Manchester Crimewatch: Woman who missed repeated court appearances promises to show up for upcoming trial
MANCHESTER — A Weare woman, who has repeatedly failed to appear in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a 2009 shoplifting charge, assured a judge Tuesday that she will show up for trial Aug. 5.
Kristie Colby, 26, of 84 Daniels Road, told Judge Gregory Michael that the multiple failures to appear were the result of her not having a way to get to court.
Colby appeared in court as a detainee, held for five days after being arrested on a bench warrant issued for her failure to appear in court June 23, 2011.
Michael changed the $1,000 cash/surety bail on the warrant to $500 personal recognizance, enabling Colby to be released on her promise to return for trial in August. If she fails to appear, she will owe $500 in addition to a number of fees for her previous failures to appear.
Treated streets like a raceway
Police prosecutor Richard Brown said in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Tuesday that Ryan Goulet treated the streets of Manchester like a motor speedway, hitting vehicles on the Bridge Street Bridge and on Eddy Road, not stopping until a crash that landed him in the hospital.
Goulet, 28, of 73 Pheasant Lane, could enter no plea to three felony charges of reckless conduct in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for July 11.
He pleaded innocent to misdemeanors of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and conduct after an accident and trial was set for Aug. 7.
A key provision of Goulet’s $2,000 cash/surety bail bars him from any consumption of alcohol.
More forgery charges
Alexandra Jsirandanis, 28, of 122 Myrtle St., was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Tuesday on three more felony charges and one misdemeanor charge related to stolen checks she allegedly cashed for a total of $5,600 earlier this year.
The new charges, for forgery and theft by unauthorized taking, allege she stole the checks and obtained money from the accounts of relatives.
The charges pre-date seven felony forgery charges that allege she cashed stolen checks totaling more than $12,000 on the same relatives’ accounts between March 27 and April 26. They also pre-date a theft charge for which she was out on bail.
Judge Gregory Michael set $2,500 cash/surety bail on the new charges, which brings her total cash/surety bail to $5,000.
At Monday’s arraignment, Jsirandanis said she had been accepted into a drug treatment program and asked for release on personal recognizance bail.
Judge William Lyons Monday refused, but said Jsirandanis’ lawyer could seek to have bail changed to personal recognizance for the duration of her stay in a residential treatment program. He said he would not set personal recognizance bail under any other circumstance.
A probable cause hearing on the new felonies was set for July 11, the same day as a hearing on the earlier felonies, and there will be a status hearing on the misdemeanor that day.
The puppy is her priority
Kayla Lyford, 21, of 105 Ashland St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to assaulting her ex-boyfriend and trial was set for Sept. 12.
But her primary concern appeared to be how she could retrieve a puppy from the Celeste Street residence where her alleged victim resides.
Lyford told Judge Gregory Michael that the puppy wasn’t there when she first went to get it and her belongings and asked if she could try again. Conditions of her $1,000 personal recognizance bail prohibit contact with the alleged victim and bar her from the residence.
Michael suggested she seek a civil standby, in which a police officer would accompany her at a specific prearranged time, and that appeared to ease her concerns.