Grand Jury indicts 2 for attempted murder, other August indictments

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MANCHESTER, NH — Two city men are under indictment for attempted murder, one accused of repeatedly stabbing a woman and the other alleged to have nearly beaten a man to death.

A Hillsborough County Superior Court North grand jury indicted Carlos Alden, 27, of 80 Walsh Ave., Apt. 1, on one count of attempted murder, seven charges of first-degree assault and one count of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.


He is accused in the June 2 repeated stabbing of Natasha Vallieres, 27, who had broken off a relationship with him.

At 1:17 a.m. that day, police were called to Vallieres’ apartment for a reported stabbing.  Officers followed a blood trail into the building which led them to a bathroom where Vallieres was bleeding heavily from stab wounds to her leg, arm and forehead.

She told police Alden tried to kill her.

According to the indictments, Alden stabbed her in the head, twice in the thigh, in the mouth, the tongue, the shoulder and twice in the chest.


Dennis M. Roberge of 21B Wheelock St., second floor, was also indicted for attempted murder, second-degree assault and criminal restraint in the May 22, 2019 beating of James Tuson. 

Police went to Roberge’s apartment on May 22 for the report of an intoxicated person who would not leave.  

According to the indictments, Roberge knocked Tuson to the ground, straddled him, then turned him over and punched him on both sides of his face.  He then smashed Tuson’s face into the ground several times before hitting him repeatedly in the face and smashing his face into a wall.   He allegedly had another person hold Tuson down on the ground while he continued attacking Tuson causing him to cease breathing and become unresponsive — “an attempt to cause his death,” according to the indictment.

When police arrived, three people were on top of Tuson, who was the subject of the intoxicated person call.   They removed the individuals to discover that Tuson was blue and not breathing.  Eventually, he came to and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Among others indicted were:

Kenyon Gifford, 36, of 124 Haverhill Road, Salem, was indicted for burglary for allegedly breaking into a Winter Street apartment to plant child pornography and frame a man living there.

On April 12, 2018, Gifford allegedly broke into the home of “B.J.” at 64 Winter St., Apt. 3.   He also was indicted for filing a false report to law enforcement; falsifying physical evidence for presenting evidence he knew was false to deceive police, and seven counts of distribution of child sex abuse images for planting child pornography in the home on a black nightstand, in a bottom dresser drawer, under a mattress,  under a couch cushion, in a PlayStation 4 game case, in a pornographic DV case and in a  drawer.

Shogo Hanamura, 44, of 35 Eagle Nest Way, was indicted on two counts of first-degree assault accusing him of putting his 3-year-old daughter’s hands in extremely hot or boiling water, causing significant burns.

He also was indicted on two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of reckless conduct.

According to the indictments, the incident took place on Sept. 21, 2018.

His wife, Sara Hanamura, 35, was also indicted on two counts of witness tampering.  Knowing that an investigation was underway into the burning of her 3-year-old daughter, the indictments allege she told her older daughter not to talk to anyone about it and not to talk to anyone about discipline in the house.

Daniel Oldenquist, 36, of 749 Forest Road, Greenfield, was indicted on five counts of issuing bad checks and two counts of theft by deception involving $163,990.

According to the indictments, on Aug. 20, 2018, he wrote a check for $5,000 to Deep Green Landscaping knowing it would not be paid.

On Sept. 21, 2018, he allegedly wrote another check for $20,000 to the same company.  Wells Fargo Bank couldn’t locate the account.

On Oct. 3, 2018, Oldenquist wrote a check for $128,990 to James R. Rosencrantz & Sons, on an account that was closed, according to the indictment.  He allegedly wrote a second check to the same company on Oct. 16, 2018, in the amount of $10,000, again on an account that was closed.

On Oct. 16, 2018, Oldenquist wrote a check in the amount of $10,000 to James R. Rosencrantz & Sons, according to the indictment.  That account was allegedly closed.

The theft by deception counts relates to the checks he wrote to Rosencrantz.

Sara Brissette, 43, of 54 Mountain School Road, Weare, was indicted on charges of insurance fraud and perjury in connection with the destruction of a barn.

According to the indictments, between May 2 and May 25, 2017, Brissette made a claim to State Farm Insurance Co. that her barn had collapsed due to heavy snow when, in fact, Brian Boucher pulled the barn down using his truck after she reported a claim but before State Farm could examine the property.

On Oct. 4, 2018, Brissette allegedly committed perjury when she filed a signed affidavit for the Superior Court affirming, to the best of her knowledge and recollection, that her barn collapsed from the weight of accumulated snow when, in fact, the indictment says, the barn was damaged because Brian Boucher pulled it down with his truck.

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