Manchester CrimeWatch: ‘College’ man being held on criminal charge
Jur Mashut, 27, of 660 Belmont St., tried to persuade a police prosecutor to withdraw a bail revocation motion Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
During the pre-arraignment session, before the judge takes the bench, Mashut repeatedly asked the police prosecutor to withdraw the motion, interrupting the prosecutor as he explained why he filed the motion.
Mashut was out on bail on another charge, scheduled for trial April 21, when he allegedly broke the legs off a coffee table and smashed a vase belonging to his mother, in the Belmont Street residence.
Mashut told police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon: “I go to college ... I’ve changed my life.” He said if he has to wait for a bail revocation hearing Tuesday, he will miss class.
Reardon declined to withdraw the motion, so when Judge William Lyons took the bench, Mashut appealed to him.
“I want to change my life,” Mashut said. Saying the damage was only about $100, Mashut asked: “You’re going to hold me for that?”
Lyons said it was up to the prosecutor whether to withdraw the motion and Reardon refused to do so. A bail revocation hearing was set for this morning in Circuit Court.
The mischief charge was set for a status hearing April 21.
New drug, old assault charges
Rodney Williams, 33, of 566 Western Ave., Henniker, could enter no plea Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to felony drug charges. Williams is accused of having heroin and marijuana in his possession, with intent to distribute, Saturday. He’s also accused of resisting arrest in connection with those charges.
An unrelated simple assault charge accuses him of punching a man in the face on Keller Street in 2009.
Police said an officer spotted two men engaged in what appeared to be drug activity late Saturday afternoon in the area of Lake Avenue and Wilson Street.
The officer said Williams was found in possession of a small bag of marijuana, two blunts and $350 in cash. The officer said William suddenly sought to run, wrestling out of two shirts as he broke free.
But after a brief pursuit, the officer caught Williams, who struggled, but was taken into custody.
After his arrest, police said, Williams was found in possession of five additional baggies, each containing about .5 grams of heroin, and five small baggies containing about 1 gram each of marijuana.
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon, who said Williams has a 10-page criminal record, said bail was not set because there is a 72-hour hold on Williams, likely in connection with a 2009 burglary conviction.
Reardon requested $15,000 cash/surety bail, with a hearing on the source of any funds offered for bail before Williams is released. A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for April 21 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for May 7.
Woman, child alleged victims
Matthew Boulanger, 34, of 16 S. Mammoth Road, could enter no plea Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of reckless conduct that alleges he smashed a window within two feet of a woman and young child.Boulanger pleaded innocent to eight misdemeanor charges: three of simple assault, two of criminal mischief, two of obstructing report of a crime and one of false imprisonment.Police prosecutor said Boulanger has “gone berserk” and a small child was caught in the cross-fire.
The alleged assaults include throwing the woman into the bathtub. He’s accused of grabbing phones, hurling one against a wall, breaking it.
Conditions of his $3,000 cash/surety bail include no contact with the woman or the child.
A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for April 21 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for May 7.
A preventative detention hearing was scheduled Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Diana Solesky, 38, of 215 Thornton St., who was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of reckless conduct.
Solesky is accused of firing a round in the city, a congested area.
A probable cause hearing was set for April 21.
Will live with dad
Fabrice Bizimana, 17, of 314 Lake Ave., pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a simple assault charge and trial was set for May 7.
Bizimana is accused of throwing a flipflop at his mother, hitting her.
Bail was continued at $500 personal recognizance, with conditions barring contact with his mother and requiring him to live with his father at an Old Wellington Road address.
He is also to observe a 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.