Manchester Crime Watch: City man accused of tossing marijuana into bushes to avoid arrest
MANCHESTER — Haidar Adams, 38, of 241 Pine St., Wednesday asked for personal recognizance bail at his arraignment in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony charge of falsifying physical evidence and a misdemeanor of possession of a controlled drug.
Adams is accused of having a baggy of marijuana in his possession Tuesday night in Kalivas Park and tossing it into the bushes as a police officer approached him.
A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail, saying Adams waived probable cause on a felony robbery charge July 3 and that charge was bound over to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment. Judge Gregory Michael set bail at the $1,000 cash/surety requested by the prosecutor.
A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Aug. 20, so a judge can determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for indictment. Trial on the misdemeanor drug possession charge was set for Sept. 15.
Accused of being somewhere he shouldn’t
Michael Burghardt, 30, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of stalking. Burghardt is accused of being at an Auburn Street address with a woman he is prohibited from contacting.
A court document said Burghardt was at an apartment where his mother and sister live, despite conditions barring him from that location.
A police prosecutor said Burghardt has pending second-degree assault charges involving his sister in Hillsborough County Superior Court North and has a record that includes robbery and possession of a narcotic with intent to sell.
Burghardt told Judge Gregory Michael he is involved in an outpatient drug program and said: “I just started a job. I haven’t got a paycheck yet.”
Michael set bail at $3,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring Burghardt from contact with the woman and barring him from her residence. Trial was set for Sept. 10.
Robbery charge bound over for trial
A felony armed robbery charge against Jose Mercado Falero, 31, of 375 Merrimack St., was bound over to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury Wednesday after a probable cause hearing in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
Mercado Falero is accused of robbing the Citizens Bank branch at 2035 Brown Ave. at gunpoint July 21, fleeing in a vehicle in which a six-year-old boy was a passenger.
A person who witnessed the robbery followed the robber’s vehicle for a time, giving police the description of the vehicle and the license plate. Mercado Falero was later stopped by police and arrested, with the child still in the vehicle.
Bail on the robbery charge was continued at $12,000 cash/surety. Mercado Falero has a $3,000 cash/surety bail on a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. Trial on that charge is scheduled for Sept. 3 in Circuit Court.
Charges stem from altercation at park
Darrion Weekly, 20, of 219 Notre Dame Ave., pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of riot and breach of bail.
Weekly is accused of being involved with his brother, David, 18, and Luis Martinez, 20, in an altercation with members of another group June 29 in the area of the JFK Coliseum. Witnesses told police about 25 people were involved in the incident at about 4 p.m. near the Hunt Pool. Martinez allegedly had a knife.
The breach of bail charge alleges Weekly violated bail conditions on a May 15 drug possession charge that is scheduled for trial Aug. 13. Bail on the new charges was continued at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with three specific teens. Trial on the new charges was set for Sept. 17.
Says he’ll pay fine instead of community service
Mark Paquin, 35, of 345 Titus Ave., told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge Gregory Michael on Wednesday that he didn’t do community service because: “It was too much of a hassle.”
Paquin, who was given the option on a 2010 conviction in Concord District Division for allowing an improper person to drive a vehicle, said the community service would have had to be done in Merrimack County, where Concord is located.
Because it was too much trouble to do so, Paquin said he would instead pay the fine, which with the penalty assessment, totals $310 and must be paid by Aug. 12, or Paquin must appear that day in the Concord Court.