Manchester Crimewatch: Man allegedly stole more than $700 in merchandise from Sears
MANCHESTER — Haitham Bol, 25, who has had bench warrants issued this year for his failure to appear in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court on a new charge of theft by unauthorized taking, for allegedly taking $719.35 in merchandise from the Sears store in the Mall of New Hampshire Thursday.
There was an electronic bench warrant for Bol, who says he is homeless, for his failure to appear on a September 2013 misdemeanor charge of operating after suspension and a yellow line violation.
A bench warrant was also issued after he failed to appear April 11 to enter pleas on receiving stolen property, for having in his possession a credit card reported stolen from a vehicle by the owner, and contempt charges from Feb. 8. He had also given an officer a false name and date of birth at the time of that arrest.
Because he was out on bail, with conditions that bar committing a new crime, when he was arrested Thursday, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Bol’s bail and a hearing was scheduled Monday to determine whether he will be held until trial.
Bol has a criminal record that starts with armed robbery as a 17-year-old, and also includes receiving stolen property, contempt, disobeying a police officer, possession of a controlled drug and operating after suspension. Court documents also show that when he was detained Thursday, he provided three separate false names and dates of birth to an officer.
Trial was set May 28 on all charges, including theft by unauthorized taking, receiving stolen property, disobeying a police officer and motor vehicle related charges.
Out on bail
A city teen who was out on bail on charges of drug possession and disorderly conduct, scheduled for trial May 15, was arrested Thursday on new charges.
Isaiah James Williams, 17, of 213 Bell St., is accused of threatening the mother of his child, breaking two interior doors in the apartment, then shoving a police officer in the chest and struggling as the officer sought to handcuff him.
Trial on the new charges was set for May 28, but because he was out on bail when he allegedly committed new crimes, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his bail and he will be held over the weekend for a bail revocation hearing Monday.
Early marital problems
A man accused of threatening his wife of eight months was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on misdemeanor charges of criminal threatening and simple assault.
Kermit Deem, 82, of 165 Golfview Dr., is accused of saying to his wife, Alberta: “Will a 12-gauge shotgun make you leave?” He’s also accused of pushing her with his hand.
Deem is free on $500 personal recognizance bail, with trial set for June 5.
Accused of stalking
Alex Ortiz, 32, of 31 Garland St., pleaded innocent Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of stalking that alleges he pulled up alongside a woman walking with their son. He was also cited for an expired license violation.
Because the stalking charge is a violation of bail conditions, police prosecutors filed a bail revocation motion and a hearing was scheduled for Monday. Trial was set for May 28.
Sweet smelling crime
A man accused of stealing a $62 bottle of men’s cologne from the Sears store in the Mall of New Hampshire Thursday didn’t get a chance to enjoy it.
Julio Santiago, 37, of 29 Third St., was arrested and charged with theft by unauthorized taking and arraigned on that charge Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
Santiago had also failed to appear in Circuit Court Aug. 7, 2013, on a violation of operating without a license. Trial on both charges was set for May 28 and bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety.
There was also a warrant for Santiago from Merrimack District Division, with a $500 personal recognizance bail and a May 13 court date.