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Manchester Crimewatch: Cinder block allegedly used in armed robbery

March 03. 2014 7:15PM

Gallant was arraigned Monday on an armed robbery charge that alleges he entered the Irving Mart, 425 Lake Ave., at about 7:45 Sunday night. Gallant allegedly held a piece of cinder block over his head as he approached the clerk at the register and said: "This is an armed robbery, Give me your money."

Gallant, who has a criminal record that includes threatening and assault convictions, could enter no plea to the felony charge in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for March 12.

A July 26, 2013, conduct in public places violation, for which he failed to appear in court in August, was set for a status hearing March 12. The violation alleges he was disrupting traffic at Maple and Bridge streets by being in the roadway, holding a sign and asking for money,

Says he had "a slip"

David Owen, 54, of 123 Pleasant St., who was charged with two felony counts of possession of a narcotic after being stopped for a stop sign violation Sunday, Monday told a Manchester District Court judge: "I had a slip."

Although he's accused of having narcotics, including heroin, in his possession, Owen told Judge William Lyons: "I've been doing pretty well." He said he's had clean urine tests and is employed, working at the waste treatment plant.

Police prosecutors sought $5,000 cash/surety bail for Owen, but Lyons reduced the amount to $3,000 cash/surety. The bail only becomes effective if a 72-hour probation/parole hold is lifted.

A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for March 12, with a status hearing on the violation that day.

From bad to worse

A city man was charged with false report to law enforcement for using another man's New Hampshire driver's license to identify himself Friday, after being arrested for stealing $150 worth of merchandise from the Sears store at the Mall of New Hampshire.

Michael Vincent, 32, of 273 Cedar St., was also charged with theft of lost or mislaid property for having the other man's license in his possession.

Finally, the theft is charged as a felony because, in addition to convictions for Driving While Intoxicated and burglary, Vincent has already been convicted at least twice of theft.

A probable cause hearing on the felony theft charge was set for March 12 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for April 3. Bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety on the Manchester charges and $1,000 cash/surety on a 2013 theft charge in Nashua, for which he had failed to appear. A March 17 court date was set in Nashua.

Bail may be moot

Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety for Michael Fisher, 31, on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, but it could be moot. That's because a police prosecutor said there is a 72-hour probation/parole hold on Fisher and a capias from Hillsborough County Superior Court North.

Fisher, who lists the city homeless shelter as his address, is accused of pushing his ex-girlfriend's neck, causing her to fall to the ground; swiping a jewelry box off a bureau, causing it to fall on the floor, and striking his head against the vinyl siding at his ex-girlfriend's Central Street residence, damaging the siding.

Trial on the Manchester charges was set for April 2. Bail was set at $500 personal recognizance on an operating after suspension misdemeanor stemming from a stop in Bedford Dec. 3, 2013, for which he had failed to appear Jan. 28 in Merrimack District Division. A new Merrimack court date was set for April 3.

Accused of stalking

Carlos Marrero, 28, pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a stalking charge that alleges he went to the Laurel Street address of his ex-girlfriend earlier Monday, in violation of bail conditions on a simple assault charge.

Because he allegedly violated bail conditions, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Marrero's bail and he was ordered held pending a hearing Tuesday morning.

Trial on the new charge was set for April 2. Marrero asked Judge William Lyons if the new charge could be scheduled for the same trial date as the earlier charge, but Lyons suggested he consult with his attorney about that.

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