1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Oct. 25, 2017

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, the following cases were heard:

Paige Demers, 24, 1936 Riverside Drive, Berlin, was charged with domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact, which was dismissed.

Michael K. Harrington, 29, 361 Coos 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 of $310.

Derek S. Wesson, 33, 369 Sweden 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 of $310.

Natasha Lamoureux, 25, 70 Pershing Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 and to surrender her license to operate a motor vehicle for 90 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Louise Plourde, 59, 421 Main St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Nathan M. Lunsmann, 18, 109 York 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 of $310.

Samantha Labbe, 27, 533 Goebel St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance that prohibits disorderly actions and ordered to pay a fine of $100. Labbe also was charged with violating a city of Berlin ordinance that prohibits drinking in public, which was nolle prossed.

Kyle Morin, 19, 110 Willard St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful transport of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.

Katie Fysh, 31, 441 Brown Road, Groveton, was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief which were both placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year and that she pay $10 restitution to the Berlin Police Department within 48 hours of her court date.

Kenneth Lavoie, 49, 19 Second St., Gorham, 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 unlawful possession of a controlled drug was nolle prossed.

Travis Melton, 43, 25 Success St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Monique Lindsay Barron, 30, 564 Lincoln Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 with $310 suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. Barron also was ordered to surrender her license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Berlin man sentenced in drug case

LANCASTER — A Berlin man pleaded guilty to four drug charges in Coos County Superior Court last month.

Ryan Albert, 24, of 653 Second Ave., pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and two counts of possession of a controlled drug.

In a complicated sentencing package, Albert could serve as few as 40 days in the House of Correction.

On one count of possession with intent to sell, he was given a sentence of 12 months in the House of Correction with three months suspended upon good behavior. The court recommended he be released on electronic monitoring after 40 days. He was ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and penalties and to participate meaningfully and complete any counseling, treatment and educational programs as directed.

On the second count of possession with intent to sell, he was given a suspended sentence of two and a half to five years, which may be imposed up to 10 years. He was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $1,240, which was suspended for five years.

On one of the possession charges, he was given a suspended sentence of two and a half to five years, which may be imposed up to 10 years and ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and penalties.

On the second possession charge, he was given a suspended sentence of one to three years, which may be imposed up to five years from sentencing and assessed $1,240 in fines and penalty assessments, which was suspended for five years.
All of the suspended sentences are consecutive.

Jesse S. Mason, 26, of 26 Quimby Rd., Bow, pleaded guilty to witness tampering and was sentencing to the House of Correction for 12 months. Six months of the sentence may be suspended for three years if he completes a 28-day residential treatment program. Mason admitted to offering a clerk at the Big Apple store in Berlin money to erase surveillance recordings because he believed a police investigation was pending.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, October 3, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, October 3, the following cases were heard:
Danny Stanichuk, 57, P.O. Box 3, Fairfield, Maine, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $670. Stanichuk also was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which was all suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he participate in Anger Management Counseling and file proof of participation with the court on a quarterly basis.
Shaun Williams, 37, 350 N.W. 8th St., Williston, Fla., was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Education Program and surrender his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after three months.
Samuel Hennager, 25, 500 Main St., Gorham, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking for taking $300 out of the Bank account of the victim without permission which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
John P. Langlois, 46, 21 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, was found guilty of speeding for driving at a speed of 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on Route 2 in Randolph and ordered to pay a fine of $93.
Scott J. Towle, 32, 594 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating an uninspected vehicle on Mason St. in Berlin and ordered to pay a fine of $74.40.
Alexandra Pinette, 42, 275 Grafton St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault-mutual combat and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.
Ashley Gregory, 22, 272 Church St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault-mutual combat and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

One Injured in Groveton ATV Crash

 

Groveton resident, Elba Hawes, 17, was injured after crashing into a parked car on Eames Street in Groveton Oct. 23. 

Officials say that he was leaving his home on his ATV when he became distracted by pedestrians on the sidewalk and crashed into a parked car. The Groveton EMS along with the Groveton Police Department were first to arrive at the scene, with Conservation Officers arriving shortly thereafter. The Groveton EMS gave initial care to Hawes and then transported him to Weeks Medical Center for further treatment.

Initial investigation at the scene confirms that the driver may have been distracted; however the investigation is still ongoing at this time. Hawes was the only person involved in the crash. He was wearing a helmet and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.