Manchester Crimewatch: City man accused of assaulting toddler
MANCHESTER — A police prosecutor Monday sought $100,000 cash-only bail for Stephen Coleman, 26, of 355 Rimmon St., who was arraigned in Manchester District Court on a charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault.
Because no plea can be entered in District Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 23. Judge Gregory Michael set bail at the requested amount, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim, no unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18, and no contact with the child's mother.
A Hampton woman, who allegedly slapped her aunt across the face after an argument during a family Christmas party, pleaded innocent Monday in Manchester District Court.
Jaycen Birmingham, 39, of 651 Lake Ave., Monday asked a Manchester District Court judge for personal recognizance bail on his charges of second offense driving while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, negligent operation and one-way violation.
A police prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Birmingham, saying that in addition to a previous DWI, Birmingham has convictions for willful concealment and driving without giving proof of responsibility.
When told the trial date would be Jan. 15, Birmingham asked if it could be pushed back, so he can earn enough money to pay a private attorney.
A Bedford man who failed to appear in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Nov. 21 on charges of resisting arrest, traffic light and headlamp violations, simple assault and burglary stemming from several different incidents, was arraigned Monday in District Court on another burglary charge.
Because Montminy was out on bail when he allegedly committed a new crime, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Montminy's bail and have him held until trial set for Jan. 30. A judge will decided whether to revoke Montminy's bail on the earlier charges after Tuesday's bail hearing. A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Dec. 30.
A Burlington, Mass., woman could enter no plea Monday in Manchester District Court to two felony drug charges, for allegedly having crack cocaine and heroin in her possession when stopped by police near Amherst and Ashland streets Friday evening. Officers made the stop after seeing what they said appeared to be drug activity by occupants of the vehicle.
Bail was set at $5,000 on the new charges, with a probable cause hearing on the felonies set for Dec. 30 and trial on the misdemeanor set for Jan. 15, 2014. She will also have a probation hearing, in connection with a June 2013 suspended sentence.
Two Massachusetts men were arraigned Monday in Manchester District Court on charges of possession of a narcotic with intent to sell.
They were arrested Friday morning after members of the special enforcement division observed what they said appeared to be a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Super 8 Hotel, 2301 Brown Ave, and began an investigation.
The second man, Cornell Robbins, 37, of 17 Braddock St., Springfield, was stopped in the hotel hallway. Police said Robbins was found in possession of two small packages of marijuana and more than $1,200 in cash.
Michael Warner, 21, of 205 Pine St., Nashua, could enter no plea Monday in Manchester District Court to a felony charge of receiving stolen property, but did plead innocent to a misdemeanor of theft by deception.
Lori Patton, 46, of 484 Chestnut St., pleaded innocent Monday in Manchester District Court to violating a protective order. Patton is accused of yelling and swearing at a man as she approached him with her car.
Trial was for Jan. 15, 2014, on the new charge and on a willful concealment charge for which Patton failed to appear Nov. 19. She had been free on $1,000 personal recognizance bail on the concealment charge, but when she failed to appear, Judge William Lyons set $1,000 cash/surety bail, making her total bail $2,000 cash/surety.