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Amherst Police & Fire Department Logs for April 15-22

Not included on April 15th police log ––– On April 12, 2020, the Amherst Police Department investigated a hit and run accident which occurred on Old Manchester Road on or about 2300 hours. ––– On April 20, 2020, at 2012 hours, the Amherst Police Department responded to a ...

Two arrested after fisticuffs break out in Merrimack hotel

MERRIMACK -- Two men from out of town face disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges, the result police say of a fight that broke out in the hallway of a local hotel. Donald Joslyn, 42, of 4 Davidson Road, Jaffrey, and Joseph Smith, 26, of 104 O’Malley St., Manchester, are scheduled ...

Man sentenced to prison on probation violation charge

NASHUA – Sentenced on drug charges about 13 months ago to 2-4 years in prison, all suspended on certain conditions that included two years of probation, Nashua resident Korey Brown on Wednesday pleaded true to violating that probation, resulting in a 1 1/2 - 4 year stand-committed ...

Nashua man pleads guilty to multiple charges

NASHUA – A plea agreement, crafted over the course of months by prosecutors and defense counsel in the cases of Nashua resident Paul Johnson, was accepted by a Superior Court judge Monday, settling more than a dozen outstanding charges pending since last fall. Johnson, 33, last known ...

Family sues Valley Street jail in man’s 2019 death

CONCORD – The family of Nicholas Sacco, the 24-year-old man who died last year after being found unresponsive in his cell at Valley Street jail, is suing the corrections department and two medics associated with the jail. Sacco, whose last known address was in Manchester, died on May 22, ...

2007 Clinton office hostage-taker denied request for release

CONCORD (AP) – A man convicted of taking hostages at a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office in New Hampshire in 2007 is seeking release from prison due to his worsening medical condition. But a judge denied the request because prison officials haven’t had enough time to ...

May sentencing for man charged in drug ring

CONCORD – Roughly six months after he agreed to plead guilty to charges accusing him of participating in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in the Nashua area, former Nashua resident George Cruz is now scheduled for sentencing in May. Cruz, 30, is one of three men who pleaded guilty ...

Hudson officer on leave

HUDSON – Zachary Nardini, a 24-year-old Hudson police officer with roughly nine months on the job, is on paid administrative leave following his arrest early Saturday morning on one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated. State police troopers arrested Nardini, a Windham resident, ...

Smith gets prison, could get early release

NASHUA – Timothy Smith, a former local man charged last fall with five felony offenses accusing him of possessing, and being involved in the sale of crack cocaine, pleaded guilty Monday to two of those charges as part of a plea agreement that includes prison time. Smith, 40, who most ...

Police: Gun in waistband unintentionally discharged

COLEBROOK (AP) – Police in New Hampshire say they are investigating the unintentional discharge of a firearm by a man who was carrying an unholstered gun in his waistband. State police said Tyler Rancloes, 25, of Columbia, was brought to the hospital on Sunday with injuries that were ...

NPD’s new radio blocks public ears

NASHUA – The Nashua Police Department this week is transitioning to a “fully encrypted” radio communications system, which means all radio transmissions will no longer be heard over police scanners or through social media apps and Websites such as Broadcastify.com. Police Chief Michael ...

Judge OKs 30-day jail term in illegal gun possession case

NASHUA – Everyone in Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn’s courtroom Monday for Louis S. Pilat’s plea and sentencing hearing on a felon in possession of a firearm charge appeared to understand why Pilat, despite knowing he was violating his probation, felt he needed to carry a gun. The ...

Elder’s caregiver charged with stealing $1.5k

HUDSON – A home health care worker currently living in Concord is facing felony charges that police say stem from allegations she accessed her elderly and disabled client’s bank accouts without authorization and stole sums of money in excess of $1,500. State Police on Saturday arrested ...

Mistrial declared in Goodwin sex case

NASHUA – The mother of the man who is accusing former Nashua resident Edward Goodwin of sexually assaulting him when he was around 5 years old was in the midst of testifying at Goodwin’s trial Wednesday when she suddenly veered into territory the lawyers had earlier agreed was ...

Alleged attempt to discipline child leads to felony charge for city man

NASHUA – Fed up with his 5-year-old daughter’s alleged refusal to do her homework or to listen to him most of the day, a Nashua father later told police that he “may have lost control” when he allegedly picked up a wooden stick and struck the girl’s feet. While the injuries were ...

Moura pleads guilty in shooting death of Hudson woman

MANCHESTER – A plea agreement reached Tuesday in the case of Justin Moura, charged in the shooting death last year of Nashua native and Hudson resident Tanya Hall, calls for Moura to serve 12-24 years in State Prison, with the opportunity to have four years of the minimum suspended. Moura, ...

Detective, alleged victim testify on Day 1 of Goodwin trial

NASHUA – The now 30-year-old man former Nashua resident Edward Goodwin is accused of sexually assaulting some 25 years ago struggled Tuesday to recall certain time frames and the order of some of the events surrounding the alleged assaults, which he says began at some point after Goodwin ...

Opening statements set today in Upper Valley resident’s sex-assault trial

NASHUA – Jurors were seated Monday and opening statements are set to begin this morning in the trial of former local resident Edward Goodwin, who is facing felony charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a young girl in Nashua nearly a decade ago. Lawyers in the case filed a flurry of ...

Man accused of molesting underage girl

NASHUA – When Hudson police officers confronted Ghenton Doty outside his Barbara Lane home in November and allegedly noticed a “bulge” in the back of his waistband, they asked him if he was armed. Doty said he wasn’t, but then allegedly admitted he was carrying a handgun, which, ...