Manchester Crimewatch: Two men charged with compressor theft on Rimmon Street
MANCHESTER — Two men accused of breaking into a storage trailer at Gill’s Automotive, 275 Rimmon St., and stealing a compressor valued at almost $4,100, were arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of theft by unauthorized taking.
The men were also charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and criminal mischief for breaking into the trailer, and damaging the lock and door.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $10,000 cash/surety bail for both men.
Pelletier said Mark Loiselle, 28, of 9 Essex Road, has previous convictions for theft by unauthorized taking, burglary and multiple theft charges.
Loiselle sought a bail reduction, telling Judge William Lyons that he had a drug problem that has been cleared up. “I’ve never jumped bail,” said Loiselle and he assured the judge that his family supports him. Lyons set bail at $6,000 cash/surety.
Anthony Cordero, 35, of 20 Croteau Court, also asked for a bail reduction, saying: “I got PR (personal recognizance) on my last case”
Pelletier said there is a 72-hour probation/parole hold on Cordero, who has convictions dating to 1996 that include receiving stolen property and robbery. His most recent conviction was for habitual offender in May 2013.
Lyons said bail would be $10,000 cash/surety. When Cordero asked why it couldn’t be reduced to $6,000 cash/surety like Loiselle’s bail, Lyons said: “He wasn’t on probation or parole, like you are.”Probable cause hearings for both men on the felony charges were set for May 28 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for June 17.
A Concord man accused of threatening his mother Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel, was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division with the help of a telephone interpretation service called The Language Line.
Abibu Bashiru, 22, of 19 Old Suncook Road, required the services of someone who could speak Ga, a language used in Ghana. The interpreter was needed to explain the charges and the bail conditions, which bar contact with his mother and bar him from the Concord address.
Asked if he understood, after the conditions were interpreted into Ga, Bashiru said he would like to apologize and have the matter dropped.
The police prosecutor declined to drop the charge, so a trial was set for June 17 when a Ga interpreter will be present. Bashiru remains free on $500 personal recognizance bail.
Tried to pawn television
Christopher Gray, 25, of 357 Lake Ave., pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of theft by unauthorized taking that alleges he went to Manchester Pawn, 49 Hollis St., with a 40-inch Sony television set that belonged to someone else.
A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail for Gray, but Gray asked Judge William Lyons for a break on bail, saying: “I have no prior record.”
Lyons set bail at $500 cash/surety, but retained the requested conditions barring contact with the television set owner and barring Gray from the owner’s residence. Trial was set for June 17.
Jewelry stolen in Belmont
A Belmont man could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester to felony charges of receiving stolen property and attempted theft by deception that allege he tried to sell stolen jewelry at Cash for Gold. 8 Gabrielle St.
Justin Hann, 24, of 11 Horseshoe Drive, is accused of having $1,500 worth of jewelry, reported stolen in Belmont, at the store.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $7,500 cash/surety bail for Hann saying he has several previous theft-related convictions and there is a warrant for him out of Hillsborough County Superior Court North on a felony possession of a controlled drug charge.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the requested amount, with conditions that include no contact with the jewelry owner, not going to that residence and not going to Cash for Gold.
Trial was set for June 17.
No bail reduction
Juan Cabrera, 30, of 68 Trenton St., who pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a theft by unauthorized taking charge, tried several approaches to persuade Judge William Lyons to either reduce the police prosecutor’s proposed $1,000 cash/surety bail, or make it personal recognizance.
Cabrera is accused of taking almost $800 worth of merchandise from the Sears store in the Mall of New Hampshire, 1500 S. Willow St., Tuesday without paying for it.
Cabrera said his wife is sick and that’s why she wasn’t in court to support him. “I’d like to go home and help my wife,” he said, and take care of the children. He also said: “I don’t have any prior record.”
When reminded he failed to appear on a 2005 charge in Manchester, he said he didn’t know about that charge.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier also noted a 2013 warrant from Salem on a driving after suspension issue, but said it wasn’t clear whether he failed to appear or failed to pay a fine. “I didn’t have the money,” said Cabrera.
Lyons set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance on the Salem charge, but set the Manchester bail at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include not going to the Sears store. Trial was set for June 17.