Two charged with burglary, assaulting Manchester residents
MANCHESTER - Two men were arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony burglary charges that allege they broke into an apartment and assaulted the residents.
Kenneth Rawson, 27, of 357 Beech St., and Paul Ayoub, 26, of 457 Beech St., are accused of kicking in a door at the Maple Street apartment and assaulting residents and, when the residents tried to flee, kicked in another door.
Prosecutors said Ayoub, who did not know the victims, may be under the umbrella of suspended time on an earlier charge. Rawson was out on bail on another charge, so prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bail and a hearing was set for Tuesday morning.
Bail was set at $15,000 cash/surety for Ayoub. Probable cause hearings for both men were set for April 18.
Drank vanilla extract
A man accused of taking a bottle of vanilla extract into the bathroom of the Market Basket on Elm Street and drinking half of it was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on charges of theft by unauthorized taking and resisting arrest.
A police prosecutor said when a store security officer had observed Kevin McCarron, 20, of 80 Lowell St., enter the bathroom with the $8.99 bottle. When McCarron had not exited the bathroom after an hour, the security officer entered the bathroom and confronted him and was escorting him to the front of the store, where a police officer was working a detail. McCarron allegedly tried to flee and had to be tackled.
Bail was set at $500 cash/surety, with conditions that include not going to Market Basket on Elm Street.
McCarron told Judge William Lyons that he is supposed to enter rehab. "I was supposed to go today," he said. Lyons told him to speak to his lawyer about a bail modification.
Trial was set for May 9.
Victim was stranger
A police prosecutor said Mujahid Mohammad, 28, of 199 Eastern Ave., grabbed a woman going to an event at the Verizon Wireless Arena around the waist as she was getting a receipt at the parking kiosk. After she broke away went to her car, Mohammad pulled at one door handle and then went around the car to pull on the other handle.
Officer Richard Brown said Mohammad also refused to cooperate at the time of his arrest, kicking and screaming.
Mohammad pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of simple assault, stalking and disorderly conduct stemming from the incident.
Brown requested bail of $10,000 cash/surety for Mohammad, citing the "randomness and level of violence" in the incident. He also said Mohammad has a criminal record dating back to 2003 that includes disorderly conduct, resisting arrest twice, drug possession twice, operating after suspension, assault twice and criminal trespass.
Brown said Mohammad is under the umbrella of a suspended 180-day sentence on 2012 convictions and a 364-day sentence on a 2013 conviction.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the amount requested and trial was set for May 9.
Says he is the victim
Robert Guilbert, 40, of 557 Pine St., Monday told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons that he called police twice to complain about his alleged victim's behavior and only left his apartment because she attacked him. He said he has a witness. "I had another friend there," said Guilbert, who also said he turned himself in.
Guilbert was arraigned on a felony charge of second-degree assault and misdemeanors of simple assault and resisting arrest.
A police prosecutor said Guilbert spit in the woman's face, grabbed her around the throat and pushed her against a wall while she was in a chair and sat on her. The prosecutor also said Guilbert ran out the back door and took off running.
The prosecutor said Guilbert has convictions for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, cruelty to animals and has a deferred 11-month sentence on 2012 convictions for assault and stalking.
Lyons set bail at $8,000 cash/surety with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring Guilbert from her residence.
A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for April 18 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for May 9.
Gun threat didn't stop him
Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for a man accused of criminal trespass for allegedly trying to get into a residence on Lake Shore Road at about 1 a.m., despite the home owner's threat to shoot him if he didn't leave.
David Lawrence, 40, who is homeless, is accused of pulling into the driveway of the home and first trying to get into the front door and then going around to the back of the building.
A police prosecutor also said a machete and crowbar were found in Lawrence's vehicle.
Trial was set for May 9.
Assault and threatening charges
Jeffrey Green, 35, of 119 Becker St., pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of simple assault, criminal threatening (2) and obstructing the report of a crime.
Green is accused of getting into an argument with an upstairs neighbor and later pounding on the man's door and threatening to shoot him, and of assaulting his girlfriend. He also accused of following her to the basement and knocking the phone out of her hand twice as she tried to call police.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with both victims and barring him from the Becker Street address. Trial was set for May 1.