First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, May 2

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, May 2, the following cases were heard:

Benjamin C. Alford, 36, 517 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating an uninspected motor vehicle and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $74.40.

Sheena Kennedy, 28, 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting littering and ordered to pay a fine of $20.

Bryan J. Sargent, 19, 4 Doucette Drive, Franklin, was found guilty of operating a vehicle at 50 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone on Route 16 in Gorham and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $62.

Christopher Bishop, 27, 694 Third Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of disorderly conduct for yelling and hollering in a private place that could be heard in another private place and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $124.

Anthony Minasian, 28, 1 Gates Ave., Marlborough, Mass., was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $434. A charge of unlawful transportation of a controlled drug was nolle prossed.

Brandon Perkins, 22, 113 Harriman Hill Road, Raymond, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $434.

Nicole Martin, 30, 12 Livermore Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for concealing and altering price tags on merchandise at Walmart valued at less than $1,000. Martin was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $310.

Jacklynn Jones, 33, 22 Wooddale Road, North Stratford, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart valued at less than $1,000 without paying for it. Jones was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620 to be paid by performing 41.33 hours of community service within six months of her court date. Jones 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.

Ronald Carrington, 34, 4757 Sandy Shore Drive, Orlando, Fla., was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $600 and must complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. Carrington also lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after three months.

Drug charges dominate May grand jury indictments

LANCASTER — Two Berlin men was indicted on seven felony drug charges by a Coos County grand jury meeting last Friday, May 19.
Ryan S. Albert, 24, and Brandon Delafontaine, 22, both of 653 Second Ave, Berlin were each indicted on four counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and three counts of possession of a controlled drug. The drugs included marijuana (five pounds or more), LSD, psilocin mushrooms, hashish, and THC.
Jennifer Bernier, 41, of 112 Main St., Lancaster, was indicted on three counts of possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine and pregbalin) with intent to sell.
Richard Phaneuf, 39, of 70 North Main St., Salem, Mass., was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug (cocaine).
Nicholas Dowland, 19, of 119 Rheims St., Berlin was indicted on one count of burglary and four counts of theft by unauthorized taking.
Joseph K. Haywood, 31, of Northern NH Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Road, Berlin was indicted on a charge on assault by a prisoner.
Robert Berry, 44, of 981 Hugens St., Fyffe, AL., was indicted on three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of felonious sexual assault, and one count of indecent exposure and lewdness.
Mark Cooper, 28, of 46 Preston Lane, Columbia was indicted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of engaging in a pattern of sexual assault.

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.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – April 12, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, April 12, the following cases were heard:
Jeremiah M. Baillargeon, 21, 369 East Side River Road, Milan, was charged with operating a motor vehicle at 56 miles-per-hour in a 30 mile-per-hour zone in Berlin which was nolle prossed. Baillargeon was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance by committing a motor vehicle offense and was ordered to pay a fine of $434.
Warren Doucette, 35, 653 Cheshire St., Berlin was charged with criminal trespass which was nolle prossed.
Wendy Conway, 24, 653 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. Conway also lost her license to operate a motor vehicle for 9 months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after three months. A second charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.
William Fortin Jr., 32, 15 East Derry Road, Derry, was found guilty of credit card fraud for using a stolen credit card to purchase lottery tickets from the Irving/Circle K Store on Pleasant Street. Fortin was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $143.63. A second charge of credit card fraud was nolle prossed.
Jason Gauthier, 35, 33 Bangor St., Gorham, was found guilty of violating a protective order and was sentenced to 120 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition he participates in drug and mental health counseling with a Licensed Adult Drug and Mental Health Counselor with quarterly reports indicating compliance with this court order to be submitted to the state and court. Gauthier also must maintain good behavior for two years.