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Manchester CrimeWatch: Derry woman accused of having stolen property

February 19. 2014 7:41PM

MANCHESTER — Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested $1,000 cash/surety bail Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for a Derry woman charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Natasha Dube, 27, of 14 Kilrea Road, is accused of having a stolen cell phone in her possession Oct. 28, 2013, and selling it at the Mall of New Hampshire.

Reardon told Judge Thomas Barry that Dube may be held on a higher bail on other charges in Rockingham County. He said she has almost 15 pages of unresolved charges from a number of agencies that cover a range of offenses that include thefts and forgeries.

Trial on the Manchester charges was set for March 26.

Name is not the same

Michelle Woodard, 26, of 58 Ash St., was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for the second day in a row Wednesday. On Tuesday, she was arraigned on theft charges and charges related to her initially telling police her last name was Demers.

On Wednesday, she was back in court on a seven-year-old matter when she used the last name of Homer. She had failed to appear at the Valley Street Jail to serve a deferred sentence on a charge of driving after revocation for Driving While Intoxicated.

A hearing on the matter was set for March 3, the same day as a probable cause hearing on Tuesday’s felony theft charge. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, which is in addition to the $2,500 cash/surety bail set on Tuesday’s charges.

Accused of threatening girlfriend

Davina Smith, 23, of 475 Rimmon St., pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of simple assault and criminal mischief.

Smith is accused of telling her girlfriend that “she had better sleep with one eye open” and of throwing a glass vase belonging to her girlfriend on the floor, smashing it.

A police prosecutor requested a $1,000 cash/surety bail for Smith, whose record dates back to 2007 and includes 2011 convictions for assault and breach of bail. Trial was set for March 19.

10-year-old charge

Oscar Martinez, 41, of 556 Chestnut St., had failed to appear in what was then Manchester District Court on 2004 misdemeanor charges of Driving While Intoxicated and operating after suspension for reckless driving or DWI, as well as a violation of failing to use turn signals. Martinez had also failed to appear on a resisting arrest charge.

Although he had originally been released on personal recognizance bail, every time he failed to appear, bail was increased. It had reached $10,000 cash/surety by the time Martinez was arrested on the latest warrant and appeared in Circuit Court Wednesday.

Martinez hadn’t gotten into trouble since the 2004 charges, so Judge Thomas Barry reduced the bail amount to $6,500 cash/surety, but added a number of conditions: continue living at 556 Chestnut St., no alcohol consumption, no driving until his license is reinstated, not going outside the state, and signing a waiver of extradition. Trial was set for March 26.

Alleged threat by phone

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Robert Landry, 26, of 35 Hospital Ave., who is accused of threatening to slice his ex-girlfriend’s throat during a phone call Jan. 15 about seeing their son.

A police prosecutor said Landry was convicted in 2011 of criminal threatening and stalking. The new bail may not be an issue, the prosecutor said, because Landry is being held for trial on a Driving While Intoxicated charge.

Trial on the criminal threatening charge was set for March 4, the same day as his DWI trial.

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