Crime

Nashua man charged with third-strike theft

NASHUA – A 36-year-old Nashua man is under arrest on charges related to his alleged attempt to lift several items from a city Walgreen’s store, police said. Jeffrey P. Shepard, of 32 Bridge St., Apt. 2A, remained in jail Monday after waiving his arraignment on charges that include one count ...

Nashua domestic violence suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

NASHUA – While there are allegations that episodes of violence have erupted between Hudson resident Ricardo Acevedo and his girlfriend, the assaults he is now accused of are “by far the most violent in their relationship,” a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Monday. Acevedo, 33, of 5 ...

Suspect in Nashua burglaries picked up in Lowell, Mass.

NASHUA – Police on Friday charged a Nashua man with three counts of burglary, accusing him of breaking into three North End residences over several days. Police had been looking for Ronald Carbonneau, 37, who lists no fixed address, in connection with one of the burglaries when Lowell, ...

R.I. man charged in Walmart theft

HUDSON – Police are looking into the possibility that the Rhode Island man they arrested Friday for allegedly trying to steal items from Walmart may be involved in similar thefts in other locations. Arrested shortly after noontime Friday was David Johnson, 28, of East Greenwich, who police ...

Nashua man arrested for alleged theft of cash, debit cards and cellphone

NASHUA – A Nashua man with prior theft related convictions is now being charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, Class B felony, and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, Class A misdemeanor. Justin Spencer, 30, of 1 Salvail Court, Apt. 3, was arrested ...

Police arrest suspect in bike theft scheme

NASHUA – A 34-year-old man from the South Shore Massachusetts resort town of Hull has been arrested in connection with the series of thefts of “high-end” bicycles that occurred over the past several weeks in various Nashua locations, police said. James Haley, of 4 Spinnaker Hill Lane, was ...

Prosecutors, defense at odds over admissibility

NASHUA – When David Caplin showed up at the home of a 14-year-old neighbor around midnight on Oct. 2, 1988, the girl noticed he’d ditched his jean jacket and had what appeared to be blood on his pants, a state prosecutor said in court Monday. Then, the prosecutor told the court, as Caplin ...

CASA dropped from DCYF lawsuit

MANCHESTER – CASA of New Hampshire has immunity in the sexual assault lawsuit filed against the state Division of Children, Youth and Families, according to a new ruling in the case. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson ruled both the organization, and the individual ...

Judge considers motion for new trial by Nashuan

NASHUA – The new attorney for Jonathan Marden, the Nashua man convicted in September on a felony rape charge, suggested Thursday that Marden’s trial lawyer may have erred by not objecting to certain lines of witness questioning and by deciding against filing motions that may have helped ...

City grant writer gets 18 months

CONCORD – The woman accused of conning people and charities out of tens of thousands of dollars before she was caught working as a volunteer grant writer in Nashua will now serve 18 months in a federal prison. Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43, who was living in Nashua under a stolen identity as ...

Nashua check-fraud case settled ahead of trial

NASHUA – As long as she makes financial restitution to a credit union, stays away from Bob’s stores and continues her mental health treatment, Nashua resident Kristina MacKenzie will avoid jail time in her 2015 check-fraud case. Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn, who presided over ...

Brawl lands 20-year-old under arrest

NASHUA – A domestic incident over the weekend involving three members of a Nashua family ended in the arrest of the youngest of the three on allegations he strangled one of them and threatened to stab the other one with a knife, according to police. Taken into custody about an hour after ...

Nashuan drops plea deal, opts for day in court

NASHUA – Shortly after his plea and sentencing hearing got underway in Hillsborough County Superior Court South last week, Alan Williams, the Nashua man charged with drug possession and resisting arrest just over a year ago in downtown Nashua, told the judge he’d decided instead to take the ...

Nashua area residents are indicted

BRENTWOOD – A Hudson man accused of seriously injuring his passenger by crashing his speeding motorcycle in Londonderry, and allegations that a man from Amherst dragged a state police trooper after a traffic stop on I-93 are among several Nashua area residents indicted this month by a ...

Merrimack man flees scene of accident

MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man is facing charges after fleeing the scene of an accident, leaving an occupant behind who was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Jack Duffy, 21, of 5 Cynthia Road, Merrimack, is being charged with aggravated OUIL felony and conduct after an accident. On ...

Former Nashuan to plead guilty to local drug charges

NASHUA – Damien Santos, a former Nashua resident currently serving jail time in Massachusetts, is now scheduled to return to Hillsborough County Superior Court South later this month for a plea hearing on drug charges stemming from his 2016 arrests in Nashua. In the meantime, Santos, 31, is ...

Residential treatment program ordered for Nashua woman

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has granted a request by Nashua resident Jessica King’s attorney that King, who is facing several felony charges, be released from jail so she can enter a residential substance abuse treatment program. Attorney Justin Shepherd motioned for, and was granted, ...

Nashuan charged with sexually assaulting juvenile

NASHUA – Roughly 14 hours after police began investigating a report Monday morning that a juvenile had been sexually assaulted at a city residence, officers took 22-year-old Dominic Carrier into custody on related charges. Carrier, a Nashua resident whose street address wasn’t listed, faces ...

Local man arrested three times in six days

NASHUA – After having arrested him twice in three days on drunk driving and criminal mischief charges, Merrimack police had no trouble identifying Kenneth Robertson as their suspect on a new set of allegations two days later. The result was the same: Robertson, 51, of 246 Daniel Webster ...