Manchester Crimewatch: Woman forbidden to drive claims ignorance out on moped
MANCHESTER — Kissa Ballard, 42, of 200 Wilson St., Tuesday protested a felony habitual offender charge in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. "I was on a moped," Ballard told Judge William Lyons, adding that she didn't know she needed a license for that vehicle.
Ballard is accused of driving on South Willow Street Monday on an unregistered vehicle while being forbidden to drive as a habitual offender.
A police prosecutor requested bail of $1,000 cash/surety and Ballard objected to that, saying she needs to be home because she has a two-year-old grandson.
Lyons set bail at the requested $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring driving motorized vehicles unless her license is restored. No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 3, when there will be a status hearing on the unregistered vehicle violation.
98 cent theft alleged
A homeless man could enter no plea to a felony theft charge Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, so a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 3.
Jeffrey Howard, 60, was charged with a felony for stealing a 98-cent bottle of milk from Walmart on Keller Street. The charge is a felony because it was his third theft.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said Howard has convictions in a number of state, including New Hampshire, California and Maine, with his most recent conviction in Maine for theft of services.
She wants to go home
Conditions of Alexis Edgecomb's $500 cash/surety bail bar her from returning to her family home at 66 Essex St. and from contact with her mother.
That upset both Edgecomb and her mother, Heidi, who was in the Circuit Court-Manchester District Division gallery Tuesday for her daughter's arraignment on misdemeanor charges of simple assault and criminal mischief.
Edgecomb, 18, is accused of pushing her mother and of breaking a bedroom window. A police prosecutor said Edgecomb was convicted of criminal mischief last year in Hillsborough County Superior Court North.
Trial was set for Dec. 17.
Gave sister's name
Members of the police street crime unit saw what appeared to be drug activity involving passengers in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Cumberland Farms at Beech and Hanover streets at about 4 p.m. Monday. After the vehicle was stopped at Lincoln and Laurel streets for a motor vehicle violation, two passengers were arrested on drug and other charges and a third passenger was taken into custody at the request of his probation officer. That was Tyler Murray, 19, of Allenstown.
The two people arrested were Ashley Randall, 20, of 529 Massabestic St., and Tyler Juszkiewicz, 17, of 1250 A Smith Road, Hooksett. Police said Randall originally gave Officer Richard Brown her sister's name and date of birth, which resulted in a misdemeanor charge of false report to law enforcement.
Police said Randall had in her possession three baggies of heroin, totaling about 3.5 grams and a pill believed to be Clonazepam. That prompted felony charges of possession of a controlled drug and possession of a narcotic.
A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for Dec. 3 and trial on the misdemeanor was set for Dec. 17. Bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety.
Police said Juszkiewicz had six baggies of heroin, totaling 3 grams, which he said were for using, not selling. He also had a counterfeit $50 bill that police said was badly printed. A handrolled cigar containing marijuana was in the seat pocket in front of where Juskiewicz was sitting and police said he acknowledged it was his.
He was charged with a felony of possession of a narcotic and misdemeanors of possession of a controlled drug and forgery. His bail is $2,500 cash/surety. The probable cause hearing on the felony is Dec. 3 and trial on the misdemeanors is Dec. 17.
Bail revocation sought
When Steven Loiselle, 27, was arraigned on a simple assault charge Nov. 12 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, he was reminded that conditions of his $1,000 personal recognizance bail barred contact with his wife and barred him from going within 100 yards of her residence at 90 Oakland St.
Tuesday, Loiselle was back in Circuit Court, this time on a charge of stalking. He's accused of calling his wife and speaking to her, driving to within 100 yards of the Oakland Street address and telling her she should come out and talk.
Police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Loiselle's bail and have him held until trial set for Jan. 13, 2014. A hearing was set for Wednesday on the motion and trial on the stalking charge was also set for Jan. 13, 2014.