Manchester Crimewatch: Goffstown man, 22, accused of selling stolen iPod Touch
MANCHESTER — A Goffstown man was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, accused of selling a stolen iPod Touch at the Mall of New Hampshire.
Ryan Whitney, 22, of 99 Wallace Road, pleaded innocent to misdemeanor charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property and trial was set for Dec. 12.
A police prosecutor said a 72-hour hold was placed on Whitney in connection with a Feb. 22 conviction for credit card theft and mischief. He has also been convicted of assault and drug possession. Bail is $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the owner of the iPod and no contact with a cell phone purchasing business at the mall.
Pot possession with intent to sell
Michael Ayers, 17, of 172 Spruce St., could enter no plea Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell.
Ayers is accused of having a quantity of marijuana in Bronstein Park Oct. 21 with the intent of selling it. A probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 11 and bail was continued at $500 personal recognizance.
Says he can't afford bail
Alerted that there were possible squatters in one of the vacant buildings on his patrol route, Officer Derek Cataldo checked on the building at 57 Maple St., just after 9 p.m. Thursday and found Jason Durand, 35.
Cataldo said Durand had tools commonly used in burglaries, including a crowbar, and could provide no valid reason for being on the property.
Durand was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a misdemeanor of possession of burglary tools and a violation of prowling.
Trial was set for Dec. 12. The police prosecutor sought bail of $500 cash/surety, but Durand protested. He told Judge William Lyons: "I don't have any money." Lyons set bail at $300, with conditions that include not returning to the 57 Maple St. building.
Accused of kicking woman's car, leg
Timothy Hersey, 38, of 373 Shasta St., pleaded innocent Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and simple assault.
Hersey is accused of causing more than $1,200 in damage to a woman's car door by repeatedly kicking it. He's also accused of kicking the woman in the left shin.
Trial was set for Jan. 16, 2014, and bail was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance, with conditions that include no contact with the woman and not going to her residence.
Asks for personal recognizance bail
Vincent Smith, 52, of 41 Manchester St., Friday asked Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons for personal recognizance bail.
Smith was in court for arraignment on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief that allege he grabbed his ex-girfriend by the neck and threw her to the ground and damaged some of her property.
A police prosecutor, who said Smith was convicted Aug. 20 of simple assault, requested $1,000 cash/surety bail. Judge Lyons, noting the recent conviction, said: "Pr (bail) is not appropriate." He set bail at the requested $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim and not going to her residence. Trial was set for Dec. 12.