Julio Santiago-Hernandez, 30, of 24 B Amory Street, Nashua, was arrested Jan. 18 on a warrant in connection with an October 2011 incident on Chestnut Street in which several rounds were fired during a drive-by shooting.
On October 23, 2011 at approximately 11 a.m., officers responded to a residence on Chestnut Street in reference to a report of shots being fired. The incident was further investigated by detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division who issued an arrest warrant for Santiago-Hernandez, charging him with recklessly firing a handgun multiple times on Chestnut Street while placing area residents in danger, as some of the bullets struck a nearby residence. No one was injured in the incident. The handgun involved was recovered and discovered to have been reported stolen in Nashua on October 2, 2011.
Santiago-Hernandez is formally charged with: reckless conduct, a class B felony. Santiago is also charged with two additional counts of reckless conduct, class B felonies, and receiving stolen property, a class A felony.
Nashua Police Lt. Michael Moushegian said the delay in making an arrest in this 2011 case was due, in part, "because we had to have some evidence examined forensically at the state lab," and those results were recently completed.
The class A felony is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment, exclusive of
fines. Each class B felony is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, exclusive of fines. Santiago-Hernandez is being held on $50,000 cash bail pending an upcoming arraignment in the 9th Circuit Nashua District
Division Court on January 22, 2013.