Crime

Year in jail for Hudson man in 2017 purse-snatching

NASHUA – The woman whose purse Hudson resident Bryan R. Cook snatched away from her back in the fall of 2017 “vividly” remembers the incident, she said in a statement read in court Friday, and hopes Cook will “always be looking over your shoulder” in jail – just as she has been ...

Pedestrian struck by car arrested

MERRIMACK – The mid-April collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Daniel Webster Highway has resulted in an arrest, according to police – not of the driver, but of the pedestrian. Brian Caron, 22, of 514 Vinton St. in Manchester, suffered serious injuries when struck by the car near ...

Man saved from burning building allegedly started fire

HUDSON – Police now believe the man they pulled from a burning apartment building early Monday morning actually started the fire, as he faces felony counts of arson and attempted murder. Met by a wall of heavy smoke and blast of heat as he entered a burning apartment looking for the elderly ...

Bus arson suspect awaits judge’s bail ruling

NASHUA – The Chestnut Street resident charged in February with setting fire to a Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission bus, then allegedly slugging a mission employee, has asked a judge for personal recognizance bail so he can enter a transitional housing program. Attorney Michael Davidow, ...

Man sentenced for role in heroin conspiracy

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said Santos Guerrero Morillo, 39, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for his leadership role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy. Documents filed with the court established that between May 2013 and October 2016, ...

N.H. man gets prison time on meth charges

CONCORD – Mark T. Moore, 38, of Loudon, was sentenced in federal court 50 months in prison for participating in a conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. Moore previously pleaded guilty on Jan. 17. ...

Bail set at $10K cash for ATM-scam suspect

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Monday set bail at $10,000 cash for Syed Hoque, the New York man whose suspicious behavior at a Hudson ATM led to his arrest and incarceration during the weekend. Hoque, 24, a native and lifelong resident of Brooklyn, is accused of taking part in an ...

NY man charged in connection with alleged theft ring

HUDSON – Police late Saturday night arrested a New York man, who they say had drawn suspicion by allegedly spending an inordinate amount of time at a drive-up ATM at a Lowell Road credit union. In a bit of a twist of the typical order of events surrounding an arrest, police said Officer Rob ...

Local acquitted of assaults in 2018 arrested this week on similar charges

In mid-November, Johnathon Purcell, then a Brookline resident, walked out of Superior Court in Nashua a free man after a jury acquitted him on four felony sexual assault charges accusing him of molesting a young girl at his home. But Purcell, 33, now of 73 Hall Road in Londonderry, is back ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – The Merrimack man arrested earlier this year for allegedly making believe he was a police officer – even passing off his pet German shepherd as an official police K-9 – is among several Greater Nashua men and women indicted this week by the April term of the Hillsborough County ...

Nashuan pleads guilty to smuggling lizards into U.S.

BOSTON – Derrick Semedo, a 26-year-old Nashua man, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Boston to a charge accusing him of smuggling more than 20 live water monitor lizards into the U.S., reportedly to sell them to people in various states. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said Semedo ...

Hollis man allegedly points gun at officer

HOLLIS – Scott Lebaron, 63, of Hollis, faces a felony criminal threatening charge after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a police officer. According to police, officers responded to a residence on Silver Lake Road at about noon Monday to conduct a welfare check. Evidence at the scene ...

Meltzer arrested for indecent exposure

MERRIMACK – Ronald P. Meltzer, 36, of Weare, faces felony indecent exposure charges after he allegedly exposed his genitalia to a juvenile victim at least three separate times. According to Merrimack police, officers investigated Meltzer for indecent exposure, felonious sexual assault and ...

Woman charged in 2018 death of local man arrested in Nashua drug sweep

NASHUA – Jorjiana Rittenhour, one of five people Nashua police arrested late last week as part of an Operation Granite Shield drug sweep, had been out on bail in connection with the fatal shooting last summer of Nashua native Steven Asselin. Rittenhour, 33, whose address Nashua police list ...

Nashua woman arrested in alleged knife attack

NASHUA – Kinsley Street resident Jaqueline Cortes-Montero faces felony assault charges related to her alleged knife attack on another woman. At about 1:30 a.m. March 31, officers reported to the area of 48 W. Hollis St. for a report of a knife assault. Detectives then furthered the ...

Five city residents arrested on array of drug charges

NASHUA – City residents Katelyn Ferguson, Tori Goulette, Justin Greenwood and Jose Torres, along with Exeter resident Jorjiana Rittenhour, face various drug-related charges after their Thursday arrests. Ferguson, 19, of 7 Eric Ave., Nashua, was arrested for on felony counts for the sale and ...

Couple found guilty of running unlicensed daycare

NASHUA – The owners of the former Ash Street daycare that authorities began investigating two years ago after a child fell ill and later died have been found guilty of operating the center without a license. Nashua district court Judge James Leary handed down guilty verdicts this week in ...