Crime

Woman charged with theft

NASHUA – When Hudson police charged Nashua resident Kristen Antonetty with theft Sunday for allegedly trying to steal underwear from Walmart, they also arrested her on an outstanding warrant for her alleged failure to appear in court on several other offenses. While Antonetty, 30, of 12 ...

Woman arrested in investigation in 2016 death

NASHUA – The police investigation into the 2016 drug overdose that claimed the life of a young woman in Nashua has yielded an arrest, police said Tuesday. Lindsey Tierno, 29, of 15 Gillis St., is charged with one count of falsifying physical evidence, a felony, for allegedly “removing ...

Trial begins today for local woman facing theft charges

NASHUA – Testimony is scheduled to begin today in the trial of Christine Fernandez, a 38-year-old local woman facing two felony charges stemming from her alleged theft and resale of a ring worth more than $1,500. The Superior Court jury that will hear the trial was seated Monday, as was ...

After 20 years, dead mother and son linked

Decades after the unidentified bodies of a woman and a 10-year-old boy were found in separate states beside a Southern interstate highway, investigators now say they were a mother and son and the boy’s father has confessed to killing them. The case was cracked thanks to an online DNA ...

Police investigating Hooksett deaths

CONCORD — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, State Police Col. Christopher J. Wagner, and Hooksett Police Chief Janet Bouchard on Tuesday announced additional information regarding an ongoing investigation into two suspicious deaths in Hooksett. Monday, Hooksett police ...

Nashua man pleads ‘no contest’

NASHUA – About a month ago, just before a scheduled hearing on his motion to suppress evidence in his child sex abuse image possession case, Nashua resident Robert Catanzano Jr. came forward and proposed a plea agreement to prosecutors. After pondering their options, Assistant County ...

Man faces assault charges

NASHUA – Kenneth Bell faces multiple charges, including second-degree assault, in the aftermath of his standoff with Nashua police and SWAT team officers at 16 Shedds Ave. Thursday evening. According to witnesses, Bell, 43, left the scene in an ambulance after officers shot him with bean ...

Upcoming trial for alleged identity fraud

NASHUA – Hudson resident Mark Leach, 59, of 70 Old Derry Road, faces two felony and four misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations he defrauded a bank in order to obtain another person’s account information, and used the person’s credit card without authorization to purchase more than ...

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, ...