Manchester man accused of giving false name to police
July 16. 2013 8:43PM
MANCHESTER — Casey Robinson, 30, of 502 Brown Ave., was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a misdemeanor charge of theft of services for allegedly running up a $30 cab fare with Queen City Cab on July 12 and not paying it.
He was also arraigned on a new charge of false swearing, for providing a false name when arrested. Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety and trial was set for Aug. 14.
Robinson had been arraigned on the theft charge Friday, after providing a different name and date of birth, but had refused to cooperate with the booking process at the Manchester Police Department and refused to speak in court.
Bail was set at $500 cash/surety Friday, but after police learned of Robinson’s deceit, and his record, prosecutors requested the higher bail.
“At this point, we are sure of his identity,” said police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau, who said Robinson has convictions dating to 2002 for disorderly conduct, drug possession, breach of bail and driving while intoxicated.
Facing new charges
Because Kevin Vargus was out on bail on other charges, no bail was set at his arraignment Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on new charges.
Vargus, 56, of 146 Pearl St., was ordered held for a hearing Wednesday morning on a prosecution motion to have bail on the earlier charges revoked, which would keep Vargus in jail until his scheduled trial Aug. 5.
Vargus’ new charges are felony attempted burglary for trying to remove an air conditioner to gain access to an Amherst Street building Monday; misdemeanor criminal threatening for allegedly telling a person: “If you don’t give me my money, I’ll kill you,” and misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly breaking a railing on an Amherst Street building.
A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for July 29 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for Aug. 21.
Re-arrested before arraignment
Matthew Ouellette, 32, had been scheduled for arraignment Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on two simple assault charges that allege he pulled his girlfriend to the ground by her hair and then dragged her down a hallway at 641 Massabesic St.
But before he could be arraigned, he was arrested on new charges of stalking, tampering with a witness and violation of bail.
The new charges allege he drove past the Massabesic Street address twice Sunday and called her, telling her not to go to court, both violations of his bail conditions barring contact with the woman and barring from the Massabesic Street address.
A probable cause hearing on the felony witness tampering charge was set for July 29 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for Aug. 22.
Because he was out on bail on the assault charges when he allegedly committed new offenses, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Ouellette’s bail and a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Just turned 17
Dominic Ramos Chalifour, who turned 17 less than a month ago, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a misdemeanor of false swearing and violations of unlawful possession of alcohol, littering and park curfew.
Chalifour is accused of providing a false name when he was stopped by police at the skate park by Hunt Pool after park curfew. He’s also accused of tossing the beer can he was drinking from on the ground when police approached.
Bail was set at $500 cash/surety, with trial set for Aug. 20.
Says it was a misunderstanding
At his arraignment in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Monday, Philip Mullin, 57, of Punta Gorda, Fla., protested the receiving stolen property charges against him. “It was a misdunderstanding,” said Mullin.
Mullin, who was arrested after his arrival at the airport, is accused of selling automotive tools and equipment on three occasions in November and December 2012.
Noting his father was in the gallery, but not speaking up, Mullin said: “I didn’t know which was his tools and my tools.”
Bail was set at $2,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with his father and barring him from the pawn shop where he sold the items. Trial was set for Aug. 20.