Manchester Crimewatch: Man charged with illegally tattooing two 14-year olds last month
MANCHESTER — Philip Petrin, 30, of 233 Spruce St., pleaded innocent to two charges of endangering the welfare of a child and trial was set for July 24.
A police prosecutor said Petrin was arrested on warrants that alleges he illegally tattooed two 14-year-olds last month. It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, and Petrin is not licensed.
The prosecutor, in requesting $5,000 cash/surety bail, said Petrin was convicted of unlicensed tattooing in Hillsborough County Superior Court North in June 2013.
Petrin asked Judge William Lyons for a reduced bail, and Lyons reduced it to $3,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the two juveniles and barring him from their residences.
Simple assault count
Steven Bussiere, 22, of 376 Dubuque St., pleaded innocent to a simple assault charge that alleges he punched a man multiple times on the sidewalk on Dubuque Street May 20.
A police prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Bussiere, who had been in court last week on a May 18 violation of a domestic violence protective order.
Bussiere asked for personal recognizance bail on the current charge, saying he is supposed to start carrying out the terms of an agreement on the earlier charge.
Judge William Lyons was willing to cut the bail in half, but not to make it personal recognizance. Bail conditions include no contact with the alleged assault victim. Trial on the new charge was set for July 9.
Serial shoplifting alleged
A police prosecutor Wednesday successfully sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for a man who allegedly stole items from the Market Basket at 460 Elm St. three days in a row this week.
Gregory Floyd, 46, of 513 Chestnut St., pleaded innocent to three charges of theft by unauthorized taking and trial was set for July 24.
Kendra Johnson, 19, of 168 Merrimack St., appeared surprised when a police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety on a prostitution charge Wednesday.
The prosecutor said Johnson, who was arrested for allegedly offering to perform a sexual act on an undercover officer, has defaults on previous cases in Circuit Court.
Johnson said missing court wasn’t her fault.
“I didn’t know when my court date was,” she told Judge William Lyons.
She requested personal recognizance bail, but Lyons said the defaults ruled that out. He reduced the bail amount to $300 cash/surety. Trial was set for July 24.