Crime

Former Nashua man faces charges for sexting with teen

NASHUA – A former Nashua resident who’s being held by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in now in trouble for allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos from a teenage girl. Abdiel Ponce-Cuevas, 28, is charged with six counts of possessing sexually abusing images of a ...

Fight between brothers escalates quickly

NASHUA – It started before the squirtgun. Police say a fight between brothers went from trading punches, to a smashed squirtgun, a tossed collage, then a butcher knife and finally a pistol, all in short order Thursday night, resulting in several charges lodged against Everett Rice, 25. Rice ...

Direction of “Dusty” case could change

CONCORD – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky could seek a plea agreement with prosecutors in the fraud and forgery case tied to his classic car business, according to court documents. Condodemetraky has pleaded not guilty to the 20 felonies lodged against him, but his case has been ...

Jail time for GoFundMe theft

NASHUA – The woman who stole close to $5,000 from the GoFundMe campaign meant to pay for her best friend’s funeral is heading to jail as part of a plea agreement reached Friday in Hillsborough County Superior Court. Krystal Gentley, 28, changed her plea to guilty on one felony count of ...

Sachdev found guilty

NASHUA – The jury convened in the Abhishek Sachdev rape trial found he committed two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on an intoxicated teenage girl in the back of his Main Street Cricket Wireless store last summer. The jury of seven men and seven women, including two alternates, ...

Reputed Hells Angel caught

CONCORD – Four New Hampshire men, including two alleged members of motorcycle clubs, are charged with drug trafficking as part of an ongoing investigation conducted by the FBI. The men were all arrested earlier this week, according to the indictments unsealed on Friday. Alleged Hells Angel ...

Dusty Old Cars owner prohibited from contact

CONCORD – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky will not be allowed to contact his former customers or employees as part of an agreed upon bail condition filed this week in the Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord. In a bail order approved Wednesday, Condodemetraky attorney Bruce ...

Police on the lookout for burglary suspect

NASHUA – Police are looking for a male suspect who tied up and robbed an elderly man before stealing his car Thursday morning. Officers responded to the French Hill neighborhood home around 6 a.m. where the elderly man told them he woke up to find a man in his home. The man tied up the ...

FEDS: MOBSTER WENT TO NH TO KILL INFORMANT

An alleged member of the Lucchese crime family, Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello, is facing an attempted murder charge for reportedly coming to New Hampshire last year to kill an informant. Datello, 58, is one of 19 reputed mobsters indicted in New York as part of the federal government’s ...

Federal charges for grant writer

CONCORD – The federal government has indicted the woman posing as a Nashua grant writer while she was wanted by authorities in several other states. Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43, is facing a felony count of fraudulent use of a Social Security number after the FBI brought charges against her in ...

Dusty Old Cars owner arraigned in superior court

CONCORD – A year ago, Stephan Condodemetraky was bragging about the growth of his company, Dusty Old Cars, which had moved from Derry to Nashua, selling classic cars largely through consignment. “The market would not reward us with 40 percent growth year after year if we were defrauding ...

“Dusty” charges go back to 2012

Finding himself in court after defaulting on a $110,000 loan, Stephan Condodemetraky made a deal – he would secure the loan with a collection of 10 classic cars he had just acquired for his company, Dusty Old Cars. The problem was, Condodemetraky didn’t own the cars he was using for loan ...

Three busted in Granite Hammer drug sweep

NASHUA – Police arrested three people this week as part of the ongoing Granite Hammer drug investigations. Corey Moody, Mario Cameron and Jocelyn Timmins were arrested as part of the statewide initiative to put a halt to the opioid addiction epidemic though police work. Moody, 26, of 37 ...

Police: Milford man passed out while driving

MANCHESTER – A Milford man was arrested Thursday afternoon after police report finding him passed out in a running vehicle with a young child in the back seat and syringes on the floor. Benjamin Philbrick, 34, reportedly passed out while taking a right turn in his 2013 Ford Explorer from ...

NY women plead to shopping with fake credit cards

CONCORD – Two New York women pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges that they used counterfeit credit cards during a shopping spree in Nashua, Bedford, Londonderry, Manchester and Concord. Latavia Hassan, 33, of Mastic, and Chantel Lightner, 26, of Wyandanch, each pleaded guilty to ...

Trustee: Dusty Old Cars similar to Madoff scheme

NASHUA – Time is running out for people to get their cars back from Dusty Old Cars, the bankrupt classic car dealership whose owner is facing criminal charges. “The goal is to get these cars back to the consignors,” said Michael Askenaizer, who was appointed by United States Bankruptcy ...

Hudson man arrested after crashing stolen van

HUDSON – Police say a Hudson man driving a stolen minivan, with a motorcycle in the back, crashed into a building Friday morning following a brief pursuit. Antonio Velazquez, 19, of 3 A St., is charged with felony counts of reckless conduct, receiving stolen property and reckless operation, ...

Foot chase near BG ends in arrest

NASHUA – An accused horse thief briefly eluded arrest on Wednesday, leading police on a foot chase in the neighborhood surrounding Bishop Guertin High School. City police say Jeremy Tappan, 28, was wanted on a warrant for one count of criminal trespassing. When police located him in the ...

Former Nashua woman gets prison time in IRS scam

CONCORD – A former Nashua woman was sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to her role in a scheme to cash fake tax return checks. Gladys Maria Pena Dominguez, 35, will serve 54 months in prison and must repay more than $1 million to the IRS as part of her sentence announced this ...

Cab fare fight ends with arrest

MANCHESTER – Police say a Nashua woman who reportedly refused to pay her cab fare learned the hard way that what happens in Manch Vegas doesn’t always stay there. Shannon Drouin, 37, of Nashua, refused to pay the cab driver who picked her up outside Club Manch Vegas on Saturday, according ...