MANCHESTER — Ahmed Abukar, 17, of 180 Beech St., was out on bail on a December 2013 disorderly conduct charge, when he was arrested Tuesday on a theft by unauthorized taking charge.
Police said Abukar entered the Macy’s store at the Mall of New Hampshire, selected a number of items and took them into a fitting room. He’s accused of leaving the store with the items without paying for them.
Abukar pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor theft charge Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. Because he was out on $500 personal recognizance bail on the disorderly conduct charge, police prosecutors filed a contempt charge and Abukar pleaded innocent to that charge as well.
Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety on the new charges, with conditions that bar him from Macy’s at 1500 S. Willow St., and trial was set for April 24.
Accused of assault
Jackelyn Kabba, 29, of 50 Cleveland St., could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of second-degree assault. Kabba is accused of punching her 13-year-old daughter in the eye, causing bruising and swelling.
Kabba is free on $15,000 personal recognizance bail, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim, barring Kabba from the Cleveland Street address and barring her from unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18.
A man in the gallery, who said he is Kabba’s husband, asked if she could see their other children if he were present. Police prosescutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said he did not object, so the judge agreed. But it cannot be at the Cleveland Street address and the alleged victim cannot be present, the judge cautioned Kabba.
A probable cause hearing was set for April 24.
Indecent exposure charge
Ian Benson, 32, of 512 Maple St., pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure.
Benson is accused of standing in the middle of the sidewalk on Maple Street and urinating in front of a police officer March 6.
Benson is free on $500 personal recognizance bail, with a trial scheduled for April 29.
Asks to change bail
David Steer, 71, of 10 Cartier St., Wednesday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge to change his $1,000 cash/surety bail to $1,000 personal recognizance.
Steer, a convicted sexual offender who is charged with failure to report as required by Jan. 31, was released on $1,000 cash/surety bail after his arrest. “But that was my rent money,” said Steer, who said that was why he had the cash with him. He asked the judge to change his bail to personal recognizance, so he could get his rent money back.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested the bail remain as cash/surety and the judge left it that way. A probable cause hearing on the felony charge was set for April 24.