Woman accused of harassing Georgetown PD chief back in custody | News

NEWBURYPORT –  A girl awaiting trial for allegedly harassing Georgetown’s police chief was taken into custody Monday morning after a Newburyport District Court decide dominated she violated 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.

In February, she was launched with out bail however ordered to stay together with her mom and to not depart the house.

She was additionally ordered to not submit on social media, not make any false statements in relation to the case, not name 911 apart from a respectable emergency, to not use computer systems, cell telephones or landline telephones or ship digital messages. She should additionally stay drug and alcohol free with random screens, bear a psychological well being examination with a court docket clinician, and abide by all restraining orders. In addition, Velleman should have no contact with any victims, witnesses or the Essex County prosecutor main the case towards her. 

However, in response to court docket paperwork, Velleman lied in regards to the variety of drugs she was prescribed and failed to finish a psychological well being analysis. When police got here to arrest her at her mom’s home on March 30, she was not house, one other violation of her launch. 

Velleman is due back in court docket on May 4. 

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

Also in February, 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 acknowledged that Velleman, utilizing a number of totally different names, posted “1000’s” of social media hyperlinks on Facebook and three YouTube movies containing what he referred to as “inaccurate info, lies and fabricated materials regarding her disdain for me, my household and the Georgetown Police Department.”

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 Police Department was masking up what she referred to as the “chief’s felony acts as they’re criminals as nicely,” in response to Cudmore’s report back to state police.

To cowl her tracks, Velleman used 9 electronic mail domains and despatched so many emails to the division,  a tactic Cudmore referred to as “electronic mail bombing,” that this clogged the division’s electronic mail server. On April 3, 2020, alone, she despatched 30 emails, in response to Cudmore’s report.

“As a end result of the above, my household has endured Velleman’s stalking, intimidating conduct, harassment and slander for nearly three years now. She has used social media and despatched electronic mail messages to many different cops and public companies to unfold lies, misinformation and false allegations towards me, my household and the police division I command,” Cudmore wrote.


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