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March 27, 2013

Restraining order violations get man six months in jail


“If he’s let off, he will continue bothering me,” the young woman wrote. “I don’t know what makes some people think he won’t do it again. I know him better than anybody and I’m scared of him.”

Trautman described some of the incidents yesterday, including the Facebook message sent on Jan. 5.

On that day, Trombetto’s former girlfriend, who is still in high school, walked into the police station to obtain an emergency order. After a judge on call issued a temporary order, Danvers Patrolman Eric Clarizia attempted to contact Trombetto to notify him of the order.

Trombetto hung up on the officer, according to Clarizia’s report.

Moments later, Trombetto called his former girlfriend’s cellphone. She handed it to the officer, and Trombetto hung up again.

Eventually, he did contact the police after they left him a voice mail. He agreed to go to the station to pick up the order, but first sent the Facebook message to the girl.

According to court papers, over the next several days, Trombetto showed up at least twice at the McDonald’s on High Street in Danvers, where the girl and her friends liked to hang out.

On one of those encounters, he had a friend park about 30 yards away in the lot and then stared at her.

A couple of weeks later, on Jan. 16, he was back at the McDonald’s, where he had the driver of the car he was in pull alongside the car she was in and then yelled at her male friend, “You’re next,” the prosecutor said.

And he continued to send messages about her to friends on Facebook, the prosecutor said.

Such indirect contact is also banned under a typical restraining order.

Brooks also ordered Trombetto to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet that will track his whereabouts when he is on probation, through next August.

Woods, Trombetto’s lawyer, said his client has been diagnosed with an impulse control disorder and had stopped attending counseling prior to the incidents taking place. He now plans to resume that counseling when he’s released from jail, Woods said.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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