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Hudson - Litchfield News August 19, 2011 - 5

Market Basket Customer, Employees Detain Thieves

submitted by Hudson Police Department On August 13, at approximately 3:45 p.m., members of the Hudson Police Department were dispatched to Market Basket, 212 Lowell Road in Hudson for a report of a theft with an assault as well. Multiple calls were received at the time of the incident. Upon arrival, officers located a male suspect being detained by employees at that location. Employees had also detained a female believed to be an accomplice. During the course of the investigation, it was determined the female subject, later identified as Devora Walls, 49,

Nelson Slaughter Devora Walls

of Philadelphia, PA, confronted a customer and began distracting her. At the same time, the male subject, later identified as Nelson Slaughter, 47, also of Philadelphia, approached the customer from behind. While the

customer was being distracted by Walls, Slaughter lifted her wallet from her purse seated in her shopping carriage. The customer became alerted to the ruse

and yelled for “security” as she grabbed her wallet from Slaughter. Both Slaughter and Walls began to run out of the store. Slaughter was detained by employees as he was about to exit. He wrestled

with the employees causing some minor injuries. Some customers also assisted the employees to gain control of Slaughter until the police arrived. Walls was located by other employees as she exited the store and entered a vehicle in the parking lot. Both subjects were taken into custody by police at the scene. Slaughter was charged with Robbery (unarmed), a Class B felony. Walls was charged with Criminal Liability for the Conduct of Another and Falsifying Physical Evidence, both Class B felonies. Bail was set for each at $50,000 cash or surety. At the time of this release, neither Walls nor Slaughter were able to make bail. They were held at Valley Street Jail pending an arraignment scheduled for Monday morning, August 15, at the 9th Circuit Court - Nashua Division.

Cause of Vehicle Rollover Under Investigation

submitted by Hudson Police Department On Thursday, August 11, at approximately 1:45 a.m., members of the Hudson Police and Fire Departments responded to Bush Hill Road east of Wason Road for a single motor vehicle rollover. Upon arrival, it was learned that there were two subjects in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The vehicle involved, a blue 2007 Toyota Yaris, was traveling west on Bush Hill Road just prior to the collision. The operator lost control of the vehicle, swerved into the eastbound lane, and struck both a tree and rock. This caused the vehicle to roll over on to its roof. The driver and passenger were able to get out of the vehicle without assistance. The dislodged

tree became entangled in the power wires; PSNH was contacted to assist in the tree’s removal. The female driver, who was identified as Elizabeth Harmon, 21, of Londonderry, was apparently uninjured. The male passenger, who was identified as Michael McCarthy, 25, of Dracut, MA, had apparent minor injury on his mouth. Both subjects were seatbelted at the time of the collision. Both subjects refused medical treatment from the Hudson Fire Department. Alcohol was not a contributing factor in this collision. The Hudson Police Department is investigating this collision further to see if speed was a factor in this incident.

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Can You Identify These People? Staff members of

the town of Hudson’s Engineering Department found this photo of Highway Department workers while going through old files. No one has been able to identify who the men are. It appears the photo was taken back in the 50s. If you know who the workers are, send your response to Hudson~Litchfield News at

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Spending Proposals- continued from front page

of Curriculum to a four day week, which is an eight hour increase, for $14,062 and to hire an ESOL tutor for $26,200. They also had some budget shortfalls, the most controversial one was $251,000 for the retirement payments. This was most controversial because the legislature had provided funding for the coming year and had lowered employer payment rates to the retirement system. Cutler said this was “in case” money was needed. People questioned how the warrant article

would be presented and when the board said they were thinking about only one warrant article because of the No Means No law, several audience members urged them to divide the additions into categories and present more than one warrant article. Community members said they were not sure if they would support moving the librarians from part time to full time or adding

more money for the track, adult ed or the First Robotic team. Several community members pointed out that while they supported many of the proposals, if only one warrant article was provided, they might feel the necessity to vote no. There was community support for the addition of staff who had been cut, but there was also support for spending less and lowering the property tax rates. Some people came with prepared comments because each person was allowed only two minutes to speak. Others asked specific questions about individual items. At the end of the meeting the public was asked to mark which proposals that they favored on flip charts provided by the board. Prindle said the board would make a decision at its next board meeting. Community members who wish to be heard may e-mail the superintendent with comments.

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