Bench warrant, bail jumping scofflaw gets PR bail after yet another arrest

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James Brooks (Rochester Police photo)

ROCHESTER - Rochester Police reported today on yet another suspect in several criminal incidents who has been picked up by police multiple times on bench warrants only to be released on PR bail again and again.

On Monday Rochester Police again arrested James Brooks, 28, of Rochester, on three Electronic Bench Warrants (EBW) for failing to appear at court. Brooks was also arrested on the charge of Bail Jumping (stemming from several other failures to appear) on Sept. 30.

He was again released on PR bail with a court date set at the 7th Circuit Rochester District Court Oct. 28.

The three EBWss stemmed from prior failures to appear on the charges of Loitering/Prowling, Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Receiving Stolen Property. Brooks' recent history also includes:

09/30/2019 - Charge: Bail Jumping

09/14/2019 - Charge: CAPIAS Warrant - Theft by Unauthorized Taking

08/26/2019 - Charge: CAPAIS Warrant - Possession of Controlled Drugs

07/30/2019 - Charge: Possession of Controlled Drugs

07/20/2019 - Charge: EBW- Receiving Stolen Property

Charge: EBW- Theft by Unauthorized Taking

Charge: Loitering or Prowling

05/02/2019 - Charge: Theft by Unauthorized Taking

Charge: EBW- Receiving Stolen Property

04/04/2019 - Charge: Receiving Stolen Property

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced last week he would reconvene an assembly of stakeholders to see in the next several weeks whether it is necessary to tighten bail reform given the outcry by police and prosecutors that it is letting back out on street too many suspects in crimes who continue to reoffend with no consequence.

The timeframe outlined in a previous bill to make adjustments to bail reform had previously been not till November 2020.

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