Grand jury returns 31 indictments

LANCASTER — A Coos County grand jury returned 31 indictments against 16 individuals meeting on July 21.

April Baillargeon, 41, of 61 Pleasant St., Colebrook, was indicted on a charge of financial exploitation of an elderly, disabled or impaired adult, obtaining control of an amount exceeding $1,500.

Chad Blais, 44, of 44 Burgess St., Berlin, was indicted on two counts of willful concealment, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, and one count of receiving stolen property (having previously been convicted of two counts of theft of property). He was also indicted on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

David M. Coulombe, 22, of Coos County House of Correction, West Stewartstown, was indicted on one count of assault by a prisoner: simple assault and one count of assault by a prisoner: aggravated harassment. He is alleged to have spit in the face of a correctional officer while incarcerated.

Ryan P. England, 32, of 17 Hilltop Rd., Lisbon, was indicted on a count of possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl).

Amanda Heald, 23, of 866 Washington St., Stewartstown, was indicted on two counts of conspiracy alleging she assisted a convicted felon in obtaining a handgun.

George Heald II, 33, of 866 Washington St., Stewartstown, was indicted on two counts of conspiracy to violate the armed career criminal statute and two counts of possessing firearms in violation of the armed career statute. The indictments allege Heald has previously been convicted of 12 felony offenses, and as a felon, cannot possess a firearm.

Jonathan R. King, 28, of 4 Wilson St., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

Paul Labbe, 59, of 184 Jericho Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

Steve N. Laflamme, 50, of 35 Copperville Rd., Milan, was indicted on one count of theft by unauthorized taking and one count of receiving stolen property.

Brian Libby, 60, of 2012 Upton Rd, Errol, was indicted on two counts of theft by deception.

Michael McKinney, 20, of 231 Norway St., Berlin, was indicted on one count of possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute.

Nathan Mills, 27, of 14 Bailey Rd., Colebrook, was indicted on one count of negligent homicide-DWI and one count of negligent homicide. He is alleged to have operated his SUV while under the influence of alcohol in excess of the posted speed limit. A passenger in the vehicle, Jonathan Flanders, was killed when the vehicle struck a tree.

Benjamin Palmer, 19 of 3247 Ethan Allen Highway, St Albans, Vt., was indicted on a two counts of possession of a controlled drug (marijuana and hashish) with intent to distribute.

Taneesha Regalado, 21, of 16 Dupont Rd., Jefferson, was indicted on a charge of criminal mischief.

Brian K. Sobanek, 57, of 14 Park Ave., Claremont, was indicted on a charge of burglary.

Cory A. Whitney, 30, of 12 Bridge St., North Stratford, was indicted on possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl).

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – July 19, 201


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

Angel L. Sandoval III, 18, 69 Crestwood Drive, Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240 payable by incarceration for nine days, suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for two years. He also must serve two years on probation. Sandoval was found guilty of contempt of court for violating the terms of his bail and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372 payable by incarceration for three days, which was satisfied by time served.

Sandoval was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 payable by incarceration for five days, which was satisfied by time served. He must complete the impaired driver care management program and forfeit his license to operate a motor vehicle for 12 months after which time he can only operate a vehicle with an alcohol ignition interlock device installed for the next 12 months. Sandoval was also found guilty of an additional charge of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372 payable by incarceration for three days, which was satisfied by time served. Sandoval 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 payable by incarceration for three days, which was satisfied by time served.

Sandoval also was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434, payable by incarceration for three days, which was satisfied with time served. Three additional charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, three additional charges of contempt of court, three charges of unlawful transporting of a controlled drug, three charges of unlawful transporting of alcohol by a minor, three additional charges of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, failing to obey a traffic signal, and operating an unregistered vehicle were all nolle prossed.

Adam Goodrich, 37, 331 Pleasant St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the impaired driver care management program and forfeit his license to operate a motor vehicle for 12 months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after six months. A charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Gary Remillard, 57, 258 Wight St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 and forfeit his license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Stephanie Harriman, 30, 558 Hillsboro St., Berlin, was found guilty of theft of services for nonpayment for electrical services and 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 make payment of $34.77 for services within 60 days of her court date and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department.

Lauren Cerella, 32, 616 Third Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the impaired driver care management program and forfeit her license to operate a motor vehicle for 12 months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after six months. An additional charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Kyle Farrar, 33, 232 Wight St., Berlin, was found guilty of theft of services for nonpayment for electrical services provided and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he make payment of $34.77 for services within 60 days of his court date and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department.

Kyle Aikens, 23, 38 Court St., Bath, Maine, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program, and forfeit his license to operate a motor vehicle for 24 months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after 18 months. Two additional charges of driving while intoxicated, a charge of unlawfully transporting an open container of alcohol, and operating a motor vehicle after sunset and failing to have the headlights turned on were all nolle prossed.

Tyler Reiner, 19, 132 Maple St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372.

Amber Velez, 23, 23 Countryside Ave., Berlin, was charged with criminal mischief for aiding another in a crime of criminal mischief where the garage doors were spray painted at a home on Hillside Avenue. The charge was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Kevin Eafrati, 29, 547 Sunset St., Berlin, was charged with criminal mischief for damaging the rear hatch of a motor vehicle belonging to another. The charge was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $719.63.

Travis Melton, 43, 136 School St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124. A second charge of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license was nolle prossed.

Amber Bissonnette, 21, 372 Madison Ave., Berlin, was charged with unlawful transporting of a controlled drug, marijuana, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year, and that she complete the 3rd Millennium Program for marijuana within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. A traffic violation for speeding was nolle prossed.

Andrew Walker, 24, 412 Goebel St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. An addition charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug and a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon (brass knuckles) were nolle prossed.

Kevin Diroma, 39, 163 Oak St. Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment of a Monster energy drink in the Family Dollar store and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124, and pay restitution to the Family Dollar store in the amount of $2.50 and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department.

Katlyn Waninger, 30, 51 Glen Ave., Gorham, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and ordered to pay a fine of $50 and to serve 231 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 231 days. Waninger also was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to serve 12 months in the House of Corrections with credit for time served and the balance suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for two years. Waninger also was placed on probation for two years. Two charges of simple assault, an additional charge of resisting arrest, a charge of disorderly conduct, and a charge of criminal trespass were all nolle prossed.

Daniel Mallett, 53, 653 Meadow Road, Jefferson, was found guilty of willful concealment of a can of beer and a Frapochino in the Circle K and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 with $310 suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and pay restitution to the Circle K in the amount of $4.00 and file proof of payment with the Berlin Police Department. Mallett also is barred from entering the Circle K in Berlin for one year.

 

Two Groveton women arrested on drug charges

GROVETON — Two Groveton women were arrested Friday on charges they sold and conspired to sell heroin in Groveton and Littleton.

A press release issued by Northumberland Police Chief Peter Pelletier said the arrests of Taylor Caron, 24, and Melinda (Mindy) Wright, 29, both of Brown Road, came after an investigation into illegal drug sales by the N.H. Attorney General’s Drug Task Force assisted by State Police and Northumberland Police.

The two women were being held at the Grafton County Jail in lieu of cash bail. They were scheduled to be arraigned by video in both Coos and Grafton County Superior Courts.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – July 11, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, July 11, the following cases were heard:

Joshua Labbe, 35, 394 Church 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 $620. A charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended registration was nolle prossed.