1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – January 25, 2017


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

Benjamin Dexter, 18, 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of criminal mischief for puncturing the tires of a vehicle belonging to Patience Innie and ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $456, and to pay a fine and penalty of $310, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

David M. Coulombe, 21, 10 Harrington Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to serve seven days in the Coos County House of Corrections, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Ashley Dexter, 28, 184 Glen Ave., Berlin, was charged with violating the City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $50.

Samantha Braley, 18, 1886 Riverside Drive, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful transporting of drugs, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310, and lost her license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days.

Mark Couture, 39, 401 Willard St., Berlin, was charged with financial exploitation of an impaired adult and criminal trespass which were both placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Couture was also charged with resisting arrest, breach of bail, and two more counts of financial exploitation which were all placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Ann St. Onge, 36, 47 Main St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. St. Onge also was found guilty of vehicular assault for causing a collision with a pedestrian while backing out of her driveway that resulted in the victim’s death and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240 with $620 suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for two years. She also lost her license to operate a motor vehicle for 30 days.

Darlene Cronin, 47, 421 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of violating her duty as a parent to see that her child attends public school and ordered to pay fines and penalties totaling $248. Five additional charges of violating her duty as a parent were nolle prossed.

Natalie Bergeron, 22, 51 Norway St., Berlin, was charged for willful concealment of a package of bacon while at the Berlin Marketplace which was nolle prossed.

Roland Arsenault, 57, 286 Success Road, Milan, was charged with two counts of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact which were placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Stephen Gregory, 28, 594 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of negligent driving for operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed in the parking lot of the Jericho State Park and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. Gregory also was found guilty on two counts of violating the City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct in the Jericho State Park and ordered to pay a fine of $50 for each offence. A charge of contempt of court and reckless operation were nolle prossed.

Kimberly Black, 32, 107 Mannering St., Berlin, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking for removing supplies from the emergency room at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital without permission to do so which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she pays the victim restitution in the amount of $138.95 payable through the Department of Corrections.

Michael Cote, 35, N.H. State Prison for Men, Concord, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections to be served concurrently with his current N.H. State Prison sentence. Charges of contempt of court and disorderly conduct were nolle prossed.

David Harmon, 53, 508 Hillside Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and a suspended license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 for each offense which were both suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Harmon also was found guilty of receiving stolen property, a prescription bottle, and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections which also was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Harmon was found guilty of misuse or improper display of license plates and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $186 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of breach of bail, an additional charge of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, and a charge of operating a vehicle without properly displaying license plates were all nolle prossed. Also nolle prossed was a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Gregory Menard, 60, 65 True St., Revere, Mass., was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of unlawful transporting of drugs was nolle prossed.

Gail Johnson, 55, 231 Lynnewood Road, Laconia, was charged with simple assault which was dismissed.

Jasmine Braley, 19, 615 Amherst St., Nashua, was found guilty of receiving stolen property, a cell phone, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Kevin J. Mulligan, 18, 183 Grafton St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug which was nolle prossed.