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September 18. 2013 9:43PM

Manchester Crime Watch: Teen facing several theft, burglary charges

MANCHESTER — A city teen was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on three felony burglary charges and two misdemeanors of theft by unauthorized taking in connection with city incidents in which electronics, tools, a cellphone and copper tubing were were taken and sold.

Keenan Falck, 19, of 275 Cilley Road, was arrested Tuesday afternoon while walking in the alley behind Cremeland, 250 Valley St., on warrants for willful concealment out of Milford and theft from Exeter.

Police said Falck also had been identified as a suspect in burglaries on Cilley Road, Eastern Avenue and Prescott Street. He’s also accused of stealing a cellphone from a picnic table at Cremeland and of taking tools from a truck parked at the Prescott Street address where he is accused of earlier taking copper tubing and a skill saw.

Falck could enter no plea to the felony charges in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Sept. 27. Trial on the misdemeanors was set for Oct. 21.

Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $50,000 cash/surety bail for Falck, saying he told investigators: “He took the items and sold them for drug money.”

Pelletier said Falck received a suspended 120-day sentence for a June conviction on several charges, including transportation of a controlled drug, stemming from a Salem Walmart store theft, and flight from police.

He is due in court in Milford Oct. 3 and in Exeter Oct. 25.

Charges include protective order violations

Jeremy Daust, 18, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of simple assault that allege he pushed his mother with both hands and criminal mischief for allegedly damaging a bedroom door at his family home at 16 Chase Ave. on Aug. 12. He also pleaded innocent to two charges of violation of a protective order.

Daust told Judge William Lyons he went to another relative’s residence after he was released on the assault and mischief charges. He said the alleged protective order violations “never happened.”

He said the order was dropped in court Sept. 9. “I went back to the house after the order was dropped,” he said.

Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau requested $5,000 cash/surety bail, saying: “We’re concerned for (his mother’s) safety.”

Lyons set bail at $3,000 cash/surety and trial was set for Oct. 21.

Credit card was stolen

A woman accused of using a stolen credit card to buy gift cards, cigarettes and other items was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on four felony ID fraud charges.

Joan Warren, 49, of 585 Amory St., is accused of using a stolen credit card to purchase gift cards valued at a total of $300 and a carton of cigarettes at the Rite Aid on McGregor Street and of using the card to make purchases at North Main Petroleum, 21 Main St.

A police prosecutor requested $1,500 cash/surety bail, but Judge William Lyons set bail at $1,000 cash/surety. No plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Sept. 27.

Denies razor blade

Paul Channell, 23, of 55 Canal St., objected to a proposed $10,000 cash/surety bail on a felony charge of attempted second-degree assault that alleges he attempted to assault another man with a razor blade.

“There was no razor blade,” Channell said Wednesday at his arraignment in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. Channell told Judge William Lyons the fight was mutual combat and he has a black eye from it. Channell said his son was in the car, along with his pregnant fiancee.

Channell said he has a job, a family and a great apartment. “For once, I’m doing good,” he said.

A police prosecutor said Channell has drug convictions from Hillsborough County Superior Court North and in Concord. His probation officer has placed a 72-hour hold on him, so any bail would not take effect unless the hold is lifted.

Channell said he’s confident his probation officer will support him. Lyons said if the hold is lifted, that should have an impact on the bail issue when Channell returns to Circuit Court Sept. 27 for a probable cause hearing on the charge.

Stolen checks forged

Adam Scalingi, 31, of 268 Bartlett St., was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a number of felony and misdemeanor charges related to stolen items, including checks that were forged and stolen electronics that were sold.

Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau said Scalingi’s criminal record dates to 2007 and includes shoplifting, theft by unauthorized taking, credit card fraud and breach of bail.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions that bar Scalingi from Gamestop at 114 March Ave. and from any St. Mary’s Bank branch. A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for Sept. 27 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for Oct. 22.


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