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Crime

A rash of downtown car break-ins

NASHUA – It seems vehicles parked in the shadows of high-end apartment complexes such as Clocktower Place, Lofts 34 and the Cotton Mill are susceptible to vandalism. On Monday morning, Nashua police began receiving calls regarding several vehicle break-ins at the end of Front Street. Nashua ...

Twosome discovered in townhouse ruled as murder-suicide

NASHUA – The two people whose bodies were discovered Sunday morning in a Nashua townhouse died of gunshot wounds in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide. A statement released Monday afternoon by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office said it appears John Kerrigan, 77, of 219 ...

Judge orders jail for standoff suspect, citing risks

NASHUA – When Shawn Goodine appeared in a doorway at 148.5 Chestnut St. on Friday, one of the police officers who’d just arrived at the residence asked him to step out so they could talk, according to police and court reports. But when he allegedly told the officer “no,” then went ...

Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies suspended

PHOENIX (AP) — An elected official in Arizona was suspended Monday after he was charged with running a human smuggling scheme that brought pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth and then paid them to give up their children for adoption. Leaders in Arizona’s ...

Suspect in Hudson domestic to enter a treatment program

NASHUA – A county prosecutor and the attorney for Timothy Leduc, the Hudson man charged with several offenses accusing him of threatening a woman known to him and pushing her around their residence while holding the firearm, agreed Monday that Leduc’s alleged alcohol problem and mental ...

Suicidal man allegedly waves gun

HUDSON - Police say officers who responded late Saturday night to a call reporting a possibly suicidal person ended up arresting a local man on domestic violence-related charges. Timothy Leduc, 30, had allegedly threatened a person with a firearm inside 164 Derry St., prompting the alleged ...

Police, AG investigating two Nashua deaths; autopsies scheduled Monday

NASHUA - Autopsies have been scheduled for Monday on the bodies of two people found deceased around midday Sunday in a townhouse on Millwright Drive. A brief statement issued by the Attorney General’s office Sunday afternoon said Nashua police are investigating what appear to be “untimely ...

Standoff suspect surrenders after 11 hours

NASHUA – An 11-hour standoff that featured tear gas, a SWAT team and multiple streets closed ended very late Friday when Shawn Goodine, 43, of 148.5 Chestnut St., finally surrendered. According to Nashua police, officers responded to the residence for a report of a domestic dispute at 12:30 ...

Standoff

Tear gas deployed; streets blocked for hours NASHUA – The 11-hour police standoff Friday on Chestnut Street came to an end around 11:30 p.m., police said, with the arrest of Shawn Goodine, a resident of 148 1/2 Chestnut St. Goodine, 43, allegedly holed himself up in the apartment building, ...

Judge OKs impersonal contact between suspect and victim

NASHUA – U.S. Army veteran Joseph Mendonca, whose arrest in July on five domestic-assault related charges was described by his attorney as “very out of character” for the 22-year-old Nashua man, is now allowed to be in contact with the alleged victim – but only through phone calls, ...

Police standoff near Nashua middle school

NASHUA -- First responders flood the area of Chestnut Street in Nashua on Friday afternoon for a standoff situation at a city residence. Chestnut Street was closed between Lake and Lovell Streets while law enforcement officers worked at the scene. While some nearby homes on Chestnut Street were ...

Court grants Holloway request for new lawyer

MANCHESTER – Superior Court Chief Justice Tina Nadeau on Thursday approved Dale Holloway Jr.’s request for a new lawyer, as his cases of attempted-murder and first-degree assault move forward in both Hillsborough South and North Superior courts. While Nadeau did not name a specific lawyer ...

Man with knife found outside burning house taken into custody

STRATHAM (AP) – Police in New Hampshire say a man armed with a knife was taken into custody at the scene of a house fire. Seacoastonline.com reports the 51-year-old man in Stratham told police early Thursday the house was going to explode. Police said he refused to tell them if anyone else ...

Man charged with stealing PD cruiser indicted

NASHUA – The 24-year-old city man accused of hopping into a police cruiser and taking off – and proceeding to drive in circles while struggling with the officer whose car he was trying to steal – has been indicted on seven of the 14 charges initially filed against him. Oscar Alicea, last ...

Local man facing four charges of sexual assault

NASHUA – A Hillsborough County grand jury has handed up four indictments against a 33-year-old Nashua man, accusing him of engaging in a pattern of sexual assault with a young girl during a period of several years. Andrew Atkinson, of 2 Roedean Drive, allegedly began assaulting the girl in ...

Man indicted on sex assault charge

NASHUA – In an interview with two Nashua police detectives at his Massachusetts home earlier this year, 72-year-old Bruno Meoli allegedly described an episode of sexual contact involving himself and a younger woman that would eventually lead to Meoli’s arrest on a charge of aggravated ...

N.H. man convicted of voting in multiple states

CONCORD – Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Atkinson resident Robert Bell was convicted of Voting in More than One State Prohibited by a jury in Rockingham County Superior Court on Wednesday. Bell was convicted of knowingly checking in at the checklist in Atkinson and casting a New ...

Mass. woman arrested on multiple drug counts

MERRIMACK – Channelle Walker, 26, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, faces multiple drug charges after her recent arrest. On Oct. 17, a woman was arrested by the Merrimack Police Department on Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office warrant for receiving stolen property. Police arrested the ...

N.H. man sentenced for child sex abuse images

CONCORD – James Goodwin, 53, of Northwood, was sentenced on Tuesday to 70 months in federal prison for possession of child sex abuse images, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. “The law enforcement community is committed to protecting children,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Innocent ...

Nashua woman on the run turns herself in to feds

CONCORD – Federal authorities on Tuesday took into custody Nashua resident Amanda Lee Tappan, a month after they issued an arrest warrant on allegations related to bail violations and failure to appear in court, according to Jeffrey White, deputy U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire. Tappan, 31, ...