Crime

Manchester man charged with felony theft

NASHUA – At 7:20 p.m. Friday, officers arrested William Mejia-Delisle, 25, of Manchester, on the felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Patrol officers responded to J.C. Penney at 310 Daniel Webster Highway for the report of a shoplifter being detained. The suspect, ...

Bail revoked for suspect in knife-carving assault as N.H., Mass. cases proceed

NASHUA – Lawyers in the case of Blake Colella, the former Nashua man facing numerous charges including allegations he carved letters into a woman’s back with a knife in 2017, have agreed that Colella be jailed and his bail revoked as his cases move forward in court. A Superior Court judge ...

Man charged with writing false school shooting letter

BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors have charged a Brazilian man living in the U.S. illegally with sending a letter to immigration authorities warning of an armed attack on a Boston school. Clebio De Lima, who lives in the Boston suburb of Quincy, was charged Thursday with making false ...

Merrimack Woman arrested on theft charges

MERRIMACK – Sharon Robinson, 52, of Merrimack is facing multiple charges after turning herself in on a warrant Thursday. Merrimack authorities issued the warrant for 14 counts of theft by unauthorized taking, one count of forgery and one count of theft by deception, and arrested Robinson ...

Enquirer allegedly blackmailed Bezos

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Enquirer’s alleged attempt to blackmail Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos with intimate photos could get the tabloid’s parent company and top editors in deep legal trouble and reopen them to prosecution for paying hush money to a Playboy model who claimed she had an ...

Nashua man sentenced in disability benefits case

CONCORD – Kenneth Dunn, 60, of Nashua, was sentenced to 36 months of probation and six months of home confinement for making false statements to obtain federal employee disability benefits, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation ...

Bill to toughen penalties for child sex trafficking on hold

CONCORD (AP) – A bill to increase penalties for child sex trafficking is on hold after advocates for legalized prostitution pushed for further study of the issue. The bill would have made it a Class A felony to pay, agree to pay or offer to pay for sex with someone younger than 18, bumping ...

Nashua man allegedly sells drugs to undercover cops

NASHUA – In July, Tobias Demitrius, a 20-year-old former Nashua man now living in Manchester, allegedly convinced a man he was paying too much for his marijuana, and that Demitrius could allegedly offer him a better deal, according to police reports. So the would-be buyer took Demitrius up ...

Alleged ring theft a ‘misunderstanding’

NASHUA – When Christine Fernandez found a roughly $1,500 ring in the bathroom of her Litchfield home back in 2017, she asked around to see if she could figure out who it belonged to, one of her attorneys told a Superior Court jury Wednesday. Fernandez “made a reasonable effort to find the ...

Children injured in SUV crash

PELHAM – Antonio DiRocco faces numerous charges, including aggravated DUI and endangering the welfare of a child, after two boys were injured in a vehicle crash. Emergency officials responded to Mammoth Road in the area of Old County Road at 7:53 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a vehicle crash. ...

Man accused of being married to 3 women

DOVER (AP) – A man last known to have lived in Maine is accused of having at least three wives in separate states. A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted 43-year-old Michael Middleton on a bigamy charge. He’s accused of marrying a woman while knowingly being married to women in Georgia ...

Suspect allegedly broke into 100-plus cars

NASHUA – Speaking with police after his arrest Monday on a felony charge accusing him of smashing a car window and stealing a GPS unit, Rafael Rodriguez estimated he has broken into upwards of 100 vehicles during the past three months, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday. Rodriguez, 25, who ...

Woman charged with theft

NASHUA – When Hudson police charged Nashua resident Kristen Antonetty with theft Sunday for allegedly trying to steal underwear from Walmart, they also arrested her on an outstanding warrant for her alleged failure to appear in court on several other offenses. While Antonetty, 30, of 12 ...

Woman arrested in investigation in 2016 death

NASHUA – The police investigation into the 2016 drug overdose that claimed the life of a young woman in Nashua has yielded an arrest, police said Tuesday. Lindsey Tierno, 29, of 15 Gillis St., is charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence, a felony, for allegedly “removing ...

Trial begins today for local woman facing theft charges

NASHUA – Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Christine Fernandez, a 38-year-old local woman facing two felony charges stemming from her alleged theft and resale of a ring worth more than $1,500. The Superior Court jury that will hear the trial was seated Monday, as was ...

After 20 years, dead mother and son linked

Decades after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found in separate states beside a Southern interstate highway, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy’s father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA ...

Police investigating Hooksett deaths

CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner, and Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard on Tuesday announced additional information regarding an ongoing investigation into two suspicious deaths in Hooksett. Monday, Hooksett police ...

Nashua man pleads ‘no contest’

NASHUA – About a month ago, just before a scheduled hearing on his motion to suppress evidence in his child sex abuse image possession case, Nashua resident Robert Catanzano Jr. came forward and proposed a plea agreement to prosecutors. After pondering their options, Assistant County ...

Man faces assault charges

NASHUA – Kenneth Bell faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, in the aftermath of his standoff with Nashua police and SWAT team officers at 16 Shedds Ave. Thursday evening. According to witnesses, Bell, 43, left the scene in an ambulance after officers shot him with bean ...

Upcoming trial for alleged identity fraud

NASHUA – Hudson resident Mark Leach, 59, of 70 Old Derry Road, faces two felony and four misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations he defrauded a bank in order to obtain another person’s account information, and used the person’s credit card without authorization to purchase more than ...