August 25. 2014 8:21PM

Amherst couple charged in sale of lost wedding ring

Staff Report

NASHUA — Police have charged an Amherst couple in connection with the sale of a lost wedding ring to a Nashua pawn shop.

Nicholas Baldasarre, 25, of 27 Mill St., who is accused of picking up the wedding ring — valued at more than $1,500 — outside a north end Nashua business, is charged with felony theft of lost/mislaid property. Emmalyne Castillo, 28, also of 27 Mill St., is accused of selling the ring to a Nashua pawn shop. She is charged with felony receiving stolen property.

The victim had contacted Milford police Aug. 10, saying he wasn’t sure if he had lost the ring in Milford or in Nashua. Milford police found, through a pawn slip check, that the ring had been sold to a Nashua pawn shop. Nashua police joined the investigation and discovered that Baldasarre had found the ring.

Both Baldasarre and Castillo were released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail, pending arraignment in Circuit Court-Nashua District Division.

Arrests in 2012 burglary

Martin Sheehan, 22, of 72 Lock St., was charged with burglary and Joshua Higgins, 24, of 37 Lake Ave., was charged with criminal liability to burglary in the Sept. 18, 2012, burglary of a secured garage in the city’s north end.


Sheehan and Higgins were arrested Saturday as the result of an investigation by the Criminal Investigative Division.


Sheehan was held on $2,000 cash/surety bail pending arraignment in Circuit Court-Nashua District Division. Higgins was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and scheduled for arraignment Sept. 24.

Reckless conduct alleged

Stephen Welch, 25, of 49 A Cross St., was charged with felony reckless conduct and criminal threatening after he allegedly pulled out a gun during a verbal argument.


Police responded to a Lock Street address shortly before 10:50 p.m. Saturday for a report of a disorderly male who was screaming and yelling at another person. Police said the verbal argument escalated and Welch pulled out a firearm, waving it around and pointing it at people.


Police arrested Welch at about 12:21 a.m. Sunday and he was held at the Nashua Police Department on $10,000 cash bail pending arraignment scheduled for Monday in Circuit Court-Nashua District Division.