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Crime

Milford suspect appears in court

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge denied a Milford man’s request for low bail or personal recognizance release Tuesday, agreeing with a prosecutor’s allegations that Winstone Muturi’s alleged spate of domestic violence indicates he remains a “serious threat” to the alleged victim and ...

Burglar’s $7K restitution in question

NASHUA – Although a judge has denied his motion to suspend his restitution order, there’s still a chance former Nashua resident Kempton Doyle will get his wish – but only if the insurance company to which he owes $7,300 agrees to let him off the hook. The restitution order was one of ...

Couple suspected in AZ death escape extradition

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a couple suspected in a Tucson murder have escaped while being extradited from New York to Arizona. Tucson police say 56-year-old Blane Barksdale and 59-year-old Susan Barksdale reportedly overpowered two security officers Monday evening in Blanding, ...

Local woman charged in domestic stabbing granted PR bail

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Monday granted personal recognizance bail for 40-year-old Lizvette Orozco, who is facing three felony and six misdemeanor charges in a domestic incident in which she allegedly stabbed a man known to her. Judge Jacalyn Colburn ordered Orozco, of 1 Highland ...

Verstraete going to prison in child pornography case

NASHUA – In the eyes of veteran Superior Court Judge Charles Temple, Matthew Verstraete, who stood before the judge Monday for his plea and sentencing hearing on charges of possessing child pornography, is “a unique, atypical defendant ... who got involved in some horrible crimes. “I ...

Man allegedly damages cars on two-day spree

NASHUA – Less than 48 hours after Tyler Desclos allegedly poured liquid tar on numerous vehicles at a city apartment complex, he reportedly damaged even more cars by running across their roofs and hoods. Desclos, 21, was released on personal recognizance bail after his first arrest on Aug. ...

Hall arrested on meth charges in Nashua

NASHUA – Justin Hall, 28, of no address listed, faces a second offense felony charge for allegedly selling methamphetamine. Nashua officers arrested him on Wednesday. In April, members of the Narcotics Intelligence Division conducted an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine in the ...

Nashua police arrest three on fraud charges

NASHUA – A Maryland woman and two Florida men face various fraud allegations after their Wednesday arrests in Nashua. At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a theft in which identification and credit cards were allegedly stolen. During the course of the investigation, officers ...

Brookline teen arrested for DUI twice in three days

HOLLIS – Christian Cenci, 18, of Brookline, faces a DUI allegation in Hollis, while his arrest in this matter occurred just two days after he reportedly earned the same charge in Milford. On July 29, Hollis police officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on Broad Street. While ...

Woman sentenced for money laundering

CONCORD – Jessica Teixeira, 41, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for wire fraud and money laundering charges related to a fraudulent investment scheme, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. Teixeira, who previously pleaded guilty on March 13, also was ordered to ...

Concord man charged with negligent driving

SALEM – Authorities charged Jeremy McNally, 37, of Concord, with negligent driving after the dump truck he was driving collided with a pickup truck, which then collided with the back of a school bus on Aug. 1 in the area of North Broadway. There were 21 people who sustained ...

Jury finds man not guilty of branding former wife

NASHUA – A Superior Court jury Friday returned not guilty verdicts on felony assault, criminal threatening and animal cruelty charges in the trial of Blake Colella, the Massachusetts man accused of striking, strangling and cutting his now ex-wife in April 2017. Jurors convicted Colella on ...

Nashuan suspected of intentional car crash

NASHUA – Antony Deleon Espinal, 21, of 28 Vine Street Apartment C, Nashua, faces a felony reckless conduct charge after he allegedly intentionally crashed a vehicle into another. Officers on Thursday arrested Espinal on the felony charge, which stemmed from the alleged events of May 22. ...

N.H. man allegedly tried to fight police officer

MANCHESTER — At 5:10 p.m. Monday, Community Policing Officer Anna Marie Martin was on a bike patrol on when she allegedly saw two men coming out of Bunny’s Market with beer. The men sat down in an alleyway off Elm Street and Martin saw them drinking beer. She rode over to them, prepared ...

16 charges lodged against man for series of incidents

NASHUA – Within one tumultuous hour late Friday night, an intoxicated Francis A. Wool allegedly beat and stabbed a family member, attacked another one, grabbed a 4-year-old child, put her in a car amongst a bunch of empty beer cans, then sped off, eventually crashing the car into a fence and ...

Stanford found not guilty in stabbing trial

NASHUA – The jury in the stabbing trial of Marques Stanford on Monday found the 30-year-old Nashua man not guilty on all three felony charges he faced in connection with the December downtown brawl. Stanford broke a smile for the first time in the four-day trial, which featured a series of ...

Jury in Stanford stabbing trial to resume deliberations

NASHUA – Jurors in the trial of Marques Stanford, the Nashua man charged with felony assault in a downtown stabbing in December, are scheduled to resume their deliberations this morning in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Testimony wrapped up late Friday morning, after which the ...

Man arrested for allegedly leaving dog in hot car

MERRIMACK – Moments after Merrimack Premium Outlets security personnel told police officers patrolling the area they spotted a dog inside a closed-up vehicle parked in Monday’s bright sun, the temperature inside had already passed the 100-degree mark, police said. While the front windows ...

Morrill sentenced to minimum 16 months in prison

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge on Monday imposed a prison term of one and a half to four years in the case of former Nashua resident Ronald Morrill, who pleaded guilty in March to charges accusing him of raping a young girl last year. Morrill, 59, entered the guilty plea at a March 21 ...