Florida man charged with rape
LONDONDERRY | A Florida man is out on bail after his arrest for allegedly raping multiple victims last year.
Klaus Harvey, 39, most recently of 9351 Spring Run Blvd. in Bonita Springs, Fla., turned himself in to police on May 16 on a warrant for aggravated felonious sexual assault and felonious sexual assault. Harvey was taken to Rockingham County Jail, where he posted $5,000 cash bail.
The crimes are alleged to have taken place at Harvey's former residence in Londonderry over the course of last summer, Londonderry police Capt. Bill Hart said.
At the end of March, Londonderry police detectives received a report on the alleged incidents from the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families, Hart said. Police investigated in cooperation with DCYF and the Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County before seeking a warrant for the suspect's arrest.
Harvey lived in Londonderry until late last year, Hart said, and only recently returned to the state.
Police said they are not at liberty to talk about case specifics due to its sensitive nature. Hart had no comment about the victims other than to say that they are in good health.
Harvey is scheduled for arraignment June 19 in Derry District Court.
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Derry man charged with assaulting girlfriend
DERRY | A 34-year-old Derry man pleaded guilty to simple assault last week.
Sean Akin, of 9 North Main St., No. 3, was arrested on May 16 on three counts of simple assault, police Capt. Vern Thomas said.
On May 11, police received a call from someone concerned with the well-being of three juveniles living in Akin's apartment, Thomas said. When police checked the home, they found the children were fine.
However, Akin's girlfriend answered the door wearing large, dark sunglasses, Thomas said. She was wearing the glasses to hide large bruises on both of her eyes, Thomas said. She also had bruises on the bridge of her nose and on her hand and foot, he said.
After further investigation, police learned that Akin and his girlfriend had two disagreements, one on May 9 and another on May 10. Thomas said Akin allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face and pushed her into a glass cabinet.
Akin was held on $2,500 cash bail. He pleaded guilty to the assault charges on May 17 and was sentenced to six months in prison, five months of which were suspended.
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Man charged with threatening neighbor
LONDONDERRY | A local man turned himself in to police May 17 on charges he had threatened to kill his neighbor | a runner who threw a rock to ward off a charging dog.
Thomas Wolfinger, 33, of Bartley Hill Road was arrested on a warrant charging him with criminal threatening stemming from an April 28 incident.
Robert Ludwig told police he was running past a house in his neighborhood when a dog ran from the yard and chased him as he crossed the street, a police affidavit states. Ludwig said he threw a rock at the canine's feet to scare it off. The animal fled and Ludwig continued jogging, the affidavit says.
A short time later, a young man in a blue Saab pulled in front of Ludwig on Stonehenge Road, stopping him in his tracks, the affidavit states.
Ludwig told police that Wolfinger accused him of hitting the dog with a rock. Ludwig said he tried to explain what happened but Wolfinger yelled and swore at him, threatening to kill him, the affidavit states.
A motorist stopped and offered to give Ludwig a ride, which he refused.
"While the motorist was on scene, Ludwig stated that the suspect yelled 'next time these people would not be there and he would break his leg off and beat him with it,'" the affidavit states.
In a subsequent police interview, Wolfinger said his 11-year-old daughter told him that Ludwig had gone on the family's lawn and hit their dog with a rock, the affidavit states.
Wolfinger admitted to police that he had cursed at Ludwig but did not want to comment on whether he threatened him, the affidavit states.
Police obtained a warrant for Wolfinger's arrest and served it on May 17. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment June 16 in Derry District Court.
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Teens charged with break-in, assault
DERRY | Three teens were arrested on Sunday night for allegedly breaking into a Derry home and beating up its occupant.
Police said the teens broke into a home on Silvestri Circle at 6:30 p.m. The owner reported to police that he had been assaulted. When police arrived, they saw his head had been injured.
The man gave a description of the car the teens were driving, and police were able to track them down.
Scott Jalbert, 19, of Hampstead, Timothy Perkins, 17, of Derry and a 16-year-old male were arrested and charged with a class B felony for burglary.
The minor was released to a parent. Jalbert and Perkins were arraigned Monday morning in Derry District Court. Jalbert was ordered held on $10,000 bail and Perkins held on $2,500 bail. Both are being held at Rockingham County Jail in Brentwood.
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Florida man charged with rape