Jan 16, 2015 8:40 PM

Police reports detail assault, abuse allegations, gang-related activity at home of Nashua mom charged with murder


NASHUA - During the two years leading up to a toddler's death, police responded to the Oak Street apartment that she lived numerous times.

The reports of those calls involve details of assault, abuse allegations and gang-related activity.

Katlyn Marin, the mother of 3-year-old Brielle Gage, has been charged with second-degree murder in the girl's Nov. 25 death. The medical examiner ruled Brielle's cause of death blunt force trauma.

Police visited the apartment more than 40 times for instances involving Marin since July 2012. It's unclear when Marin moved to 14 Oak St. NH1 News reached out to a representative for Marin's landlord by phone and was told to email. The representative did not respond to the email Friday.

NH1 asked police for records of responses to 14 Oak St. for a five year period starting in 2010. Marin's name did not appear in those records until July 3, 2012.

Ten of the visits by police during that time were substantial enough to produce reports.

Details of those reports are as follows:

  • Aug. 15, 2012: Criminal threatening: Marin's then-boyfriend Michael Rivera and Marin said two males drove up and threatened them with a baseball bat.
  • Sept. 3, 2012: Simple assault: Marin and Rivera assaulted by a group of people.
  • Oct. 1, 2012: Simple assault: Rivera said he was assaulted while trying to return a movie at 239 Main St.
  • Oct. 21, 2012: Criminal mischief (vandalism): Rivera found a drawing of pitch fork and numbers "666" on the porch. Police identified it as a local gang tag commonly drawn by Gangster's Disciples.
  • Feb. 26, 2013: Simple assault - domestic violence: Rivera was arrested for allegedly pushing and bear hugging Marin and ripping keys out of her hand.
  • Oct. 31, 2013: Criminal mischief vandalism: A window was broken on construction equipment outside the residence. The equipment also was egged.
  • Feb. 11, 2014: Possible child abuse: Marin brought her 8-year-old son to the hospital with bruising and a cut above his eye.
  • Feb. 20, 2014: Lost juvenile: Marin's 4-year-old son was found walking on Elm Street, adjacent to Oak Street, in pajamas at 9 a.m.
  • March 7, 2014: Child welfare: Marin's 4-year-old son was found in the area of Elm and Middle streets with flip-flops on at 8:14 a.m. The caller was concerned because of cold temperatures.
  • Nov. 21, 2014: Criminal mischief (vandalism): A rock was thrown through the apartment window.

The other responses to 14 Oak St. during the five-year time period did not produce reports and were minor in nature.

They are as follows:

  • July 3 2012: Parking complaint.
  • July 12 2012: Ambulance call for a 28-year-old male.
  • Aug. 18, 2012: Check conditions.
  • Sept. 27, 2012 - Subpoena issued to Marin.
  • Oct. 3, 2012: Follow up visit.
  • Oct. 4, 2012: Harassing.
  • Oct. 8, 2012: Keep the peace.
  • Oct. 9, 2012: Check conditions.
  • Nov. 1, 2012: Suspicious person.
  • Jan. 2, 2013: Deliver message.
  • Jan. 10, 2013: Ambulance call for back spasms.
  • March 12, 2013: Give advice.
  • May 20, 2013: Parking complaint.
  • June 17, 2013: Animal call (injured turtle).
  • July 3 and July 5, 2013: Serve paperwork (unable to serve).
  • Oct. 23, 2013: Parking complaint.
  • Nov. 5, 2013: Parking complaint.
  • Jan. 17, 2014: Police information (DCYF Letter) and juvenile matter (two children were locked out).
  • Feb. 4, 2014: Give advice.
  • Feb. 28, 2014: Attempt to locate.
  • April 2, 2014: Follow up.
  • April 15, 2014: Two calls to give assistance.
  • June 25, 2014: Check well being.
  • June 29, 2014: Check well being.
  • July 1, 2014: Check well being.
  • July 3, 2014: Suspicious vehicle.
  • Sept. 2, 2014: Child/family abuse (DCYF letter).
  • Sept. 9, 2014: Check conditions.
  • Oct. 24, 2014: Two times for loud noise.
  • Nov. 22, 2014: Follow up.
  • Dec. 26, 2014: Follow up.

Marin has not yet been indicted on the murder charge.

Rivera is facing charges in a separate case involving the abuse of Marin's 8-year-old son. He and Marin were arrested in May in that case. However, charges against Marin were dismissed.


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