Crime

Five city residents arrested on array of drug charges

NASHUA – City residents Katelyn Ferguson, Tori Goulette, Justin Greenwood and Jose Torres, along with Exeter resident Jorjiana Rittenhour, face various drug-related charges after their Thursday arrests. Ferguson, 19, of 7 Eric Ave., Nashua, was arrested for on felony counts for the sale and ...

Couple found guilty of running unlicensed daycare

NASHUA – The owners of the former Ash Street daycare that authorities began investigating two years ago after a child fell ill and later died have been found guilty of operating the center without a license. Nashua district court Judge James Leary handed down guilty verdicts this week in ...

Nashuan arrested, arraigned on charges from alleged 2018 sexual assaults

NASHUA – Last summer, when a young woman told her mother she had been sexually assaulted by a man known to them, the mother suggested she go to the hospital for a sexual assault examination. The alleged victim did so, but she wanted to remain anonymous, according to police who would later ...

Nashua man charged with trespassing, drug possession

NASHUA – Arrested Sunday by police checking out a report of “several subjects” trespassing at a vacant building on Lake Street, Nashua resident Miguel Perez was ordered held in jail on preventive detention by the judge presiding over Perez’s bail hearing Monday in Superior ...

NY trio arrested in alleged scheme

NASHUA – Nashua Police arrested three New York men who were allegedly attempting to fraudulently obtain several Apple iPhones from local cell phone stores. The trio, officials said, were portraying themselves as representatives of various local businesses. At 4:41 p.m., officers with the ...

Judge rules in favor of suit’s defendants

NASHUA – The several Hudson police officers accused in a lawsuit of “willfully failing to protect” a former HPD dispatcher from domestic violence allegedly committed by her former police-officer husband are either not liable for negligence or are entitled to immunity, according to a ...

Arrest warrant issued for arson suspect

MANCHESTER – While Superior Court Judge Daniel St. Hilaire was overseeing the jury selection process Monday for Amherst resident David Trombly’s attempted arson trial, court officials were in the process of crafting a warrant for Trombly’s arrest. Trombly, 33, is accused of setting on ...

Amherst murder suspect gets a new attorney

MANCHESTER – A Superior Court judge Tuesday granted a motion to extend the proceedings in the second-degree murder case of Bryson Peluso, the Amherst man charged in the shooting death of an acquaintance early Thanksgiving morning. Judge Lawrence Smukler, at a roughly 15-minute status ...

Loughlin, husband, others hit with money laundering charge

BOSTON (AP) – Federal prosecutors added money laundering to the list of accusations against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents Tuesday in the college admissions bribery case, signaling an escalation against parents who are fighting the ...

Former Hudson man pleads guilty to several domestic violence charges

NASHUA – Addressing the court at Monday’s plea and sentencing hearing for Gregory Zieroff, the former Hudson man charged with a prolonged spate of domestic violence against a one-time girlfriend, Assistant County Attorney Michele Battaglia said she recalls being impressed by how ...

Mass. man charged after Hudson crash

HUDSON – A Lawrence, Massachusetts, man was arrested, booked then released on bail pending arraignment early Sunday morning, the result of a single-car crash that snapped a utility pole and took wires down on Melendy Road. Rafael Rameriz, 25, who police say appeared to be uninjured in the ...

TV actress pleads guilty in group’s sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) – With jury selection beginning at the federal case against a cult-like upstate New York group, TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s spiritual leader. Mack, 36, wept as she admitted her crimes ...

Victim in Amherst fatal mourned

AMHERST – A Milford High School honors student who graduated in the Class of 2016, Sierra Croteau went on to study nursing, the ideal career for a young woman “who had the ability to brighten anyone’s day” by exuding the compassion and thoughtfulness for which she was known. But now, ...

Slaying puts focus on ride-hailing safety, fake drivers

CHICAGO (AP) – Whenever Rachel Orden calls for an Uber, the 20-year-old Michigan State University sophomore immediately walks to the back of the vehicle to check the license plate number, then opens the door and waits for the driver to say her name before getting in. Even then, she devises ...

Police officer accused of drunken driving in fatal crash is from Amherst

AMHERST (AP) – Police say the man suspected of driving drunk in a crash that killed a New Hampshire woman is a Londonderry police officer. State police say 27-year-old Amherst resident Tyler Berry crossed the center line in a pickup truck and hit a vehicle on Route 101 in Amherst Friday ...

Filings: Bill Cosby agrees to settle 7 defamation cases

Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. Court documents filed Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last ...

Rivera wants new trial; Claims race played role in his conviction

NASHUA – A Latino serving a 33-year prison sentence now claims he should get a new trial because, he alleges, some involved in his cases may be racists. Ernesto Rivera, who has been charged with numerous offenses during a span of several years, was convicted on some of them and sent to ...

Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie retiring

NASHUA -- Officials with the Nashua Police Commission said Police Chief Andrew Lavoie will retire on Aug. 1, ending a 32-year career with the department.

Amherst man sentenced to at least 20 years

MANCHESTER – Just days after a Superior Court trial jury returned guilty verdicts on eight of the 12 felony assault charges accusing him of inflicting multiple life-threatening injuries upon a former partner in early 2018, Gabriel Chalpin, 44, learned he will be spending at least 20 years in ...