One Injured in Groveton ATV Crash

 

Groveton resident, Elba Hawes, 17, was injured after crashing into a parked car on Eames Street in Groveton Oct. 23. 

Officials say that he was leaving his home on his ATV when he became distracted by pedestrians on the sidewalk and crashed into a parked car. The Groveton EMS along with the Groveton Police Department were first to arrive at the scene, with Conservation Officers arriving shortly thereafter. The Groveton EMS gave initial care to Hawes and then transported him to Weeks Medical Center for further treatment.

Initial investigation at the scene confirms that the driver may have been distracted; however the investigation is still ongoing at this time. Hawes was the only person involved in the crash. He was wearing a helmet and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 

Coos Grand Jury indicts 20

LANCASTER – The Coos grand jury returned 69 indictments against 20 individuals when it met on Oct. 20.

• Tyler Baker, 29, of 13 Lancaster Road, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of second degree assault — domestic violence, alleging he “engaged in the strangulation” of an intimate partner.

• Michael Brewer, 19, of 391 Goebel St., Berlin, was indicted on one charge of second degree assault — domestic violence, two counts of domestic violence — criminal threatening, and one count of domestic violence — simple assault. The indictments allege he held a knife to the neck or throat of an intimate partner, threatened to kill the partner, and caused injury to his partner.

• Lauren Cave, 34, of 210 Main St., Bennington, Vt., was indicted on five counts of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Erica Cheney, 31, of 17 Hobbs Ave., Nashua, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Mark Cooper, 29, of 46 Preston Lance, Columbia, was indicted on one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault on a juvenile under 13 years of age.

• Joseph Courchesne, 31, of 801 Third Ave., Berlin, was indicted on four counts of second degree assault — domestic violence and one count of domestic violence — criminal threatening. The charges allege he engaged in the strangulation of an intimate partner and threatened to shoot his partner with a gun.

• Daniel Garneau, 35, of 417 Route 115, Twin Mountain was indicted on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card.

• Jacqueline Haas, 27, of 8 View St., Whitefield, was indicted on one count of possession of a drug (fentanyl) with intent to sell and seven Class A felony counts of possession of a controlled drug (amphetamine, fentanyl, tramadol, clonazepam, methamphetamine and hashish) having previously been convicted of a felony drug charge.

• Jeffrey Hardy, 30, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Rene Hudon, 64, of 520 Champlain St., Berlin, was indicted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

• Sylvester Johnson, 62, of 400 Upton Road, Errol, was indicted on a charge of first degree assault – domestic violence and one count of second degree assault-domestic violence. The charges allege he fractured the hand of an intimate partner by striking it with a broom handle.

• Sean Leighton, 24, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison.

• Mariann C. Letarte, 56, of 133 Route 16, Dummer, was indicated on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. The indictment alleges Letarte engaged in a fraudulent course of conduct using the town of Dummer’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases for herself or for family members. Purchases included airline tickets, Disney resort passes, hotel rooms, and non-town related cable television and phone services.

• Loren W. Locke, 26, of 23 Marietta Lane, Groveton, was indicted on a charge of driving a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

• Timothy Malone, 38, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on three counts of assault by a prisoner at the state prison in Berlin.

• Anthony Manning, 28, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on seven counts of the charge of conspiracy to delivery of articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Cassandra Morris, 32, of 28 Hayes Ave., Manchester, was indicted on a charge of public welfare — prohibited act.

• Jillian Paradis, 34, of 799 Second Ave, Berlin, was indicted on two Class A felony counts of possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl) with intent to sell having a prior drug conviction.

• Mianca Parker, 25, of 2 Lilac Lane, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of bail jumping.

• Christopher Piper, 32, of 58 Cascade Flats, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of violation of protective order.

 

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, October 17, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, October 17, the following cases were heard:

John Deblois, 27, of 21 Abenaki Lane, Berlin, was found guilty of domestic violence — simple assault — physical contact and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $50 and sentenced to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections, deferred until Sept. 27, 2019, on the condition he maintains good behavior for two years and that he continue counseling. Deblois also was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections, concurrent with the above sentence and deferred for the same amount of time on the same conditions. Deblois was found guilty of criminal mischief for damaging the Taser Axon cable connected to the Berlin Police Department and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15, payable through the Department of Corrections, and to serve six months in the House of Corrections, concurrent with the above sentences, and deferred for the same amount of time on the same conditions. Charges of contempt of court, disorderly conduct and simple assault, a second charge of criminal mischief, and a second charge of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact were all nolle prossed.

Maegan Fortin, 19, of 392 Burgess St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, which was placed on file on the condition Fortin maintains good behavior for one year, and complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.

Marc Lysitt, 47, of 159 Elm St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and surrender his license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was dismissed.

Jeremiah M. Baillargeon, 22, of 369 East Side River Road, Milan, was found guilty of violating a city of Berlin ordinance prohibiting the misuse of power with a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine of $25.

Kimberly Allen, 31, of 70 Williams St., Berlin, was charged with prohibited sales of alcohol for giving an alcoholic beverage to an underage person, which was placed on file on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year and that she completes the state liquor course within 45 days of her court date. A second charge of prohibited sales of alcohol was nolle prossed.

Seth Dexter, 25, of 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Nathan Fournier, 20, of 3 Eagle Way, Seekonk, Mass., was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.

Kayla J. Lapre, 20, of 524 Burgess St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year and that she completes the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.

Andrew Fadden, 27, of 33 Laflamme’s Trailor Park, West Stewartstown, was found guilty of unlawful transport of a controlled drug, crack cocaine and ordered pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Michael A. Legere, 61, of 135 Norway St., Berlin, was charged with prohibited sales of alcohol for giving an alcoholic beverage to an underage person, which was placed on file on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he completes the state liquor course within 45 days of his court date. A second charge of prohibited sales of alcohol was nolle prossed.

Keagan Newman, 20, of 205 High St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he completes the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.

Marc Ouellette, 46, of 1372 Napert St., Berlin, was found guilty of changing the mark on a firearm for obliterating the serial number and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.

Columbia man arrested for possession of child pornography

CONCORD — David Morris, 57, of Columbia, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to possessing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

According to court documents and statements in court, law enforcement officers executed search warrants at two residences associated with the defendant on July 20, 2016. A review of various electronic devices found in the residences showed that they contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb.1, 2018.

The case was investigated by the N.H. Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Manchester, as well as the Lincoln, Littleton and Columbia police departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Seth Aframe and Georgiana Konesky.

In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, go to projectsafechildhood.gov.