Man to stand trial for setting up residence in vacant homes

ESCONDIDO — A Superior Court Judge found enough evidence May 7 to order a middle aged man to stand trial on charges stemming from squatting in a couple’s vacant Escondido home.
Michael Jones Hanna is charged with one felony count each of burglary, grand theft, forgery, possessing a deadly weapon, and passing and possessing a forged document.
Hanna, who remains free on bail, faces up to nine years in prison if convicted. His next scheduled court appearance is a readiness conference set for June 6. A trial date of June 25 was set.
Following the hearing, Hanna declined to comment on his case.
Anyayahan Rosalina testified she and her husband got quite a surprise last November when they went to visit their second home in the 2100 block of Pleasantwood Lane and discovered the door locks had been changed. Moments later, Rosalina testified Hanna came out of the house holding a lease agreement and told the couple he was renting the place.
“I was shocked,” Rosalina said.
After alerting the authorities, Hanna was removed from the property several days later on Nov. 15, 2008, after the couple, assisted by police, served Hanna with a formal notice to vacate their property. Immediately following his removal from the residence, Hanna was arrested on suspicion of trespassing.
Further, two nightsticks were found in Hanna’s possession inside the Rosalinas’ residence.
Rosalina said their vehicle, a television, and bed and headboard had been stolen from their home.
Deputy District Attorney Anne Richardson said investigations revealed Hanna had forged another rental agreement pertaining to a residence on Jericho Circle Glenn in Escondido. Richardson said authorities believe Hanna may have lived at that address from February 2008 to August 2008, at which time he then moved into the Rosalinas’ residence.

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  1. Luckylady925 says:

    Randy Kalp,

    These charges are false. Michael had a lease for both places in Escondido, paid rent and moved into his home with witnesses: nothing was there when he moved in or out that belonged to Rosalina Anyayahan. He is a almost 20 yr veteran, has a purple medal and has never been involved in criminal activity. His main interest in life is providing a safe home for his three children and domestic partner. He was arrested illegally, and his family was removed from their home without due process.

  2. anonymous says:

    Luckylady,

    Right. Sounds reliable.

  3. combatvetmp says:

    If you post without even a fabricated designation what does that say about your opinion(hide much?)? Criminal activity, no matter the precieved impact on society should be addressed. My question is… what is more criminal? false reports and persecution because conviction appears easy or predatory financial practices completely eviscerating vulnerable citizens and then using the “government system” to not only skate but once again victimize your target on the way out the door to the future?

  4. califdesire says:

    I was involved in this whole process! First off, the house on Jericho Circle was rented and the only reason they moved out is due to MOLD and the landlord not getting it repaired! They had city inspectors in that house due to the mold, does that sound like someone that is there illegally?? Secondly, the Escondido PD felt they were “squatters”…why didn’t they KEEP the furniture they apparently stole? The owners were present while we moved the Hanna family’s belongings out! Why didn’t they insist they left a bed and tv to replace what they “apparently stole”!!! Also…what vehicle? Michael and his domestic partner have the same 2 cars they have had!!! This is corrupt….

  5. Luckylady925 says:

    It seems that justice is what the court system wants to make justice. The police use force to arrest someone illegally and take him from his home on the testimony of a liar then the court system uses lies to indite him. Where is the good deed to society in this case. This is at most a civil case, not a criminal one, but martial law wins again.

  6. Humanrightsactivist says:

    check anyayahan on san diego superior courts web site. check them on riverside superior courts web site. Look for first name rosalina, percival, valeriano. These people are scammers. The only criminal act here is the San Diego DA’s insistence on pressin criminal charges against a completely innocent… combat veteran and his family. these people are the very reason the economy went south. They are forigners going around buying proprety on credit… not making a single payment and allowing them to foreclose while collecting rent from unsuspecting tenants. In this case, they were unlucky in that they chose a target to scam that was smarter than your average immigrant and able to fight back. Let the DA know.. the are sull of S**T

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