Crime

Grand jury hands up indictments

NASHUA – Two Nashua men and one from Manchester are each under indictment on numerous charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault and child-pornography possession, according to the list of indictments handed down by the grand jury for the August term of Hillsborough County Superior ...

Shooting at video game tournament claims multiple lives

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire Sunday at an online video game tournament that was being livestreamed from a Florida mall, killing multiple people and sending many others to hospitals, authorities said. Sheriff’s officers did not immediately confirm the number of dead at ...

Milford homicide remains unsolved after 15 years

MILFORD – It’s been 15 years since the body of Paul Herlihy, 50, was discovered in the old house on Nashua Street that he had been turning into an antiques shop. Investigators said death was caused by “blunt force trauma” to the head, but no weapon was ever identified. Herlihy’s ...

From Day 1 to Day 10,911

I can’t recall exactly what time I turned my old orange Toyota Supra hatchback onto Mason Street, slipped it in between a couple of vintage 1970s and 1980s behemoths, pulled out my camera stuff and went to work on that otherwise non-descript Monday morning nearly 30 years ago. Nor did I ...

Kidnapping trial in jury’s hands

NASHUA – The jury of eight men and four women in the Christopher A. Dallas-Koziol kidnapping case rested Friday after defense attorney Rusty Chadwick tried convince them prosecutors did not show enough evidence to convict his client. “There’s not a penny’s worth of evidence in this ...

Hudson police catch alleged credit card swiper

HUDSON – A Hudson man faces misdemeanors and felonies after allegedly swiping a credit card that does not belong to him. On Wednesday, Mark Leach, 59, was arrested on four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, all misdemeanors; one count of fraudulent use of a credit card, felony; and ...

Mass. man facing felony charge in Hudson

HUDSON – A Massachusetts man has been extradited back to New Hampshire where he faces a felony in connection with theft from a Hudson job site. Jay Alexa, 44, of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, faces one count of theft by unauthorized taking but the investigation is still ongoing. On ...

Nashua officer-involved shooting ruled ‘legally justified’

NASHUA -- Officer James Ciulla was “legally justified” in his use of potentially deadly force in the June 26 shooting of Justin Contreras, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced today. Shortly after 10 p.m. June 26, Ciulla, along with officers Guido Marchionda and Kyle ...

Barnaby Gets 4.5 Years

NASHUA -- Accused murderer Anthony Barnaby is expected to serve 4.5 years in prison after entering an Alford plea in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South this afternoon. According to Cornell Law School, an Alford plea registers a formal claim neither of guilt nor innocence toward charges ...

Barnaby plea anticipated

NASHUA – Provided today’s plea and sentencing hearing for accused murderer Anthony Barnaby takes place as scheduled and is approved by a Superior Court judge, the proceedings in the two-part saga that is one of Nashua’s most infamous murder cases will finally come to an end. The hearing ...

Trial underway for Nashuan accused of ‘revenge beating’

NASHUA – When four of Eric Luna’s close friends decided to interrogate the man they believed sold Luna the drugs on which Luna overdosed and died last fall, the confrontation suddenly erupted into a lengthy spate of violence that left the man a bloodied mess, one of the four friends ...

Former softball coach expected to plead in child porn case

NASHUA – Trevor Palladino, identified in court documents as a former softball coach in the town of Milford, is expected to plead today on a federal child pornography charge. Palladino is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Concord for a waiver and plea hearing. Palladino has not ...

Dominican national sentenced for selling fentanyl in Nashua

NASHUA – Helen Pamela Flores Feliz, 28, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison for distributing fentanyl in Nashua. According to U.S. Attorney Scott Murray, Flores Feliz pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl in Nashua on multiple occasions from ...

Nashuan accused of sexual assault

NASHUA – An 18-year-old Nashua man scheduled to begin his senior year of high school next week is instead in jail on $10,000 cash or surety bail, the result of allegations that he attempted to sexually assault a young teen during a sleepover at her home. Jason Warren, of 26A Cedar St., ...

Nashua officers arrest city woman for assault during weekend

NASHUA – City police officers arrested Celina Baltimore, 23, of Nashua, during the weekend. At 4:47 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an assault. Baltimore was arrested after officials identified her as the suspect. The female victim, known to Baltimore, reported Baltimore ...

Merrimack Police collar two

MERRIMACK — Police officers arrested a Merrimack woman and a Massachusetts man in separate cases during the weekend. At 9:13 p.m. Saturday, officers arrested Samantha McCarthy, 31, of Merrimack, on charges of domestic violence-simple assault and criminal mischief. Officers made the arrest ...

Man pleads to undercover bust assault

CONCORD – A Nashua man sought by federal investigators for drug and gun running, Raymond Perez, pleaded guilty Friday to charges he beat and robbed a confidential informant during what was supposed to be an illegal gun purchase Perez, 19, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Concord and ...

Pook gets jail: Pleads guilty to conspiracy and contempt of court

CONCORD – Former St. Paul’s School teacher David Pook is going to jail for four months after he pleaded guilty Friday to charges of conspiracy to commit false swearing, and contempt of court. Pook, 47, of Warner, got caught trying to shield his relationship with a former student from the ...

Barnaby scheduled to plea in double murder

NASHUA – Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby, 51, will appear in the Hillsborough Superior ...

Pook to plead guilty

CONCORD – Former St. Paul’s School teacher David Pook is due to plead guilty today to charges related to his relationship with a student. Pook, 47, of Warner, is charged with two counts of witness tampering and two counts of perjury. New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jane Young ...