Crime

State Rep. indicted on welfare fraud allegations

NASHUA – The grand jury for the March term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has handed up two felony indictments against John Manning, a state representative from Salem, accusing him of fraudulently collecting more than $12,000 in state welfare benefits. Manning, 65, a Salem ...

Bail set at $100K for Nashuan accused of sex assaults on children

NASHUA – In mid-November, about four months after they launched an investigation into allegations that two young girls had been sexually molested by Nashua resident Scott Harley, police detectives said they attended the older girl’s forensic interview at a state Child Advocacy Center. Six ...

Lowell man charged in Nashua stabbing

NASHUA – A disturbance that police said began as a verbal argument in a downtown apartment early Sunday morning eventually escalated to a physical confrontation, which led to one person being hospitalized with stab wounds and another under arrest. Police said officers took David Hinds, 33, of ...

Man arrested on eight charges in domestic violence incident

MERRIMACK – A Merrimack man was arrested Saturday night for several domestic violence charges, police said. A woman arrived at the police station Saturday night to report a domestic assault that had allegedly taken place earlier that evening, according to court documents. Jacob Patenaude, ...

Dusty Old Cars owner gets settlement offer from trustee

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is objecting to a proposed settlement between Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky and the court-appointed trustee overseeing the business’s bankruptcy case. The trustee, Nashua attorney Michael Askenaizer, filed a lawsuit ...

Ukrainian national held in gift card scam

CONCORD – They thought they were getting new jobs when they were told to help buy the equipment to set up the new offices. Instead, three strangers in California, Arizona, and Florida all fell for the same scam that is linked to the arrest of a Ukrainian national in Salem. Yuriy Khalabuda was ...

UNH professors busted by the FBI

CONCORD – Two University of New Hampshire professors were arrested Friday on allegations they used grant money marked for research for their personal gain. Hailong Zhang, 44, of Nottingham, and Jichun Zhang, 45, of Durham were arrested by federal agents Friday morning and brought to the ...

Hayes sentencing scheduled for Monday

[l]CONCORD – The New Ipswich couple who pleaded guilty to operating a mail-order drug ring, importing hundreds of thousands of pills from India, are scheduled to be sentenced Monday. John Hayes, 53, and his wife, Plabplueng “Penny” Hayes, 50, are scheduled to appear in the United States ...

‘Revenge porn,’ sexual assault highlight March indictments

NASHUA – David Dietle, a 41-year-old man whose address indicates he is an inmate of the High Desert State Prison in the tiny southwestern Nevada town of Indian Springs, is among the men and women indicted this week by the March term of the grand jury for Hillsborough County Superior Court ...

Jury acquits Merrimack man charged in 2017 shooting

NASHUA – Tobias Demitrius’s lawyers said Wednesday afternoon they were confident all along that their client was acting in self-defense last May, when he fired a gun toward the man who was trying to get at him to “(expletive) him up.” But the fact that “Mr. Demitrius spoke for ...

Nashuan facing handful of charges after alleged stabbing

NASHUA – After spending at least 24 hours trying to untangle a series of varying allegations and sorting out evidence and witness reports, police officers and detectives on Monday filed five charges, including three felonies, against a 24-year-old resident of an Amherst Street apartment ...

Crown Hill burglary suspect arrested by Nashua police

NASHUA – Police officers called to a Crown Hill residence around 4 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report that a man crawled through a window and stole money had their suspect in custody before the night was out. Police said Criminal Investigations Division detectives arrested Peter Hartwell, ...

Alleged mall thief in custody

NASHUA – Police didn’t say what prompted officers to respond to the Pheasant Lane Mall Saturday afternoon in search of theft suspect Julio Lopez, but by the time they’d finished searching him and running his name through various databases, the 32-year-old Litchfield resident was in ...

Judge grants hearing on motion to suppress evidence

NASHUA – A judge has granted an April hearing on Nashua resident David Greenblatt’s motion to suppress “all evidence resulting from the illegal search of his residence” by police, who, Greenblatt claims, later charged him with allegedly getting a teenage girl drunk then having sex with ...

Plea deal spares Merrimack man from jail time

NASHUA – The Merrimack man arrested last year after launching into a profanity-laced rant during which he allegedly threatened to kill a neighbor, then told police “I could’ve killed you (expletives),” has been spared jail time as long as he agrees to receive mental health treatment and ...

Alleged victim’s brother-in-law takes the stand

NASHUA – When Mohammad Salimullah first told his brother-in-law that he and his wife had been talking about divorcing, the brother-in-law responded the way in which his native Rohingyan culture taught him: Contact several fellow members of the local Rohingyan community and convene a sort of ...

Jurors in attempted murder trial sent home due to weather

NASHUA – The judge in the Mohammad Salimulla attempted murder trial elected to send members of the jury home Tuesday morning before travel conditions reached the dangerous level. Testimony began Monday morning with each side’s opening statements, after which the alleged victim – ...

Videos help Nashua PD nab robbery suspect

NASHUA – A local man who lists his address as an apartment on Fossa Avenue is in jail on $10,000 cash or surety bail following his arraignment Tuesday on a felony robbery charge, which accuses him of sticking up a downtown convenience store Monday noontime. Police said members of the ...

Trial underway:Testimony begins in attempted murder case

NASHUA – After sketching out on paper the basic layout of the East Pearl Street apartment in which Nashua resident Mohammad Salimullah allegedly tried to kill his wife in 2013, defense Attorney Stephen Rosecan asked the now ex-wife why, as she was bleeding profusely from the neck, she was OK ...