Manchester Crimewatch: Man tracked down at home after missing court date
MANCHESTER — A city man who failed to appear for arraignment on felony drug and theft charges June 18 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, was arraigned Monday on those charges and a new one of resisting arrest.
Police said Cameron Taylor, 23, of 81 Ashland St., refused to open his apartment door Saturday for police with a warrant for his arrest.
A police prosecutor requested the $1,000 cash/surety bail set on the warrant be maintained. Taylor, who said his mother was in the gallery, said he is trying to get into a drug rehabilitation program and asked for personal recognizance bail.
Judge William Lyons said Taylor’s failure to appear last week, as well as prior convictions for drug possession and breach of bail, warrant the $1,000 cash/surety bail. He said he would recommend pretrial services for Taylor, which could result in a bail modification if Taylor could be admitted to a residential treatment center.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for July 8, so a judge can determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment. Trial on the misdemeanor was set for July 29.
Bail wasn’t set
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon Monday told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons that bail was not set for Thomas Burke, 31, of 452 Pine St., following his arrest Saturday on burglary and resisting arrest charges because there was a 72-hour hold placed on Burke by the probation/parole department.
Reardon said it could be because of several theft convictions in Merrimack County Superior Court in March 2013, or it could be related to other convictions, including for robbery, theft by deception, theft by unauthorized taking and narcotics in Hillsborough County North Superior Court in 2012.
Police said they were called to 64 Merrimack St. at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday for a burglary in progress and witnesses described the burglar as a white male with blond spiked hair, wearing a blue and white striped shirt and tan shorts.
Sgt. Chris Biron said when he spotted Burke, who fit the description, on Central Street and sought to speak with him, Burke ran away.
Burke was located a short time later inside a minivan and was arrested.
When there is a hold placed on a person who is arrested, bail must be set in court. Reardon requested a $10,000 cash/surety bail, with conditions barring Burke from returning to 64 Merrimack St. and from contact with the victim. The judge set bail at the requested amount, although it will not take effect unless the hold is lifted.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for July 8. Trial on the misdemeanor was set for July 30.
She’s a single parent
Brandi Dill, 35, of 218 Valley West Way, Monday told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons she has an excuse for not paying a total of $1,355 in fines on two 2011 intoxication convictions in Laconia Circuit Court.
“I support my 2-year-old son on my own,” said Dill, who told Judge William Lyons that she gets no financial support from the child’s father.
Lyons set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance and gave Dill notice of a June 26 court date in Laconia.
Two days in a row
Nathanyl Guillermo, 17, of 275 Auburn St., Monday asked Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons for personal recognizance bail at his arraignment on two misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled drug and one of contempt of court.
Guillermo is accused of having marijuana in his possession June 19 at Maple and Central streets and again June 20 on Maple Street. He was charged with contempt of court because he was out on bail on the Thursday charge when he allegedly committed a new crime Friday.
A police prosecutor asked that bail be set at $500 cash/surety and Lyons told Guillermo the cash/surety bail was appropriate under the circumstances. Trial was set for July 29.
Has an explanation
Molly McKenzie had an explanation Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for why she failed to appear for arraignment June 17 on a felony charge of criminal liability to robbery.
The charge stemmed from an incident Feb. 8 at the Mall of New Hampshire. But she had also failed to appear on an October 2013 charge of operating without a valid license. “I thought that was in Milford,” she said.
McKenzie was also charged with contempt of court, because she was out on the robbery charge when she allegedly committee a new crime, a theft at the Amherst WalMart on April 22.
McKenzie, 26, of 573 Montgomery St., said she missed the June arraignment on the robbery charge because she totaled her car and her phone and the court date notice were in the car and she called the appointed lawyer numerous times over the course of a month and the lawyer didn’t call back until the day after she was supposed to be in court last week. The judge refrained from asking why she didn’t think to check with the court about the date.
McKenzie suggested a very large personal recognizance bail, saying she will definitely come to court on the next date. But Judge William Lyons set bail at $1,000 cash/surety on the warrant and $1,000 personal recognizance on the other matters. A probable cause hearing on the felony charge was set for July 8 and trial on the remaining charges was set for July 30.
Brian Hickey, 35, objected in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Monday morning to a bail condition barring him from returning to his 191 Village Circle Way residence.
The condition was part of Hickey’s $1,000 personal recognizance bail on a simple assault charge that alleges he threw a glass of water in his girlfriend’s face and then continued to splash water on her.
But after the police department’s domestic violence advocate made contact with the woman, Hickey was told the woman said she would be out of the apartment by 3 p.m., so bail conditions were modified so he could return to the Village Circle Way residence after the woman had taken her belongings and left.
Bail conditions barring contact with the woman remain in place, as well as a condition barring him from going to her residence or within 300 feet of where she might be. Trial was set for Aug. 5.
Pursuit was cancelled
Officers responding to a call on Ashland Street Sunday night say a black Chevy Impala drove past them at a high rate of speed. A brief pursuit was cancelled because of the high speed of the Impala.
About 10 minutes later, the Impala crashed at Candia Road and Lake Shore Drive. The driver, who had fled the scene, was located a short time later at his residence, 50 Garvin Ave.
Borrome Paquet, 19, was charged with Operating Under the Influence of Liquor, reckless conduct, conduct after an accident and disobeying a police officer.