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August 13. 2014 1:58PM

Homeless woman in court on Manchester drug charge says she had a relapse

MANCHESTER — Katie Howard, 28, who is homeless, could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of possession of a narcotic, for allegedly having heroin in her possession Tuesday at the police station.

She said she had gone there to find out if there was a warrant for her failure to appear in court.

Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said Howard, who has a pending drug possession charge in Hillsborough Superior Court North involving heroin stemming from an arrest Dec. 7, 2013, in Bedford, “obviously has an issue with controlled drugs.”

He requested $2,000 cash/surety bail for Howard, who he said has 2011 and 2012 convictions for willful concealment.

Howard told Judge William Lyons that she had undergone drug treatment.

“I just had a relapse,” she said.

Lyons set bail at the requested amount.

Because no plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 22, so a judge can determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.

Charged with threatening

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for a man accused of threatening his girlfriend earlier Wednesday.

Daniel Rivet, 53, of 371 Manchester St., is accused of telling his girlfriend: “I’ll ... kill you.”

Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said he did not know what precipitated the argument that led to the alleged threat, but requested bail of $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the woman and barring Rivet from her residence. Trial was set for Sept. 15.

He’s at state prison

Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested cash/surety bail for John Zylicz in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division even though he said Zylicz is serving a 2-to-4-year prison sentence stemming from a conviction in Rockingham County Superior Court.

Zylicz, 31, was in Circuit Court Wednesday on felony charges of receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

The charges, which stem from Zylicz’ alleged sale of a stolen iPod to Mickey’s Buy & Sell, 194 Lake Ave., April 12, for $50, are felonies because they are the third or more theft-related charges.

Reardon said: “Most of his offenses relate to theft or forgery.”

Zylicz asked Judge William Lyons for personal recognizance bail, saying that cash/surety bail would affect his classification in the prison and get him kicked out of a program he’s in at the prison.

The judge set bail at $3,000 personal recognizance. Because no plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 22, so a judge can determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.


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