Crime

Second man charged in Milford burglary

MILFORD – The former Hudson man arrested late last week by Hudson police after a foot chase in the southern part of town has now been charged in connection with previous burglaries in both Hudson and Milford, officials said. John Barbuti, 30, a former resident of 18B Quail Run Drive, who has ...

New Boston settles sexual harassment lawsuit

NEW BOSTON – The town has reached a settlement agreement with the former police officer who sued after she says she was sexually harassed by another officer, and then punished when she complained about the harassment. Alexandra Drake filed her lawsuit against the town last year, claiming that ...

Nashua man arrested for financial exploitation

NASHUA – After a two-plus month investigation, Nashua Police arrested James Brunelle, 43, of 2 Sheridan St., Nashua, on an arrest warrant for financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, a class A felony. The arrest was made at 8:55 p.m. Thursday by members of the Nashua ...

Federal inmate pleads guilty to escape charge

NASHUA – A former Nashua resident, pled guilty in federal court to an escape charge, acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced Friday. Eric Judkins, 34, received a 210-month federal prison sentence in 2000 for a bank robbery he committed in New Hampshire, according to court ...

Nashua Police bust three for drugs

NASHUA – Police arrested three people allegedly involved in the drug trade, as part of the latest Granite Shield operation. Granite Shield is the state-funded initiative that allows local law enforcement agencies to target drug dealer and combat the opioid addiction epidemic. Police arrested ...

Two arrests made in October theft

NASHUA – A 19-year-old Nashua man has been arrested for theft by deception, consolidation, a Class A felony and attempted theft by deception, also a Class A felony. Class A felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in state prison, exclusive of fines. On Thursday, Jonathan Broderick, 19, of ...

Man charged after domestic violence incident

HUDSON – The Hudson man accused of running from his Old Derry Road residence with his 5-year-old son while armed with a handgun during a domestic incident Friday is due in a Nashua court Monday. Police said Michael Casaletto, 29, allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend before fleeing the ...

Two held in Nashua kidnapping case

NASHUA – Two men are in custody and two more are facing arrest for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a man they believed was involved in the death of their friend. Jeremiah Starkweather, 42, and Jonathan Emery, 38, are both being held on $50,000 cash bail on felony kidnapping charges. ...

Hudson man arrested, facing nine various charges

HUDSON – A Hudson man is facing a lengthy list of charges from the Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, Police Department after being found in a semi-conscious state allegedly carrying heroin with the intent to distribute, and carrying a loaded firearm illegally. At 10:09 p.m. on Thursday, officers ...

Police ID man involved in Beard Street standoff

NASHUA – Family and friends gathered Thursday in Windham to pay tribute to Corey Pincince, the 31-year-old man who police say took his own life during last week’s several-hour standoff near Library Hill. Services for Pincince, a Windham resident who was born in Lawrence, Mass., were ...

Nashua teacher sex-solicitation case to run into 2018

NASHUA – Former Nashua teacher Bruce Lanctot has agreed to waive his speedy-trial deadline and prosecutors have filed a list of potential trial witnesses as Lanctot’s sex-solicitation case moves toward an early 2018 trial. Lanctot, 42, of 25 Stark St., Apt. 0, taught social studies at ...

Barnaby, Caplin court dates set

NASHUA – Court officials and lawyers in the murder cases of Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin, the Canadian men accused of killing two women in their Nashua apartment in 1988, have scheduled dates for their upcoming hearings and trials. Carole Alfano, communications manager for the state ...

Indictments handed down by grand jury

NASHUA – The grand jury for the October term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South has indicted a Lowell, Mass., man on charges accusing him of selling fentanyl to a man who died after ingesting the drug, according to court documents. William Luna, 44, formerly of 227 Ludlum St., could ...

Investigation yields arrest of Nashua Hello Direct employee

NASHUA – Police say an investigation initiated nearly three months ago after officials of a local business discovered “suspicious activity” regarding their inventory has led to the arrest of a former employee. Uniformed officers on Wednesday took into custody Gary O’Brien, 57, of 9 ...

Former Nashua karate instructor pleads guilty to misdemeanor offenses

NASHUA – The karate instructor arrested in August 2016 on allegations he fondled and “put his mouth on the neck of” a female student has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges in exchange for no jail time. Daniel Rogers, 32, of 4 Hazel St., was sentenced to 12 months in jail, ...

Bail reduction denied for Burmese refugee

NASHUA – Several years ago, Mohammod Rafique and his family fled rampant persecution in their native Burma, boarding a ship bound for Thailand with other members of the Rohingya community in hopes of starting a new life. But it wasn’t long before their hopes gave way to despair, one of ...

Nashua Police nab seven in drug bust

NASHUA – Police arrested seven people this week as part of the ongoing effort to bust up the city’s drug trade. The investigation and arrests targeting people in and around the drug trade are part of the Nashua Police Department’s Granite Shield operation, funded through a state program ...

Mass. Trooper Flynn acquitted of assault charges

NASHUA — A jury Thursday afternoon found Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn not guilty on both counts of assault by an on-duty law enforcement officer, bringing to an end a seven-day trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Emotions flowed on the defense side of the room, ...

Charges filed against Nashuan in alleged child pornography ring

NASHUA – Police said Monday that they have charged 28-year-old Nashua resident Chad Francisco with 28 offenses, 22 of which are felonies, accusing him of taking lewd photos of young girls and exchanging them, and other images, with two other men. According to the allegations detailed in ...