Crime

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James Ciampa, 67, of 225 Harris Road, Nashua

Suppression of search warrant sought in child porn case

NASHUA – The search warrant that authorized police to enter James Ciampa’s Nashua home last year and recover numerous images depicting child sexual abuse was vague and “lacked probable cause” and therefore, the evidence the search turned up should be suppressed, Ciampa’s lawyer told a ...

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Anthony Barnaby was in court in Nashua Thursday for a supression hearing in his homicide trial.

Barnaby murder confession: Coerced or voluntary?

NASHUA – On the surface, 20 hours might seem like an unusually long time for a police interview, Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell acknowledged Thursday. But when “all the facts and circumstances” of accused murderer Anthony Barnaby’s marathon October 1988 interview with police ...

Nashua police, AGs probe death of infant

NASHUA – Police have confirmed an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the February death of an infant at a downtown Nashua apartment building. Lt. Kerry Baxter, head of the department’s Special Investigations Division, said she is unable at this time to provide any ...

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Rebecca Bulsa, 22, of 120 Palm St., Nashua

Nashua woman’s theft charge becomes third-strike felony

NASHUA – A 22-year-old woman police arrested in January on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge now faces a Class B felony, the result of her two previous convictions on theft-related offenses, police said. Rebecca Bulsa, of 120 Palm St., was jailed on $1,000 bail after her arrest Tuesday on the ...

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John Raby, age 42, of 112 Chestnut Street, Pepperell, Mass

Nashua store employee charged in $2K theft

NASHUA – An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Pheasant Lane Mall was charged Tuesday with felony theft by deception, police said, following a three-month investigation into the report of an internal theft. John Raby, 42, of 112 Chestnut St., Pepperell, Mass., is accused of making ...

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Christopher Plourde, age 24, of No Fixed Address, Nashua

Burglary, stolen property charges in alleged Nashua break

NASHUA – Christopher Plourde, a Nashua resident currenty with no fixed address, told police after his Monday arrest on burglary and theft charges that he ended up fleeing the apartment he allegedly broke into without taking anything because he “was so frightened” when a female occupant ...

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Jeremy Tappan, 27, of 32 Clement St., Nashua

Parking garage disturbance leads to multiple charges for Nashua man

NASHUA – A 28-year-old Nashua man whom officials say has a lengthy criminal history, including recent charges on which he’s been out on bail, is back behind bars on $10,000 cash only bail after an early morning outburst in a downtown parking garage, police said. Jeremy M. Tappan, of 32 ...

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Gary Wayne Melick, Jr., 52, of Pennsylvania, arrested in Nashua March 21 by U.S. agents

Pa. fugitive picked up on warrant in Nashua

NASHUA – A Pennsylvania man wanted on a statutory rape charge was apprehended Tuesday in Nashua, according to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. Gary Wayne Melick Jr., 52, originally from Michigan, was arrested shortly before noon on an arrest warrant for an alleged statutory rape ...

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Wesley Follansbee, 33, arrested in Nashua March 16 by U.S. agents

Federal task force apprehends Belknap county fugitive in Nashua

CONCORD – A 33-year-old federal fugitive with ties to Belknap County, as well as Florida, was apprehended in Nashua late last week, Jeffrey White, deputy U.S. marshal for New Hampshire, said Monday. Wesley Follansbee was taken into custody a day after he was named the agency’s Fugitive of ...

Nashua woman charged in early-morning domestic

NASHUA – A 29-year-old Nashua woman who allegedly asserted to arresting police officers that “no one is going to take her out of her own home” was nevertheless removed and arrested early Sunday morning on several domestic violence-related charges, police said. Ashley Gove, of 11 ...

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Sheldon Grant, 35, formerly of Nashua

Trial tentatively set this week for stabbing, assault suspect Sheldon Grant

NASHUA – Trial is tentatively scheduled to begin this week in the first-degree assault case of former Nashua resident Sheldon Grant, who is currently in custody in another county on federal drug-trafficking and firearms charges, according to his case file in Hillsborough County Superior Court ...

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The remains of the car involved in the single-car crash in Hollis that injured four Nashua teens sits in a lot after being towed from the scene of the Jan. 21 crash. The driver has been charged with several offenses.

Teen driver arraigned on charges from fiery Jan. crash in Hollis

NASHUA – Sixteen-year-old Gabrielle Belanger had no license, and was driving a friend’s mother’s car at an “unreasonable speed” in January when she lost control and crashed into a stone wall in Hollis, thereby causing various injuries to her three passengers, according to Hollis ...

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Matthew Martin, age 24, of 81 ½ Kinsley Street, Nashua

Nashua resident held on high bail in alleged attacks upon ex-fiancee

NASHUA – Police Monday evening arrested 24-year-old Nashua resident Matthew P. Martin on a multitude of felony assault-related charges, about three hours after a 20-year-old woman, described as his ex-fiancee, went to police headquarters with allegations that Martin strangled her, threatened ...

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Lori Pirozzi, 41, 16 Kessler Farm Rd, Unit 461, Nashua

Nashua driver charged with threatening another motorist with knife

MERRIMACK – A police investigation into a February incident at a local retail plaza has led to the arrest of a Nashua woman on charges accusing her of cutting off another driver, then producing a large knife and making “slashing motions” toward that driver, police said. Lori Pirozzi, 41, ...

Latest Granite Hammer sweep nets 6 on drug charges

NASHUA – Four men and two women ranging in age from 22 to 59 have begun appearing in Nashua district court for their arraignments on charges stemming from their arrests as part of the latest Granite Hammer sweep conducted by Nashua police. The arrests come on the heels of last week’s ...

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Trial set for August in Nashua drug, weapons case

NASHUA – Parties in the case of Patrick Jordan, the Nashua man arrested in a 2016 drug sweep and for illegally possessing a switchblade, have agreed to take the matter to trial after attempts to reach a plea agreement fell short, according to court documents. Jordan, 45, of 12 Williams Court, ...

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Anthony P. Smith, 48, Merrimack

Plea deal in Merrimack domestic incident

NASHUA – Anthony P. Smith, the Merrimack man arrested in October following a domestic disturbance involving a shotgun, has pleaded guilty to one of the charges in exchange for a suspended jail sentence, according to his case file at Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Smith, 48, last ...

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Woman arrested after police discover loaded hypodermic needle in handbag

An arraignment is scheduled for Friday for a Londonderry woman after police say they discovered a hypodermic needle loaded with heroin in her purse after a shoplifting arrest in Manchester on Thursday. Manchester police responded to Walmart at 725 Gold Ave. about 1 p.m. for a report of a ...

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Nashua man charged with forgery, theft

NASHUA – A Nashua man is facing forgery and theft charges after his arrest Thursday. Fraud investigators from the Granite State Credit Union reported to police that Jonathan Mainguy, 31, of 73 Ash St., had deposited two bad checks at various credit unions in Nashua on Feb. 2 using its shared ...

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Nashua city employee arrested for theft

NASHUA – A city employee is facing a felony charge after his arrest for falsifying records that allowed him to pocket thousands of dollars, police said. Nashua police arrested Thomas Dwane, 54, of 2 Elaine Drive, on a warrant on Wednesday, March 8, for theft by deception after they say he was ...