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Homeless man, Exeter woman charged after stolen van found
EXETER — Two people were arrested after a van stolen in Massachusetts was found in a remote parking lot in town Wednesday, with items taken from the van found in a local woman’s home, according to police.
Vinicius “Vinny” Silva, 23, a homeless man from Boston, and Helen “Nellie” Hager, 35, of Exeter, were both charged with three felony counts of receiving stolen property.
Evidence found in the abandoned van, which was taken from a driveway in Haverhill, Mass., the previous night, led investigators to Hager’s residence. After obtaining a search warrant, investigators say they found stolen computer equipment, tools, copper fittings and a backpack at Hager’s home, said Capt. Stephan Poulin.
During the investigation, police said, Silva claimed his name was “Raphael” and gave detectives an incorrect date of birth. Police uncovered information that he may be “potentially an illegal visitor from Brazil,” according to a police release.
As a result, a member of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from the Manchester office are now involved in the case.
“Silva was very deceptive in answering particulars about his past or present and did not have any valid ID,” Poulin said. “He divulged that he was originally from Brazil on his own and then ICE dug deeper and confirmed this.”
Silva also faces a Class A misdemeanor count of making a false report for allegedly providing police with a false name.
Investigators found multiple outstanding warrants for Silva for incidents in Boston involving thefts, assaults and drug possession, police said.
Both Hager and Silva were taken to Rockingham County jail. Hager was held on $1,000 cash bail; Silva was held on $5,000 cash, An ICE detainer - a first step toward possible deportation - was placed on him as well.
Both waived their arraignments Thursday and are scheduled to appear for probable cause hearings April 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Exeter District Court.
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