Crime

Enquirer allegedly blackmailed Bezos

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Enquirer’s alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an ...

Nashua man sentenced in disability benefits case

CONCORD – Kenneth Dunn, 60, of Nashua, was sentenced to 36 months of probation and six months of home confinement for making false statements to obtain federal employee disability benefits, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation ...

Bill to toughen penalties for child sex trafficking on hold

CONCORD (AP) – A bill to increase penalties for child sex trafficking is on hold after advocates for legalized prostitution pushed for further study of the issue. The bill would have made it a Class A felony to pay, agree to pay or offer to pay for sex with someone younger than 18, bumping ...

Nashua man allegedly sells drugs to undercover cops

NASHUA – In July, Tobias Demitrius, a 20-year-old former Nashua man now living in Manchester, allegedly convinced a man he was paying too much for his marijuana, and that Demitrius could allegedly offer him a better deal, according to police reports. So the would-be buyer took Demitrius up ...

Alleged ring theft a ‘misunderstanding’

NASHUA – When Christine Fernandez found a roughly $1,500 ring in the bathroom of her Litchfield home back in 2017, she asked around to see if she could figure out who it belonged to, one of her attorneys told a Superior Court jury Wednesday. Fernandez “made a reasonable effort to find the ...

Children injured in SUV crash

PELHAM – Antonio DiRocco faces numerous charges, including aggravated DUI and endangering the welfare of a child, after two boys were injured in a vehicle crash. Emergency officials responded to Mammoth Road in the area of Old County Road at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle crash. ...

Man accused of being married to 3 women

DOVER (AP) – A man last known to have lived in Maine is accused of having at least three wives in separate states. A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted 43-year-old Michael Middleton on a bigamy charge. He’s accused of marrying a woman while knowingly being married to women in Georgia ...

Suspect allegedly broke into 100-plus cars

NASHUA – Speaking with police after his arrest Monday on a felony charge accusing him of smashing a car window and stealing a GPS unit, Rafael Rodriguez estimated he has broken into upwards of 100 vehicles during the past three months, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Rodriguez, 25, who ...

Woman charged with theft

NASHUA – When Hudson police charged Nashua resident Kristen Antonetty with theft Sunday for allegedly trying to steal underwear from Walmart, they also arrested her on an outstanding warrant for her alleged failure to appear in court on several other offenses. While Antonetty, 30, of 12 ...

Woman arrested in investigation in 2016 death

NASHUA – The police investigation into the 2016 drug overdose that claimed the life of a young woman in Nashua has yielded an arrest, police said Tuesday. Lindsey Tierno, 29, of 15 Gillis St., is charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence, a felony, for allegedly “removing ...

Trial begins today for local woman facing theft charges

NASHUA – Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Christine Fernandez, a 38-year-old local woman facing two felony charges stemming from her alleged theft and resale of a ring worth more than $1,500. The Superior Court jury that will hear the trial was seated Monday, as was ...

After 20 years, dead mother and son linked

Decades after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found in separate states beside a Southern interstate highway, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy’s father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA ...

Police investigating Hooksett deaths

CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner, and Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard on Tuesday announced additional information regarding an ongoing investigation into two suspicious deaths in Hooksett. Monday, Hooksett police ...

Nashua man pleads ‘no contest’

NASHUA – About a month ago, just before a scheduled hearing on his motion to suppress evidence in his child sex abuse image possession case, Nashua resident Robert Catanzano Jr. came forward and proposed a plea agreement to prosecutors. After pondering their options, Assistant County ...

Man faces assault charges

NASHUA – Kenneth Bell faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, in the aftermath of his standoff with Nashua police and SWAT team officers at 16 Shedds Ave. Thursday evening. According to witnesses, Bell, 43, left the scene in an ambulance after officers shot him with bean ...

Upcoming trial for alleged identity fraud

NASHUA – Hudson resident Mark Leach, 59, of 70 Old Derry Road, faces two felony and four misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations he defrauded a bank in order to obtain another person’s account information, and used the person’s credit card without authorization to purchase more than ...

Man arrested after failing to register

NASHUA – Nashua police discovered David Barr, 54, of no fixed address, obtained a new vehicle and did not report the change on his sex offender registration as required. This sparked an investigation, which determined Barr failed to notify police of this new vehicle, along with another ...

Cosby victim settles defamation suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The victim in Bill Cosby’s criminal sex-assault case has settled a defamation lawsuit against a former prosecutor who said she added details to her story over time. Andrea Constand’s suit against Bruce Castor had been set for trial in April in Philadelphia after a ...

Nashua man sentenced on federal charges

CONCORD – Aaron Sperow, 27, of Nashua, was sentenced on Thursday to 102 months in prison for assaulting and robbing an individual who was seeking to purchase firearms, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Aug. 21, 2017, the defendant ...

Fugitive with federal warrant apprehended

NASHUA – Police assigned to the department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit located and arrested Nashua resident Spencer Katsohis, who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals service on drug-distribution allegations, police said. But the officers, while speaking with Katsohis after ...