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Manchester Crimewatch: City man pleads innocent to threatening police officer

November 20. 2012 10:08PM

MANCHESTER - Jonathan Gallego, 20, of 30 Enfield St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of criminal threatening and breach of bail conditions.

Police said Gallego was at the Hillsborough County jail on Valley Street when a police officer brought in another prisoner and Gallego said to the officer: "I'll kill you. I'll get you on the street."

Gallego was charged with breach of bail conditions because he was being held on another charge at the time with bail conditions that included not committing another crime.

Bail was continued at $5,000 surety and trial was set for Feb. 5, 2013.

Accused of illegal tattoo

Philip Petrin, 28, of 233 Spruce St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child by tattooing a 16-year-old, without parental permission, at the Spruce Street address Aug. 3.

Petrin could enter no plea to a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug for having suboxone in his possession in the Manchester Police Department booking area Nov. 3.

Petrin is free on $1,000 surety bail. A probable cause hearing is set for Dec. 12 on the felony and trial on the misdemeanor is set for Feb. 12, 2013.

Victim was assaulted

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Travis Beach, 28, of 14 Elmer St., Hooksett, on felony robbery and burglary charges.

Beach is accused of entering an apartment at 455 Pine St. with another man and of punching and kicking a man in the apartment in the head and chest, causing fractures and other injuries. Beach is accused of taking $140 in cash from the victim's wallet.

Beach, whose criminal history includes shoplifting, burglary, second degree assault, simple assault and theft, was already being held on a total of $25,000 cash/surety bail on two other sets of charges, including burglary, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

A probable cause hearing on the latest set of charges was set for Dec. 5.

Accused of taking vehicle

A man accused of taking a van without permission Nov. 12 and of threatening a man and a woman, telling the woman: "Shut .... up or I'll kick your face in," pleaded innocent to all charges Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety for Lyle Belanger, 40, of 901 Mammoth Road, with conditions that include no contact with the two alleged threat victims. Trial was set for Jan. 31, 2013.

2 arrested for prostitution

Police working undercover in the area of Enright Park Monday afternoon said Tiffany Dionne, 33, of 168 Merrimack St., who had been acting suspiciously in the area, entered the passenger seat of a vehicle that had stopped. Officers followed the vehicle at it traveled north and stopped it in the area of W. Haven Road and Webster Street.

Police said further investigation developed information that James Rose, 55, of 854 Beech St., had paid Dionne money in exchange for sexual contact and both were arrested and charged with prostitution.

Dionne pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division and trial was set for Feb. 11, 2013. But because Dionne was out on bail on another charge, with trial scheduled for Dec. 4, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke her bail and she was ordered held overnight for a bail revocation hearing Wednesday morning.

Rose, who was released on $500 personal recognizance bail is scheduled for arraignment Dec. 5.

Imposter takes cash

Police responded Monday morning to a reported theft at TN Convenience, 90 Bridge St., where a motorist said a man posing as a gas attendant had stolen money from him.

The man said when he pulled up to the gas pumps at the convenience store, a man approached him and offered to pump the gas. The man said he needed cash up front to activate the pump and took the customer's cash and approached the store, presumably to turn on the pump.

But when the man failed to return, the customer became suspicious and confirmed with the cashier that he had been duped. Based on the description provided, police located the fake attendant in a common bathroom at 502 Chestnut St., where he lives.

Ariel Majias, 46, was pulled from hiding in a corner of the bathroom and charged with theft and resisting arrest.

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