Manchester man arraigned in try to rob Maine cab driver
MANCHESTER - A city man accused of stiffing a cab driver on a $150 tab for a trip from Portland, Maine, to Manchester Friday and then demanding money from her at gunpoint, was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on two felony robbery charges.
Vadim Bondaraenko, 28, of 260 Cedar St., is accused of pulling a black handgun from his pocket and demanding cash from the driver after refusing to pay the tab for the ride from Portland.
The cab driver fled and so did Bondaraenko, but he left behind his bag in the cab trunk, thereby providing police with his identity. He was arrested Saturday night at his residence.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety and a probable cause hearing on the felony charges was set for Oct. 29.
Court date confusion
A woman who failed to appear Oct. 11 on felony narcotic and misdemeanor prostitution charges was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on those charges and two new charges of theft by unauthorized taking and contempt of court.
Nora Dansereau, 21, of 241 Central St., had an explanation for her failure to appear for arraignment last week on the Oct. 2 narcotics and prostitution charges. 'I thought it was today,' she said.
Because she out on personal recognizance bail on the earlier charges when she allegedly tried to take $24 worth of items from a store in the Mall of New Hampshire Sunday, Dansereau was also charged with contempt of court.
New bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety with conditions that include not going to the Mall of New Hampshire. A probable cause hearing on the felony narcotic charge was set for Oct. 29, and trial on the remaining charges was set for Jan. 17.
Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Denis Lambert, 47, of 6 Notre Dame Ave. Lambert is charged with second-degree assault for allegedly squeezing his girlfriend's neck with both hands until she had difficulty breathing; simple assault, for head-butting her and punching her in the face four or five times; obstructing the report of a crime, for grabbing the phone and throwing it to the floor when the woman tried to call police for help; and criminal mischief, for breaking the phone by throwing it to the floor.
Bail conditions bar Lambert from contact with the alleged victim and bar him from her residence. A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Oct. 29 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for Jan. 23.
Blood alcohol level was .22
Among the conditions of Raymundo Leon's $1,000 cash/surety bail are no use of alcohol and no driving a vehicle. That's because Leon, 33, of 100 W. Clarke St., was arraigned in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Monday on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated on Maple Street, leaving the scene of an accident on Valley Street and operating without a license.
Police prosecutor Lt. Ron Mello said Leon's blood-alcohol level was .22 when tested after his arrest, well above the .16 level that triggers an aggravated DWI charge. Leon is accused of leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Valley Street without providing the required information, and of driving without a license. Mello said Leon was convicted of operating without a license in 2010.
Trial was set for Jan. 9.
$4,600 laptop sold for $125
Ronnie Mac Stephens, 27, of 174 Concord St., could enter no plea Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of receiving stolen property. He is accused of having a stolen $4,600 HP Pavilion Laptop, reported stolen in Londonderry, in his possession Sept. 12 at Manchester Pawn, 49 Hollis St. Stephens pleaded innocent to a charge of theft by deception for obtaining $125 from Manchester Pawn for the stolen laptop.
Stephens told Judge William Lyons: 'I didn't know it was stolen.' He asked Lyons: 'Is there any way I can get personal recognizance bail?'
Police prosecutor Lt. Ron Mello had requested $10,000 cash/surety bail for Stephens, but Lyons set bail at $2,000 cash/surety, with a condition that bars Stephens from contact with the laptop owner. A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Oct. 29 and trial on the misdemeanor was set for Jan. 17, 2013.
Three sets of charges
A probable cause hearing was set Oct. 29 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Erick Cordero Carabello, 20, of 27 Pine St., on a felony theft by unauthorized taking charge. The trial was set for Jan. 17 on two sets of charges for which Cordero Carabello had failed to appear for trial last December.
He had been released on personal recognizance bail on an August 2011 theft by unathorized taking charge for having iPods and cell phones on Lowell Street and was scheduled for trial Dec. 13, 2011.
He was arrested Nov. 6, 2011, charged with failing to yield and operating without a license, and scheduled for trial Dec. 20, 2011.
He was arraigned Monday on a Nov. 7, 2011, theft by unauthorized taking charge involving a Sony laptop, camera and television set.
Bail was set at $2,500 cash/surety on the felony theft charge, $1,000 on the misdmeanor theft charge and $250 on the motor vehicle violations.
Police prosecutor Lt. Ron Mello said Cordero Carabello was given a suspended sentence last year on theft and assault convictions.