Crime

June trial set in downtown stabbing case

NASHUA – Marques Stanford, 30, stands accused of stabbing another man during a December brawl that reportedly began at a downtown pizza shop, continued across the street to a drugstore, and concluded in the intersection of Main and Hollis streets. Stanford may claim at trial that he was ...

Man accused of stashing stolen TV at barbershop remains jailed

NASHUA – Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn, noting Nashua resident Johnny Reyes’s quite lengthy criminal record and his alleged habit of running from police, said Monday she finds it appropriate that Reyes be held in jail on preventive detention, at least for the time being. Already ...

Mass. man jailed on $25K bail

NASHUA – A Massachusetts man with “a significant criminal history,” and now charged with stealing 12-16 firearms and taking them across state lines, was jailed Thursday on $25,000 cash or surety bail. Wayne Shea, 37, of Westford, waived formal arraignment Thursday in Hillsborough ...

Total of 3 dead after Manchester hotel shootout

By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press MANCHESTER (AP) — The two remaining people involved in a 15-hour standoff at a hotel have been found dead inside a room, after a man was killed outside the building in a shooting that involved law enforcement, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office ...

Manchester standoff resolved; police plan press conference

MANCHESTER – Police will hold a press conference this afternoon at police headquarters in the wake of the overnight standoff at Quality Inn on John Devine Drive, which ended around 10 a.m. Nashua SWAT team members had responded to assist Manchester and other agencies, and were working at the ...

Nashuan arrested for alleged sex crimes

NASHUA – A tip from an out-of-state attorney, who told Nashua police he frequently travels to the Dominican Republic to work with a women’s ministry, has led to the arrest of a Nashua man for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl nearly four years ago. Omar Lopez Rosario, 40, of 525 Amherst ...

Manchester man ordered held in jail

NASHUA – When detectives spoke briefly with Matthew Perry at police headquarters Sunday, shortly after officers arrested him on charges related to domestic violence, he denied all but one of the allegations, police stated in their reports. “Matthew said he only slapped (the alleged ...

Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with ...

‘Not guilty’ pleas entered in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) – Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from wealthy parents in exchange for helping students get into elite universities such as Georgetown. They appeared in Boston’s federal court nearly two weeks after they ...

Husband and wife wreck havoc at local bar

HUDSON — A domestic dispute at a local bar resulted in the arrest of a local man Thursday night. David Gagne, of Hudson, now faces a number of charges, including two counts of simple assault, two counts of domestic violence assault, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer. ...

Hillsborough South grand jury indicts locals

NASHUA – The Merrimack woman accused of altering documents and stealing money from a former employer over six months in 2018 has been indicted on two felony charges and a misdemeanor offense. On the list of indictments the grand jury for the March term of Hillsborough County Superior Court ...

Burglary suspect ‘still a danger,’ judge says in denying bail

NASHUA – Karim Bin Rashid Ahmad had no weapons on him when he allegedly burglarized a Crown Hill area apartment and stole more than $3,000 worth of belongings, nor did he become aggressive toward the occupant when he happened to arrive home and allegedly catch Ahmad in the act. Further, he ...

R. Kelly defense emerges, saying accusers are lying

CHICAGO (AP) – R. Kelly yelled through tears in a recent TV interview before an audience numbering in the millions, saying he’s in a fight for his life to disprove sexual abuse charges. That fight will ultimately be waged in court, with the only audience that matters numbering just 12 ...

Lowell man charged in Nashua robbery

NASHUA – Officers arrested Nathan Flores, 20, of 113 Aiken Ave., Lowell, Massachusetts, in relation to his alleged role in a February felony robbery in Nashua. At 12:44 p.m. Feb. 24, officers responded to a Nashua residence for a report of a disturbance, during which someone allegedly ...

Jury seated in Nashua man’s upcoming trial

NASHUA – Nearly three years after his arrest on multiple counts of possessing child sexual abuse images, 69-year-old Nashua resident James Ciampa appears headed for trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South. The first step was accomplished Monday when prosecutors and Ciampa’s ...

Bullet found in restroom at Nashua High School North

NASHUA -- Officials report that everyone is safe after they found a .22 caliber bullet inside a restroom at Nashua High School North today. Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said officials are investigating how the bullet got inside the restroom.

Murder suspect jailed, pending extradition

NASHUA – Three days after Nashua police found him at a local diner and took him into custody, Remy Salazar, the man charged with shooting and killing another man during an argument on a street in Methuen, Massachusetts, is back in Valley Street jail after waiving arraignment Monday in a ...

No jail for woman facing domestic violence charges

NASHUA – Several members of Micaela Duque’s family broke into tears in a Nashua courtroom Monday as Duque, 22, walked out sobbing after an emotional bail hearing. Ultimately, the judge, prosecutor and defense attorney agreed Duque needs prompt mental health treatment – not days or weeks ...

Nine arrested on cocaine charges

CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Scott Murray said authorities arrested nine individuals for their alleged participation in a cocaine trafficking operation. Those arrested include: • George Cruz, 30, Nashua; • Lawrence Fortenberry, 65, Nashua; • William Greenleaf, 42, Nashua; • ...

Survivor of 2016 stabbing now jailed

NASHUA – A prosecutor on Tuesday convinced a Superior Court judge to hold domestic violence suspect Freddie Buchanan in jail, referring to him as a danger to the public and himself and accusing him of perpetrating a violent, prolonged attack on a female acquaintance. Buchanan, 38, ...