Crime

Testimony begins Wednesday in 2017 attempted murder case

NASHUA – After a lengthy series of motions, responses and hearings, a handful of competency evaluations, more than a dozen sealed documents and a mid-stream change of defense attorneys, attempted murder suspect Cyrinus “Framk” Morris is set for a Wednesday trial. Morris, 49, a former ...

Traffic stop leads to arrest

NASHUA – What began as an attempt by a Nashua police officer to pull over a car he allegedly saw speed past him on the Daniel Webster Highway Friday night would end up with the driver under arrest on a series of charges going back to July. The driver, Peter Hartwell, 42, most recently of 66 ...

PR bail granted to 19-year-old accused of sex with underage girl

NASHUA – Despite a pair of pending misdemeanor charges at the district court level, 19-year-old Devin Henry has no criminal history, while there is no evidence he may flee or pose a danger to the community if released from jail on personal recognizance bail, his public defender said in court ...

Prosecutor agrees to suspended sentence

NASHUA – A county prosecutor told a Superior Court judge on Monday she would rather see 33-year-old Joe Burgos continue to make significant strides toward recovery than interrupt his momentum by putting him behind bars. Since Burgos was released from jail and sent to an in-patient treatment ...

Guilty pleas to theft, drug charges settle Mass. man’s cases

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge on Friday accepted a plea agreement that keeps Worcester resident Kane Bloomfield out of jail and prison, as long as he abides by several conditions that include a drug and alcohol evaluation. Bloomfield, 34, of 14 Claremont St., Apt. 13, who lived in ...

Luna found guilty

NASHUA – Members of the jury spent nearly 11 hours in deliberation before they returned with their verdicts on six drug-related charges in the trial of 45-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts resident William Luna on Friday. The jury came in front of Judge Jacalyn Colburn at Hillsborough County ...

Nashuan allegedly exposes himself

MERRIMACK – Arthur McDeed, 60, of 20 Digital Drive, Apt. 202, Nashua, has been arrested on a felony count of indecent exposure. At 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Merrimack Police Department officers responded to a business located on Henry Clay Drive after receiving a complaint that a man purposely ...

Alleged tire shop burglar caught

NASHUA – Ryan Aloise, 28, of 23 Ashland St., Apt. 1, Manchester, has been arrested on a charge that he allegedly committed felony burglary in Nashua. Wednesday, Nashua Police Department officers received a report of a suspected burglary at First Choice Tires on Bridge Street. Investigators ...

Eldredge nabbed for alleged burglary

NASHUA – Aaron Eldredge, 30, of no fixed address in Nashua, has been arrested on one count of felony burglary. At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the Crown Street Market, 89 Allds St., for a report of burglary in progress. During the course of this robbery, the clerk was pushed ...

Drug-death trial continues today

NASHUA – William Luna and Nicholas Wells exchanged a lot of text messages from early June 2017 to just minutes before midnight on June 19, the attorneys on both sides of Luna’s drug-death trial showed Tuesday using enlarged copies of cellphone records. Prosecutors, defense attorneys and ...

RI man charged in $5K shopping spree

NASHUA – A nearly two-month, multi-state investigation into an alleged credit card fraud ring that included fraudulent purchases at four Nashua retailers led to the arrest of a Rhode Island man on related felony charges. Alexis Gonzalez-Perez, 39, of 672 Prairie Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, ...

Arlington Street man charged with theft

NASHUA – At 2 p.m. Monday, officers arrested Shawn Goodwin, 31, of 35 Arlington St., for a felony count of theft by unauthorized taking. On Nov. 29, officers made contact with the owner of Five Star FFE, located at 100 Factory St., for a report of a theft. Officers learned that during a ...

Ash Street man charged with felony assault

NASHUA – At 9:51 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested David Lavoie, 53, of 92 Ash St., No. 21, for a felony charge of second-degree assault. Earlier that evening, officers investigated an assault at 58 Palm St. Officers contacted a man who said Lavoie assaulted him. The victim sustained ...

Testimony underway in jury trial

NASHUA – When Brandon Wells heard his son’s alarm clock sounding from the lower level of their Pelham home at about 6 a.m. on June 20, 2017, he went downstairs to make sure his son was up and getting ready for work. Wells testifed Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South that ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Drug offenses, alleged stabbings and sex crimes and accusations of a Molotov cocktail deployment are among the charges on which a grand jury for the November term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has handed up indictments. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, ...

Naked man charged with swinging at Merrimack officer

MERRIMACK – Based on the description they were given, officers called to The Residences at DW Highway late Friday night had no problem locating their suspect – police said he was the guy allegedly walking through the parking lot “completely naked.” Richard Chase, 52, who lives at The ...

Nashuan allegedly threatened to blow up armory

NASHUA – Jeremy Raskiewicz, 38, with a listed address of 21 Underhill St., faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to blow up the Nashua National Guard Armory. Police documents allege Raskiewicz has been calling the armory, located at 154 Daniel Webster Hwy., to make threats. ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – A Nashua man who, in August, allegedly threatened a person with a semi-automatic BB gun then tried to hide the weapon from police has been indicted on three related charges. Randy Katanga, 25, of 5 Denton St., Apt. 1, is among several Nashua area residents for whom the grand jury ...

FBI investigates reports of ‘vicious shakedown’ at Rickety Ranch

HOLLIS – A Hollis family that owns Rickety Ranch farm on Nartoff Road has been the target of extortion letters, harassment and incidents of animal cruelty going back more than a year, so the FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 that results in the arrest of those responsible. Kristen ...

Manchester man pleads guilty in library heist

NASHUA – Noting Nicholas Walker’s lack of criminal history and the fact he agreed to repay Litchfield’s Aaron Cutler Memorial Library for things he stole earlier this year, a Superior Court judge on Tuesday promptly accepted a plea agreement that keeps Walker out of jail as long as he ...