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  1. CONCORD (AP) — A former Alabama police officer facing human trafficking and other charges was apprehended in New Hampshire, the U.S. Marshals Service said Saturday.Joshua Matthew Davidson, 30, whose last known address was in Fort Deposit, Alabama, was located and arrested without incident at an apartment in Hampton at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.Davidson was being sought on three arrest warrants issued June 25 by the Dallas County, Alabama District Court, including [...]
  2. CONCORD – State Rep. Renny Cushing spoke about his father’s murder at the hands of an off-duty Hampton police officer in 1988. Others talked about the need for more police training as the new Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency continued taking testimony on Thursday.Cushing, D-Hampton, chair of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, discussed House Bill 1645, an omnibus policing bill which is on its way to Gov. [...]
  3. SEABROOK – A Dover man is being held on bail and a probation detainer, following his Friday arrest at the Lowe’s parking lot for possession of $11,000 worth of opiates with intent to distribute.Michael Harper, 33, was arraigned at Rockingham Superior Court Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $3,000 cash or bond, along with the detainer for violation of a previous probation agreement. Harper, a felon with multiple convictions, is charged with [...]
  4. On a daily basis, New Hampshire’s jails and prisons send new inmate bookings to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help the federal agency identify potential undocumented immigrants.That’s according to a June 26 affidavit filed in a federal court case out of Hillsborough County showing a man’s illegal status was recently identified that way after he was booked at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.The affidavit, written by Manchester- [...]
  5. SOMERSWORTH — A local man was arrested on domestic violence charges, including a felony offense.Marko A. Lopez, 34, of 33 Lincoln St., was arrested June 25 after police responded to a call at his residence.Lopez is charged with simple assault, second-degree assault and false imprisonment. He had been charged with resisting arrest or detention, but a court spokesperson said that charge has been dropped.Lopez was released on personal recognizance bail. He [...]
  6. DOVER — Zachery Lajoie, the suspect arrested after a 4½-hour manhunt near Weeks Crossing Tuesday, is now facing multiple charges of failing to comply with sex offender registration laws.Dover police on Thursday announced Lajoie, 24, has been arrested again.Police said detectives began an investigation after Lajoie allegedly failed to update his address with the sex offender registry in January. As a result of that investigation, detectives obtained an [...]
  7. CONCORD – Dash and body cams may be returning to the state police cruisers and chests after about a 20-year hiatus.Safety Commissioner Robert Quinn said the state now has the funding and is moving forward with returning the recording devices to use. Quinn spoke at Thursday’s meeting of the Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community and Transparency.Gov. Chris Sununu, who created the new commission to help address public concerns about police [...]
  8. SOMERSWORTH – The Somersworth Police Department released its arrest log for June 18-27June 19Kristen D. Levesque, 35, of 85 Adelle Drive, Dover, was arrested on a Hampton Police Department warrant alleging abandoning a motor vehicle. Levesque was released on a hand summons and is expected to appear for arraignment on Aug. 18.June 20Holli L. Bourque, 42, of 38 Pine St., Rochester, was arrested on a Dover [...]
  9. HAMPTON – The North Beach Bar and Grill is being sued by the estate of a couple killed in a head-on crash last year by a drunken driver.According to the suit filed in Rockingham Superior Court, the estate alleges the bar at 931 Ocean Blvd. overserved Ryan Kittredge the night of Jan. 10, 2019, offering him free drinks before allegedly telling him to leave. Kittredge later got into his vehicle, drove the wrong way on Route 101 near Exit 7 in Epping and crashed into another [...]
  10. DOVER — The Dover Police Department released their arrest log for June 21-27June 22Christopher T. Lester, 49, of 20 Pleasant View Circle, Dover, was arrested June 22 and charged with domestic violence. Lester was released on personal recognizance and is expected to appear for arraignment on July 27.June 23Joshua J. Dore, 30, of 67 Emery Mills Road, Lebanon, Maine, was arrested June 23 and charged with simple [...]
  11. DOVER — A wanted man believed to be armed was arrested after a 4-1/2-hour manhunt Tuesday, when residents were advised to stay inside their homes.Zachery Lajoie, 24, allegedly fled from his vehicle near Weeks Crossing in Dover after initially refusing to stop for a Somersworth police officer on High Street, according to Dover police.Lajoie was wanted on a Capias warrant from Strafford County Superior Court, and was reportedly armed, police said. The warrant [...]
  12. YORK, Maine — Two people were arrested Sunday night on burglary and drug-related charges in connection with a series of thefts and a high-speed motorcycle chase.Nicholas Godbout, 32, of Belmont, New Hampshire, and Hannah Rae, 28, of Laconia, New Hampshire, were found hiding in the woods after the motorcycle crashed near York River Bridge late Sunday, according to a statement released Tuesday afternoon by the York Police Department.Godbout and Rae were arrested [...]
  13. CONCORD – A Hampton woman was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for sending letters to restaurants and food companies falsely claiming she or a family member became seriously ill after eating their foods.Jaqueline Masse of Hampton was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Concord on mail fraud charges. In addition to her prison sentence, she was ordered to pay $206,609.19 in restitution."Jacqueline Masse stole the identities of innocent family members [...]
  14. CONCORD - Clifford A. Bullock, 71, of Nottingham, pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to transportation of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Monday.According to court documents and statements made in court, in April 2019, law enforcement officers learned that Microsoft had detected potential child exploitation materials on a Microsoft OneDrive account with an IP address that resolved to Bullock’s address. Law enforcement officers executed a [...]
  15. PORTSMOUTH — A Dover woman was arrested after allegedly driving across a median at the city traffic circle and the wrong way onto Route 16 late Sunday night.Adrienne Lessard, 33, was spotted about 11:57 by Officer Stephen O’Connor of the New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol, when he was traveling southbound on Route 16 in Portsmouth, police said. O’Connor saw a 2017 Subaru Legacy facing the wrong way, stopped in the breakdown lane. Trooper Matthew Bailey of [...]
  16. HAMPTON — A Massachusetts man is facing multiple charges after allegedly spitting at an officer’s face and claiming to have COVID-19, a claim police later learned was false.Christopher Zielinski, 36, of Haverhill, allegedly spat at the officer through an open window while in the back of a police cruiser after being arrested for driving while intoxicated early Friday. Police said they pulled Zielinski over around 12:40 a.m. for driving at an unsafe, high rate of speed [...]
  17. DOVER -- A Somersworth man faces numerous charges stemming from a disturbance and attempted escape at the Whittier Falls Housing Complex, according to Dover police.Police charged Darres B. Edmonds, 31, of 23 Market St., Apartment E, with domestic violence, criminal mischief, obstructing report of crime or injury, simple assault, resisting arrest or detention, falsifying physical evidence, and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.Police said they [...]
  18. PORTSMOUTH — Police on Thursday arrested six people, for a combined 12 charges, alleging drug sales at Portsmouth Housing Authority properties.Capt. Darrin Sargent announced in a press release the arrests followed a lengthy investigation, "resulted from targeted enforcement of the Controlled Drug Act, and came after receiving tips that the activity was occurring." The Police Department had the full cooperation of the Portsmouth Housing Authority, it was announced. [...]
  19. DOVER – Timothy Verrill’s defense blasted the state Attorney General’s Office Thursday for not only failing to turn over voluminous evidence before his double homicide trial ended in mistrial last fall, but also for failing to examine past homicide cases to determine what went wrong beyond blaming "everybody else."Verrill, 37, of Dover is charged with stabbing and bludgeoning Christine Sullivan, 48, Jenna Pellegrini, 32, to death in Farmington on Jan. 27, 2017, [...]
  20. DOVER — Three people were arrested on felony drug possession charges Wednesday, according to city Police Chief William Breault.Tina Sprague, 52, of 31 Nutter St., Rochester, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug – heroin and methamphetamine, both felony offenses.Amanda Anderson, 31, of 41 Cormier Drive, Rochester, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug - heroin and methamphetamine, both felony offenses. [...]