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Crime

Arrest made in June damage spree at Regina Library

NASHUA – The investigation into the June incident in which Rivier University’s Regina Library sustained significant damage yielded an arrest, police said Monday. Taken into custody and charged with two felony offenses was James Colby, a 36-year-old Nashua man police described as an ...

Cell phone GPS leads searchers to missing Merrimack hikers

MERRIMACK – Technology appears to have played a signficant role in the rescue Saturday evening of two hikers, who officials say lost their way in the Horse Hill Nature Preserve. Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Duke said Sunday that the fire and police dispatch center received a 911 call at ...

Suspect in violent road-rage assault claims self-defense

NASHUA – Michael Twohig, the 42-year-old Brookline man accused of going after another driver with a hatchet and punching her in the head during a road rage episode last year, is now claiming his alleged actions were a matter of self-defense. Twohig, in a notice of self-defense filed ...

Cerritos new trial is months away

NASHUA – Nearly eight months have passed since a Superior Court judge granted Santos Cerritos’ motion for a new trial in his 2014 sex-assault case, and unless the court schedule changes, another six months will pass before that new trial gets underway. By April 2017, Cerritos, now 56, with ...

Hanson’s 2nd trial, 6 charges inexplicably dropped

NASHUA – What was to be Nashua resident Bruce Hanson’s second of three Superior Court trials on sexual assault-related allegations was abruptly canceled on the eve of jury selection – after prosecutors dropped all of the six charges on which Hanson was to be tried. The lead prosecutor, ...

Man held on multiple domestic violence charges

NASHUA – A felony charge alleging a knife threat and a series of misdemeanors accusing him of punching the alleged victim several times in the head have been lodged against Antony Espinal De Leon, a 21-year-old Nashua man who currently has no fixed address. De Leon appeared in Hillsborough ...

Man arrested for computer sex allegations

MERRIMACK – Grant Normandin, 70, of Merrimack, faces charges of using a computer to seek sex with someone he believed to be 13 years old. Normandin was arrested on a warrant and charged with a felony-level certain uses of computer services prohibited, a felony level offense. The Merrimack ...

Five people charged in NPD drug sweep

NASHUA – Police, during a recent drug sweep that netted five individuals on various drug-related charges, initially arrested one of them, 18-year-old Melvin Campbell, on a violation-level charge of possessing marijuana. But it wouldn’t be long before the officers added four more charges, ...

Nashua man charged in May 2018 sexual assault

NASHUA – A police investigation into sexual assault allegations reported some 18 months ago has yielded an arrest, police said. Norman McKay, 59, of 108-D Walnut St., was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Friday on an active warrant for his arrest, police said. McKay is charged with two ...

Bail hearing in domestic assault case resumes after hospitalization

NASHUA – Two days after domestic violence suspect Jessica Parker’s intense coughing fit prompted a Superior Court judge to halt Parker’s bail hearing and have her transported to the hospital, Parker returned to court Wednesday and promptly expressed to the judge how important it is she be ...

New York man gets 144 months for robbery

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Joseph M. Crocco, 42, of Poughkeepsie, New York, was sentenced to 144 months in prison and ordered to pay $2,798 in restitution for robbing a Hinsdale credit union. Crocco was found guilty by a jury on Sept. 25, 2018. “Robberies of banks and ...

Driver arrested after I-93 high speed chase

CONCORD (AP) – New Hampshire State Police say a driver led them on a 35-mile pursuit along Interstate 93 reaching over 100 miles an hour before he was arrested. A trooper noticed a car veer off the road and strike a guardrail in Windham in a northbound lane at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. It ...

Nashua man accused of punching cop, assaulting nurse

MANCHESTER – It was slightly more than a year ago that Levi Coltey, then 20 and a Nashua resident, was arrested on numerous domestic assault charges, which accuse him of striking a young woman at least four times, grabbing her by the neck, and pulling her around by her hair, according to ...

Georgia Supreme Court temporarily halts man’s execution

ATLANTA (AP) — With about eight hours to spare before a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk was to be put to death Wednesday, Georgia’s highest court stepped in and temporarily halted the execution. Ray Jefferson Cromartie, 52, was to receive a lethal injection at 7 p.m. ...