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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 ...

Arrest made in June damage spree at Regina Library

NASHUA – The investigation into the June incident in which Rivier University’s Regina Library sustained significant damage yielded an arrest, police said Monday. Taken into custody and charged with two felony offenses was James Colby, a 36-year-old Nashua man police described as an ...

Cell phone GPS leads searchers to missing Merrimack hikers

MERRIMACK – Technology appears to have played a signficant role in the rescue Saturday evening of two hikers, who officials say lost their way in the Horse Hill Nature Preserve. Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Duke said Sunday that the fire and police dispatch center received a 911 call at ...

Suspect in violent road-rage assault claims self-defense

NASHUA – Michael Twohig, the 42-year-old Brookline man accused of going after another driver with a hatchet and punching her in the head during a road rage episode last year, is now claiming his alleged actions were a matter of self-defense. Twohig, in a notice of self-defense filed ...

Cerritos new trial is months away

NASHUA – Nearly eight months have passed since a Superior Court judge granted Santos Cerritos’ motion for a new trial in his 2014 sex-assault case, and unless the court schedule changes, another six months will pass before that new trial gets underway. By April 2017, Cerritos, now 56, with ...

Hanson’s 2nd trial, 6 charges inexplicably dropped

NASHUA – What was to be Nashua resident Bruce Hanson’s second of three Superior Court trials on sexual assault-related allegations was abruptly canceled on the eve of jury selection – after prosecutors dropped all of the six charges on which Hanson was to be tried. The lead prosecutor, ...

Man held on multiple domestic violence charges

NASHUA – A felony charge alleging a knife threat and a series of misdemeanors accusing him of punching the alleged victim several times in the head have been lodged against Antony Espinal De Leon, a 21-year-old Nashua man who currently has no fixed address. De Leon appeared in Hillsborough ...

Man arrested for computer sex allegations

MERRIMACK – Grant Normandin, 70, of Merrimack, faces charges of using a computer to seek sex with someone he believed to be 13 years old. Normandin was arrested on a warrant and charged with a felony-level certain uses of computer services prohibited, a felony level offense. The Merrimack ...

Five people charged in NPD drug sweep

NASHUA – Police, during a recent drug sweep that netted five individuals on various drug-related charges, initially arrested one of them, 18-year-old Melvin Campbell, on a violation-level charge of possessing marijuana. But it wouldn’t be long before the officers added four more charges, ...