EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 8, 2013

New Hampshire in Brief


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NH man sentenced to

17 years for kidnap, torture

MANCHESTER (AP) — A 21-year-old New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for kidnapping and torturing a teenage boy .

WMUR-TV reports that Ismael Bangs of Manchester told the court on Thursday that he wanted to apologize to the boy and was embarrassed and disgusted by his actions.

Police say Bangs stripped his victim, burned him with a hot knife and glued his lips shut in July 2011. Police say the assault was recorded by cell-phone video.

Bangs’ co-defendant Yvens Luclaise was found guilty last year of being an accomplice and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Police: Burglar used 30-pound dumbbell for break-in

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — Police in Portsmouth, N.H., say a burglar used a 30-pount dumbbell to smash the glass doors of a jewelry store to get inside and steal an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

Police got an alarm at about 4 a.m. Thursday from Chrisrial and Company Jewelers.

Several glass cases also were smashed.

Police are looking for the suspect. They have video surveillance of him.