Manchester Crimewatch: City woman tells court heroin, crack cocaine weren't hers
MANCHESTER — Kristen Lombard, 38, of 50 Granite St., could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to two charges of possession of a narcotic drug, but she insisted the drugs weren't hers.
Police said Lombard was seen entering and then quickly leaving a building in the area of Pine and High streets that is a suspected drug activity address. The vehicle in which she was a passenger then left the area and was stopped a short time later for a motor vehicle violation.Police said the driver agreed to a search of the vehicle and a "finger" of heroin (over a gram) and a small amount of crack cocaine were found in the immediate area of Lombard.
She was charged with the drug felonies and breach of bail for violating conditions of her bail on a November 2013 charge of conduct after an accident, which is scheduled for trial later this month.
In Circuit Court Wednesday, Lombard told Judge William Lyons she has been living with her parents and had a good reason for going to the Pine Street address. "I went to get some clothing," she said, but the man in the apartment wasn't home.
She said the drugs found in the vehicle weren't hers. "It was not in my possession," she said. "I have absolutely no drugs in my system," she said, adding that she is willing to take a drug test.
A probable cause hearing was set for Feb. 25 on the felony drug charges and a bail revocation hearing was set for Thursday morning.
Same place, same victim
Jose Alfonso Salazar Torres, 32, could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of burglary alleging he entered a Dubuque Street residence on Sept. 23, 2013, and punched a woman twice in the mouth and nose.
He pleaded innocent to a simple assault charge that alleges he punched the woman in the right eye, and to two stalking charges that allege he went to the Dubuque Street residence Tuesday and assaulted the same woman and was at the residence after being informed of an order barring him from the residence and barring contact.
Police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Salazar's bail on 2012 simple assault and criminal mischief charges involving the woman, for which he had failed to appear for trial June 12, 2012.
A probable cause hearing was set Feb. 25 on the felony and trial was set March 12 on all the misdemeanor charges.
Alleged theft is a felony
Andy Williams, 49, of 420 Amherst St., asked for personal recognizance bail Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony theft by unauthorized taking charge that alleges he took items valued at $75.23 from Rite Aid, 122 McGregor St. The charge is a felony because Williams has been convicted of more than two thefts.
Williams was hoping for personal recognizance bail, but Judge William Lyons said his record, which includes at least four violations of bail conditions, made a $500 cash/surety bail appropriate.
Accused of threatening
Bail was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance Wednesday for Olivia Tolman, 57, in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, but bail conditions on a criminal threatening charge bar Tolman from returning to her residence at 315 Beaver St.
Tolman pleaded innocent to the threatening charge, which alleges she said she was going to kill her niece and burn the house down.
Trial was set for April 23.
Lost chance for PR bail
Derek Bucky, 27, of 31 Stevens St., Wednesday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge for personal recognizance bail.
But Judge William Lyons reminded Bucky he was originally freed on $500 personal recognizance bail on the charges of operating after suspension for Driving While Intoxicated, driving without giving proof of financial responsibility and high beams.
But when Bucky failed to appear for trial Dec. 12, 2013, a warrant was issued for Bucky's arrest, with a $1,000 cash/surety bail. Lyons said that $1,000 cash/surety bail would be continued.
A new trial date was set for March 12.