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Man stabbed to death at Jaffrey residence; investigation ongoing

JAFFREY – A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death Saturday in a Jaffrey residence in what officials are calling a homicide. Jake Seaburg, who is believed to be from Acton, Massachusetts, was stabbed in the chest, law enforcement officials said. They said the circumstances surrounding the ...

Abandoned 911 call leads police to scene of alleged domestic incident

HOLLIS – Officers sent to a local residence Monday evening after a dispatcher traced the address through an open 911 line "quickly determined" that a physical confrontation had taken place, police said. While they didn't say who was at the address when the officers arrived, police said that ...

Bedford resident facing charges in connection with Merrimack hit-and-run

MERRIMACK – Witnesses who provided arriving police officers with information on the vehicle they reported seeing crash into two parked vehicles then allegedly drive off led to the prompt arrest of the driver, police said. George Zarella, 50, of 7 Cabot Lane, Bedford, would end up being ...

Hudson police nab suspect near scene of alleged burglary

HUDSON – Police said their suspect in an attempted burglary at a Berkeley Drive residence had run off before officers arrived, but thanks to witness descriptions they were able to catch up with him just around the corner. The suspect, identified as Justin Spencer, 33, a Nashua resident ...

Ex-con charged in last year’s Pelham church shooting wants new lawyers

NASHUA – New Hampshire attorneys Donna J. Brown and Brian T. Lee, who together have amassed some 56 years of criminal defense education, knowledge and experience, "stand ready, willing and able" to represent accused church shooter Dale E. Holloway Jr., according to a Superior Court ...

Sex-assault allegations lead to Nashua man’s arrest; awaiting arraignment

NASHUA – A police investigation that began in August into allegations of sexual assault against Nashua resident Rafael Moctezuma has culminated in his arrest, according to police. Moctezuma, 43, of 2 Roedean Drive, Apt. 2, faces one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, a special ...

Nashua roommates arrested after months-long police investigation

NASHUA – Four months after they launched an investigation into two men they suspected were involved in the sale of illegal drugs, police last week took the men into custody within six minutes of each other, according to their reports. The fact that Jason Spurlin, 45, and Kevin Burke, 32, ...

Suspect arrested, charged with burglarizing two downtown eateries in four days

NASHUA – One morning last week, police got a call from the Nashua Garden, 121 Main St., reporting that the popular downtown sandwich shop had been broken into and money stolen sometime in the overnight hours. Police viewed video segments from the shop's security system and were able to see a ...

Suspect in 2019 murder of local pastor indicted on related charges

CONCORD – A statewide grand jury convened this month on behalf of Rockingham County Superior Court handed up two second-degree murder indictments for Brandon Castiglione, the former Londonderry man accused of killing 60-year-old Luis Garcia in October 2019. Castiglione, 26, was arrested just ...

Nashua man pleads guilty in federal court to manufacturing child pornography

CONCORD – A prolific child-pornography investigation by Nashua police that led to the arrest three years ago of then-Nashua resident Chad Francisco on some 28 charges eventually landed in federal court, where Francisco last week pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography, according to ...

Teen’s thumb slashed after verbal beef turns physical in Hudson driveway

HUDSON – One Hudson teen is facing surgery, and the possibility of physical therapy, on his thumb while another teen went to court Monday to face charges accusing him of causing the injuries by allegedly slashing the thumb during an altercation over the weekend. Jayden Akroyd, 18, of 6B ...

Nashua woman charged in connection with March burglary

NASHUA – Police over the weekend arrested Melissa Pendlebury, 41, of 35B Harvard St., accusing her of playing a role in a mid-March burglary in which "a significant amount of cash and jewelry were stolen," police said. The offense with which police charged Pendlebury – criminal ...