Manchester man accused of robbery at knifepoint
Boyer was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of armed robbery and a misdemeanor of simple assault. He’s accused of robbing an acquaintance on Canal Street at knifepoint shortly after midnight Tuesday, demanding money and cigarettes. The victim told police Boyer greeted him and his neighbor in a friendly manner, but as his friend walked on ahead, Boyer produced a knife and robbed him. Boyer is accused of then punching the neighbor in the throat as he fled.
In seeking the $10,000 cash/surety bail, a police prosecutor said there is a 72-hour probation hold on Boyer in connection with 10 convictions for felonious sexual assault in 2010. His criminal record, which dates to 1997, includes multiple convictions for assault and disorderly conduct.
Donation jar theft alleged
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested $5,000 cash/surety bail Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Rose Rosales, 37, of 414 Merrimack St., on a felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking.
The theft was reported April 7, and Rosales was identified after video surveillance showing a woman taking the jar was posted on Facebook and viewed by police.
A court-appointed attorney who represented Keon Mercer, 40, on felony charges of receiving stolen property in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on Tuesday, was in Circuit Court Wednesday to request personal recognizance bail for Mercer on a felony fugitive charge.
He said Mercer has a place to live and a job with a Candia landscaper and is seeking custody of his child, now in the custody of Massachusetts child welfare authorities because the mother is in a drug program.
A hearing on the fugitive warrant was set for May 8, when Mercer will be tried on the misdemeanors and violations on which he was arraigned earlier this month.
Heroin possession charged
A Nashua man was charged with felony possession of a controlled drug following a traffic stop Tuesday night by members of the Manchester Police Street Crime Unit.
Police said officers stopped a motor vehicle at Lake Avenue and Maple Street on a traffic violation after observing the occupants engaged in suspected drug activity.
Tucker Lapoint, 22, of 17 Woodmere Drive, Hanover, was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a contempt charge, which had been filed after he was arrested in Lebanon while he was out on bail on Manchester motor vehicle charges for which he was arraigned Tuesday.
Judge William Lyons set bail at $500 cash/surety.
Trial was set for June 24, the same date as his other Manchester charges.