby plea anticipated

NASHUA – Provided today’s plea and sentencing hearing for accused murderer Anthony Barnaby takes place as scheduled and is approved by a Superior Court judge, the proceedings in the two-part saga that is one of Nashua’s most infamous murder cases will finally come to an end. The hearing ...

Trial underway for Nashuan accused of ‘revenge beating’

NASHUA – When four of Eric Luna’s close friends decided to interrogate the man they believed sold Luna the drugs on which Luna overdosed and died last fall, the confrontation suddenly erupted into a lengthy spate of violence that left the man a bloodied mess, one of the four friends ...

Former softball coach expected to plead in child porn case

NASHUA – Trevor Palladino, identified in court documents as a former softball coach in the town of Milford, is expected to plead today on a federal child pornography charge. Palladino is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Concord for a waiver and plea hearing. Palladino has not ...

Dominican national sentenced for selling fentanyl in Nashua

NASHUA – Helen Pamela Flores Feliz, 28, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison for distributing fentanyl in Nashua. According to U.S. Attorney Scott Murray, Flores Feliz pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl in Nashua on multiple occasions from ...

Nashuan accused of sexual assault

NASHUA – An 18-year-old Nashua man scheduled to begin his senior year of high school next week is instead in jail on $10,000 cash or surety bail, the result of allegations that he attempted to sexually assault a young teen during a sleepover at her home. Jason Warren, of 26A Cedar St., ...

Nashua officers arrest city woman for assault during weekend

NASHUA – City police officers arrested Celina Baltimore, 23, of Nashua, during the weekend. At 4:47 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an assault. Baltimore was arrested after officials identified her as the suspect. The female victim, known to Baltimore, reported Baltimore ...

Merrimack Police collar two

MERRIMACK — Police officers arrested a Merrimack woman and a Massachusetts man in separate cases during the weekend. At 9:13 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested Samantha McCarthy, 31, of Merrimack, on charges of domestic violence-simple assault and criminal mischief. Officers made the arrest ...

Man pleads to undercover bust assault

CONCORD – A Nashua man sought by federal investigators for drug and gun running, Raymond Perez, pleaded guilty Friday to charges he beat and robbed a confidential informant during what was supposed to be an illegal gun purchase Perez, 19, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Concord and ...

Pook gets jail: Pleads guilty to conspiracy and contempt of court

CONCORD – Former St. Paul’s School teacher David Pook is going to jail for four months after he pleaded guilty Friday to charges of conspiracy to commit false swearing, and contempt of court. Pook, 47, of Warner, got caught trying to shield his relationship with a former student from the ...

Barnaby scheduled to plea in double murder

NASHUA – Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby, 51, will appear in the Hillsborough Superior ...

Pook to plead guilty

CONCORD – Former St. Paul’s School teacher David Pook is due to plead guilty today to charges related to his relationship with a student. Pook, 47, of Warner, is charged with two counts of witness tampering and two counts of perjury. New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jane Young ...

Barnaby to plead guilty in double-murder

NASHUA — Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead guilty next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby will appear in the Hillsborough Superior Court - ...

Hudson man arrested in PA

NASHUA – Cornelius C. Stanley, 45, a member of the New Hampshire Stanley family known for perpetrating paving scams, was arrested last week on charges he ran a scheme on a Pennsylvania resident. Stanley, a Hudson resident, is charged with theft by deception and fraudulent business ...

Manchester residents charged with bank fraud

CONCORD – Ariel Mendoza, 26, Angel Forteza-Concepcion, 18, and Katyushkanair Baez Vega, 18, all of Manchester, face charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. An indictment unsealed last week alleges Mendoza and Forteza-Concepcion ...

Father sues DCYF after child’s death

MANCHESTER – By the time Sadee Willott died three years ago at the age of 21 months, social workers with New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families had investigated her parents nine times for suspected abuse. Despite the many reports of black eyes and broken bones, ...

Witnesses plead Fifth ahead of trial

NASHUA – Witness after witness refused to answer whether they had even worked for Dusty Old Cars, with that basic question being enough for the former employees of the defunct classic car dealership to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Stephan Condodemetraky, ...

Nashua men arrested in two separate cases

NASHUA – At 3:15 p.m. Saturday, city police officers arrested John Rundlett, 55, no fixed address, Nashua, on a warrant for burglary, Class B felony. In a totally separate case, officers arrested William Kratman, 50, of 30 Hawkstead Hollow, Nashua, at 3:50 p.m. Friday on a warrant for ...

Police keeping watch on rise of meth in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – Crystal meth is on the rise in New Hampshire, entering the state through main highways like Interstate 95, but Seacoast police say use of the drug does not appear to be increasing at the same rate in their cities and towns. State Police Lt. John Hennessey said ...

Duggan found not guilty in child support case

By DAMIEN FISHER Staff Writer NASHUA — Mark Duggan, the Massachusetts man on trial for allegedly failing to pay child support for several years, was found not guilty on criminal charges this week. The jury in the Hillsborough Superior Court-South in Nashua found Duggan, 52, not guilty on ...