Manchester Crimewatch: Two city teens arraigned on underage drinking charge
MANCHESTER — Two teens arrested May 10 at what police said was an underage drinking party in a vacant apartment at 215 Eastern Ave. were arraigned Friday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester.
Gabir Gabir, 18, of 141 Lake Ave., pleaded innocent to charges of criminal trespass, unlawful possession of alcohol and resisting arrest, for running from an officer who responded to the report of a party.
Bail for Gabir was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance, with no alcohol consumption, and trial was set for July 15.
The second teen was 2014 Manchester High School Central graduate Jalen Murchison, 17, of 515 Ray St. Murchison entered a negotiated plea to violations of criminal trespass and unlawful possession.
Murchison was fined $300 plus penalty assessment, for a total of $372, on the alcohol violation and was fined $100, suspended for a year of good behavior, on the trespass violation.
Accused of two DVP violations
A Massachusetts man was arraigned Friday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester on two charges of violation of a domestic violence protective order.
Under terms of a protective order in effect, Ronald Ginsburg, 47, of 11 Crestline Circle, Beverly, is only permitted to contact his estranged wife in Manchester to facilitate visitation with their children.
But Ginsburg’s wife told police that he called her May 31, saying he’d dropped off the children, and was asking her to meet him in a parking lot on South Willow Street, which she said she did. She said he wanted to talk about a man with whom she was involved and she told him it was none of his business.
Court documents show she also told officers that when a police cruiser passed by, Ginsburg was “spooked” and said he’d never go back to jail, he would kill himself.
She contacted police the next day, saying Ginsburg sent her several text messages and a voice mail. Court documents show the message was unintelligible except for the words: “Cut the b...s...”
She later told police that when Ginsburg dropped off the children May 31, he also opened a bathroom window, from outside, and threw the mail into the bathroom where she was. She told the officer she didn’t know how he knew she was in bathroom. She said that he had texted her about the requested meeting.
The May 31 violation alleges he threw mail at her through the bathroom window and the June 1 violation alleges the message left on her phone was unrelated to the children.
Bail was set at $2,500 cash/surety and trial on the misdemeanor charges was set for July 17.
Two sets of charges
Chad Vaughn Manfra, 33, of 263 Blaine St., was charged with felony possession of a narcotic and a violation of driving without a license after an officer, who was aware there were theft-related warrants for Vaughn Manfra, recognized his Massachusetts license plate and stopped him Thursday on South Main St.
Court documents show the officer reported finding that Vaughn Manfra, who has no valid license, was in possession of a blue bag containing 22 30mg oxycodone pills.
The warrants, for theft by unauthorized taking and theft by deception, stem from Vaughn Manfra’s allegedly taking an Xbox 360 game console from an Elmhurst Avenue apartment April 16 and pawning it for $40 at GameStop, 114 March Ave.
The Xbox owner told police it went missing, after Vaughn Manfra, his roommate’s cousin, stayed at the apartment to help them with a move.
Court documents show Vaughn Manfra was questioned and said his cousin had given him permission to pawn it. The cousin said that some time ago, he had told Vaughn Manfra he could dispose of a PlayStation 3, but had not spoken with him about it recently.
Vaughn Manfra later said that as soon as he realized he’d made a mistake, he went to the store to get the items back, but it was closed.
When a police officer spoke to someone at GameStop, he learned Vaughn Manfra had brought in the gaming console, games and an extra controller. The items were returned to the owner and warrants were obtained for Vaughn Manfra.
Vaughn Manfra was arraigned on all four charges Friday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester. Bail was set at $2,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring him from contact with the Xbox owner and barring him from that person’s residence and from GameStop.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for June 25, to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the charge to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment.
The trial was set July 31 on the misdemeanor charges and the violation.
How to get her things
Laurie Chiarenza, 25, of 164 Maple St., pleaded innocent Friday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a simple assault charge that alleges she punched her boyfriend in the throat earlier Friday at the Maple Street address.
Bail was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring Chiarenza from the Maple Street residence.
Chiarenza said she was giving up her right to a court-appointed lawyer. But then she asked Judge William Lyons how she is supposed to get her things from the apartment.
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said he would explain the process to obtain a civil standby, in which a police officer accompanies the person to the residence to pick up necessities.
Trial on the assault charge was set for July 15.