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May 27. 2014 10:16PM

Manchester Crimewatch: Man charged with two protection order violations

MANCHESTER — Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon Tuesday requested $5,000 cash/surety bail in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester for a man accused of two violations of a domestic violence protective order.

Reardon said Rafael Cruz, 38, of 263 Hanover St., has “a very lengthy criminal history.” Reardon said Cruz’s record goes back to 1995 in New York, with his most recent conviction being Nov. 20, 2013 in Hillsborough County Superior Court North for robbery.

Cruz is accused of violating the order twice Sunday, including appearing at the Pearl Street residence of the protected woman.

Cruz asked Judge William Lyons for a lower bail. “I have a job,” said Cruz. “I have money in the bank.” He said he has $2,000, so the judge set bail at $2,000 cash only. “Can you make it $1,000,” Cruz asked the judge, to which Lyons declined on lowering the bail further.

Cruz’s trial was set for July 2.

Needs rehab

Osvaldo Cancela, 28, of 144 Lake Ave., Tuesday asked a 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester judge for personal recognizance bail, saying he has a substance abuse problem.

Cancela was in court on a felony theft by unauthorized taking charge, that alleges he took $105 worth of items from Macy’s at the Mall of New Hampshire. In addition, he was charged with two misdemeanors of criminal trespass, as he is alleged to have returned to the mall despite having been issued trespassing warnings by the mall.

A police prosecutor had requested $3,000 cash/surety bail, saying the theft charge was a felony, because Cancela has been convicted twice before of theft.

Cancela objected to the bail amount saying, “Right now I don’t have the money to post bail.” He said he would like personal recognizance bail so he could enter a substance abuse treatment program.

Judge William Lyons told him to talk to his court-appointed lawyer and if the attorney can arrange admission to a program, bail could be modified to enable Cancela entrance into such a program.

Lyons set bail at the $3,000 cash/surety amount, with conditions barring Cancela from returning to the mall.A probable cause hearing on the felony charge was set for June 5 and trial on the misdemeanors is set for July 2.

Objects to bail condition

Savannah Ariges, 28, of 13 Laval St., objected to a condition of her $3,000 personal recognizance bail that bars her from the Laval Street address, as well as from contact with her boyfriend.

Ariges pleaded innocent Tuesday morning in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a felony charge of criminal threatening and two misdemeanor charges of simple assault.

Ariges is accused of holding a steak knife and running at her boyfriend, shouting: “I’m going to f…ing kill you” and of hitting him with a broom and punching his face.

Ariges had no objection to the no contact order, but said, “He does not live at the apartment.” She said that’s where she and her children live. Judge William Lyons asked the prosecutor to try and determine if the alleged victim lives at Laval Street, or somewhere else.

A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for June 11, while the trial on the misdemeanors was set for July 1.

Two alleged victims

Derek Hall, 38, of 69 S. Wilson St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to two charges of criminal threatening.

Hall is accused of telling his ex-wife: “If you come to my house, I’ll f…ing kill you.”

He also accused of telling his ex-wife and her sister: “I’ll kill you both.

Bail was continued at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with both women, and the trial was set for June 26.

Job starts Wednesday

Anthony England, 26, of 236 Douglas St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to 2013 charges of false report of an accident, false report to law enforcement and unsworn falsification.

England said he failed to appear for arraignment Dec. 3, 2013, because he claimed he has a condition that results in forgetting things.

The bail on the arrest warrant was $1,000 cash/surety, but England told Judge William Lyons: “I have no cash whatsoever.”

He said he needed to get out from jail, because he said he is set to begin a job Wednesday.

Lyons set the bail at the amount on the warrant and trial was set for July 2.

As he left the courtroom, England raised his hands in the air and called out: “Please get me out. Please get me out.”

Accused of multiple blows

Dannylo Dominguez, 36, of 236 Douglas St., pleaded innocent Wednesday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault that alleges he struck his girlfriend in the face multiple times.

Bail was set at $1,500 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with his girlfriend and barring him from her residence. Dominguez’s trial was set for July 3.

dvincent@unionleader.com


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