Massachusetts man indicted for negligent homicide

LANCASTER - A Massachusett man was indicted on charges of negligent homicide and DUI for a 2016 St. Patrick’s Day accident that killed a passenger in his pick-up truck.
Michael Shaheen, 50, of 55 Ledgevill Ave., Foxboro, Mass., was charged with driving his truck on Route 16 in Errol while under the influence of alcohol and/or cocaine.
Police believe Shaheen was driving north in the Thirteen Miles Woods area when his truck went off the road, striking several trees before coming to rest on the passenger side of the vehicle. Stephen Bagley, 48.of Roslindale, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene. Shaheen was seriously injured in the accident.
Shaheen was indicted by a Coos grand jury last Friday, exactly one year after the accident.
Also indicted were:
Tina Barratt, 28, and David Hann, 33, both of Northern View Apartments, West Stewartstown were each indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property.
Lawrence K. Byrne, 52, of 179 Bourdeau Rd., Stratford, was indicted on three counts of criminal threatening, three counts of reckless conduct, reckless conduct: domestic violence, and domestic violence:criminal threatening.
Brandon Delafontaine, 22, of 653 Second Ave., Berlin was indicted on two counts of a sale of a controlled drug (marijuana).
Lawrence “Tony” Doherty, 83, of 11 Bearce St., Groveton was indicted on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault, felonious sexual assault, and indecent exposure and lewdness
Daniel Donato, 27, of 650 Blais St., Berlin was indicted on a charge of criminal threatening.
David Harmon, 53, of 508 Hillside Ave., Berlin was indicted on a count of failure to change registration information.
Hannah Lamarche, 31, of 575 Rockingham St., Berlin was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled drug (dibutylone and alprazolam.

Coos County Superior Court

Robert M. Howard, 31, 120 Pinkham B Rd., Randolph, entered a plea agreement where he pleaded guilty to falsifying physical evidence by flushing an amount of a controlled drug (Psilocin and/or Suboxone) down the toilet believing that an investigation was about to be instituted by the Berlin Police Department on April 17, 2016, at 575 Rockingham St., in Berlin. Howard was sentenced to serve not more than 4 years nor less than 2 years in state prison. Six months of the minimum sentence can be suspended if Howard enters and successfully completes a 28-day drug treatment program. Howard was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for 5 years.
Howard also pled guilty to the unlawful possession of a controlled drug (Psilocin) and was sentenced to serve not more than 6 years nor less than 3 years which was suspended for 5 years from the date of his release from the above prison term, on the condition he maintains good behavior and complies with the terms of this order. Howard was ordered to pay an additional fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for 5 years.
Charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, (Psilocin) with intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of a controlled drug (Soboxon) were nolle prossed. A charge of resisting arrest also was nolle prossed.
Norman Perkins, 37, 212 East Mason St., Berlin, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle on East Mason St. in Berlin on April 23, 2016, after being certified an habitual offender on September 20, 2007. Perkins was sentenced to not more than 4 years nor less than 1½ years in state prison. Perkins also pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle on East Mason St. in Berlin on June 18, 2016, after being certified an habitual offender on September 20, 2007. Perkins was sentenced to not more than 4 years nor less than 1½ years in state prison, to be served concurrently with the above prison term. Three months of the minimum sentence shall be suspended by the court upon application by Perkins if he demonstrates meaningful participation in a recommended program while incarcerated and is free of controlled drug and assault infractions while incarcerated.
Kevin Mulligan, 20, 148 Grafton St., Berlin, pled guilty to a class a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for recklessly damaging an ATV and a gutter downspout on April 17, 2015, belonging to Roger Dunkelman. Mulligan was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with a pretrial credit of 42 days, all suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 2 years and complies with all the terms and conditions of the court order. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $250 to Roger Dunkelman, and must perform 40 hours of community service within 12 months of his court date. Mulligan was placed on probation for 2 years, and he must participate meaningfully in and complete counseling as directed by the probation officer. He is to have no contact with Roger Dunkelman. A class b misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass, a class a felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking, and a class a felony charge of bail jumping were nolle prossed.
Zachariah Dambrosia-Shaw, 27, 342 US Route 3, North Stratford, pled guilty to a class A misdemeanor charge of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing $700 from the Northern Exposure Restaurant on October 1, 2016, in Errol. He was sentenced to serve 9 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with a pretrial confinement credit of 88 days. The court recommended that he serve that time in the Grafton County House of Corrections. Dambrosia-Shaw was placed on probation for 1 year probation upon release from jail. The term of probation can be reduced to 6 months if he enters into and successfully completes mental health counseling with a focus on anger management. He was ordered to pay restitution to Northern Exposure Restaurant in the amount of $700 through the Department of Corrections as directed by his probation officer. A felony charge of burglary was nolle prossed.
In the case of Dennis Donnelly, II, et al. v. Walker International Events, Inc., et al. the court accepted a settlement agreement where all the medial expenses/liens listed in the petition are to be paid as well as legal fees and expenses. In addition an amount of $28,000 is to be invested in an annuity with payouts occurring in three installments beginning November 1, 2031, through November 1, 2034, that will total $43,382.
Walker International Events, of Sarasota, Fla., was the owner of the circus tent that collapsed during a show on the Lancaster Fair Grounds in 2015 when a microburst struck with heavy rain, lightening, and winds that reached gusts of 75 miles-per-hour. A father and daughter were killed and many people were injured. The company previously entered a plea agreement to settle the criminal charges brought by the state, which included a felony charge of operating without a required license as well as misdemeanor charges. It also previously reached an agreement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which cited it for 14 violations of workplace safety standards. Walker International Events has since gone out of business.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, March 7


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, March 7, the following cases were heard:
Casey Labonville, 22, 762 Hutchins St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $434.
Rhonda Deltufo, 55, 799 Second Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for removing property from Walmart valued at $39.59 without paying for it and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment $434.
Scott M. Hynes, 48, 231 Norway St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating the hands free law for using an electronic device while driving on Mason Street and ordered to pay a fine of $124.
Cameron L. Patry, 20, 29 Tenth St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful transportation of alcohol in a vehicle by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $372.
Allen Shea, 68, 103 Sweden St., Berlin, was found guilty of negligent driving and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620. Charges of driving while intoxicated and failure to use a turn signal were nolle prossed.
Roland P. Huot, 53, 141 Bridge St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving with an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $372. A charge of driving an uninspected vehicle was nolle prossed.
Karina Martinez, 20, 28 Spruce St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful transportation of alcohol in a vehicle by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $372.
James Arcuni, 39, 717 Second Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $434.
Bridget Grafton, 49, 302 Main St., Gorham, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle after her license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $310. A charge of driving with a suspended vehicle registration was nolle prossed.
Henrie Ouellette, 48, 56 Verdun St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $310. Charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended vehicle registration and operating an uninspected vehicle were nolle prossed.
Abigail Stockbridge, 34, 9 Dublin St., Gorham, was charged with failing to register her dog with the town of Gorham which was nolle prossed.

Ricardy Roseaux sentenced

By Martha Creegan

LANCASTER — Ricardy Roseaux is serving time in prison after pleading guilty in Coos County Superior Court to four felony counts of selling a controlled drug.

Roseaux, 31, 6 Smithville Road, Rumford, Maine, suspected of being a major supplier of drugs in the city, was the subject of a year-long investigation by the Berlin Police Department.

Roseaux, was caught selling a controlled drug, oxycodone and cocaine, to an undercover agent in July, 2015, and again in October, 2015, at his studio at 217 Main Street. Four arrest warrants were issued and he was ultimately arrested during a traffic stop. Search warrants executed on his car and his studio uncovered a large amount of money, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Roseaux is currently serving a sentence of 1½ to four years in prison on one count with three additional sentences of six to 12 years suspended on various conditions.

Roseaux’s pleas were "naked" which means he basically placed himself at the mercy of the court and the prosecutor without a plea agreement.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, oxycodone, to a confidential informant in July 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 4 nor less than 1½ years in state prison with a pretrial credit of 165 days. Six months of the minimum sentence can be suspended by the court upon application by Roseaux provided he demonstrates meaningful participation in programming as directed by the Department of Corrections and is disciplinary free while incarcerated.

Roseaux also was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for five years, and to make restitution to the Berlin Police Department in the amount of $680, payable through the Department of Corrections.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, cocaine, to a confidential informant in July 2015, Roseaux was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than six years, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years from his release from the above state prison sentence. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended for 5 years, and he has to pay additional restitution to the Berlin Police Department in the amount of $600 payable through the DOC.

For the felony charge of possession of a controlled drug, oxycodone, with intent to sell, in October 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than 6 years in state prison which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years after he is released from prison for the above sentence. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended for 5 years. Roseaux agreed to forfeit the money seized from his studio at 217 Main St. in Berlin.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, cocaine, to a confidential informant in October 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than 6 years which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years after he is released from prison. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended and he must pay an additional $300 in restitution to the Berlin Police Department.

Two additional felony charges of possession of controlled drugs, oxycodone and cocaine, were nolle prossed as was a charge of criminal contempt for violating the conditions of his bail.