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August 04. 2014 8:33PM

Manchester Crime Watch: Man charged with burglary

MANCHESTER — A city man could enter no plea Monday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a felony burglary charge that alleges a woman awakened to find him touching her intimately and screamed.

The woman at one time was involved in a relationship with Jean Celestin, 26, of 3 Essex St., said police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon, but that was a long time ago and he had no right to be there.

Reardon requested $35,000 cash/surety bail for Celestin, but Judge Gregory Michael reduced that to $10,000, with conditions barring contact with the woman or going to her residence.

Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 13, when a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment. A status hearing on a resisting arrest charge was scheduled for the same day.

Husband grabbed heroin

A bail revocation hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester for Amanda Gallant, 34, of 132 Weston Road, who allegedly committed a new crime while out on bail.

A judge will decide after the hearing whether to revoke Gallant’s bail and have her held until her earlier case is resolved.

Gallant could enter no plea to the new felony second-degree assault charge, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 19, when a judge will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment.

Court documents show Gallant’s husband told police he found heroin in the residence and put it in a locked briefcase. When Gallant found out, he said, she was upset and she grabbed him around the neck from behind, squeezing until he vomited.

Gallant was out on bail on a theft by unauthorized taking charge that alleges she took $568 in merchandise from Home Depot. She had failed to appear to enter a plea July 16, so that was rescheduled for Aug. 19.


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