LONDONDERRY — A registered sex offender was arrested Wednesday for not informing police that he had moved from Concord to Londonderry.
Gregory Papia, 47, recently married a woman and moved to 5 Happy Lane. Papia had previously registered with Londonderry police four times, but his primary residence was in Concord.
Papia told police in October that he still considered Concord his primary residence because he worked in that area. But police received an anonymous tip that he was living in Londonderry full-time, according to a police affidavit.
"He finally admitted that the reason he did not tell me that he was married was because he did not want to be listed on the N.H. State Police sex offender public Web site as living in Londonderry," Detective Patrick Cheetham wrote in the affidavit.
Papia also failed to inform police of all his vehicles.
When police reviewed his semi-annual registration on Dec. 8, he told police he had just purchased a 1989 Lincoln Towncar, but police learned that it had been registered to him in July. Papia was convicted in 1995 of five counts of felonious sexual assault on a victim under the age of 13 in Rockingham County Superior Court. Papia was released from state prison in 2001, according to the affidavit.
He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment in Derry District Court on Jan. 6.
Man stole brother's identity to buy military relics
LONDONDERRY — A 51-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested in Londonderry last week on identity theft charges for using his brother's identity to buy more than $7,000 worth of military relics.
Albert Lovering, of Watertown, Mass., told Londonderry officer Christopher Olson that his brother, who is being treated for manic depressive bipolar disorder, let him use his identity to purchase $7,782 in military relics. Lovering used his brother's identity, because he had poor credit, according to a police affidavit.
Lovering's brother contacted police when he received a bill in the mail from the auction company, according to police.
Lovering was attempting to set up a payment plan with the New York military relic dealer, but the owner of the business told Olson that he wouldn't accept anything less than full payment. This was the third time Lovering had attempted to make payment arrangements, according to the affidavit.
Lovering has been released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Derry District Court on Jan. 6.
Derry man sentenced for bank robberies
CONCORD — A Derry man who admitted to robbing three banks was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison last week.
Neal Wright, 49, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for robbing a Citizens Bank in Londonderry on June 22, a TD Banknorth in Manchester on June 23 and a TD Banknorth in Methuen, Mass. on June 25, according to court documents.
Wright told a teller at the Londonderry bank that he only had two years to live.
"This is nothing against you, I don't want to hurt anyone, but I only have two years to live and I have nothing to lose," Wright said, according to the documents.
Wright was recognized on local television stations by the owner of a landscape business who had employed him for approximately three weeks. Wright had quit in the beginning of June 2007 and had called on June 21, asking for work because he owed $2,100 in rent on his Sunnyside Lane apartment, according to the documents.