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Manchester woman pleads innocent to stalking ex-boyfriend

MANCHESTER — Rachael Martineau, 25, of 363 Pearl St., pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to three charges of stalking that allege she called and texted an ex-boyfriend June 11 and 12 and July 8, violating bail conditions.

Because she allegedly violated bail conditions, she was ordered held pending a bail revocation hearing Wednesday in Circuit Court. Trial was set for Aug. 29.

Martineau told Judge William Lyons that she had filed an ex-parte motion in Family Court to get custody of her four-week-old daughter, who the alleged victim had taken from the Pearl Street apartment.

“I was told by the court to contact him,” she said, to give him a chance to seek custody. Martineau said that’s the only reason she made contact. “I needed my baby back,” she said.

Victim sustained brain bleed

Christian Cooke, 41, whose address is listed as the homeless shelter, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a second-degree assault charge that alleges he punched a man in the head, causing a brain bleed.

No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for July 22. Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring Cooke from the man’s residence.

Bail was set at $1,000 personal recognizance on a 2009 charge of issuing bad checks out of Exeter, with a July 29 court date in 10th Circuit-District Division-Brentwood.

Stolen checks were forged

A city teen was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on six felony forgery charges and six misdemeanor charges of theft by deception.

Tyler Connolly Kinsley, 19, of 746 Hayward St., is accused of forging stolen checks and cashing them at St. Mary’s Bank.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the woman whose checks were stolen and barring him from any St. Mary’s Bank branch.

A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for July 22 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for Aug. 13.

Trace Adkins
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