Nashuan allegedly threatened to blow up armory

Staff photo by Mathew Plamondon Jeremy Raskiewicz enters Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on Friday. On Thursday, authorities arrested Raskiewicz for allegedly threatening to blow up the Nashua National Guard Armory.

NASHUA – Jeremy Raskiewicz, 38, with a listed address of 21 Underhill St., faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to blow up the Nashua National Guard Armory.

Police documents allege Raskiewicz has been calling the armory, located at 154 Daniel Webster Hwy., to make threats. Authorities arrested him Thursday night on a felony charge of criminal threatening.

Friday, Raskiewicz was brought before Judge Charles Temple at Hillsborough County Superior Court-South in Nashua, where he waived his right to a formal arraignment hearing. The court proceeded to a bail hearing, during which he entered a plea of not guilty.

Through his attorney, public defender Sarah Amorin, Raskiewicz requested to be released on personal recognizance. However, Assistant County Attorney Brett Harpster requested Raskiewicz be placed in preventative detention, citing multiple past convictions.

Temple ordered Raskiewicz to be held in preventative detention and set a pending evidentiary hearing at the Nashua courthouse at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Temple cited Raskiewicz’s prior criminal history and violent tendencies in his decision.

According to police reports, Raskiewicz had been repeatedly calling the armory during the course of several weeks, while claiming he was a commander in the U.S. Navy who had “top secret” information to share.

However, when Raskiewicz was asked to stop calling the armory, he then allegedly threatened to blow up the military installation. Raskiewicz also claimed he knew everyone in the armory by name.

How Raskiewicz made his way to the Nashua area is unclear. According to information presented in court, his previous criminal history includes four counts of resisting arrest, two counts of simple assault, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, as well as a conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in the state of Montana in 2005.

An Associated Press report from Kalispell, Montana dated Dec. 16, 2005 features the headline, “Man sentenced for frying pan assault on transient.” It lists Jeremy Raskiewicz, then 25, as being the one sentenced to eight years in prison for this action.