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Crime

Rivera to be sentenced on felonies, misdemeanors

NASHUA – At his resentencing hearing last week on several convictions – but minus the two armed career criminal indictments that were dismissed in light of an August state Supreme Court ruling – former Hudson resident Ernesto Rivera told the judge he’d “like to exercise my First ...

Armed man yelling ‘kill me’ fatally shot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Nebraska fatally shot a suspect at an apartment complex after the man approached officers with his gun raised and yelling “kill me,” Omaha police said Wednesday. Officers then found a woman dead inside an apartment that was the location of the domestic ...

Donchess at odds with Nashua police union, as he vetoes contract

NASHUA – Despite a 15-0 vote of approval from Board of Aldermen members on Dec. 23, Mayor Jim Donchess vetoed to the civilian contract submitted by the Police Commission. The union contract is set to be considered again during a special board meeting, set for 7 p.m. today in the Aldermanic ...

State gets extension of indictment deadline for alleged Pelham church shooter

NASHUA – A judge has granted a motion that gives prosecutors in the attempted murder case of Dale Holloway, the former Manchester man accused of firing shots during an October wedding at a Pelham church, an additional two weeks to present the case to a grand jury for indictment. Holloway, ...

Three are arrested in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – Police recently arrested Eve Ferrara, Paul Repp and Tasha Dion on various and unrelated charges. Ferrara, 50, of Merrimack, faces charges of OUIL-DWI Liquor. At 10:43 p.m. Friday,police were called to the Rapid Refill gas station on Peachtree Lane for the report of an ...

Man facing charges is jailed

NASHUA – A physical altercation that police say stemmed from a verbal argument – apparently at least in part regarding a PlayStation video game controller – resulted in the arrest of a 22-year-old Nashua man on assault charges. Jhasua Pena, of 56 Tyler St., Apt. 402, faces one Class B ...

72-year-old Nashua man indicted on sex assault charges

BRENTWOOD – The Nashua man arrested in September when he turned himself in to police has been indicted on five felony charges, which stem from allegations he sexually molested a child over the course of six years. The December grand jury for Rockingham County Superior Court handed up the ...

Driver, charged with homicide, out on bail

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has granted Nashua resident Sarah E. Shaw’s motion requesting she be released from jail on personal recognizance bail as her negligent homicide case proceeds in the Nashua court. Shaw, 36, of 97 Blossom St., was charged with the felony offense by police ...

Jury acquits Hanson in second assault trial

NASHUA – On Wednesday, the second day of his most recent trial on sexual assault related offenses, Bruce Hanson took the witness stand and firmly denied ever having sex “in any form” with his accuser, said he never physically forced her to do anything, and “absolutely” never ...

ACLU claims MPD illegally detained immigrant

CONCORD – Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire allege Merrimack police officers in August illegally detained two Guatemalan men, supposedly holding them at the scene of a motor vehicle stop for more than an hour until federal agents arrived. The suit was filed ...

Driver in high-speed crash turns herself in

MERRIMACK – The woman police allegedly clocked at 87 mph on Daniel Webster Highway just before she crashed near the 7-11 store roughly three weeks ago has been charged, police said, after turning herself in over the weekend. Jamie Van Lier, 29, of 26 Harmony Lane, Hooksett, is accused of ...

Citizenship status prompts family fracas

NASHUA – When Joseph Naresh Fuller, now 42, was adopted by a Nashua couple when he was 10, obtaining his American citizenship was one of the top priorities for the young man and his new family. But for some reason, Fuller’s attorney said in court Wednesday, that process never took place, ...

Hudson man charged with attacking police

HUDSON – Paul Norton, 39, of Hudson, has been jailed for allegedly attacking police on Black Friday. Police said that at 5 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the area of 43 Gowing Road for a report of a disturbance. When officers reached the location, they located a disorderly man, whom ...

Bizarre toy shop incident prompts arrest

NASHUA – Jason Caetano, 34, of New Ipswich, allegedly tried to have sex with an unwilling 16-year-old girl inside a Milford toy store at 11 a.m. Saturday. Caetano has no criminal record, a prosecutor told the judge during Caetano’s bail hearing Monday, but given his alleged spate of ...

Car collision veers off road, into house

NASHUA – The driver of one of two vehicles involved in a relatively minor crash on New Dunstable Road Sunday morning reportedly told police the collision caused her to lose control of the car, which then entered a driveway and came to rest up against the porch of a residence. The woman, ...

Man jailed after allegedly fleeing police

NASHUA – Around midnight on Nov. 16, Hudson police officer Dan Donahue was parked on the side of Derry Street with his radar operating when a pickup truck zipped past “at a high rate of speed.” Donahue, according to the reports now filed in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South, ...

Nashua stabbing suspect jailed

NASHUA – The 23-year-old man stabbed multiple times early Monday, allegedly by Nashua resident Hector Manuel Olivo Quintero, sustained serious, “potentially fatal” puncture wounds and lost “a tremendous amount of blood,” a prosecutor said in Superior Court on Tuesday. Assistant ...

Cyber-tip leads police to local man; investigation remains active

NASHUA – A multi-jurisdictional investigation that began two months ago when the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cyber-tip alleging a Nashua man was involved with child pornography led to his arrest, police said. Erik Jorgenson, 34, of 5 Crown St., Apt. ...

Man facing 10 charges after allegedly battling officer, fleeing

HUDSON – Told by the police officer who pulled him over for speeding early Sunday morning that he was also going to be charged with drunk driving, Nashua resident Michael Derochers reacted by allegedly refusing to exit his truck and physically resisting the officer’s attempts to take him ...