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Coos County Grand Jury indicts on theft, sexual assault and drug charges

By Debra Thornblad
On March 29 a Coos County Grand Jury indicted several local residents on charges of theft, conspiracy to deliver articles to the state prison in Berlin, felonious sexual assault and drug charges on.
Two teens arrested for stealing guns out the house of the father of one of them, have been indicted on charges by a Coos County Grand Jury.
David Coulombe, 18, Berlin, and Logan Goodrum 17, Milan, were arrested on February 7. Randy Goodrum of Milan, the father or Logan, had reported seven firearms and a safe stolen from his house. The items were all located in a wooded area in the vicinity of Head Pond Road in Berlin. After questioning both teens confessed to their involvement in the theft. They were arrested and charged with felony theft of firearms.
On March 29, Goodrum was indicted on two counts of theft by unauthorized taking and Coulombe on two courts of accomplice to the crime of theft by unauthorized taking.
Four people were indicted on charges of trying to deliver articles to prisoners.
According to the indictments, three Northfield, N.H. Residents worked together last November to try and get articles to prisoners at the N.H. State Prison Northern Correctional Facility in Berlin.
Ashley Reynolds, 25, Northfield, was indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit delivery of articles to prisoners and accomplice to delivery of articles to prisoners. Allegedly she drove Vincent Bitetto Jr. to Berlin with the articles.
Vincent Bitetto Jr., 25, Northfield, was indicted on four charges: accomplice to felon in possession, conspiracy to commit delivery of articles to prisoners, delivery of articles to prisoners, and attempted sale of a controlled drug (marijuana).
Stefan Gauthier, 27, Northfield, was indicted on three charges: conspiracy to commit delivery of articles to prisoners, criminal solicitation of delivery of articles to prisoners, and attempted felon in possession. Gauthier was allegedly the one who contacted Reynolds and Bitetto and arranged for them to go to Berlin and for Montgomery Proulx, 24, incarcerated at the prison at the time, to pick up the packages after they were thrown over the fence.
Proulx was indicted on a charge of attempted delivery of articles to prisoners. The items thrown over the fence included a knife.
A Londonderry man, James Lapre, 39, was indicted on seven counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault for offenses that allegedly occurred between 2007 and 2010 in Berlin, Gorham, and Lancaster. All the charges involve the same victim, who was under 13 at the time of each alleged assault.
Two of the counts were for offenses that allegedly occurred in Berlin in 2007 and 2008, Two of the counts were for offenses that allegedly occurred in Gorham between 2007 and 2010, and three allegedly occurred in Lancaster between 2009 and 2010.
Paul Nobile, 49, presently incarcerated at the state prison on similar charges, was indicted on three more charges for crimes that allegedly occurred in November 2012, before he was sentenced to prison on the earlier charges.
Nobile was sentenced in January to 3 ½ – 7 years in state prison on charges of forgery. In February he was indicted in Carroll Country Superior Count on five counts of forgery and two theft by unauthorized taking.
On March 29 he was indicted on three charges: theft by deception, forgery, and receiving stolen property. According to the indictments, he presented a check in excess of $1,000 to Walmart, creating the impression it was from the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The check was allegedly stolen and the signature forged.
Timothy Adjutant, 21, Beecher Falls, Vt., was indicted on a charge of burglary. The indictment alleges he had acted in concert with Russell Adjutant, Jasmine Brailey and/or Katherine Williams and entered a residence on Hillsboro Street in July 2012 that none of them were authorized to enter.
Jose Melendez, 24, Berlin, was indicted on two counts of unlawful sale of a controlled drug (cocaine), that he allegedly sold to an agent of law enforcement in May 2012.
Edward Johanan, 76, Berlin, was indicted on a charge of acts prohibited, possession of a controlled drug (heroin) with intent to distribute.
Robert Cass, 60, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of felon in possession. In July 2012 he allegedly tried to buy a handgun, having been convicted of a felony, welfare fraud, in 1992.
June Messere, 36, Berlin, was indicted on a charge of acts prohibited, possession of a controlled drug, clonazepam.
Jose Melendez, 24, Berlin, was indicted on four counts of unlawful sale of a controlled drug (crack cocaine) more than five grams to an agent of law enforcement in May 2012.
Three Berlin residents, Todd Marshall, 39, Tonya Marshall, 35, and Curtis Keese, 47, were indicted on one count each of manufacture of a controlled drug (marijuana)
Sean Nolan, 27, Berlin, was indicted on one count of driving after being certified an habitual offender.
The Coos County Grand Jury also indicted the following county residents.
Michael Gibson, 43, Whitefield, was indicted on five charges relating to an incident that allegedly occurred in Whitefield in February involving a victim under the age of 13.
Gibson was indicted on one count of kidnapping, one count of felonious sexual assault, two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, and one count of witness tampering, for threatening to hurt the victim if she told anyone.
Lynne Perry, 41, Lancaster, was indicted on one count each of first degree assault and second degree assault. In February she allegedly hit another female in the head, causing the victim to pass out and creating a laceration on her head.
Joseph Desrochers, 41, Whitefield, was indicted on a charge of issuing bad checks. According to the indictments, Desrochers issued 10 checks in October 2012 on the account of American All Tire and Auto Repair, LLC, allegedly knowing there was insufficient fund to cover them. The checks totaled $8,954.30.
Joshua Dorr, 26, Groveton, was indicted on one count of theft by unauthorized taking, taking cash totaling $1,500 from a victim.
Joseph Dutra, 36, Lowell, MA., was indicted on one count of receiving stolen property. He allegedly received a generator belonging to Martins Agway of Lancaster, with reason to believe it had been stolen.
Brandy Cassady, 38, Lancaster, was indicted on one count of theft by unauthorized taking. According to the indictment, she allegedly made unauthorized withdrawals on the account of the Northern Gateway Chamber of Commerce at Passumpsic Saving Bank in excess of $1,500 in April and July, 2012.
David Goulette, Jr., 48, Colebrook, was indicted on one count of manufacture of a controlled drug (marijuana).
Joseph Perras, 31, Stark, was indicted on one count of second degree assault. According to the indictment, in February, acting in concert with Shannon Perras, he caused serious injury to another person.

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