adp polo pay March indictments include suspects in Nashua robbery
NASHUA A Milford man charged by police after a raucous chase that ended with him nearly driving into two officers by the Nashua Canal and three Massachusetts teenagers accused of robbing a Nashua man for a dozen pairs of expensive sneakers are among the indictments returned by a grand jury this month.
William Sylvester, 28, of 72 Whitten Road, Milford, was indicted on eight charges, including felony drug possession, after his Oct. 25 arrest by Milford police. that day for a burglary in progress. Police chased the man, who they later said was Sylvester, toward Spaulding Street, where he jumped into an SUV and fled.
Police then chased the vehicle west on Elm Street, where it entered the Hilton Homes development and turned onto Valhalla Drive.
The driver lost control and slid into two vehicles and then a tree in front of 12 Valhalla Drive, police said.
The suspect fled the crash on foot and was eventually arrested after another foot pursuit and brief struggle, police said.
Sylvester is charged with possession of a controlled drug and operating as a habitual offender, which are felonies, as well as misdemeanor counts of disobeying a police officer, conduct after an accident, three counts of resisting arrest and criminal trespass, a violation, according to court documents.
The indictments, handed down by a Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury, are not findings of guilt. They are the jury determination that prosecutors have enough evidence for the case to move to the superior court level.
The grand jury also indicted three Lawrence, Mass., teenagers charged with robbing a Nashua man in January and stealing shoes worth more than $2,000.
19, of 93 Boxford St.; Christopher Francisco, 19, of 7 Toye St.; and Anderson Morales, 19, of 418 Howard St., Apt. 1, are each facing one count of felony robbery after their
arrests on Jan. 6, according to court documents.
Nashua police said officers responded to 18A Cedar St. for reports of a robbery.
The victim told police he belongs to a Facebook group called Lawrence Sneaker Heads, and that he had arranged to sell a pair of shoes to a male by the name of Francisco Slime
later identified as Francisco.
When Francisco arrived in Nashua to meet with the seller, he asked to see all of the sneakers that were for sale.
Police documents indicate Francisco then called two friends to the house to see the merchandise, at which point one of them ordered the suspect to the ground and threatened him.
Police said 16 pairs of sneakers were stolen along with a PlayStation 4, an HP laptop and iPod Touch. Although the victim didn sustain any serious injuries, he told police the suspects had allegedly discussed killing him.
Other indictments handed down by the grand jury this month include:
John Heitkamp 70, of 112 Tolles St., Nashua, is charged with two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of second degree assault.
He is accused of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 13 between July 23 and Oct. 1 and again between Sept. 18 and Oct. 1, as well as choking the girl during the second incident, according to court records.
Joshua McCarthy 35, of 19 Prentice St., Waltham, Mass.,
is facing four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.