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July 31. 2014 9:41PM

Manchester Crimewatch: City woman warned by judge to show up for trial next month

MANCHESTER — Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier Thursday sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Shannon Dionne, 41, of 259 Spruce St., who pleaded innocent in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to violation of a protective order.

Pelletier said Dionne was served with the protective order July 22, but went to the Bell Street residence of the protected party the next day, July 23.

Pelletier said Dionne has a 2006 conviction out of Concord for welfare fraud.

Judge Gregory Michael noted Dionne had failed to appear in Circuit Court on Oct. 29, 2013, and June 24, 2014, on an Oct. 15, 2013 charge of operating after suspension.

Dionne asked for a break on bail, telling Michael: “I have a full-time job.” Michael set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance bail, but warned Dionne that if she fails to appear for trial Sept. 4, she will sit in jail until the next court date.

Charges in two courts

Kenneth Allen, 49, of 101 Manning St., pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of simple assault and criminal mischief.

Allen is accused of throwing a box of tools at his girlfriend that hit her on the left foot and of breaking her iPhone and a music box.

Police prosecutor Carrisa Pelletier requested $1,000 cash/surety bail for Allen, who she said has pending charges for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in Nashua District Division.

Judge Gregory Michael set bail at the requested amount and trial was set for Sept. 3

Family seeking re-hospitalization

Defense attorney Thomas Ficarra Thursday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge to set bail for David St. Onge on new charges at $10,000 cash/surety, which would convert to personal recognizance to allow a mental health assessment and admission to a residential treatment program.

St. Onge, 36, of 25 Laval St., was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery and resisting arrest after he took items from Uncle Bob’s Market, 435 Kelley St., without paying for them and engaged in a verbal confrontation with two store employees, before fleeing.

Police said that Officer Michael Buckley, who responded to a call of a robbery in progress, spotted St. Onge on Kelley Street and asked him if he had taken items from the store. St. Onge allegedly said he was involved, so Buckley told him he was going to be arrested.

At that point, police said, St. Onge became confrontational and the two men became engaged in a struggle, with Buckley taking St. Onge to the ground. Officer Todd Biery arrived and assisted with handcuffing St. Onge.

In court, Ficarra said St. Onge had been at the New Hampshire Hospital after his $10,000 cash/surety bail was converted to personal recognizance on three simple assault charges scheduled for trial Aug. 12.

St. Onge had been released from the hospital earlier Wednesday, said Ficarra, and family members were trying to arrange for an Involuntary Emergency Admission to the state hospital or another facility when the incident occurred at the store.

Ficarra said that family members were trying to arrange to have St. Onge evaluated at the Catholic Medical Center in anticipation of another commitment for treatment. He asked that a probable cause hearing on the felony charge be set for Aug. 14, two days after the trial date already set.

LeadsOnline makes connection

Oana Matei, 28, of 375 Manchester St., pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to two charges of receiving stolen property and two of theft by deception.

She is accused of having in her possession items stolen from a Circle Road residence where she and a boyfriend were living and selling them. The victim reported a number of jewelry items were stolen during the period when Matei and her boyfriend were living at the residence.

Police checked LeadsOnline, a computer registry of items pawned or sold and photos and identification of the seller, posted by pawn shop operators.

Police said they found items reported stolen and photos of Matei selling them at Cash for Gold, 8 Gabrielle St., on two occasions in January for a total of $135.

Matei, who has convictions for criminal threatening and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, is free on $1,000 personal recognizance bail, with conditions barring contact with the victim and barring Matei from the Circle Road address. Trial was set for Sept. 24.


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