Woman charged with harassing Georgetown police chief released from custody | News

NEWBURYPORT — A lady charged with harassing Georgetown’s police chief was released from custody after spending roughly three weeks behind bars for violating situations of her launch.

Michele Velleman, 50, of Elm Street in Georgetown was arraigned in Haverhill District Court in June 2020 on 4 counts of threatening, witness intimidation, stalking and making annoying cellphone calls. The case was transferred to Newburyport District Court to keep away from a battle of curiosity.

She was released with out bail Tuesday however ordered to not publish on social media, not make any false statements in relation to the case, and never name 911 apart from a official emergency.

In mid-January, a choose dominated that Velleman made false statements throughout an earlier look in courtroom and revoked her launch.

On Tuesday, Judge William Martin agreed to launch Velleman however not earlier than she accomplished a psychological-based program at an inpatient hospital.

Following her launch from the hospital, Velleman was ordered to dwell with her mom in Stoneham and abide by a slew of situations.

Among them are: no use of computer systems, cell telephones or landline telephones and no sending of digital messages. She should additionally stay drug and alcohol free with random screens, bear a follow-up examination with a courtroom clinician, and abide by all restraining orders. In addition, Velleman will need to have no contact with any victims or witnesses.

While additionally going through legal expenses, Velleman was served with a restraining order by Georgetown police Chief Donald Cudmore that orders her to not have contact with him.

Also on Tuesday, Velleman was arraigned on a brand new harassment order violation for contacting attorneys linked to Cudmore.

In April 2020, Cudmore alerted state police that Velleman had been allegedly harassing him and making threatening statements to him, his spouse and household for greater than 2½ years.

The alleged harassment started in response to Cudmore’s investigation of her claims that her ex-boyfriend, a Georgetown police detective on the time, was harassing and abusing her.

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 known as “inaccurate info, lies and fabricated materials regarding her disdain for me, my household and the Georgetown Police Department.”

Among the social media posts had been claims that Cudmore “killed three squirrels” and posted them on the door of a selectman’s home and that your complete Police Department was protecting up what she known as the “chief’s legal acts as they’re criminals as nicely,” in keeping 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 known as “e mail bombing,” it clogged the division’s e mail server. On April 3, 2020, alone, she despatched 30 emails, in keeping 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 businesses to unfold lies, misinformation and false allegations in opposition to me, my household and the police division I command,” Cudmore wrote.

Dave Rogers is a reporter with the Daily News of Newburyport. Email him at: [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.

Dave Rogers is a reporter with the Daily News of Newburyport. Email him at: [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008. 


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