Manchester woman faces identity fraud charges
MANCHESTER — A city woman, accused of buying almost $6,400 in merchandise from Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret and JCPenney at the Mall of New Hampshire with a stolen credit card last December, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of identity fraud and credit card fraud.
Maria Rodriguez, 29, of 146 Massabesic St., pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property, that alleges she had in her possession a stolen American Express card.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Nov. 20, when there will be a status hearing on the misdemeanor. Bail was continued at $5,000 personal recognizance, with conditions barring Rodriguez from the mall and from contact with the card owner.
Bail revocation motion
Jamie Maset, 51, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to two stalking charges that allege she violated bail conditions set Oct. 25 on assault, criminal mischief and drug possession charges, that barred her from returning to 679 Pine St., where she had been living with her sister. The bail conditions also barred contact with her sister.
One stalking charge alleges she went to the Pine Street address and was banging on the door and the second alleges she was inside the apartment with her sister Monday.
Because she was out on bail when she allegedly committed new crimes, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Maset’s bail and a hearing on the motion was set to determine whether she should be held until her trial Nov. 21 on the assault and mischief charges. A probable cause hearing on the felony drug charge is set for Nov. 5.
Maset was also arraigned Tuesday on a theft charge that alleges she took a woman’s handbag from the back of a chair at Margarita’s Oct. 22 and walked out of the restaurant with it. Trial on the new charges was also set for Nov. 21.
Says nobody told him
Trial for David Paul Curtis on a criminal trespass charge was set for Dec. 2 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. Curtis, 62, who lists the homeless shelter as his address, was arraigned Tuesday on the charge for which he had failed to appear for arraignment Oct. 3.
Curtis is accused of entering Mobil on the Run, 1050 South Willow St., Sept. 15 after being removed from the store by a police officer Sept. 9 for trespassing.
Curtis protested the charge, telling Judge William Lyons that he had been in the store two days before his arrest and nobody told him he wasn’t welcome. He said he was greeted with: “Hello, Dave.”
Bail is the $500 cash/surety set on the electronic bench warrant that was issued after Curtis failed to appear Oct. 3. Conditions include not going to Mobil on the Run on South Willow Street.
Facing multiple charges
Jessica Harris, 27, who had failed to appear for arraignment Oct. 2 on assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
Harris, who formerly lived at 282 Massabesic St., but now lives in Raymond at 13 B Clover Court, pleaded innocent to two charges of simple assault that allege she punched her boyfriend and two that allege she spit on one police officer and pushed another. The disorderly conduct charge alleges she was standing on the street screaming obscenities and refused to stop. The resisting arrest charge alleges she struggled with officers trying to handcuff her.
Bail was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance and trial was set for Jan. 8, 2014.
Suspected drug activity
Members of the Manchester Police Department Street Crime Unit spotted what appeared to be drug activity in a vehicle in the area of Bridge and Walnut streets at about 5:30 p.m. Monday.
They followed the vehicle as it left the area. Observing a defective brake light on the vehicle, with the assistance of a marked patrol unit, the officers stopped the vehicle on Mammoth Road.
Based on further investigation, police said a male passenger, David Glaude, 37, of 17 Conifer Place, Derry, was found in possession of .2 grams of suspected heroin. Glaude was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled drug.