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.