A 55-year-old Concord woman has been accused of trying to set fire to the altar of St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford.
Deborah Currier, whose current address is the state psychiatric hospital, faces a charge of arson.
According to indictments, she is accused of intentionally igniting a fire at the altar of the church, placing parishioners and first responders in danger.
The indictment said the incident occurred on Monday, March 12, 2018.
According to the Diocese of Manchester, a woman entered the church and set decorations in front of the altar on fire.
A custodian was working downstairs, heard the smoke alarm, ran upstairs and put out the fire with an extinguisher, according to the Rev. Msgr. John Quinn, pastor of the church. Damage was minimal.
“She must realize she is not well, and I hope and pray she gets the help she needs,” Quinn said.
A Hillsborough County grand jury in Manchester handed up the indictments earlier this month.
Other indictments include:
Steven Labrie, 53, of 6 Dowst Road, Suncook, faces charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and related charges. He is accused of taking more than $19,000 from the account of Jean Lebrie, 85, who lacked the capacity to consent to such account withdrawals, indictments allege.
James Lazott, 72, of 672 Huse Road, apt. 40, Manchester, faces charges of operating a vehicle as a habitual offender, and conduct after an accident. The charges stem from a Dec. 21 hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Manchester.
Marco Loaiza, 54, of 136 Gabrielle St., Manchester, faces charges of sex crimes against teenage girls. Four charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault allege contact with a teenager during the early part of this decade. The other charges allege that he encouraged that girl and two others to send him images of themselves naked.
Former Webster School Principal Sarah Lynch, 40, of 102 N. Adams St., Manchester, faces two charges of falsifying physical evidence. She is accused of making a false report to police on Jan. 23 that she was attacked by a daytime intruder in her home.
George Poulin, 44, of 586 Dubuque St., apt. 1, Manchester, faces charges of possession of child pornography, manufacture of child pornography and felonious sexual assault stemming from incidents last December involving a girl who was 13 at the time.
Maddox Smith, 24, of Bradford, faces 20 charges of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon — one charge for each of the 20 bullets found in his possession in Hillsborough on Jan. 7. The indictment describes the bullets as rounds manufactured for an automatic or semi-automatic weapon. Smith has a 2014 felony theft arrest on his record.
Kristie Tetreault, 40, of Rochester, is charged with second-degree assault, accused of trying to spit on Manchester police Sgt. Jared Yaris on March 5 while stating “You want some MRSA and Hep C?” MRSA refers to a drug-resistant staph infection. Indictments say she was infected with both diseases. She is also charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and criminal threatening.