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Bail revocation hearing for Manchester man set for Monday

June 06. 2014 8:10PM

MANCHESTER — A city man who failed to appear for trial June 3 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a charge of violation of a domestic violence protective order was in court Friday on a new charge of violation of a protective order and a stalking charge, in connection with his allegedly having contact with the protected party at the courthouse June 3.

Because of the new charge, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke the bail of William Yates, 22, of 246 Main St., and a hearing was scheduled for Monday to determine whether he will be held without bail until trial July 10 on both old and new charges.

Pleads to drug charge

Instead of a bail revocation hearing Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, Stephen Bussiere pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge and bail was set on the charge of a violation of a domestic violence protective order that prompted the bail revocation motion.Bussiere, 22, of 376 Dubuque St., had been arraigned Thursday on the violation charge, which alleges he threatened the sister of the protected party May 18 at Maple and Spruce streets. Bail was set Friday at $1.500 cash/surety, with trail set for July 9.

The negotiated plea calls for a 12-month sentence, all suspended for two years except time served, a $1,000 fine, suspended for two years of good behavior, and 50 hours of community service to be done within six months.

Another theft charge

Maria Arzola, 52, of 410 Lake Ave., was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Mancheter District Division on two charges of theft by unauthorized taking.

Arzola had failed to appear in October 2013 on a September 2013 theft charge that alleges she took almost $240 in merchandise from Wal-Mart on Keller Street in September 2013 without paying for it.

“The day I was supposed to come in, I called,” she told Judge William Lyons. But Lyons responded that she hadn’t taken care of that charge and is accused of another theft. The new charge alleges she took items valued at about $14 from Market Basket, 460 Elm St., Thursday.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include not going to Walmart or Market Basket. Trial was set for July 10.

Shot himself in the foot

Todd Bernatchez, 19, of 636 Amherst St., who accidentally shot himself in the foot Thursday while arguing with someone in the area of 499 Belmont St., was arraigned at the Elliot Hospital Friday on felony charges of reckless conduct and criminal threatening and a misdemeanor of carrying a firearm without a license.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety and a probable cause hearing was set for June 24 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Barred from residence

Tod O’Connor, 48, is barred by conditions of his $1,000 personal recognizance bail from returning to his residence at 300 Village Circle Way. He’s also barred from contact with his girlfriend.

O’Connor was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a simple assault charge that alleges he punched his girlfriend in the face.

Trial was was set for July 16.

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