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Weare man charged over stolen silverware in Manchester

January 07. 2014 7:31PM

MANCHESTER — A Weare man with a record of forgery and burglary was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a new felony charge of receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor of theft by deception.

Tyler Payne, 28, of 48 Arthur Road, is accused of selling 65 pieces of stolen silver flatware to Cash for Gold for $800.

A police prosecutor said Payne recently waived a probable cause hearing on a forgery charge. Payne has at least seven prior burglary and forgery convictions, police said.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the theft victims and not going to Cash for Gold.

A probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 22, with a status hearing on the theft charge.

Has a deferred sentence

Jose Santana-Martinez, 37, of 213 Bell St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.

Santana-Martinez is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the back of the head and pushing her onto the bed, threatening to break items in the residence while holding a baseball bat, struggling with an officer who was attempting to escort him downstairs to the transport wagon, yelling and screaming profanities and refusing to stop while being escorted out of the building, and kicking one of the officers in the right shin.

A police prosecutor, noting Santana-Martinez has a deferred sentence on a June 2013 criminal mischief conviction involving the same victim, requested $3,000 cash/surety bail. Among the bail conditions are no contact with his girlfriend and not going to her residence.

Trial was set for Feb. 5.

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