Christmas night stalking call leads to arrest

NASHUA – Bail was set at $50,000 cash only Tuesday morning for 31-year-old Michael A. Cabot Jr., a Hudson resident who was arrested Christmas night for allegedly violating court orders that prohibit him from contacting a Nashua woman.

Cabot, of 26 Winslow Farm Road, was charged with two counts of stalking – domestic violence, one of which accuses him of violating the court order, which was issued on Nov. 27, by calling the woman, with whom he had, or has, a relationship, eight times within 45 minutes Monday night.

The second charge accuses Cabot of violating the orders by showing up at the woman’s Nashua residence and allegedly trying to “buzz” himself in to her apartment building.

Cabot was arraigned in Nashua district court Tuesday via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester, at which time the no-contact order was renewed and amended to prohibit him from coming within 500 feet of the woman and not contact her by any other means.

Judge Martha Crocker, who conducted the arraignment, scheduled a pre-trail conference for Cabot for 8:15 a.m. Jan. 23 in the Nashua court.

Police said in reports that the woman told officers she looked out and saw Cabot standing in the street behind her apartment building. She said he then “began to scale her back porch,” and eventually climbed his way onto her back deck, where, according to police, he “began knocking on the door” and trying to open it.

The woman told police that after a minute or so, Cabot jumped from the porch, got in a pickup truck and drove off.

Police said that shortly after they radioed a BOLO – be on the lookout – to area departments, Hudson police took Cabot into custody at his home.

In speaking later with Cabot, police said he admitted he’d called the woman, “but only because she had contacted him earlier in the day,” the reports state.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.