Romanian man charged with sexual assault not in US, trial in Ma

By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN

LACONIA — City Prosecutor Jim Sawyer said yesterday that there are ongoing conversations between him and the attorney for the Romanian man charged with forcible fondling who has since returned home.
Sawyer said that to the best of his knowledge, Miklos Szekely, 24, of Romania is not in the United States.
Szekely is charged with one Class A misdemeanor of sexual assault, forcible fondling, for an alleged incident that occurred at 12 Maple St. on Sept. 28, 2015, where he was living at the time. The victim was an acquaintance of his. Charges were filed shortly thereafter in October.
He was initially charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault and following his arraignment, bail was set at $6,000 cash and was posted. The charges were later reduced to sexual assault.
After posting bail, Szekely returned to Romania.
Sawyer said that it is highly unlikely that Szekely would be extradited from Romania, despite signing a waiver of extradition, should he decide not to return to the U.S.
"If he doesn't come back here it could impede his freedom to move about the world," said Sawyer, saying that if he refuses to return to stand trial, additional charges for bail jumping could be made.
"At this point in time, he has not failed to appear in court," said Sawyer who said there have been court hearings but none that Szekely needed to attend.
"Since we are still talking there are no additional charges," said Sawyer, referring to conversations that are ongoing between him, defense attorney Jesse Friedman, and Szekely's Romanian attorney. "I think distance, differences in (U.S. and Romanian)laws, and language are factors in this."
Szekely's trial is scheduled for May 3 in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia District after being continued from Nov. 9, 2015.

Al provides collateral

 

04-07 Als collateral 

Al Raper of Al's Auto Service on Court Street in Laconia was not pleased when Northway Bank withheld his access to his line of credit and insisted he post more collateral to back his loan. "I've never missed a payment or made a late payment," Raper said. "But, if they want collateral, I'll give them collateral." True to his word, Raper gave the bank two two trucks — a Mitsubishi and an International — which were parked in a corner of the lot at  the bank on South Main Street yesterday afternoon. "I tried to reason with them, so I'm solving it myself," he said. It is not clear if the bank accepted the trucks for collateral.  (Laconia Daily Sun photo/Michael Kitch)

Belknap County indictments March 2016

LACONIA — The following people were indicted by a Belknap County grand jury on March 31. An indictment does not indicate guilt but is a determination made by an grand jury that enough evidence exists to warrant a criminal trial.
Michael Scarnari, 40, of or formerly of 30 Roberts Road in Gilford was indicted for one count of filing a false report and one count of deceptive forestry business practices.
Warren A. Bears, III, 45, of or formerly of 54A Bay St. in Laconia was indicted for one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Christopher B. Hodges, 40, of or formerly of 54 Adams St. in Laconia was indicted for two separate counts of possession of amphetamine and alprazolam.
Randy W. Nadeau, 33, or or formerly of 153 Union Ave. #B2 in Laconia was indicted for one count of possession of fentanyl.
Joshua C. Umlah, 32, of or formerly of 104 Shingle Camp Hill Road in New Hampton was charged with one count of possession of heroin.
Brittany Johnson, 25, transient, of Laconia was indicted for one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Joshua C. Levesque, 26, of or formerly of 12 Country Side Circle in Belmont was indicted with one count of possession of fentanyl.
Antonia Perillo, 20, of or formerly of 19 Pasture Lane in Franklin was indicted with one count of possession of methamphetamine.
Adam Roz, 41, of or formerly of 12 Tote Road in Loudon was indicted with two separate counts of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
William M. Doody, 53, of or formerly of 955 Laconia Road in Belmont was indicted with one count of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon – a knife.
Patrick W. Warden, II, 35, of or formerly of 29 Spring St. Apt. A was indicted for one count of operating a motor vehicle after being certified as an habitual offender.
Ruebin J. Ruiter, aka Ruben Thayer, aka Rueben Bushnell, 29, of or formerly of 864 Route 118 in Groton was indicted with one count of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon – brass knuckles.
David Josepth Craveiro, II, of 36, of or formerly of 159 Cape Moonshine Road in Wentworth was indicted for one count of receiving stolen property and one count of burglary.
Ryan Decato, 26, of or formerly of 18 Main St. Apt. 8 in Ashland was indicted for one count of receiving stolen property with a value greater than $1,501.
Ryan W. Streitenberger, 35, of or formerly of 634 Benton Drive in Laconia was indicted with one count of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon – a gun – and one count of possession of heroin.
Joshua G. Pike, 29, of or formerly of 1156 N. Main St. in Laconia was indicted for one count of robbery.
Damon E. Farris, 25, with no known fixed address was indicted with once count of robbery.
Danielle Lavorgna, 31, of or formerly of 94 Daniel Webster Way in Center Harbor was indicted with one count of failure to report to jail – deemed escape.