Manchester man blames stalking charge on paperwork mix up
MANCHESTER — A city man, arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a stalking charge, insisted he had permission from the police to return to a Maple Street address.
Santos Paris, 36, of 287 Spruce St., was initially arrested on a criminal threatening charge. He said the judge modified the paperwork barring him from the woman’s Maple Street address on Sept. 4, 2013, because the victim said she was moving.
He said a police officer told him the next day that he could go to Maple Street, but then called him to say he couldn’t be there.
“I left,” said Paris. “I did nothing wrong,” Paris told Judge Gregory Michael. “It was just a matter of mixed-up paperwork.”
As for the threatening charge itself, he said: “I pled out.” He was sentenced to six months in jail, with a deferred sentence hearing scheduled for October 2014.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $5,000 cash/surety bail on the stalking charge, saying the victim reported Paris has continued to contact her. Pelletier said: “He contacted her from jail several times after his arrest.”
Paris denied contacting the woman, saying: “I’ve been able to contact nobody.”
As for Paris’ claim that conditions regarding the Maple Street address were modified, Pelletier conferred with the domestic violence prosecutor and told the judge there is no evidence of a change in the conditions barring him from Maple Street.
Judge Gregory Michael set bail at $1,000 cash/surety and trial was set for June 5.
Says he’s going to live in Germany
A Goffstown man Wednesday told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge: “I was arrested at Logan Airport.”
Bruce Loudenslager, 62, of 4 Helen Circle, Wednesday told Judge Gregory Michael that he was about to board a plane to go live in Germany and he doesn’t know why he was arrested.
Loudenslager said he served the time he was supposed to on his 2011 Manchester criminal trespass conviction. Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier told Michael: “He entered Clear Channel (property) when he shouldn’t have.” She said he was supposed to serve 30 days on weekends, but although he showed up March 1, 8 and 15, 2013, he failed to report to the Valley Street Jail on March 22 and 29, so an escape warrant was issued.
Loudenslager told Judge Gregory Michael that three weekends is enough, according to federal standards. “Federally, it’s 32 days,” he said, insisting he’d met his obligation.
Michael responded that Circuit Court isn’t federal court. “Let’s get off this federal rules,” he said, telling Loudenslager that three weekends is only equal to nine days in Circuit Court counting. If people sign in Friday night and leave Sunday night, they get credit for three days.
Loudenslager said he also spent a week in custody in Boston after his arrest and should get credit for that and for being held overnight in Manchester before Wednesday’s court session.
Both Loudenslager’s Manchester trespass conviction and a Portsmouth conviction for criminal trespass and possession of weapons without a license resulted from incidents at Clear Channel radio properties.
In 2010, Loudenslager had filed suit, pro se, against Clear Channel broadcasters in U.S. District Court in Concord, claiming “torture, harassment and bodily harm from the continuous use of radio frequency and/or microwaving targeting (and) verbal harassment by satellite technology.” He also claimed “invasion of privacy through continual verbal monitoring.”
In February 2011, U.S. District Judge Joseph LaPlante closed the case, saying the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction.”
Loudenslager was arrested in Portsmouth in July 2011 for trespass and the weapons charge. He was convicted in September 2011, with conditions barring contact with the radio station employees, but was arrested at the Portsmouth property again in November 2011.
In the July 9, 2012, Goffstown Selectmen’s meeting notes, Loudenslager reported he was being targeted with microwave radiation by two people. He said he knew the selectmen could do nothing, but wanted them “to be aware that no enforcement is being done and that he goes to court tomorrow and faces the possibility of one year in prison for reporting this.”
Judge Michael set bail for Loudenslager at $2,000 cash/surety and set a status hearing for June 10.
Fine and fees keep rising
Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge Gregory Michael set the fine on Joyce Kimball’s 2012 motor vehicle offenses at $1,000, with $750 of the amount suspended, as long as Kimball paid the fine and 24 percent penalty assessment on time.
But Kimball, 28, of 102 Bridge St., failed to show up on the original date set, and on two later dates, to pay the $310, despite having agreed that if she failed to pay the lower amount, she would be liable for the entire $1,000, plus the penalty assessment, for a total of $1,240.
At her court appearance Wednesday, Michael reminded Kimball that the alternative to paying what she owes is to serve it off at $50 a day.
Asked by the judge if Kimball had been in any trouble since she last appeared, police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said Kimball was convicted of bail jumping Feb. 6 in another court, but that two theft by unauthorized taking charges were nol prossed.
Michael told Kimball he was adding another $200 of the suspended amount to her total, which is now $708. That’s the original $250 plus penalty assessment of $60, plus $50 for each of the three failures to appear, plus the additional $200 of the original suspended portion of the fine and the $48 penalty assessment.
He gave Kimball until July 15 to get the $708 together, or she will be taken into custody to serve off the entire fine, plus all the penalties, by then totaling $1,390, at $50 a day.
Couldn’t get a ride
Tori Loranger, 24, told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge Gregory Michael that she didn’t come to court for arraignment on a simple assault charge March 20, because she couldn’t get a ride.
Loranger, who is accused of assaulting her mother March 19, was released on bail the same day, but was barred from her former residence at 19 Ivywood Lane. She had also been scheduled to appear March 20 on charges of operating after suspension and unregistered vehicle, for which she had failed to appear to enter a negotiated plea Dec. 9, 2013.
Loranger, who is now in jail, waived probable cause on a burglary charge last October and was indicted by the December Hillsborough County North grand jury on two felony charges of accomplice to burglary. The police prosecutor said Loranger has a driving while intoxicated conviction from 2013.
The prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Loranger, but the judge made the bail personal recognizance. Trial was set for June 5.
Suspicious activity drew attention
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said officers noticed Corey Douglas engaged in suspicious activity and when they investigated further, they found he was in possession of heroin. That resulted in a felony charge of possession of a narcotic.
Douglas, 25, whose address is the homeless shelter, could enter no plea to the felony charge at his arraignment Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
Judge Gregory Michael asked Douglas how he gets along and Douglas responded: “I do work from time to time.”
Pelletier requested $2,500 cash/surety bail, but Douglas told Michael: “I actually have $190 cash.” Michael set bail at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no use of alcohol or drugs. A probable cause hearing was set for May 14.
Past charges concerning
It’s not the value of the merchandise Lisa Frontiero is accused of taking from Market Basket that is concerning, it’s the pattern of behavior, police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge Gregory Michael Wednesday.
Frontiero, 49, of 564 Silver St., has an unpaid fine on a 2012 willful concealment conviction in Laconia District Division, she failed to appear in Manchester District Division on a theft by unauthorized taking charge at Rite Aid in October 2013, and now there is the Tuesday charge at Market Basket, 460 Elm St. Pelletier said Frontiero also has ID fraud convictions in two counties.
Michael set bail at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include not going to Market Basket or Rite Aid, and trial was set for June 5.