Crime

Barnaby to plead guilty in double-murder

NASHUA — Anthony Barnaby is scheduled to plead guilty next week to charges related to his role in the 1988 brutal stabbing deaths of Brenda Warner and Charlene Ranstrom. Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell confirmed Thursday that Barnaby will appear in the Hillsborough Superior Court - ...

Hudson man arrested in PA

NASHUA – Cornelius C. Stanley, 45, a member of the New Hampshire Stanley family known for perpetrating paving scams, was arrested last week on charges he ran a scheme on a Pennsylvania resident. Stanley, a Hudson resident, is charged with theft by deception and fraudulent business ...

Manchester residents charged with bank fraud

CONCORD – Ariel Mendoza, 26, Angel Forteza-Concepcion, 18, and Katyushkanair Baez Vega, 18, all of Manchester, face charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray said. An indictment unsealed last week alleges Mendoza and Forteza-Concepcion ...

Father sues DCYF after child’s death

MANCHESTER – By the time Sadee Willott died three years ago at the age of 21 months, social workers with New Hampshire’s Division for Children, Youth and Families had investigated her parents nine times for suspected abuse. Despite the many reports of black eyes and broken bones, ...

Witnesses plead Fifth ahead of trial

NASHUA – Witness after witness refused to answer whether they had even worked for Dusty Old Cars, with that basic question being enough for the former employees of the defunct classic car dealership to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Stephan Condodemetraky, ...

Nashua men arrested in two separate cases

NASHUA – At 3:15 p.m. Saturday, city police officers arrested John Rundlett, 55, no fixed address, Nashua, on a warrant for burglary, Class B felony. In a totally separate case, officers arrested William Kratman, 50, of 30 Hawkstead Hollow, Nashua, at 3:50 p.m. Friday on a warrant for ...

Police keeping watch on rise of meth in New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – Crystal meth is on the rise in New Hampshire, entering the state through main highways like Interstate 95, but Seacoast police say use of the drug does not appear to be increasing at the same rate in their cities and towns. State Police Lt. John Hennessey said ...

Duggan found not guilty in child support case

By DAMIEN FISHER Staff Writer NASHUA — Mark Duggan, the Massachusetts man on trial for allegedly failing to pay child support for several years, was found not guilty on criminal charges this week. The jury in the Hillsborough Superior Court-South in Nashua found Duggan, 52, not guilty on ...

No jail time for sandwich thief

NASHUA – After taking a haul of sandwiches, condiments and beverages worth about $16 from a grocery store in May, Nashua resident Misty Brown faced a possible sentence of up to seven years in state prison. Instead, Brown, 41, of 28 Railroad Square, Apt. 44, was sentenced Tuesday in the ...

Two Nashuans charged

NASHUA – On Monday, Nashua police arrested a city man on an arrest warrant for aggravated felonious sexual assault. Officers arrested Jay Duclos, 52, of Nashua, at 3:58 p.m. Monday after they received a report of alleged sexual assault involving a female adult on Sunday. The victim reported ...

Lead prosecutor leaving Dusty Old Cars case

NASHUA – James Boffetti, the chief of the Consumer Affairs Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, is leaving the Dusty Old Cars prosecution team to focus on the state’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturer, Purdue Pharma. Boffetti, speaking on Monday, said it was a tough ...

Merrimack man facing charges for domestic assault

MERRIMACK – A local man was arrested Sunday night for assaulting his girlfriend, having allegedly put his hands around her neck, grabbing her hair and wrists, then sitting on top of her to prevent her from leaving. Police said Eric Dearborn, 28, fled his girlfriend’s home and fled back to ...

Man nabbed for stealing 12-pack

MERRIMACK – A Manchester man was arrested Friday on a warrant for theft by unauthorized taking. The warrant was from an incident in June, in which Leland Peterson, 31, 381 Thornton St., Manchester, allegedly took a 12-pack of beer from a Merrimack store without paying for it. Peterson ...

Merrimack woman arrested for breach of bail

MERRIMACK – A woman was arrested Friday for violating the terms of her bail agreement, police said. Sarah Vaskelionis, 30, last known to live at 22 Woodridge Road, was “highly intoxicated,” officers said, when they responded to a local residence for a report of an unwanted subject. As ...

Settlement is sought in brutality lawsuit

CONCORD – Maurice Belmore Jr., the man who claims he was beaten and falsely arrested by members of the Nashua Police Department, offered a settlement agreement during a recent mediation session that has so far not been accepted by the defendants. Belmore filed his lawsuit in U.S. District ...

Alleged assault victim seeks immunity

NASHUA – The woman who recorded audio of her alleged assault by the father of her child “so the police would believe me” is herself facing allegations she broke the law by not informing the suspect she was recording him. The alleged assailant, Ryan MacIntyre, was charged in February with ...

Rep.’s welfare fraud case headed for settlement

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has given the parties in the welfare fraud case of Salem State Rep. John Manning about six weeks to work out an agreement and bring it before the court. Judge Charles Temple, noting in a dispositional conference order that the “primary issue ... is ...

Nearly 500 prospective Barnaby trial jurors to report to court Aug. 27

NASHUA – Matters ranging from the estimated length of Anthony Barnaby’s upcoming double-murder trial to the number of peremptory strikes each side will be allowed during jury selection were among the topics addressed Monday at Barnaby’s trial management conference. The hearing, over ...

Several locals indicted by Hillborough County grand jury

MANCHESTER – The grand jury for the July term of Hillsborough County Superior Court North has handed up indictments on charges alleging robbery, sexual assault, theft and drug offenses by Nashua area residents. An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand ...

DWI patrol in Nashua nabs eight

NASHUA – On Friday, New Hampshire State Police and the Nashua Police Department worked in tandem to conduct a DWI saturation patrol throughout Greateer Nashua, stopping 159 vehicles. The patrols are an initiative approved by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency and the National Highway ...