Crime

Merrimack man facing charges for domestic assault

MERRIMACK – A local man was arrested Sunday night for assaulting his girlfriend, having allegedly put his hands around her neck, grabbing her hair and wrists, then sitting on top of her to prevent her from leaving. Police said Eric Dearborn, 28, fled his girlfriend’s home and fled back to ...

Man nabbed for stealing 12-pack

MERRIMACK – A Manchester man was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft by unauthorized taking. The warrant was from an incident in June, in which Leland Peterson, 31, 381 Thornton St., Manchester, allegedly took a 12-pack of beer from a Merrimack store without paying for it. Peterson ...

Merrimack woman arrested for breach of bail

MERRIMACK – A woman was arrested Friday for violating the terms of her bail agreement, police said. Sarah Vaskelionis, 30, last known to live at 22 Woodridge Road, was “highly intoxicated,” officers said, when they responded to a local residence for a report of an unwanted subject. As ...

Settlement is sought in brutality lawsuit

CONCORD – Maurice Belmore Jr., the man who claims he was beaten and falsely arrested by members of the Nashua Police Department, offered a settlement agreement during a recent mediation session that has so far not been accepted by the defendants. Belmore filed his lawsuit in U.S. District ...

Alleged assault victim seeks immunity

NASHUA – The woman who recorded audio of her alleged assault by the father of her child “so the police would believe me” is herself facing allegations she broke the law by not informing the suspect she was recording him. The alleged assailant, Ryan MacIntyre, was charged in February with ...

Rep.’s welfare fraud case headed for settlement

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has given the parties in the welfare fraud case of Salem State Rep. John Manning about six weeks to work out an agreement and bring it before the court. Judge Charles Temple, noting in a dispositional conference order that the “primary issue ... is ...

Nearly 500 prospective Barnaby trial jurors to report to court Aug. 27

NASHUA – Matters ranging from the estimated length of Anthony Barnaby’s upcoming double-murder trial to the number of peremptory strikes each side will be allowed during jury selection were among the topics addressed Monday at Barnaby’s trial management conference. The hearing, over ...

Several locals indicted by Hillborough County grand jury

MANCHESTER – The grand jury for the July term of Hillsborough County Superior Court North has handed up indictments on charges alleging robbery, sexual assault, theft and drug offenses by Nashua area residents. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand ...

DWI patrol in Nashua nabs eight

NASHUA – On Friday, New Hampshire State Police and the Nashua Police Department worked in tandem to conduct a DWI saturation patrol throughout Greateer Nashua, stopping 159 vehicles. The patrols are an initiative approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway ...

City man faces felony for failure to inform

NASHUA – Nashua police arrested a city man after for allegedly providing police with false information on his quarterly sex offender registration. Police arrested Joseph Travis, 49, of no fixed address, Nashua, at approximately 4:20 p.m. Thursday on a warrant for duty to inform. Police ...

Nashua man sought in Manchester stabbing

MANCHESTER – Police officials as of late Tuesday evening continued their search for Nashua resident Matthew Jordan, whom they identified as their chief suspect in the Monday stabbing of a 34-year-old man at a Lake Avenue residence. Jordan, also 34, whose last known Nashua address is 22 1/2 ...

Merrimack man defecates during alleged crime spree

MERRIMACK – Before allegedly breaking into a safe in which he hoped to find a treasure, a man who now faces multiple burglary charges reportedly left a mess on the floor by defecating. Police said Christopher Rosati, the 26-year-old man charged with several burglary and theft-related ...

Former Nashuan guilty of fentanyl trafficking

CONCORD – A former Nashua resident pled guilty in federal court to a fentanyl trafficking charge after a search yielded about 76 grams of fentanyl. On Friday, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Arthur Voutselas, 27, previously of Nashua, pled guilty to possession of fentanyl with ...

NPD drug sweep nabs six

NASHUA — Extensive investigations into the distribution of illegal drugs in the city culminated with the arrest of six individuals earlier this week. On Wednesday and Thursday, Nashua police targeted drug-related activity, reeling in Jonathan Griffin, 35, of Nashua charging him with two ...

N.H. man indicted by federal grand jury

CONCORD – On the same day one-time Hudson resident Joshua Smith was sentenced last week to only suspended jail and prison time – and had his sentencing order sealed by the judge – he was in the process of being indicted by a federal grand jury for his alleged role in a major fentanyl ...

Merrimack teen charged with injuring relative

MERRIMACK – An 18-year-old Eden Street resident turned herself in to police late Monday, shortly after she allegedly struck a family member in the head and took off, police said. Maria Hernandez faces one count of domestic violence, a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with the assault, ...

Police, AG’s office continue investigation

NASHUA – The police vehicles are gone and narrow Buck Street has reopened to traffic, but investigators continue following leads, interviewing people and reviewing evidence in the murder of David Smith. Senior Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Agati said Monday he has no information he ...

Nashua man arrested for trying to pawn stolen goods

NASHUA – A local man was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to pawn stolen property. Officers responded to a call at Tradeland, a Nashua pawn shop, for a report that someone tried to pawn stolen property. Joseph Catanzano, 26, of 14 Rancourt St., was arrested and charged with one ...

Judge mulls prisoner’s request for third attempt at Adult Drug Court

NASHUA – Unless the lawyers in the case of incarcerated criminal offender Justin Leonard uncover “substantially different” information in the next month or so, there’s a good chance a judge will grant Leonard’s request to apply once again to the Adult Drug Court program. Judge ...