Crime

Judge OKs continuance of bail hearing for Merrimack woman

NASHUA – Ashley Compagna, the 34-year-old Merrimack woman who allegedly went on a recent crime spree that reportedly saw her steal a neighbor’s dog and try to break into an ice cream shop, had a court hearing Monday. A Superior Court judge approved a request by Compagna’s attorney to ...

Martel denied early release

NASHUA – Although former Merrimack resident Harvey Martel now seems to some as a State Prison inmate “who has invested himself in his rehabilitation” and appears to be sincere in his remorse, Judge Charles Temple on Monday denied Martel’s request for early release, citing the ...

Three arrested during the weekend

NASHUA – Police officers arrested three individuals on various charges during the weekend. At 2:11 a.m. Sunday, officers arrested Jacob Murray, 23, of 10 Kinsley St., Apt. 7, Nashua, for one count of domestic violence-simple assault, misdemeanor. At 1:19 a.m. Sunday, officers received a ...

Nashuan pleads guilty to fraud

CONCORD – Kenneth Dunn, 60, of Nashua, pleaded guilty to making false statements to obtain federal employee disability benefits, according to U.S. Attorney Scott Murray. According to documents and statements made in court, Dunn began working as a rural letter carrier in April 1985. In ...

Malloch receives split verdict

NASHUA – Justin Malloch on Friday returned to Valley Street jail to await sentencing, shortly after jurors in his felony assault trial pronounced him guilty on four of the seven charges that accused him of attacking his longtime partner and her mother in January. The jury, which deliberated ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – A man from Maine has been reindicted on a series of sexual assault charges, while a Milford resident is in a similar situation on allegations he distributed images showing children engaging in various sexually explicit conduct, according to the list of indictments handed up Thursday ...

Granite Shield operation nets eight arrests

NASHUA – This week, members of the Nashua and Hudson Police departments conducted another operation as part of the Granite Shield program, resulting in arrests for eight individuals.  Johnny Reyes, 22, of 103 Chestnut St., Nashua, was arrested on a capias warrant issued by Hillsborough ...

Jury deliberations underway in Malloch trial

NASHUA – Defense attorney Ryan Guptill began his closing argument in the Justin Malloch assault trial with the same words his co-counsel, Kara Simard, spoke at the outset of her opening statement three days earlier: “Lies. Lies ... .” To Guptill and Simard, the state’s case against ...

Malloch trial underway: Man allegedly assaulted longtime partner

NASHUA – When she rose to deliver her opening statement at the start of Justin Malloch’s assault trial Tuesday morning, Assistant County Attorney Cassie Devine began by apologizing to the jurors for what they were about to see. Moments later, the eight men and six women, including the ...

Trial set for man accused of having sex with underage girl

NASHUA – The process of selecting the jurors who will be tasked with deciding whether Merrimack resident Thomas Eosue is guilty of felonious sexual assault will, barring a last-minute plea deal, take place Monday. Eosue, 20, of 54 Fairway Drive, opted to go to trial on the felony charge, ...

Nashua man agrees to suspended sentence, probation, counseling

NASHUA – As long as he abides by a series of conditions that include continuing counseling, attending an intervention program and surrendering all of his firearms, Nashua resident Patrick Flaven will be able to stay out of jail, according to a plea deal reached for his 2017 domestic violence ...

Four Nashuans arrested in Granite Shield operation

NASHUA – On Friday, Nashua police conducted a Granite Shield operation to arrest four city residents on various charges: Thomas Abreu Jr., Jeanne Bettencourt, Amanda Grazewski and William McNally. Abreu Jr., 41, of 220 Millwright Drive, Nashua, faces four felony counts for allegedly selling ...

Priest catches N.H. man stealing from church

DOVER (AP) – Police say a priest caught a man red-handed stealing from a church in Dover, New Hampshire, leading to criminal charges. Police say 34-year-old Robert Bowman is charged with two counts of burglary. He’s accused of stealing money and gift cards from St. Joseph’s Church and ...

Duo arrested for alleged ‘Dark Web’ drug deals

MERRIMACK – A local couple is in custody after federal agents raided the hotel room in which Brian Knight and Tina Kearns allegedly operated an online drug dealing business utilizing the so-called “Dark Web.” According to documents unsealed in the U.S. District Court in Concord on ...

Judge orders counseling for local woman

NASHUA – Kiana Moudarri, who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from a 2017 police pursuit in which she nearly hit a Nashua officer, took the unusual step of chiming in while the judge was delivering his sentencing comments during her hearing. But instead of taking offense, ...

Nashua man arrested on drug allegations

NASHUA – Police said Tuesday the department’s “extensive investigation” into the sale of heroin throughout Nashua led to the arrest of a 30-year-old city man. Joseph Croft, of 42 Vine St., was arraigned Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on two felony counts of sale ...

Prosecutors staying in Dusty Old Cars case

NASHUA – Dusty Old Cars owner Stephan Condodemetraky will not get the two prosecutors from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office removed his case, as he wanted. Hillsborough Superior Court Judge Charles Temple ruled the prosecutors will not be disqualified from the case. ...

Suspect refuses competency evaluation

NASHUA – After refusing to meet with a forensic psychiatrist earlier this year for a competency evaluation, accused Nashua murderer Devin Tappan must now wait until late October for his next court hearing, according to his case file. Tappan, 31, who is charged with two counts of ...

Jury acquits Dallas-Koziol

NASHUA – On Monday, seven days after his assault and kidnapping trail began in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South, Christopher Dallas-Koziol rose to his feet wearing a facial expression that reflected anxiety and concern. But at about 2:30 p.m., as the foreman of the jury stood and ...

Nashua teen charged with ‘sudden’ attack on police officer

NASHUA – A police officer — checking on a report of a young man, clad only in pajama bottoms and meandering in and out of Main Street traffic Saturday morning — suffered cuts to his forehead and nose when the man allegedly attacked him, according to the officer’s report. The alleged ...