Berlin man sentenced in Superior Court

LANCASTER – A Berlin man will serve 12 months in the House of Correction after pleading guilty to three charges in Coos County Superior Court last week.
Dakota Montminy, 21, of 411 School St., was found guilty of forgery and two misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property. He received two 12-month sentences on the receiving stolen property charges, to be served concurrently. On the felony charge of forgery he received a sentence of two to four years in state prison, suspended for five years.
Montminy must make restitution of $275 to Berlin marketplace and enter and successful complete an intensive outpatient treatment program within 12 months of his release from the House of Correction. He will also be placed on probation for two years, which will terminate after 12 months if he remains violation free. Montminy received credit for 48 days of pretrial confinement.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Wednesday, September 27, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, September 27, the following cases were heard:
Siarra Bergami, 22, 41 Paine St., Berlin, was charged with two counts of simple assault, a charge of criminal mischief, and a charge of disorderly conduct, which were all nolle prossed.
Paul Ouellette Trucking, Inc., 545 Milan Road, Milan, was found guilty on two counts of weight violation and ordered to pay fines totaling $553.
Errol M. Newton, 76, 86 Granite St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 and surrender his license to operate a vehicle for 60 days. A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol was nolle prossed.
Ava Menard, 19, 42 Alpine St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise valued at $8.97 from the Cumberland Farms store in Gorham without paying for it. She was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year and that she participates in counseling and file proof of her participation with the court on a quarterly basis. A charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, also was placed on file without a finding with the same conditions applied as the above charge. A charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. Charges of contempt of court and criminal mischief were nolle prossed.
Roland Sanschagrin, 46, 1116 West Milan Road, Milan, was charged with prohibited sales of alcohol for providing alcohol to a minor and with hindering apprehension which were both placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
Debra Bourque, 26, 378 Madison Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise valued at $50 from the Walmart store in Gorham without paying for it and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
David Cooperider, 26, 28 Spring St., Berlin, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit willful concealment for participating in the theft of merchandise valued at $5 from Walmart and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Jennifer Lozeau, 33, 28 Spring St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise valued at $5 from Walmart without paying for it and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Brian Miller, 42, 46 High St., Berlin, was found guilty of theft by deception selling a 2001 Honda CRV for $600 without disclosing that the car was subject to a $468 lien. Miller was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $600 within six months of his court date payable through the Department of Corrections, and that he maintains good behavior for one year.
Michael J. Wallin, 43, 58 Oakwood Road, Huntington, N.Y., was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle in Berlin without a valid license to do so on September 3, 1999, and ordered to pay a fine of $60.
Lindsy Ball, 33, 94 Bell Hill Road, Stark, was found guilty of criminal trespass for entering the parking lot of Walmart after being told by the court not to do so and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.
Cole Bernard, 32, 642 Fourth Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license to do so and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, September 19, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, September 19, the following cases were heard:

Ashley D. Hood, 20, 757 Sixth Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a vehicle after her license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310. Hood also was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A second charge of operating a vehicle after her license was suspended, a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol and a charge of contempt of court were all nolle prossed.

Jonathan Erickson, 31, 105 Mercier St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Zlatan Sarajlic, 38, 16 Prospect St., Everett, Mass., was found guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $930, complete the impaired driver care management program, and surrender his license for 24 months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after 18 months. A second charge of driving under the influence of alcohol was nolle prossed.

Lisa Teske, 52, 11 Filmore Place, Gardiner, Maine, was charged with violating a traffic control device. The charge was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Ryan Prestin, 22, 850 Fourth Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124. Two charges of dispensing an alcoholic beverage to a minor were nolle prossed.

Eric P. Poulin, 46, 576 Glen Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment — theft — for taking Gillette razors and Family Wellness eye drops from the Family Dollar Store without paying for the items and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310. Poulin also must pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $24.90 and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department.

Amber Buska, 21, 65 Windywood Road, Barre, Vt., was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Rex Lagle, 20, 668 Sherwood Glen, Somersworth, was found guilty of being a minor in the possession of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372. Charges of unlawful transport of alcohol by a minor and having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a vehicle were nolle prossed.

Joshua H. Clark, 33, 650 Blais St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $100.

Troy Steller, 18, 16 River St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124. A charge of unlawful transport of drugs in a motor vehicle was nolle prossed.

Ankit Patel, 29, 1725 Riverside Ave., Berlin, was charged with unlawful sale of tobacco to a minor; the charge was nolle prossed.

Peter Gelinis, 38, 341 Church St., Berlin, was charged with operating an off-road-vehicle on a public way, Route 110; the charge was nolle prossed.

Spencer L. Shannon, 19, 798 5th Ave., Berlin, was charged with operating a vehicle at a speed of 70 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on Route 16 in Pinkhams Grant; the charge nolle prossed.

Milan Robinson, 40, 826 Park St., South Paris, Maine, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.

First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, Wednesday, September 13,

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, September 13, the following cases were heard:

Carl Beaudoin, 69, of 12 Diana St., Berlin, was charged with traveling at a speed of 44 miles-per-hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone on Route 16 in Milan Village which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for six months.

Mandy Leveille, 35, of 127 Madigan St., Berlin, was found guilty of cruelty to animals for negligent care of her cat and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.

Gregg Letarte, 37, of 194 Wight St., Berlin, was found guilty of theft by unauthorized taking of a money bag containing $60 belonging to Dave’s Taxi and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he pay back the $60 to the victim within seven days of his court date.

Branden Sharp, 20, of 114 Madigan St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program, and surrender his license to operate a vehicle for 12 months. Sharp also was found guilty of operating an uninspected vehicle and operating a vehicle without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62 for each charge. A second charge of operating a vehicle without a valid license, a second charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, and charges of transporting alcohol by a minor, being a minor in possession of alcohol and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle were all nolle prossed.

Ryan Collins, 32, of 43 Wesson Road, Lancaster, was found guilty of knowingly violating a protective order and was sentenced to 30 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for six months.

Matthew Lefebvre, 27, of 806 Second Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program and surrender his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months, with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after six months. Charges of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, and failure to drive on the right side of the road were nolle prossed.

Victoria Gilman, 46, of 106 Mason St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle after her license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. Gilman also was sentenced to serve seven days in the Grafton County House of Corrections within six months of her conviction, and surrender her license to operate a motor vehicle for 12 months with the requirement of installing an interlock device for 12 months following the reinstatement of her driver’s license.

Jason Rainault, 41, of 271 Willard St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment — theft for taking packages of cigarettes from Circle K and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he pay restitution to Circle K in the amount of $35 within 60 days of his court date and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department. Rainault was found guilty on a second charge of willful concealment — theft, for taking packages of cigarettes from the Big Apple and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he pay restitution to the Big Apple in the amount of $11.45 within 60 days of his court date and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department. A charge of criminal trespass was nolle prossed.

April Baillargeon, 41, of 12 Diana St., Berlin, was found guilty of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing $190 from Roger Duguay and ordered to pay that amount back to Duguay payable through the Department of Corrections. Baillargeon also was found guilty of contempt of court for violating the terms of her bail and sentenced to serve 30 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 30 days.