Nashuah, NH – The 2-year-old boy who suffered a head injury two weeks ago has died and now his mother, 21-year-old Unique Gould, is facing manslaughter charges.
Prosecutors say that on April 25, Unique used her hand to repeatedly hit Devon on the head, face, and buttocks. ”Gould made admissions that she ‘blacked out’ at one point, and admitted to hitting (him) very hard,” said Detective Marc Anderson.
Following the beating, Devon became unresponsive and slept for 18 to 20 hours. Being the brilliant woman she is, she tried to rouse Devon by shaking him and placing him in the shower. Gold only called 911 after family members and roommates threatened to do so themselves if she didn’t.
Devon was rushed to a Massachusetts hospital where it was determined he had a catastrophic brain injury and was suffering from inter-cranial bleeding. Unique was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
Those charges would be upgraded to manslaughter on Monday after Devon passed away upon removal from life support last week. As of this time, no explanation has been provided as to why she did this, not that there could possibly be a reason that would justify the unthinkable violence she inflicted on her son.…Continue Reading
Boston, MA – After two weeks on the run, a couple wanted by police for the alleged beating and burning of a 3-year-old boy have been apprehended at a Florida theme park.
Earlier this month, arrest warrants were issued for 23-year-old Jessica Linscott and 27-year-old Roland Dow, after Linscott’s 3-year-old son was dropped of at Exeter Hospital suffering from head trauma and burns to his arms.
The couple stated that his injuries were self-inflicted, but doctor’s determined the boy had been abused and contacted police. Authorities gave the couple the option of turning themselves in, but they took the opportunity to go on the run.
It took investigators two weeks, but after countless hours searching combined with tips from the community, the couple were finally located at Universal Studios in Orlando. Marshals spent all day Wednesday in the park searching for the couple, finally finding them at the end of the day just as they had finished watching a parade.
Linscott and Dow were booked into the Orange County Jail, and are being held pending their arraignment on fugitive from justice charges in Florida.…Continue Reading
Epping, NH – A woman in New Hampshire was arrested four times in 26 hours for playing AC\DC and Guns ‘n Roses too loudly.
Epping police said they were at the home of 53-year-old Joyce Coffey, responding to a noise complaint, and could hear AC\DC’s “Highway to Hell” blaring from inside the home while sitting in their police car.
They issued Coffey a warning about the music but were called back to the house an hour later. They could hear Guns ‘n Roses playing from inside her home, so they arrested her. Five hours after being released from jail, police got another call regarding loud music coming from her home and Coffey was arrested a second time.
After being released, police say they were called back to her home about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving yet another report of loud music. For the third time, Coffey was arrested for wanting to rock out with her cock out.
The fifth and final call to police regarding Coffey was not one about loud music, but rather a domestic disturbance.…Continue Reading
PORTSMOUTH, NH – We have reported on people killed by pinto beans, chocolate, meat grinders, industrial dryers, wood chippers and even paper rolling machines. Now we have a new way someone can be accidentally killed on the job.
A man working at the Redhook Ale Brewery was killed yesterday after a beer keg exploded, sending shrapnel into his head and chest. The worker was using compressed air to empty and clean kegs when the incident occurred.
“Something failed where it basically blew apart under the pressure and with such force that parts of the keg pushed into his chest and into his head,” said Asst. Fire Chief Steven Achilles.
Other employees discovered the unidentified man and called 911. Emergency workers arrived within a few minutes and found the man was weak and barely had a pulse before going into cardiac arrest. He was rushed to the hospital but would be pronounced dead later that day.
OSHA has started investigating and others are eager to hear the results as this cleaning practice is common, and a keg exploding in this manner is practically unheard of.…Continue Reading
Portsmouth, NH - According to police, a 52-year-old woman reported that a man who had tortured, raped, sodomized, drugged, and threatened her over an 8-year period as a child approached her in a supermarket and asked her if “she wanted to pick up their ‘affair’ where they had left off.”
This inquiry by Souran Manougian, 81,led to his arrest on 25 felonies.
A police affidavit described a pattern of behavior and manipulation that Manougian – who is known locally as “Buddha Babe” (?!) – is alleged to have used on the victim, who is a relative.
The court documents describe the abuse beginning in 1966, when the woman was 7 or 8 years old and – according to police – include her being forcibly raped and sodomized by Manougian who told the girl it was his responsibility to teach her “how to be a woman.”
Manougian is alleged to have told the victim that he would kill her, her mother, her grandparents, her dog, or “anything she loved if she told the police.” The woman reportedly described Manougian once showing her a badge and saying he was “a special officer” with the city police department and that she “would never be believed” if she told anyone what he’d done to her.…Continue Reading
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – A man is in jail after a fight with his girlfriend involved him biting one of her kids and punching the other.
Police say a fight broke out between 41-year-old Edward Critten and his girlfriend over the condition of the apartment they were living in. A television was broken during the fight and the two got into a physical altercation.
When the woman’s two boys, ages 9 and 11, ran out to defend her, Critten turned on them as well.
“It was at that time that the suspect bit the 11-year-old’s chest and then punched the 9-year-old in the chest,” said Capt. Corey MacDonald with the Portsmouth Police Department.
One of the boys ran to a neighbor to have them call 911. When police arrived, they found the 11-year-old had fallen down a flight of stairs during the argument and had to be taken to the hospital.
Critten was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, two counts of simple assault and one count of criminal mischief. Not surprisingly, he has a lengthy criminal history that includes charges of possession of controlled substances and possession of a deadly weapon.…Continue Reading
Walpole, NH – On Friday, a 14-year-old boy pulled out a shotgun while inside a school cafeteria and shot himself in the face. Surprisingly, the boy is currently still alive.
Police say Hunter Mack was upset over a relationship with a girl when he shot himself in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun at around 11 a.m. at Walpole Elementary. There were around 70 other students in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting.
On student told reporters that when one their friends noticed the gun Mack had hidden under his clothing and asked what it was for, that Mack stated he was “making things better” before shooting himself.
Mack was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his significant facial injuries. His relatives say that his vital signs are good, but that he will have a challenging recovery.
Classes have resumed today and crisis response counselors will be available for students and staff.
All I can think of when I read the word “challenging” is James Vance, the guy who tried to kill himself with a shotgun blast to the head but only managed to blow off the lower half of his face.…Continue Reading
“Officer Jason Mazza observed a vehicle on Route 125 drive slowly by,” deputy police Chief Kathleen Jones said. “[The patrol officer] heard a loud noise and observed the car was missing the rear driver’s side tire, driven on its rim only. It wasn’t flat, there was no tire on it at all.”
Officer Jason Mazza pulled Short over and approached. Shockingly, the officer reported smelling a ‘strong odor of alcohol.’ Mazza questioned Short and noted that he appeared ‘disoriented.’
“Short believed at the time of the stop that he was in Methuen, Massachusetts,” Jones said. “He told the officer he couldn’t find a jack to change his tire, but couldn’t explain why there was no tire on the car.”
After failing a field sobriety test, a police search of the vehicle yielded a substance suspected to be marijuana and some paraphernalia.…Continue Reading
Kevin McCue, 60, had just returned home from running errands Saturday morning when he encountered 18-year-old Sadie Kowak in his house stealing some of his belongings. She had entered through a basement window and had already stuffed two laptops and a loaded handgun in a duffel bag.
She asked McCue to just let her leave and the two got into a struggle when McCue refused to oblige. Kowak kicked and bit McCue in the leg, but the fight ended with McCue pinning her to the ground with an arm lock and holding her there until police arrived.
She was arrested and charged with burglary, theft of a firearm and simple assault. McCue says he feels bad for Kowak, but not that bad.
“I mean, in one sense, I felt bad for her because obviously, she has an issue. But on the other sense, she’s also committing a felony and a very serious felony, and it’s a path she’s chosen,” McCue said.…Continue Reading
MERRIMACK, N.H. – I know it’s a sickness but my penis has a hard spot for crazy women with anger management issues like 28-year-old Cassandra Beauchesne. She has been arrested for the fourth time in one year, twice in one week, for abusing her husband in some fashion.
It all started back in December of last year when Beauchesne, a reading and math teacher at Maple Avenue Elementary School, was charged with simple assault for allegedly slapping and punching her husband in the face as well as choking him twice.
In March those charges were dropped on the same day she was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. According to court documents, she tried to strangle her husband by “wrapping her right arm around his neck and applying pressure.” She also switched up her strangulation method using the old-fashioned, yet effective, method of using both of her hands.
The other day police were called to the couple’s home on a domestic disturbance call where they found she had smashed her husband’s computer.…Continue Reading
CONCORD, N.H. - For anyone following this case, the fact that Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Jennie V. Duval, M.D. ruled the death of 11-year-old Celina Cass as a homicide comes as no real surprise.
But I was surprised that Duval also revealed they also know how Cass died “after further investigation and receiving toxicology results”, especially since the initial autopsy results proved inconclusive.
The specific details are not being released to the public right now as it may hurt the ongoing investigation. Of course this doesn’t sit well with some who feel their curiosity being satisfied outweighs a case being built against a child murderer.
Cass’ stepfather and the public’s main suspect, Wendell Noyes, was taken to the hospital earlier that same morning after being witnessed “repeatedly lying face down and rolling around in the driveway.”
In the weeks following Cass being pulled from the river, her family has moved out of their home and put it up for sale.…Continue Reading
News reports are starting to come out that a female body was pulled from the Connecticut River this morning, a quarter mile from the home Cass shared with her mother and stepfather.
Essex County states attorney Vincent Illuzzi says an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and that the body has not been identified yet. They are not releasing any further info at this time.
Also interesting to note, and sure to get the speculation whipped into a fervor, are reports that Cass’ stepfather, Wendell Noyes, was rushed by ambulance to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital for undisclosed reasons.
For those of you not following this case, Cass was last seen in her room on the computer a week ago. Her parents told police they woke up on Tuesday to find her missing. This sparked a massive search that included the Connecticut River that runs close to the house.…Continue Reading
Detective Hileman and Lt. Choate thought it was odd that Christopher Hildreth went to the back to make their coffee when they stopped into Dunkin’s Donuts in June as he’d never done that when he served them coffee on previous occasions.
Feeling paranoid, as I’m sure most cops do when being served food, they watched Hildreth with the help of a store-front video monitor that shows a view of the back room. Both officers said they watched as Hildreth fill their drinks, and then add snot to both cups.
They didn’t say a word to Hildreth when he returned with their drinks, but contacted the manager and reviewed the surveillance tapes with her. The tapes clearly showed Hildreth making a couple of Boogerlattes and he was immediately fired.
He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of attempted assault.
I gotta commend those two police officers.…Continue Reading
WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. – I was going to post about the 11-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom earlier this week, but held off because there just wasn’t much to report on aside from her being missing.
There still isn’t really, but now the FBI has gotten involved.
Celina Cass, 11, was last seen Monday night in her bedroom by her mother and stepfather (*Stepfather? Listens to the faint sound of torches and pitchforks being readied*). The following morning, she was gone and has not been heard from or seen since.
There was no indications that the girl ran away, and there was nothing pointing to a struggle or that anyone had forcibly removed her from the home. The first searches were conducted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, state police with K-9 units and the United States Border Patrol because of how close the family lives to the Canadian border.
On Wednesday, crews searched the Connecticut River and used a helicopter to scan the ground from above but found no sign of the girl.…Continue Reading
CONCORD, Mass. – As everyone following this case already knows by now, the boy found dead along a gravel road in Maine has been identified as 6-year-old Camden Pierce-Hughes, and his mother has been taken into custody.
For those of you who have not been following this case, the body of a boy was found Saturday under a blanket alongside a remote road in Maine. Police were having issues identifying him as he did not match any missing persons reports. Even after they released a computer-generated photo of the boy, no one seemed to know who he was. The only clue they had was from a witness who saw a navy blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in the area.
This bit of info is what led to the boy’s identity finally being discovered and how he ended up on the side of the road. Someone saw a suspicious vehicle that matched the description being reported in this case sitting at a Chelmsford rest stop with a woman inside. When police arrived they found Camden’s mother, 42-year-old Julianne McCrery, sitting inside reading the Bible.…Continue Reading
Conway, N.H – You remember Krista Dittmeyer, the lovely, inconspicuous-looking young woman whose infant daughter was found in her abandoned car a mere quarter-mile from the retention pond where her body was found. Well, as it turns out, looks can be deceiving. Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of this budding young drug dealer in what has become a tragedy-turned-cautionary tale.
Michael Petelis, 28, referred to himself as her “protector” while her baby daddy served his 18-month sentence for cocaine trafficking. But, as often happens in the drug world, Petelis had only gotten close to her to gain access to her goods (and, no, we don’t know what those goods were at this point, but I’m guessing it wasn’t weed).
What happened next was textbook in terms of robbing a drug dealer. Dittmeyer was called to Petelis’ house and, before she could even get inside, Anthony Papile, 28, came out of nowhere and cracked her in the head with a rubber bat. The two men then bound her with duct tape, stuffed her in the trunk of her own car and, well, you know what happened from there. Authorities aren’t saying whether or not she was still alive when she was submerged. Let’s hope not. Trevor Ferguson, 23, then drove Papile home in exchange for drugs and cash.…Continue Reading
CONWAY, N.H. – The body of Krista Dittmeyer was found by divers in a retaining pond about a quarter-mile from where her car was found idling with her infant daughter inside. An autopsy will be conducted to determine Dittmeyer’s cause of death, but police are labeling her death “suspicious.”
Police began searching for Dittmeyer after her car was found on Saturday, sitting in the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot. It had been idling there for several hours with the hazard lights flashing. In the backseat was Dittmeyer’s 14-month-old daughter, alive and unharmed.
On Tuesday, police executed search warrants on two vehicles. One was Dittmeyer’s black Nissan Sentra, the other was never revealed to the media. Reports of blood being found in Dittmeyer’s vehicle were not confirmed by police, saying the Conway Police Department “does not comment on specific pieces of evidence.”
No one knows why Dittmeyer was in Conway, but she reportedly had a number of friends in the area. Her family, like a lot of other people, feel she was forced out of the car and that she persuaded that person to leave her daughter behind. Dittmeyer’s daughter is currently being cared for by her mother.…Continue Reading
CONWAY, N.H. – Police to execute two search warrants in relation to the disappearance of 20-year-old Krista Dittmeyer, the mother who was reported missing after her car was found abandoned with her infant daughter inside.
Someone noticed her car on Saturday, sitting in the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot for several hours with its engine running and hazard lights flashing. Police would find Dittmeyer’s daughter in the back seat, alive and unharmed.
Dittmeyer was nowhere to be found and at the time I type this, that still seems to be the case. Police have come out and stated that they feel she has been the victim of a crime, mainly because nothing points to Dittmeyer leaving behind her car and child by choice.
“There is nothing we’ve uncovered to indicate that she voluntarily absented herself from the vehicle or the child,” Lt. Chris Perley said. “People have asked about suicide or mental illness, but there’s nothing to indicate either of those things.”
Her family agrees, stating she would never leave her daughter in her car by herself unless she was forced to.…Continue Reading
MANCHESTER, N.H. – It’s my day off and Jaded is sick as a dog, so you are just gonna have to deal with some of the stories I am finding this morning while I drink my coffee in my overpriced D’D mug while waiting on my bacon to finish cooking. Starting with this woman in New Hampshire who had a pretty crappy Monday after she got stuck in the sunroof of a car.
I wasn’t even going to post this, but it was funny in how it escalated to embarrassing levels, plus there was the picture. The woman found herself wedged in the car parked in a Walgreen’s parking lot after she tried to retrieve the keys her friend had locked inside the vehicle. When she realized she was stuck, firefighters were called in to help get her out.
They were able to open the locked car doors, but their actions ended up arming the car’s security system and inadvertently locked the woman in place. They ended up freeing the woman by using a portable airbag to pry open the sunroof.…Continue Reading
The bus was returning from a trip to the Redhook Ale Brewery in Portsmouth, N.H., when police say the “friendly horesplay” between Thomas Johnson, 31, and Seth Davis, 34, led to them falling out of the bathroom window as the bus traveled down the highway.
In what may be a surprise to some, seeing as the group had been beer tasting at brew pubs prior to the incident, police believe alcohol may be contributing factor.
The driver called police within minutes of the accident and a state trooper would find both men laying in the breakdown lane. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene while Davis was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Johnson’s family is understandably upset, and are looking for answers. “I’m very confused [about] how two people could fall out of a window on a bus,’’ said Johnson’s mother, Katherine Roza.…Continue Reading