Manchester Crimewatch: Defendant objects to bail condition barring him from Gold Street address
MANCHESTER — Ronald Machos, 24, Thursday told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that if he’s barred from going to a Gold Street address, he will be homeless.
“That’s the only place I have to live,” Machos said at his arraignment on four misdemeanor charges each of receiving stolen property and theft by deception and a single misdemeanor charge of simple assault.
Machos is accused of selling stolen video games and a controller at Game Stop. The assault charge alleges he assaulted his brother when confronted about the thefts. Machos complained to Judge William Lyons that the police didn’t do anything when he said he was assaulted and kicked down stairs.
He asked for a break on bail, saying he was supposed to be working Thursday. Lyons cut the prosecution’s requested bail of $2,000 cash/surety in half, setting Machos’ bail at $1,000, with conditions barring him from the Gold Street address and from Game Stop. Trial was set for May 8.
Angeline Brinn, 22, was also arraigned in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on four counts of theft by deception and four of receiving stolen property in connection with the theft and sale of the video games and controller and also barred from the Gold Street address.
Brinn had already been scheduled for arraignment Thursday on a theft by unauthorized taking charge. When arrested for allegedly taking $90 worth of items from the Sears store in the Mall of New Hampshire March 14, Brinn’s address was listed as 641 Massabesic St., but she was listed as homeless Thursday.
Brinn’s bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety and she was also barrred from the Gold Street address and from the Mall of New Hampshire. Trial was set for May 8.
Hoping to start a job
James Demers, 28, who was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of theft by unauthorized taking Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, asked Judge William Lyons for personal recognizance bail. “I’m hoping to start a job within a week,” said Demers, who was listed as homeless on the court docket.
Demers is accused of taking an item from Market Basket, 460 Elm St., without payment. Although Demers had bail conditions on a robbery charge that barred him from Market Basket, that charge was bound over to Hillsborough County Superior Court North, any bail revocation motion would have to be done by prosecutors in Superior Court.
The police prosecutors had requested $2,000 cash/surety bail and the judge told Demers that because of his history and that he had twice failed to appear in Circuit Court on violations, he was setting bail at the amount requested by the prosecutors. The bail conditions also include a ban on going to Market Basket. Trial on the new charge was set for May 5.
Bail amount ridiculed
William Boucher, 28, of 645 Somerville St., could enter no plea Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony burglary charge that alleges he broke into 777 Express on Hooksett Road in January 2013 and stole cigarettes.
A police prosecutor requested $25,000 cash/surety bail for Boucher, who is currently being held in Merrimack County and has a pending charge in Candia District Division. His criminal record dates back to 2003, and includes previous burglary convictions, including with a weapon, the prosecutor said.
Boucher said of the proposed bail: “I think it’s kind of a ridiculous amount.” He complained that the charge is a year old and although he was picked up in March 2013, he wasn’t arraigned on this charge before now.
Judge William Lyons set bail at $15,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include not going to the 777 Express. A probable cause hearing was set for April 22.