Manchester Crimewatch: Woman arraigned on stalking charge
MANCHESTER — Savannah Ariges was already scheduled to appear in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Wednesday afternoon, for a probable cause hearing on a felony criminal threatening charge that alleges she ran at her boyfriend with a steak knife, threatening to kill him last month at the 13 Laval St. apartment where they were living.
Conditions of Ariges’ bail barred contact with the boyfriend and barred her from the Laval Street address pending trial on a simple assault charge scheduled for trial July 1.
But Ariges, 28, of 13 Batchelder Ave., was in Circuit Court Wednesday morning on a new stalking charge that alleges she was with the man in the Laval Street apartment. Because she was out on bail when she allegedly committed a new crime, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke her bail and have her held until the July 1 trial, when there will be a status hearing on the stalking charge.
A hearing on the bail revocation motion was scheduled for Thursday morning.
Felony threatening charge
Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety for a city teen who was arraigned Wednesday morning in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony criminal threatening charge stemming from his alleged actions while upset early Wednesday.
Gage Randolph, of 416 Maple St., is accused of grabbing a kitchen knife and waving it back and forth as he approached his sister’s boyfriend, telling him: “I’m going to cut you.”
No plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for June 25.
Another threatening charge
Hector Rincon, 22, of 135 Orange St., could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony criminal threatening charge that alleges he called an ex-girlfriend and said he was coming over to her residence on O’Malley Street.
A resisting arrest charge alleges Rincon fled and hid in some bushes when police sought to arrest him. A charge of possession of a controlled drug alleges Rincon had marijuana in his possession when caught on Brown Avenue.
A police prosecutor said the threatening charge is a felony because Rincon was convicted in 2012 of violating a domestic violence protective order.He was indicted by the March Hillsborough County Grand Jury on seven felony charges of assault of the 17-year-old mother of his seven-month-old child Feb. 6. The felonies allege hitting, biting, kicking, hitting with a belt and punching the young woman in the face. A misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child accuses him of repeatedly hitting the young woman in the body while she was holding their infant.
A probable cause hearing on the new felony was set for June 25 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for July 2. Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions that bar contact with the alleged victim and bar Rincon from going to her residence.
Continued to walk away
Bail was continued at $500 cash/surety Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Adrien Stillwell, 19, of 282 Adams St., who pleaded innocent to resisting arrest.
A police prosecutor said officers responded to a reported fight at Beech and Green streets and when they told Stillwell to stop walking away, he continued to walk. Trial was set for July 14.
Same woman, new allegation
Richard Warren, 46, of 17 R Laurel St., pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a simple assault charge that alleges he assaulted his girlfriend at a Merrimack Street address May 18 and trial was set for July 14.
Judge Thomas Barry continued the bail set by a bail commissioner at $1,000 personal recognizance. But he told Warren, who was convicted in 2012 of assaulting the same woman, that he is to have absolutely no contact with the woman and is not to go to the Merrimack Street address.
Heroin hidden in bra
Acting on a tip, members of the Manchester Police Special Investigations Unit Tuesday evening stopped a vehicle they had watched drive south on Interstate 93 into Massachusetts and return a short time later from Lawrence.
Police said a passenger in the vehicle, Lisa Conti, 41, of 231 Thornton St., was in possession of over 80 grams of heroin packages that were concealed in her bra.She was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute. The vehicle was seized as evidence, pending a search warrant.
Hiding place of choice
Members of the Manchester Police Street Crime Tuesday morning stopped a vehicle traveling in the area of Union and Silver streets after recognizing a passenger who was wanted on a cost containment warrant from Hillsborough County.
That was Jordan Gingras, 21, of 429 Central St.
The driver, Shanti Santiago-Martinez, 20, of 374 Merrimack St., was found hiding about 6.7 grams of heroin in her bra and she was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled drug and falsifying physical evidence.
While stopped at a red light at Union and Spruce streets at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in his marked vehicle, Sgt. Matt LaRochelle saw a man running through the alley, looking back over his shoulder as though he thought he was being followed.
LaRochelle followed the man to check on him and found him stooped over a trash can, apparently catching his breath.
LaRochelle said the man, Garret Sporleder, 23, of 162 Beech St., gave conflicting accounts of his actions and was eventually found in possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled drug.