Manchester Crimewatch: City man misses court date while in jail
MANCHESTER — Luis Carpio, 25, of 219 Pearl St., Thursday told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that he told officials at the Valley Street Jail that he had a court date on motor vehicle charges, but he wasn’t transported to the Circuit Court for arraignment.
“I was incarcerated,” said Carpio. “I didn’t fail to appear. I was in Valley Street.” Carpio said he’s been in jail since Dec. 22, 2013. After checking her paperwork, police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier confirmed Carpio’s claim.
Judge William Lyons set bail at $5,000 cash/surety and trial on charges of conduct after an accident, reckless operation and operating without a license was set for April 28.
Insists he’s innocent
A man accused of going to a woman’s residence and knocking on her door and then assaulting her on Feb. 25 was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of simple assault and stalking.
Gregory Grant, 46, of 336 Ash St., could enter no plea to the charges, which are felonies because he was previously convicted of violation of a domestic violence protective order.
Grant told Lyons, “I don’t actually know where this person lives.”
A police prosecutor said Grant has a pending reckless conduct charge involving the same woman. The prosecutor said Grant has past drug and falsifying physical evidence convictions.
Bail is $3,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the woman and barring Grant from going to her residence. A probable cause hearing was set for March 24.
Waives speedy hearing
Timothy Mosher, 30, of 61 Appleton St., Thursday waived a speedy probable cause hearing in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony charge of falsifying physical evidence.
Mosher is accused of throwing a baggie of marijuana from the window of a vehicle just prior to being pulled over on Feb. 21 at Hall and Lowell streets. He pleaded innocent to a charge of possession of a controlled drug.
A probable cause hearing was set for April 30, when there will be a status hearing on the misdemeanor. Bail was continued at $2,500 personal recognizance.
Multiple charges filed
Shaun Lusk, 31, of 34 Pine Hill Road, Goffstown, pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to eight simple assault charges, two criminal threatening charges, one criminal trespass charge and one disorderly conduct charge, all stemming from an incident Feb. 27 at the Market Basket store at 460 Elm St.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the three men with whom he fought during the disturbance at the grocery store and not going to the Market Basket store. Trial was set for April 23.
After Officer Scott Ardita stopped what he considered to be a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Home Depot, 129 March Ave., and began speaking with the occupants, he noticed a Home Depot loss prevention officer in a verbal confrontation with a customer outside the store.
The “customer” attemped to walk away from both the loss prevention officer and Ardita, despite being told to stop.
Once the officer grabbed hold of the man, identified as Derek Gagne, 24, of 541 Bartlett St., he was found in possession of a hammer and a set of Hex tools, valued at approximately $60, that were taken from the store without payment.
Also found in Gagne’s possession were two Suboxone pills, a drug police said is commonly prescribed for recovering heroin addicts.
After Gagne was taken into custody, Ardita and Officer Tom Dubois turned their attention to the stopped motor vehicle and a passenger, Aljermaine Jones, 37, of 180 Beech St., was arrested on a electronic bench warrant from Nashua Circuit Court for his failure to appear on a motor vehicle charge.
Additional charge filed
Officers Dan Whelan and Daniel Senechal, who had investigated a Feb. 26 unarmed robbery at the Market Basket store, 460 Elm St., were parked at Lake Avenue and Pine Street when they saw the man sought in the robbery. Denis Omerovic, 32, of 241 Lake Ave., is accused of taking approximately $20 of food and pushing a manager who sought to stop him from leaving the store without paying for the food.
After Omerovic’s arrest on the robbery warrant, he was found in possession of two hypodermic needles. On needle contained a brownish liquid, which later tested positive for heroin, and the other was empty, but contained trace amounts of a dry substance believed to be heroin. He was then charged with possession of a controlled drug.