Manchester Crimewatch: Man arraigned on charges of treatening his girlfriend
MANCHESTER — A man accused of showing his girlfriend a video of a woman getting her head chopped off and telling his girlfriend he knew how to do it was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on charges of criminal threatening and simple assault.
Domingo Lopez, 43, of 29 Elm St., is also accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the shirt and yanking it, and of standing over her with a closed fist, telling her: “Get up, get up now.”
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put a detainer on Lopez, but he asked for $7,500 cash/surety bail “out of concern for the victim in this case.”
Reardon said the detainer was put on Lopez after he was sentenced to prison in 2004 in New Jersey for distribution of heroin and cocaine.
Judge William Lyons granted the prosecution request. Trial was set for Feb. 6.
First video arraignment
A city man, currently held in Grafton County, was arraigned in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division by video Friday. It was the first video arraignment for the Manchester Division.
John Mozeika, 32, of 49 Garden Drive, was arraigned on felony charges of receiving stolen property and reckless conduct, and misdemeanors of theft by unauthorized taking and disobeying a police officer.
Mozeika is accused of stealing money from Gulf Express, 219 Londonderry Turnpike, on Jan. 4, by beginning the purchase of a drink and candy bar, but then grabbing about $300 from the cash register when the drawer was opened.
He’s accused of fleeing police and evading spike strips at Candia Road and East Industrial Park Drive in a Jeep Cherokee stolen the previous night from Merrimack Street. He escaped police and is accused of abandoning that vehicle in a Derry parking lot, where he’s accused of taking another vehicle from a woman.
At his arraignment, Mozeika gave up his right to a court-appointed lawyer. Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon sought $25,000 cash/surety bail, with conditions that include no contact with the victims and that Mozeika’s compliance with the Manchester Police booking process.
Mozeika said bail is not an issue because he’s out on bail, scheduled for a deferred sentence hearing Jan. 16 in Milford court. A probable cause on the Manchester felonies was set for Jan. 27, with trial on the misdemeanors set for Feb. 6.
Agreed to sell drugs
Almira Selimovic, 26, of 117 Dewey St., could enter no plea Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to three felony charges: attempted sale of a controlled drug, possession with intent to sell a controlled drug, and possession of a controlled drug.
Police said Selimovic agreed to sell two 30 mg oxycodone pills to a police officer and when she was arrested at the Pine Island Plaza, police found in her left boot a bottle containing 22 round blue pills identified as 30 mg oxycodone hydrochloride.
Police said that during an inventory search of Selimovic’s pocketbook at the station, four green pills identified as 1 mg clonazepam were found in a piece of aluminum foil.
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested a $5,000 cash/surety bail, with a hearing on the source of any funds offered for bail. He said Selimovic is out on bail from Hillsborough County Superior Court North and has two previous drug convictions, as well as convictions for breach of bail and violation of probation/parole.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the requested amount and a probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 27.
Accused of biting
Maria Camacho, 33, of 455 Union St., could enter no plea Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony robbery charge, so a probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 21.
Camacho is accused of using force in the course of a theft, by biting a man on the hand and pushing him down the stairs at her residence Dec. 22, 2013. She is accused of taking a cell phone, watch and approximately $750 in cash from the victim during the incident.
A police prosecutor, noting Camacho has a Jan. 30 prostitution trial scheduled, sought $3,000 cash/surety bail on the robbery charge. Judge Gregory Michael set bail at the requested amount, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim.
Pleads to simple assault
Joel Marceau, 51, who is homeless, pleaded guilty Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and was sentenced to 360 days in jail, with all but 60 days suspended for two years of good behavior. He is also barred from contact with the woman.
Marceau was given credit for the 30 days he has been jailed since his arrest Dec. 10. Marceau jumped on a tent, hitting a woman inside in the face.
Marceau’s attorney said both Marceau and his victim are homeless and go to some of the same places for services. In that situation, Judge Gregory Michael said: “He’s to walk away. No contact.”
Third charge a felony
A Londonderry woman, who has twice before been convicted of theft of property or services, was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of theft by unauthorized taking and receiving stolen property.
Kayla McQuarrie, 23, of 14 King Charles Dr., is accused of having in her possession a Stihl chainsaw valued at almost $580 dollars, stolen from Ace Hardware in Goffstown, and of selling it for $210 to Good Still Pawn Shop, 126 Kelley St. Dec. 10.
A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail for McQuarrie, noting she subjected to a 12-month deferred sentence on similar convictions. “Could you possibly lower it to $500,” McQuarrie asked Judge Gregory Michael. The answer was “no.” If she is released on bail, she is not to go to the hardware store or the pawn shop.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 21.
Responded to a text
Melissa Morrissey, 37, of 362 Hanover St., pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a charge of violation of a protective order and trial was set for Feb. 6.
Morrissey is accused of approaching a woman protected by the order at the Alpine Club, but she told Judge Gregory Michael: “I was there first.”
Morrissey told Michael that she lives in New York state, but responded to a text.
Judge Gregory Michael asked: “This person texted you in Hartford and you came back?” Morrissey responded: “yes.”
While a police prosecutor sought $500 cash/surety bail for Morrissey, Michael set bail at $500 personal recognizance after Morrissey promised to show up for trial.
Bail for Kathryn Shepard, 48, of 235 Agnes St., was set Thursday at $1,313 cash, the amount requested by Circuit Court-Derry District Division. Shepard owes that amount as restitution on a 2009 conviction of issuing a bad check.
If Shepard doesn’t bail out, she will be transported to the Derry Court for an appearance Monday morning.