NEWBURYPORT — A Georgetown girl charged with harassing the city’s police chief was anticipated to be evaluated by a Newburyport District Court clinician on Tuesday as a part of her circumstances for launch imposed upon her arraignment in 2020.
Michele Velleman, 50, of Elm Street was arraigned in Haverhill District Court in June 2020 on 4 counts of threatening, witness intimidation, stalking and making annoying cellphone calls. She was launched with out bail however ordered to not publish on social media and to not name 911 aside from a legit emergency.
While additionally dealing with legal fees, Velleman was served with a restraining order by Chief Donald Cudmore that orders her to haven’t any contact with him.
Court paperwork present that the case was transferred to Newburyport District Court from a Haverhill courthouse in January to keep away from a attainable battle of curiosity. Since Velleman’s arraignment, there have not less than two motions filed by Essex County prosecutors to revoke her launch for failing to fulfill court-appointed necessities. Both motions have been denied by a decide.
Velleman was back in court on Tuesday morning hoping a decide would hear her movement to fireplace her lawyer. Judge Peter Doyle knowledgeable her that he was unable to listen to her movement as a result of a battle and mentioned a second decide in the courthouse may be capable of hear the movement in the afternoon session.
Doyle then requested Velleman whether or not she would consent to having the court’s clinician consider her whereas they waited.
She agreed to the analysis nevertheless it was unknown at press time whether or not it occurred.
Velleman’s subsequent court date is Sept. 15.
In April 2020, Cudmore alerted state police that for greater than 2½ years, Velleman allegedly had been harassing and making threatening statements not solely to him however to his spouse and household.
The alleged harassment started in response to Cudmore’s investigation of her claims that her ex-boyfriend, then-Georgetown police Detective Adam Raymond, was harassing and abusing her.
Raymond, a Newburyport resident, resigned from the division in 2017 amid claims he stalked and harassed Velleman. In 2019, Newburyport City Marshal Mark Murray submitted a letter to the court stating that his division acquired data that Raymond confronted allegations much like these offenses.
In the present case, Cudmore said that Velleman, utilizing a number of completely different names, posted “1000’s” of social media hyperlinks on Facebook and three YouTube movies containing what he referred to as “inaccurate data, lies and fabricated materials regarding her disdain for me, my household and the Georgetown Police Department.”
“As mentioned, this case has been ongoing for nearly three years now and he or she has despatched me over 1,500 emails,” Cudmore wrote in his memo to the state police. “The majority of those emails have been harassing in nature and directed in the direction of me. Additionally, among the emails have been threatening in the direction of my household and me.”
Among the social media posts have been claims that Cudmore “killed three squirrels” and posted them on the door of a selectman’s home and that your complete division was protecting up what she referred to as the “chief’s legal acts as they’re criminals as properly,” in line with Cudmore’s report back to state police.
To cowl her tracks, Velleman used 9 e mail domains and despatched so many emails to the division, a tactic Cudmore referred to as “e mail bombing,” that it clogged the division’s e mail server. On April 3, 2020, alone, she despatched 30 emails, in line with Cudmore’s report.
“As a results of the above, my household has endured Velleman’s stalking, intimidating habits, harassment and slander for nearly three years now. She has used social media and despatched e mail messages to many different police officers and public companies to unfold lies, misinformation and false allegations in opposition to me, my household and the police division I command,” Cudmore wrote.
State police Sgt. Peter Sherber obtained a warrant for Velleman’s arrest on April 13, 2020, in line with court data.