Crime

N.H. man arraigned on charges after break-up goes awry

MERRIMACK – A New Hampshire man pled not guilty at his Merrimack District Court arraignment this week to multiple charges stemming from an apparent break-up gone bad. Austin Westcott, 21, was arrested by Londonderry police and turned over to the Merrimack Police Department after a warrant ...

Anderson sentenced to 5-10 years

NASHUA – The confidential police informant who 42-year-old Dekara Anderson sought to have murdered last year wasn’t in court Wednesday for Anderson’s sentencing hearing, but a prosecutor said both the informant and Nashua police support the plea deal that sends Anderson to state prison ...

‘Sexually-themed’ social media post leads to felony charge

NASHUA – Police say the investigation into allegations that Nashua resident Eury Tavarez posted sexually-themed images of his ex-girlfriend on social media in December led to his arrest Monday. Tavarez, 22, whose street address wasn’t listed, faces one count of non-consentual dissemination ...

Sex offender charged with failure to follow registry rules

NASHUA – Police have charged a registered sex offender from Nashua with two felony offenses, accusing him of failing to notify police of an email address he was allegedly using and a social media account he’d allegedly opened. Arthur Marcotte, 50, of 169 W. Hollis St., Apt. 4, was taken ...

Restitution ordered, but no prison time in $1,300 Walmart theft

NASHUA – Peter Walden, the New Ipswich man charged in November with the theft of $1,350 worth of computer equipment from the Hudson Walmart, can avoid prison time as long as he enters the Nashua Adult Drug Court program and pays Walmart back. Walden, 42, of 164 Maple St., Apt. 4, entered a ...

Mass. woman allegedly took misplaced wallet at Nashua Starbucks

NASHUA – A Townsend, Massachusetts, woman is due in a Nashua court next week in connection with the alleged theft of a wallet that someone left behind after visiting a local Starbucks in December, police said. Eilish Murtagh-Fales, 35, of 102 Brookline St., faces one count of theft of lost or ...

Man pleads guilty to murder-solicitation charges; sentencing on tap Wednesday

NASHUA – Not long after he was arrested for selling cocaine last summer, Dekara Anderson sat in Valley Street jail awaiting a response to a letter he had sent to aquaintances. But what he received – a charge of criminal solicitation to first-degree murder, to be added to his two felony ...

Sentencing on tap for contractor guilty of violating labor laws

CONCORD – The sentencing hearing in the case of Nashua-based painting contractor Kevin Corriveau, who pleaded guilty four months ago to directing his employees to not report worked overtime hours on their payroll records, has been rescheduled to April 30, according to a filing at U.S. ...

Queen city woman arrested

MERRIMACK – A Manchester woman who was found passed out in a vehicle with a needle in her arm fled the Queen City before being apprehended in Merrimack. A Manchester Police officer was checking the condition of Angela Tremblay, 32, who was parked in a vehicle on Montcalm Street around 8 a.m. ...

Pelham woman pleads guilty to simple assault against elderly mother

PELHAM – A Pelham woman was sentenced to time in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of simple assault against her elderly mother. Following an investigation conducted by the Pelham Police Department, Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced that Stephanie Ntallas, 55, of Pelham,, ...

Granite Shield operation nets two more dealers

NASHUA – The Nashua Police Department conducted another Granite Shield operation Thursday, where two individuals were arrested for drug-related charges. Kevin Farrington, age 50, of Nashua, was arrested for sale of controlled drug, Oxycodone, and was held on $1,000 pending his arraignment ...

Brookline police arrest three on arson, assault charges

BROOKLINE – Police on Wednesday arrested local resident Brendan Baillargeon, 18, for allegedly setting on fire a portable toilet outside a Route 13 convenience store on Easter Sunday. On Monday, while they were in the process of completing a warrant for Baillargeon’s arrest on arson and ...

Two hearings upcoming in Nashua road rage case

NASHUA – Two hearings, one a pre-trial conference in May and the other a so-called Richards hearing on April 17, have been scheduled in the simple assault case stemming from the Feb. 18 confrontation between two drivers in Nashua. The purpose of the Richards hearing is to advise any witnesses ...

Woman admits to unemployment compensation fraud

NASHUA – A tearful Melissa Padeiro, her voice choked with emotion, admitted in court Monday that she’s “embarrassed,” and “should have been intelligent enough” to understand what she was doing when she filed for 19 weeks of unemployment benefits to which she was not ...

Judge sends Merrimack man to prison to await upcoming trial

NASHUA – The prosecutor in the ongoing Superior Court cases of Merrimack resident Clint DePalmer convinced a judge on Monday to send DePalmer to State Prison for allegedly violating the conditions of a suspended 1-2 year term. DePalmer, 37, whose court documents list addresses of 10 Griffin ...

Nashua man charged in assault of teen

NASHUA – When a Nashua teenager and her mother called police from a local hospital in mid-January, the girl told the responding officers that her boyfriend, Erik Callahan, then 18, allegedly assaulted her several times at his house during the overnight hours. Police said the officers’ ...

Nashua man charged with possession of child pornography nears plea agreement

CONCORD – The Nashua man who allegedly made plans to abduct a child while he shared child pornography images with at least one other man is close to reaching a plea agreement, according to court records. Chad Francisco, formally of Bridge Street, is facing possible indictment on a federal ...

Nashuan given suspended sentence in thefts

NASHUA – While 55-year-old longtime Nashuan Dennis Little has accumulated a lengthy criminal history over the years, none of it involves violent offenses, a state prosecutor told a Superior Court judge last week. Add to that the fact that Little is struggling with “significant health ...

Hudson man pleads out in Subway robberies

NASHUA – Steven Potter, the Hudson man charged with burglarizing a Merrimack house and robbing a Hudson Subway just over a year ago, will serve about 14 months in State Prison after agreeing to plead guilty to the two felony charges. Potter, 28, who lists two Hudson addresses – 39 River ...

Nashua man indicted for tobacco fraud

CONCORD – The Nashua businessman investigated by federal agents for his tobacco company is due in U.S. District Court in Concord on Monday to be arraigned for mail fraud. Aldean Khater, who operates Khaternet out of a 295 Daniel Webster Highway storefront, has allegedly been skipping out on ...