Crime

Sachdev appealing rape conviction

NASHUA – The case of a Nashua man convicted of raping an intoxicated woman in the back of his Main Street cell phone store is going to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Abhishek Sachdev, 33, currently is serving a 10- to 20-year prison sentence after being convicted by a jury in June on one ...

Man who was convicted as a teen for killing Nashuan to be resentenced

NASHUA – Several family members of the late Robert Goyette, the Nashua native and well-known restaurant owner shot and killed in downtown Nashua nearly 27 years ago, returned to court Wednesday to once again face the man convicted of taking Goyette’s life. Eduardo Lopez Jr. was 17 when he ...

Plea deal reached in 2016 attempted murder case

NASHUA – Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the attempted murder case of Nashua teen Christian Dominguez have reportedly reached a plea agreement and plan to present it to a judge next week, according to court officials. Dominguez was 17 at the time of the incident for which he was later ...

Man arrested in toddler death

MANCHESTER – The 2-year-old boy who died under suspicious circumstances this week was killed by blunt force trauma to his abdomen, according to an autopsy report released by authorities Wednesday. Police arrested Mark Heath, 32 of Manchester, for allegedly causing the death of the toddler, ...

Brief, tense pursuit ends in crash, arrest

HUDSON – Police didn’t specify just how fast 18-year-old Zackary Balcom was driving Monday evening when he allegedly sped past a stopped police cruiser before crashing into another car. But they did allege that it was “an apparent high rate of speed” and “in excess of the posted 30 ...

Bank robbery suspect nabbed

NASHUA – Police said Monday that Zachary Provost, the 32-year-old Connecticut man wanted in connection with last week’s robbery of a TD Bank branch in Nashua, has been apprehended in his home state after a six-day manhunt. Provost, whom Nashua police were able to identify within hours of ...

Child’s death appears ‘suspicious’

MANCHESTER – A 2-year-old boy is dead under mysterious circumstances, police officials said, as an investigation into the death continues. Police were called to an apartment at 551 Howe St. Monday morning for a report of an unconscious child. The toddler was rushed to Elliot Hospital but died ...

Nashua man charged with third-strike theft

NASHUA – A 36-year-old Nashua man is under arrest on charges related to his alleged attempt to lift several items from a city Walgreen’s store, police said. Jeffrey P. Shepard, of 32 Bridge St., Apt. 2A, remained in jail Monday after waiving his arraignment on charges that include one count ...

Nashua domestic violence suspect arraigned, pleads not guilty

NASHUA – While there are allegations that episodes of violence have erupted between Hudson resident Ricardo Acevedo and his girlfriend, the assaults he is now accused of are “by far the most violent in their relationship,” a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Monday. Acevedo, 33, of 5 ...

Suspect in Nashua burglaries picked up in Lowell, Mass.

NASHUA – Police on Friday charged a Nashua man with three counts of burglary, accusing him of breaking into three North End residences over several days. Police had been looking for Ronald Carbonneau, 37, who lists no fixed address, in connection with one of the burglaries when Lowell, ...

R.I. man charged in Walmart theft

HUDSON – Police are looking into the possibility that the Rhode Island man they arrested Friday for allegedly trying to steal items from Walmart may be involved in similar thefts in other locations. Arrested shortly after noontime Friday was David Johnson, 28, of East Greenwich, who police ...

Nashua man arrested for alleged theft of cash, debit cards and cellphone

NASHUA – A Nashua man with prior theft related convictions is now being charged with two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, Class B felony, and three counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, Class A misdemeanor. Justin Spencer, 30, of 1 Salvail Court, Apt. 3, was arrested ...

Police arrest suspect in bike theft scheme

NASHUA – A 34-year-old man from the South Shore Massachusetts resort town of Hull has been arrested in connection with the series of thefts of “high-end” bicycles that occurred over the past several weeks in various Nashua locations, police said. James Haley, of 4 Spinnaker Hill Lane, was ...

Prosecutors, defense at odds over admissibility

NASHUA – When David Caplin showed up at the home of a 14-year-old neighbor around midnight on Oct. 2, 1988, the girl noticed he’d ditched his jean jacket and had what appeared to be blood on his pants, a state prosecutor said in court Monday. Then, the prosecutor told the court, as Caplin ...

CASA dropped from DCYF lawsuit

MANCHESTER – CASA of New Hampshire has immunity in the sexual assault lawsuit filed against the state Division of Children, Youth and Families, according to a new ruling in the case. Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian Abramson ruled both the organization, and the individual ...

Judge considers motion for new trial by Nashuan

NASHUA – The new attorney for Jonathan Marden, the Nashua man convicted in September on a felony rape charge, suggested Thursday that Marden’s trial lawyer may have erred by not objecting to certain lines of witness questioning and by deciding against filing motions that may have helped ...

City grant writer gets 18 months

CONCORD – The woman accused of conning people and charities out of tens of thousands of dollars before she was caught working as a volunteer grant writer in Nashua will now serve 18 months in a federal prison. Dana Michelle Lawrence, 43, who was living in Nashua under a stolen identity as ...

Nashua check-fraud case settled ahead of trial

NASHUA – As long as she makes financial restitution to a credit union, stays away from Bob’s stores and continues her mental health treatment, Nashua resident Kristina MacKenzie will avoid jail time in her 2015 check-fraud case. Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn, who presided over ...

Brawl lands 20-year-old under arrest

NASHUA – A domestic incident over the weekend involving three members of a Nashua family ended in the arrest of the youngest of the three on allegations he strangled one of them and threatened to stab the other one with a knife, according to police. Taken into custody about an hour after ...