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December 24, 2008

Sex offender arrested for not reporting Londonderry address

Public Safety Briefs

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.

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