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Nashua woman faces burglary charges after incident on Temple Street in April

NASHUA, NH – A Nashua woman with a 15-year criminal history and active drug trafficking, drug possession and other charges was recently arrested by police and accused of being involved in a burglary on Temple Street.

On April 19, police were dispatched to a residence on Temple Street near Temple Place for a report of an armed robbery and burglary. Police spoke with the victim, who said several people she knew “forcedly entered her home, threatened her with a box cutter and assaulted her,” according to Sgt. John Cinelli, the Nashua Police public information officer and chief of communications Department.

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Investigators began working on the case. After reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses and suspects, Kailey Rowley, 31, of Temple Street, a few blocks from the incident, was identified as the “involved party,” Cinelli said. An arrest warrant was issued against her for criminal liability. She was arrested April 25 and held without bail.

“At the time of Rowley's arrest,” Cinelli said, “she had several other outstanding warrants,” including theft, sale of a controlled drug and charges of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

Rowley was arraigned April 26 in Nashua District Court.

According to court records and reports on Patch, Rowley is no stranger to law enforcement, with his criminal history going back nearly 15 years.

Rowley was charged with tampering with physical evidence three times in Concord in 2009 and criminal liability for his conduct. Most of the charges were not filed and she lost $831.88 in the lawsuit in January 2012.

She was arrested at least four times in 2011. She was arrested for shoplifting in Amherst in July 2011. She was also arrested on an arrest warrant. In Merrimack, she was charged with criminal trespass for allegedly throwing a rock at a man's vehicle during an incident. She was arrested in December 2011 in Concord for driving violations. Rowley was arrested in Salem in 2012 on a warrant and a driving charge in Bedford in January 2012 and a driving charge in Nashua in January 2013.

In June 2016, while living in Merrimack, she was arrested on two theft charges related to incidents in Concord.

In September 2017, while living in Franklin, she was charged with prohibited and controlled drug operations: controlled premises where drugs were kept, after police tracked online sex ads and calls for services at a home several months earlier. Investigators claimed there were more than 40 calls regarding drug overdoses, prostitution, assault, wanted persons, noise complaints and several calls from residents in the neighborhood reporting possible drug activity. About a year later, she pleaded guilty to the controlled premises charge and received a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

In February 2021, she was arrested in Nashua for prohibited acts and driving after revocation or suspension. She did not appear for the arraignment in March 2021, but ultimately the charges were not heard in April 2021.

In Nashua, she was arrested in late December 2022 following an incident at Kohl's on a theft by trespassing charge, a felony stemming from two prior convictions. Rowley was convicted of theft in Franklin District Court in May 2016 and in Concord District Court in August 2016. Rowley was released on $200 bail. She failed to appear at a trial and sentencing hearing in September 2023, as well as review hearings on January 5, January 18 and February 29. An arrest warrant was issued for her on April 29. A status conference is planned for May 29.

Following incidents in January, February and April 2023 in Nashua, four indictments for sale of a controlled drug followed in April 2023. She was later charged in the case and remains active. Rowley failed to appear for a disposition conference hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court South in September 2023. 5, January 18, February 22 and February 29. A bail hearing was held on April 29 and she was placed in preventative detention. A status conference has been booked for May 29th.

Rowley is also charged with drug possession, possession of contraband, falsification of physical evidence, two counts of supplying weapons and two breaches of bail following an incident in Manchester in mid-December 2023. She failed to appear for an arraignment and bond hearing in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on March 15. Rowley was arraigned May 1 and held on $25,000 bail.

Anyone with information about the case was asked to contact Nashua police at 603-589-1665.

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