Manchester CrimeWatch: City teens arrested for stealing wire from McIntyre Ski Area
MANCHESTER — Two teens were arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges stemming from the theft of wire from the McIntyre Ski Area.
Xavier Cintron, 18, of 24 Hamblet St., could enter no plea in Circuit Court to felony charges of theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief and falsifying physical evidence, so a probable cause hearing was set for Oct. 1.
Cintron had been scheduled to enter a plea Tuesday to an operating after suspension charge, but that will now be addressed Oct. 1.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier sought $25,000 cash/surety bail for Cintron, who is under the umbrella of a six-month sentence, suspended for two years of good behavior, on a June drug possession conviction.
Judge Gregory Michael set bail for Cintron at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with several other people, including Sara Debonis, 18, of 44 Notre Dame Ave.
Debonis could enter no plea to a felony charge of criminal liability to theft by unauthorized taking, in connection with the ski area theft of wire valued at about $1,500.
Pelletier sought $5,000 cash/surety bail for Debonis, but because she has no prior convictions, Michael set her bail at $2,500 cash/surety.
A probable cause hearing on the criminal liability charge was set for Oct. 1.
Street crime unit acts
William Fortin, 25, of 58 Orchard Hill Road, Weare, was arrested Monday evening in the parking lot of Rite Aid, 1631 Elm St., after street crime unit officers approached Fortin’s vehicle and saw what they said was an illegal drug transaction in progress.
Police said Fortin currency, an open prescription bottle with a plastic baggy and 20 oxycodone pills in his lap. He also had in his possession two suboxone films, to put under the tongue, and one pill.
A police prosecutor requested $7,500 cash/surety bail for Fortin, who asked for a break on bail, saying he is unemployed. He also told Judge Gregory Michael: “I’ve never had any criminal priors.”Michael set bail at $1,500 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with Wayne Graham, 31, of 40 Cartier St., who was arrested with Fortin.
Graham, who could enter no plea to a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug, allegedly had a percocet pill and $30 at his feet in the car.
A police prosecutor requested $1,500 cash/surety bail for Graham, but Graham, who works full time, said: “This is my first offense.”
Michael declined to set personal recognizance bail, but reduced the amount to $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with Fortin. A probable cause hearing was set for Oct. 1.
Bail revocation hearing set
A bail revocation hearing is scheduled today in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Kimberly Berlinguette, 25, of 17 West St., who was arraigned Tuesday on two stalking charges.
Because she was out on bail on a simple assault charge involving her brother, Kyle, 23, with bail conditions barring her from his and her former residence at 131 Parker St., she was charged with stalking for going to the Parker Street address twice, once while police officers were there.
Berlinguette complained that because her brother is in jail, and wouldn’t be at the Parker Street address, she assumed she could go there. Besides, she said, her brother is dropping the charges. But it is the state that brings charges and Berlinguette is scheduled for trial on the assault charge Oct. 7.
Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau told Berlinguette that in order to get bail conditions changed, she needs to go to court and ask a judge to change them. The stalking charges were scheduled for Oct. 7, the same day as the assault trial.