Crime

Mass. woman sentenced for role in heroin trafficking

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray announced Friday the sentencing of a woman who participated in a drug trafficking organization from April 2016 to September 2016. Michell DeJesus, 38, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison and five years of supervised ...

Hanscom found guilty of rape

NASHUA – A Hudson man is going to prison after jurors found him guilty of raping a woman he met through his church. Christopher Hanscom, 34, of 2B Boyd Road in Hudson, was placed in handcuffs and led out of the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua on Friday after the jury of nine ...

Alleged Russian scammer set to plea

CONCORD – An alleged member of a Russian crime syndicate that reportedly scammed people across the U.S. is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges next week. Yuriy Khalabuda is scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court in Concord on Wednesday for a change of plea hearing. ...

Domestic disturbance leads to arrest of Nashuan

NASHUA – City police on Thursday arrested a Nashua woman after responding to a residence for a report of a domestic disturbance. After responding just before 6 p.m., officers learned the victim sustained a minor injury that did not require medical attention. Upon further investigation, ...

Merrimack shooting victim recovering in Mass. hospital; suspect held

MERRIMACK – Police Chief Denise Roy was in the midst of updating reporters on the Wednesday night shooting on Mill Street when word came over police radios that officers were holding a suspect at gunpoint near a Dunkin' Donuts. Roy departed the interview to head to the scene, where police ...

Hearings for Slayback’s bid for new trial put on hold

NASHUA – Hearings on former Merrimack resident Christopher Slayback’s motion for a new trial, filed in January after being convicted on multiple sexual-assault charges, has been put on hold for at least three months, according to court documents. The reason for the summertime hiatus is the ...

Grand jury hands up array of indictments

NASHUA – Faith Byers, the Hudson woman arrested in February following a lengthy police investigation into allegations of identity fraud, has been indicted on a dozen charges, all of which are Class A felonies punishable by up to 15 years in state prison and a $4,000 fine. And an alleged ...

$25K bail assigned for alleged drug dealer

NASHUA – A former Pine Street resident went before a Superior Court judge Monday to address the issue of bail, the result of his arrest over the weekend in connection with a police drug investigation. Shane Velez, 28, of 9 Lancelot Court in Salem, faces one felony charge of possession of a ...

Motor vehicle stop leads to Nashuan’s arrest

HOOKSETT – An early-morning motor vehicle stop by an officer who spotted defective plate lights on the vehicle led to the arrest of a Nashua man, police said. Corey Lake, 28, whose street address wasn’t provided, was charged around 1 a.m. Sunday with one count each of possession of ...

Man behind alleged mayhem pleads ‘not guilty’

NASHUA - The man charged with allegedly carjacking two women, stabbing one of them and causing a massive crash on the Everett Turnpike two years ago waived his scheduled arraignment Friday, entering not guilty pleas to the numerous felony counts weighed against him. Jonathan Calvin, 33, was ...

14 arrested in recent Granite Shield bust

NASHUA - Nashua Police conducted another Granite Shield operation on Thursday where fourteen individuals were arrested for various drug crimes, and crimes associated with drug activity. Lieutenant Brian Kenney with the Narcotics Intelligence Division said, “To use this most recent ...

Thief stole more than $5K worth of leggings from Nashua retailer

NASHUA - A Manchester man is in trouble for allegedly stealing more than $5,000 worth of leggings from the Nashua Victoria’s Secret store. Jorge Alvarado, 39, of 288 Hanover Court, Manchester, is indicted on three felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking for the alleged theft of more ...

Kidnapping and assault suspects indicted this week

NASHUA - Two men who allegedly kidnapped and beat the man they suspected of selling a fatal amount of opioids to a friend were indicted this week by the grand jury convened in the Hillsborough County Superior Court. Jeremiah Starkweather, 43, and Christopher Dallas-Koziol, 32, were each ...

Man gets life in prison in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend

BRENTWOOD (AP) – A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to life without parole in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. A jury convicted Richard Moore of first-degree murder on Thursday in the 2016 death of Joanne Boucher. She was found dead in their Danville home. A witness testified ...

Jury seated in Hanscom rape case

NASHUA – The jury is seated and the lawyers in the Christopher Hanscom sexual-assault trial are preparing their opening statements, which they are scheduled to deliver when the trial gets underway on May 23. Hanscom, 34, of 2B Boyd Road in Hudson, will be tried on two counts of aggravated ...

Federal charges for N.H. man in alleged mail theft

CONCORD – A Manchester man who allegedly robbed a library was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges alleging he stole mail out of mail boxes in Litchfield. Nicholas Walker, 28, is charged with being in possession of stolen mail. He was brought up on the federal charges after an investigation ...

Theft report leads to drug charges

HUDSON – Officers checking out a report of a theft from Walmart on Lowell Road Monday night tracked a potential suspect to the nearby McDonald’s, where, police said, they found her in the restroom allegedly in possession of “several Walmart bags and a large purse.” When police ...

Police charge 3 women in weekend store thefts

NASHUA – Police over the weekend took into custody three women, charging each with offenses related to theft, and one of them with assault for allegedly biting and pushing two security officers at a Pheasant Lane Mall store. In the first case on Saturday, police arrested Kristin O’Dell, ...

Seven charges filed against Bostonian in Merrimack incident

MERRIMACK – A 25-year-old woman from Boston is due in Merrimack district court Tuesday to answer to seven charges, which police said stem from an early-morning disturbance Sunday at a local residence. Amanda Kay, whose street address wasn’t provided by police, was taken into custody ...

Hudson police, fire officials seeking information on suspicious fire

HUDSON – As the investigation continues into the late-April fire that damaged a Boyd Road home and various items scattered on the front lawn, police and fire officials are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them. A look around the property prompted officials to ...