1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – April 26, 2017

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, April 26, the following cases were heard:

Ronald Reaves, 56, 12 Green St., Berlin, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact, domestic violence-obstructing the reporting of a crime or injury, and violation of a protective order. Reaves was sentenced to serve three 45-day terms in the Coos County House of Corrections to be served concurrently, with credit for time served of 30 days. He also was ordered to pay a fine of $50 for each of the first two offenses listed above. A second charge of domestic violence — obstructing the reporting of a crime or injury, and a charge of contempt of court were nolle prossed.

Paul K. Croteau, 45, 6 Francis St., Berlin, was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign, which was nolle prossed.

Sophia Theodorou, 28, 323 School St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle after being certified an habitual offender and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. Theodorou also was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections, which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Abigail Stockbridge, 34, 9 Dublin St., Gorham, was found guilty of theft by unauthorized taking for obtaining $700 without permission to do so from a credit card belonging to Francis Bailey. Stockbridge was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $496, which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for six months. Stockbridge also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $700 within six months, payable through the Department of Corrections. Two charges of identity fraud were nolle prossed.

Elliott F. Kenison, 16, 1436 Presidential Highway, Jefferson, was found guilty of negligent driving on Hillside Avenue in Berlin and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $310.

Elijah Fazzina, 24, 75 Bean St., Center Harbor, was charged with allowing an improper person to operate a vehicle which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for six months, good behavior to include no motor vehicle violations.

Ryan T. Messenger-Seavey, 18, 668 Hampshire St., Berlin, was charged with following a vehicle too closely, which was nolle prossed.

Keaton J. Peterson, 20, 43 A St., Manchester, was charged with speeding, which was nolle prossed.

Justin Vien, 18, 171 Enman Hill Road, Berlin, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and being a minor transporting alcohol. Both charges were placed on file without a finding on the condition he completes the 3rd Millennium program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. Vien also must maintain good behavior for one year.