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  1. ROCHESTER — A Maine man was arrested and charged with DUI after a rollover crash on Washington Street Thursday afternoon.Rochester police, fire and Frisbie EMS responded to Washington Street near Dry Hill Road at 4:15 p.m. Thursday for the report of a single-vehicle rollover crash, Rochester Police said in a statement.Police said their investigation revealed a Nissan Pathfinder operated by Scott Littlefield, 46, of Lebanon, Maine was traveling east on Washington Street [...]
  2. ROCHESTER — City police are seeking the public's help to identify suspects in two burglaries of businesses in the Milton Road area, where commercial welding and torching-related equipment was stolen.On Wednesday, among the items stolen from a business on Northcoast Drive were an air compressor, dolly holding large torch/welding cylinder tank, space heater and generator. On Sunday, a Lincoln Pro Cut Plasma Cutter, Lincoln Welder, commercial spray painting guns and other [...]
  3. DOVER — A 28-year-old city resident has been charged with felonious sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.Christopher Nash, of 41 Belknap St., was arrested for a crime that took place at a city residence Jan. 12, according to Dover Police Chief William Breault.Dover police said they began an investigation after receiving a report about the alleged incident, adding information gathered by responding patrol officers and follow-up investigation by the department's [...]
  4. DOVER — The attorneys representing double-homicide suspect Timothy Verrill are ramping up pressure on state police investigators as they work to get the case dismissed and block the state’s attempt at a retrial.Public defenders Meredith Lugo and Julia Nye are actively deposing 15 state police employees. After those depositions, the attorneys will question the credibility of the state police investigation during a May 18 evidentiary hearing that could take as long as a [...]
  5. DOVER — The Dover Police Department released the following arrest log for Feb. 9-15, 2020:Feb. 9Brandon S. Drew, 26, of Somersworth, was charged with DWI.Feb. 10Joshua W. Pillsbury, 25, homeless, was charged with domestic violence.Feb. 11Brittany A. Raiche, 30, of Barrington, was charged with DWI.Matthew J. Huron, 27, of York, Maine, was charged with DWI.Feb. [...]
  6. DURHAM — The Durham Police Department released the following arrest log for Feb. 10-16, 2020:Feb. 12Alexander Griffes, 21, of Dover, was charged with transportation of alcohol.Feb. 15Jeffrey Patnaude, 25, of Danville, was charged with operating after suspension.Gabrielle Harris, 21, of Pelham, was charged with forgery.Shane O'Connell, 19, of Durham, was charged with attempted burglary, loitering/prowling, [...]
  7. PORTSMOUTH — The New England-wide police union is calling for the resignation of Portsmouth Police Commission Chair Joe Onosko, and vowing to file a grievance against him, in response to Onosko's condemnation of the union's endorsement of President Donald Trump.Vice President Michael Pence came to Portsmouth Monday to accept the police union's [...]
  8. U.S. marshals announced they are seeking Kierran Michael Pierce, who was last known to reside in the Rochester area, on a charge of failing to appear in court to face multiple counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.The District of New Hampshire - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is seeking to locate and arrest Pierce, who is a Belknap County Sheriff’s Office fugitive. Pierce is known to have ties to Massachusetts, authorities said.U.S. marshals advised if [...]
  9. STRATHAM — The 46-year-old Timberland employee killed at the company’s headquarters Sunday was identified Tuesday as Catherine Heppner of Exeter.New Hampshire Associate Medical Examiner Christine James determined the cause of Heppner’s death was stab wounds, and that her manner of death is homicide.Robert Pavao, 20, of Berwick, Maine, was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree murder. He was a security guard at the business headquarters, [...]
  10. SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Police Department released the following arrest log for Feb. 3-9, 2020:Feb. 3Cody J. Haycock, 23, of Rochester, was charged with operating without a valid license.Kathleen A. Coffman, 36, of Rochester, was arrested on 2 warrants.Stephanie L. MacDonald, 38, of Somersworth, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking-2 prior convictions.Tina M. Emirch-Robinson, 44, of Rochester, was charged with driving [...]
  11. STRATHAM — A 20-year-old Berwick, Maine, man accused of murdering a 46-year-old woman at Timberland Sunday worked at the facility as a security employee and did not know the victim, according to court records. The woman who was killed was an employee of Timberland, the company has confirmed.Robert Pavao waived arraignment Monday and pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree murder. He is being held without bail at the Rockingham County jail.Pavao was [...]
  12. SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Police Department released the following arrest log for Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2020:Jan. 26Andrew R. Gagnon, 43, of Berwick, Maine, was charged with license required, operating without a valid license, misuse of plates.Jan. 27Lauriann LaFlower, 36, of Somersworth, was arrested on a warrant.Steven G. Carlson, 58, of Wells, Maine, was charged with conduct after an accident.Jan. [...]
  13. DURHAM — The Durham Police Department released the following arrest log for Feb. 3-9, 2020:Feb. 3Peter Anderson, 57, of Durham, was charged with dog at large.Feb. 5Jake Macgilvary, 22, of Manchester, was charged with misuse of plates.Feb. 8Jacob R. Dow, 21, of Enfield, was charged with noise violation.Gia Manganiello, 20, of N. Reading, Mass., was charged with noise violation. [...]
  14. DOVER — The Dover Police Department released the following arrest log for Feb. 2-8, 2020:Feb. 2Kayla M. Colby, 23, of Berwick, Maine, was charged with DWI, operating after suspension/revocation.Devin B. Giles, 19, of Milton, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant.Feb. 4Robert M. Burkes, 29, of Somersworth, was charged with operating without a valid license.Feb. 5Robert Stancil, 39, [...]
  15. STRATHAM — Police have made an arrest in connection with the suspicious death of a 46-year-old woman at 200 Domain Drive Sunday evening.Robert Pavao, 20, of Berwick, Maine, has been arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder for knowingly causing the death of the woman by assaulting her, and one count of second-degree murder for recklessly causing the death of the woman under circumstances manifesting an extreme indifference to the value of human life by [...]
  16. PORTSMOUTH — A campaign stop by Vice President Michael Pence Monday, to accept an endorsement from the New England Police Benevolent Association, will have traffic impacts in the city, police announced. Pence is scheduled to accept the endorsement at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel and police said the visit will impact traffic and parking around Market, Deer, Russell and Green streets. According to a White House advisory, Pence will fly into the Pease Air National [...]
  17. DOVER — The Dover Police Department released the following arrest log for Jan. 26-Feb. 1, 2020:Jan. 26James R. Adams, 27, homeless, was arrested on an electronic bench warrant.Ryan J. McLaughlin, 36, of Springvale, Maine, was charged with DWI.Andrea R. Stein, 43, of Rollinsford, was charged with willful concealment.Paul J. Garcia, 33, of Dover, was charged with criminal mischief.Jan. 27Daniel R. Lockard, [...]
  18. DURHAM — The Durham Police Department released the following arrest log for Jan. 20-Feb. 2, 2020:Jan. 26Anthony J. Kilroy, 22, of Portsmouth, was charged with disorderly actions.Jan. 28Luke Hopkins, 20, of Belmont, Mass., was charged with license prohibitions.Jan. 29Richard Alperin, 64, of Newmarket, was charged with yellow line violation.Feb. 1Matthew [...]
  19. BRENTWOOD — A former Portsmouth TD Bank manager will serve at least two years in prison for stealing nearly $95,000 from a cognitively impaired customer.Britt K. Landsperger, 46, of Stratham, pleaded guilty Friday at Rockingham Superior Court to five counts of theft by unauthorized taking.She received a 4- to 8-year sentence, with 2 to 4 years suspended for a period of five years for one count of theft by unauthorized taking. She received a suspended 5- to 10-year [...]
  20. NEWINGTON — Police arrested a Lebanon, Maine, man on a driving while intoxicated charge after he crashed his Ford F-150 pickup Thursday on the Spaulding Turnpike northbound at the Little Bay bridges.State police said Daniel St. Clair, 34, was traveling northbound on the Spaulding when it struck the guardrail on the right side of the road around 5 p.m. Jan. 30.“The truck then careened across the highway and struck the guardrail on the left side of the roadway, [...]