Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman ordered yesterday a former disc jockey of Power 99 Studio to stay away from the radio station.
Wiseman issued the directive after Power 99 general manager Tina Palacios filed a complaint with the Department of Public Safety on Monday that Aziz Peter Mettao has been lurking near the radio station.
Mettao is accused of setting fire to the company's vehicle, just days after being sacked from his job.
Palacios told police that she is still worried for her studio and the employees, knowing that Mettao is no longer in detention.
With the complaint, chief prosecutor Peter B. Prestley asked the court to impose an additional distance requirement on the court's current no contact order.
On Sept. 17, 2012, the court modified Mettao's bail by lowering the cash requirement to $1,000 instead of $10,000. The judge also required the defendant to have no direct or indirect contact with Power 99, among other conditions.
In the government's request for bail modification, Prestley said there was an earlier allegation that Mettao kept calling the radio station.
Prestley said he already attempted to handle that allegation by asking the suspect's lawyer to warn him to quit the behavior.
“Nevertheless, the defendant seems to persist in testing the limits of his pretrial release,” the chief prosecutor said.
Mettao denied the allegations.
Mettao is accused of setting fire to a silver Hyundai Tucson owned by Power 99 on Sept. 10, 2012.
A witness saw a man, later identified as Mettao, throwing something to the left rear window of the vehicle. The witness saw the suspect throwing a bottle inside the car, triggering a fire inside the vehicle.