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February 11. 2014 6:12PM

Manchester man who changed locks barred from apartment

MANCHESTER — A man barred from an Eastern Avenue address by bail conditions was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a stalking charge that alleges he changed the locks on the door and slept there.

Sean Morgan, 30, who was out on bail on a Jan. 29 criminal mischief charge alleging he broke his girlfriend’s compound bow, was barred by bail conditions from returning to the 207 Eastern Ave. apartment where the couple had lived.

At his arraignment on the mischief charge Jan. 30, Morgan complained the Eastern Avenue residence was his and the alleged victim wasn’t on the lease. But the judge said Morgan was not to go back to the unit. Trial was set for March 17.

Court documents on the stalking charge show the woman told police she had moved out much of her property, but went back to the unit Monday to get more property and found the locks had been changed.

According to the court documents, when contacted, Morgan said he figured since the woman had moved out, he could return and so he changed the locks and slept there Sunday night.

He was charged with stalking. Police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Morgan’s bail on the mischief charge and have him held until trial. A hearing on the motion was set for this morning.

Says she’s in treatment

Rachel Bemis, 31, of 291 Manchester St., could enter no plea Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of possession of a narcotic, so a probable cause hearing was set for Feb. 25.

Bemis was arrested Monday evening after members of the Special Investigations Unit noticed suspicious behavior involving a Lowell Street apartment building.

A vehicle did an abrupt U-turn and stopped in front of the building, near Maple Street. Bemis, who was a passenger, got out of the vehicle, walked into the apartment building and returned a few minutes later. She got back into the vehicle, which then left the area. When the driver committed a traffic offense, officers pulled over the vehicle and, after speaking to the driver and Bemis, located a small amount of heroin on Bemis.

A bail commissioner had set bail at $1,000 cash/surety, but a police prosecutor requested an increase to $3,000 cash/surety, saying Bemis has a March 10 trial in Manchester for a Jan. 18 charge of conduct after an accident and has a pending aggravated driving while intoxicated case in Merrimack District Division.

Bemis told Judge John Emery she had just started an intensive outpatient treatment program. “I had my first day of counseling yesterday,” said Bemis. If Emery set bail at the original $1,000 cash/surety bail, she said: “I know I could get out.”

But Emery said he had questions about the efficacy of the treatment program if Bemis was arrested for drug possession after one day in the program. He set bail at the $3,000 cash/surety requested by the prosecutors, with conditions that include no use of a narcotic.

The prosecutors filed a contempt of court charge, because Bemis was out on bail on the conduct after an accident charge; that also will be heard March 10.

Mother delivered presents

Police said when Ryan Dawes, 26, of 48 Henriette St., had his mother deliver birthday presents to his son, who lives with Dawes’ ex-girlfriend, Dawes was violating both bail conditions and a domestic violence protective order.

Bail conditions on an Oct. 20, 2013, simple assault charge and a Dec. 20 charge of violating a protective order by a Facebook contact, both barred any contact with the ex-girlfriend — including through third parties. Both charges were scheduled for Feb. 12.

Dawes was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on the new charges of stalking and violation of a protective order. Police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Dawes’ bail. A bail revocation hearing is scheduled for this morning; trial is set for March 12.

Criminal history

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Carl Fumerelle, 46, on a harassment charge.

Fumerelle, who is homeless, is accused of harassing a woman, including going to her place of work and calling her repeatedly, despite there being no reason for contact. One of the phone messages, allegedly more than five minutes in length, was left at her office, but also referenced her family.

A police prosecutor said Fumerelle has a criminal history in Florida, Oregon and New Hampshire that includes kidnapping, false personation, and carrying a concealed weapon. Trial was set for March 12.


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