Crime

Man arrested after failing to register

NASHUA – Nashua police discovered David Barr, 54, of no fixed address, obtained a new vehicle and did not report the change on his sex offender registration as required. This sparked an investigation, which determined Barr failed to notify police of this new vehicle, along with another ...

Cosby victim settles defamation suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The victim in Bill Cosby’s criminal sex-assault case has settled a defamation lawsuit against a former prosecutor who said she added details to her story over time. Andrea Constand’s suit against Bruce Castor had been set for trial in April in Philadelphia after a ...

Nashua man sentenced on federal charges

CONCORD – Aaron Sperow, 27, of Nashua, was sentenced on Thursday to 102 months in prison for assaulting and robbing an individual who was seeking to purchase firearms, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said. According to court documents and statements made in court, on Aug. 21, 2017, the defendant ...

Fugitive with federal warrant apprehended

NASHUA – Police assigned to the department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit located and arrested Nashua resident Spencer Katsohis, who was wanted by the U.S. Marshals service on drug-distribution allegations, police said. But the officers, while speaking with Katsohis after ...

SWAT team deployed to Shedds Avenue

NASHUA -- A heavy police presence was visible Thursday evening in the area of 16 Shedds Ave. Aside from Nashua Police Department officers, the SWAT team was also summoned to the scene. The area has since been marked off with yellow police tape. Neighborhood residents poking their heads out to ...

‘Not guilty by reason of insanity plea’ accepted

NASHUA – Upon praising the two women who got caught up in Jonathan Calvin’s 2016 psychosis-fueled car theft, stabbing and multi-car crash spree for reading their impact statements in court Monday, Judge Charles Temple wished aloud that political office-holders could have been there ...

Man held in alleged assault

NASHUA – Unable to find clear and convincing evidence to hold Manchester resident Amuri Diole on preventive detention, but noting Diole allegedly has failed to appear in court multiple times, a Superior Court judge set his bail at $5,000 cash or surety as his assault case proceeds. Diole, ...

Nashuans, Hollis woman indicted in Manchester court

MANCHESTER – A grand jury for Hillsborough County Superior Court North has indicted five residents of Nashua and one person from Hollis, according to the list released Friday. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand Jury’s determination that enough ...

Rockingham County issues indictments

BRENTWOOD – A 22-year-old Windham man has been indicted on a combination of 16 felony and 12 misdemeanor charges, all stemming from allegations he possessed child sexual abuse images, hacked into local girls’ Snapchat accounts, and posted some of their photos online. The Rockingham County ...

Plea deal reached in Merrimack Family Court perjury case

NASHUA – A plea agreement settled the perjury case of a Manchester woman who was accused of “knowingly making false statements under oath” that were “represented through counsel” while she testified in Merrimack Family Court. Emily Plumer, 37, of 1095 Bodwell Road, Apt. 6, ...

Firearm discharged during dispute

NASHUA – Citing his finding of evidence that Justin Soeum has a “significant substance use disorder” and has considered suicide, Judge Charles Temple on Tuesday ordered the 24-year-old Hudson man held on preventive detention as his domestic-violence case moves forward. Soeum, of 2A ...

Locals indicted by grand jury on various charges

NASHUA – Charges of sexual assault, identity fraud, and the ramifications of an alleged road rage episode in Brookline are among the allegations on which the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South grand jury handed up indictments for the January term. An indictment is not proof of guilt, ...

Goffstown man allegedly molested Nashua girl

NASHUA – Additional charges may be forthcoming for child sexual-assault suspect Kenneth Houle, a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Tuesday. Houle is being held on preventive detention, pending his next court appearance. Houle, 54, of 37 Cove St., Goffstown, faces one count of ...

Nashua woman’s witness-tampering case resolved

NASHUA – Prosecutors in the case of Kaysha Barriffe, the 25-year-old Nashua woman charged in March with assaulting a man with a knife and slicing his pants in the groin area, have dropped four of the charges in exchange for Barriffe agreeing to plead guilty to one count of witness ...

Locals indicted by grand jury

NASHUA – Charges of sexual assault, identity fraud, and the ramifications of an alleged road rage episode in Brookline are among the allegations on which the Hillsborough County Superior Court-South grand jury handed up indictments for the January term. An indictment is not proof of guilt, ...

Houle charged with sexually assaulting girl

NASHUA – Kenneth Houle, 54, of Goffstown, faces special felony charges for alleged aggravated sexual assault against a juvenile female known to him. At 1:15 p.m. Friday, officers received the report about the alleged activity. Nashua officers arrested Houle at 12:05 a.m. Saturday. This ...

Man arrested for alleged domestic assault

HUDSON – Police early Monday morning took into custody 24-year-old Justin Soeum, charging him with a series of felony and misdemeanor offenses stemming from allegations he threatened a family member, fired a gun and assaulted officers as they tried to arrest him. Soeum, who is believed to be ...

Impaired driver gets 14-day jail sentence in crash

NASHUA – Judge Charles Temple does not believe the Scott Bourque he sentenced Thursday to 14 days in jail – the minimum for a felony offense – is the Scott Bourque who two years ago crashed his car head-on into a truck while driving under the influence of opioid drugs. Virtually everyone ...

Three New Yorkers sentenced to prison

CONCORD – The third member of the trio that conducted what authorities called an organized theft and fraud ring in which the identities of nearly 200 New Hampshire residents were stolen over time has been sentenced to four years in federal prison, officials said Tuesday. Everton Ellis, 41, ...

Second Maine man reaches agreement in witness tampering case

NASHUA – Richard Hildreth, the 63-year-old Maine resident arrested last year for allegedly trying to convince the victim of another man’s sexual assaults to stop helping authorities prosecute the man, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one of the charges as part of an agreement. Hildreth, whose ...