Mohammad Jahangir Miah appeared again in Superior Court to be arraigned in another criminal case yesterday, just four days after the court dismissed the same charges filed against him in a separate case.
Miah, 37, appeared with his lawyer, Michael Ernest, who appeared on behalf of court-appointed counsel Colin M. Thompson.
Miah, through counsel, pleaded not guilty.
Associate Judge David A. Wiseman scheduled a case management conference on Nov. 28, 2012, at 9am before Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho.
Chief Prosecutor Peter Prestley appeared for the government at the hearing.
The information filed on Oct. 15 charged Miah with one count of receiving stolen property and four counts of criminal contempt.
According to Prestley in the information, Miah received on Oct. 3, 2012, a black Fossil wristwatch belonging to Evonnie Camacho, knowing that it had been stolen.
Prestley said that Miah committed criminal contempt on that day because he failed to comply with the court's bail orders on his pending four criminal cases.
Police served Miah the arrest warrant in this case on Oct. 4 in San Antonio. Miah posted a $1,000 cash bail and was released.
Police detective Alexander T. Sakisat stated in his report that a police officer responded to a residence in Finasisu on Sept. 24, 2012, where a burglary and theft occurred.
Sakisat said that, according to Evonnie Camacho, stolen from the house were her black Fossil wristwatch, a pink Sony Vaio laptop computer, and a 32-inch Sanyo flatscreen TV.
Sakisat said that a police search for Islam Sarijul last Oct. 3, led to the house of Miah. The officers did not find Islam at Miah's house but still searched the residence.
Police detective Jessie Dubrall, one of the three officers who searched Miah's room, allegedly found beneath a bed several pieces of small plastic Ziplock bags, several wristwatches, and a Toshiba laptop.
Sakisat said that, on Oct. 4, he showed Camacho photographs of the wristwatches found in Miah's house, and that the victim positively identified her stolen black Fossil wristwatch as one of the items.
Last Oct. 10, police arrested Miah again on the same four charges. The only difference is that in this case the stolen item that Miah allegedly received was a Canon digital video camcorder belonging to William S. Reyes Elementary School.
On Thursday last week, Associate Judge Perry B. Inos dismissed the charges against Miah pertaining to Canon digital video camcorder.
Inos said he received no testimony or evidence that Miah purposely received, retained, or disposed of the Canon digital video camcorder that belonged to WSR or the Public School System.
“In fact, there was no evidence that defendant came in contact with or had any control over the stolen property,” said Inos in dismissing all four charges.
Miah is awaiting sentencing in federal court for conspiracy to unlawfully produce driver's licenses.