Crime

Kidnapping and assault suspects indicted this week

NASHUA - Two men who allegedly kidnapped and beat the man they suspected of selling a fatal amount of opioids to a friend were indicted this week by the grand jury convened in the Hillsborough County Superior Court. Jeremiah Starkweather, 43, and Christopher Dallas-Koziol, 32, were each ...

Man gets life in prison in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend

BRENTWOOD (AP) – A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to life without parole in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. A jury convicted Richard Moore of first-degree murder on Thursday in the 2016 death of Joanne Boucher. She was found dead in their Danville home. A witness testified ...

Jury seated in Hanscom rape case

NASHUA – The jury is seated and the lawyers in the Christopher Hanscom sexual-assault trial are preparing their opening statements, which they are scheduled to deliver when the trial gets underway on May 23. Hanscom, 34, of 2B Boyd Road in Hudson, will be tried on two counts of aggravated ...

Federal charges for N.H. man in alleged mail theft

CONCORD – A Manchester man who allegedly robbed a library was arraigned Tuesday on federal charges alleging he stole mail out of mail boxes in Litchfield. Nicholas Walker, 28, is charged with being in possession of stolen mail. He was brought up on the federal charges after an investigation ...

Theft report leads to drug charges

HUDSON – Officers checking out a report of a theft from Walmart on Lowell Road Monday night tracked a potential suspect to the nearby McDonald’s, where, police said, they found her in the restroom allegedly in possession of “several Walmart bags and a large purse.” When police ...

Police charge 3 women in weekend store thefts

NASHUA – Police over the weekend took into custody three women, charging each with offenses related to theft, and one of them with assault for allegedly biting and pushing two security officers at a Pheasant Lane Mall store. In the first case on Saturday, police arrested Kristin O’Dell, ...

Seven charges filed against Bostonian in Merrimack incident

MERRIMACK – A 25-year-old woman from Boston is due in Merrimack district court Tuesday to answer to seven charges, which police said stem from an early-morning disturbance Sunday at a local residence. Amanda Kay, whose street address wasn’t provided by police, was taken into custody ...

Hudson police, fire officials seeking information on suspicious fire

HUDSON – As the investigation continues into the late-April fire that damaged a Boyd Road home and various items scattered on the front lawn, police and fire officials are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact them. A look around the property prompted officials to ...

Police charge Nashua man in domestic altercation

NASHUA – A 43-year-old Nashua man was arraigned Tuesday in Nashua District Court on charges stemming from the alleged assault of a woman with whom he is acquainted, police said. Francisco Chavez Amador, of 60 Crown St., Apt. 1, is facing five counts of simple assault – physical contact, ...

Homeless man arrested for array of allegations

NASHUA – Roughly 24 hours after he allegedly assaulted and robbed a man on Pine Street, Shaun Jerome, a 40-year-old Nashua man with no fixed address, was in police custody, charged with those allegations as well as several others accusing him of stalking a former girlfriend. In all, Jerome ...

$50K bail remains for suspect in teen sex case

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge Monday declined to modify the $50,000 cash-only bail set for Michael Come Jr., one of four suspects arrested recently on allegations they each had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Come, 27, of 32 Paxton Terrace, was allegedly found in bed with ...

Hudson man arrested for alleged violation of protective order

MERRIMACK – A Hudson man was arrested Monday for allegedly violating a protective order three times in as many weeks. Merrimack Police arrested Michael Bonenfant, 53, of 432 Fox Hollow Drive, after the alleged victim reported the incidents. Bonenfant is accused of sending multiple texts ...

Beating, torture case nets guilty plea

NASHUA – Jonathan Emery said he was “not himself” and was “way out of line” due in part to alcohol impairment the night he took part in the prolonged beating and torture of a man he and his friends blamed for providing drugs to another friend who later died of an overdose. Emery, ...

Sex-assault trial pushed to October

NASHUA – Trial for 73-year-old accused Brookline sex offender Gerard Michaud has been continued until the beginning of October, the result of a Superior Court judge’s recent ruling that followed the resolution of a separate matter on whether Michaud is eligible for a public ...

‘Deadbeat Dad’ no-show at trial

NASHUA – Trial didn’t happen as scheduled last month for Mark Duggan, the Massachusetts man charged with violating a Nashua family court order by allegedly failing to pay child support for more than seven years. According to court documents, Duggan, 52, failed to show up for what was to ...

Nashua-based contractor gets 6 months for labor violations

CONCORD – A Nashua business owners is going to jail for six months after he pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice related to the investigation into his labor practices. Kevin Corriveau, 43, owner of Kevin Corriveau Painting Inc., reportedly failed to pay $200,000 in overtime wages as part ...

Nashuan arrested in stabbing

NASHUA – Police last week were called twice within two hours to a Nashua residence, and each time left with a person in custody on charges stemming from a fairly prolonged domestic altercation. The alleged combatants – Ashish Chopra, 39, and a 16-year-old male – both reside at the home ...

Grand jury hands up indictments

A Nashua resident currently incarcerated at Merrimack County jail on drug and sex-offender charges has been indicted on a new charge, which accuses him of spraying feces into another inmate’s cell by stepping on a bag containing the material, according to the indictment. Christopher M. Smith, ...

Review hearing set for July

NASHUA – The next periodic court review is set for early July for Nathan Pasquale, the Nashua man freed several weeks ago on $7,500 personal recognizance bail so he could get physical and mental health treatment, obtain a mental health evaluation and perform community service. Pasquale, 25, ...

Local man charged with second OUI

MERRIMACK – A resident of Cota Road was charged early Sunday morning with a second-offense OUI and two counts of conduct after an accident, after police said officers found parts of his heavily-damaged vehicle near a smashed mailbox and on a nearby lawn. Scott Jowders Jr., 23, of 60 Cota ...