1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, January 31, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the following cases were heard:

Timothy Glover, 18, 1643 East Side River Road, Dummer, was found guilty of illegal night hunting and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620.

Logan Fournier, 20, 100 Young Road, Milan, was found guilty of illegal night hunting and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620.

Sheena Ridley, 26, PO Box 706, Berlin, was found guilty of violating the City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $50.

Scott A. Richart, 45, 155 Haverhill Road, Salem, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle on Route 16 in Dummer after consuming a certain amount of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. Also, Richart lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Matthew Blais, 33, 624 Kent St., Berlin, was found guilty of criminal mischief for damaging the passenger side rear door of a Berlin police cruiser by kicking the interior of the door. Blais was sentenced to serve 10 days in the Coos County House of Corrections and pay restitution in the amount of $2,097, payable through the department of corrections. Blais also was found guilty of simple assault for striking Berlin Police Corporal Joseph Priest, and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections, concurrent with previous sentence, with credit for time served of 28 days.

Jeffrey Boucher, 17, 56 Pershing Ave., 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 he complete the 3rd Millennium Program and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department within 45 days of his court date.

Thomas Carter, 37, 247 Pleasant St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of indecent exposure for urinating in a public place was nolle prossed.

Monique Levesque, 21, 105 Verdun St., Berlin, was found guilty of allowing an improper person to operate a vehicle for allowing Erika Tessier, an unlicensed driver, to operate her vehicle. Levesque was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $248. A second charge of allowing an improper person to operate a vehicle was nolle prossed.

Jared M. Peterson, 27, 156 Faraway Road, Dalton, was found guilty of reckless operation for speeding out of Lowe’s parking lot in Randolph onto Route 2 in a manner endangering the lives and safety of the public. Peterson was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620.

Daniel Ouellette, 31, 43 Seventh St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug and sentenced to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections with four months suspended on the condition Ouellette maintains good behavior for two years. Ouellette was found guilty of disobeying an officer for failing to stop when signaled to do so and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for two years. Ouellette also was found guilty of conduct after accident for leaving the scene of an accident on Norway Street involving property damage and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for two years. Ouellette was found guilty of reckless operation and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 payable by incarceration in the Coos County House of Corrections for four days and he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $450 to the owner of the property on Norway Street payable through the Department of Corrections. He also lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for 90 days. Two additional charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, a charge of driving after his license was suspended, and a second charge of reckless operation were nolle prossed.

Patrick Harrison, 24, 306 Church St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a vehicle on Spruce Street and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and perform 80 hours of community service to be completed within six months of his court date and file proof of completion with the state. Harrison also lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for 90 days. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Nicholas Cesaro, 26, 33 Royal St., Providence, R.I., was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.

Coos County grand jury returns 26 indictments

LANCASTER –Meeting Friday, Feb. 17, the Coos County Superior Court grand jury returned 26 indictments against 11 individuals.
David Delafontaine, 25, of 178 Maynesboro St., Berlin was indicted on three counts of sale of a controlled drug( marijuana) having previously been convicted of a drug offense.
Nichole Elsea, 20, of Berlin was indicted on a count of possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl) and falsifying physical evidence.
Katelynn A. Fetko, 26, of 17 Tony’s Mobile Home Park, Littleton was indicted on one count of delivery of a controlled drug (buprenorphine) to a prisoner, one count of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners, and one count of possession of a controlled drug.
Matthew Fetko, 29, of the Northern Correctional Facility, Berlin was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners.
Scott K. Ford, 51, of 66 Lovering St., Manchester was indicted on a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated. He is alleged to have driven an OHRV under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury to himself and another.
David Harmon, 53, of 508 Hillside Ave., Berlin was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled drug (clonazepam) and (tramadol), two counts of domestic violence - assault with a weapon, two counts of domestic violence - criminal threatening, one count of reckless conduct - domestic violence, and one count of domestic violence - false imprisonment.
Brandon M. Haugh, 39, of 43 Farmland Rd., Lowell, Mass., was indicted on a count of operating an OHRV under the influence of alcohol, resulting in a collision in which he was injured.
James Poisson, 71, of 119 Maynesboro St., Berlin was indicted on two counts of felonious sexual assault.
Dana Ragonese, 29, of 95 Hillside Avenue, Berlin was indicted on a count of conspiracy to sale a controlled drug (marijuana).
Christopher A. Ross, 23, of the Northern NH Correctional Facility, was charged with assault by a prisoner.
Nina A. Villnave, 37, of 446 School St., Berlin was indicted on three counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – January 25, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, the following cases were heard:

Benjamin Dexter, 18, 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of criminal mischief for puncturing the tires of a vehicle belonging to Patience Innie and ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $456, and to pay a fine and penalty of $310, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

David M. Coulombe, 21, 10 Harrington Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to serve seven days in the Coos County House of Corrections, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Ashley Dexter, 28, 184 Glen Ave., Berlin, was charged with violating the City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $50.

Samantha Braley, 18, 1886 Riverside Drive, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful transporting of drugs, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310, and lost her license to operate a motor vehicle for 60 days.

Mark Couture, 39, 401 Willard St., Berlin, was charged with financial exploitation of an impaired adult and criminal trespass which were both placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Couture was also charged with resisting arrest, breach of bail, and two more counts of financial exploitation which were all placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Ann St. Onge, 36, 47 Main St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. St. Onge also was found guilty of vehicular assault for causing a collision with a pedestrian while backing out of her driveway that resulted in the victim’s death and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240 with $620 suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for two years. She also lost her license to operate a motor vehicle for 30 days.

Darlene Cronin, 47, 421 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of violating her duty as a parent to see that her child attends public school and ordered to pay fines and penalties totaling $248. Five additional charges of violating her duty as a parent were nolle prossed.

Natalie Bergeron, 22, 51 Norway St., Berlin, was charged for willful concealment of a package of bacon while at the Berlin Marketplace which was nolle prossed.

Roland Arsenault, 57, 286 Success Road, Milan, was charged with two counts of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact which were placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.

Stephen Gregory, 28, 594 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of negligent driving for operating a vehicle at a high rate of speed in the parking lot of the Jericho State Park and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. Gregory also was found guilty on two counts of violating the City of Berlin ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct in the Jericho State Park and ordered to pay a fine of $50 for each offence. A charge of contempt of court and reckless operation were nolle prossed.

Kimberly Black, 32, 107 Mannering St., Berlin, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking for removing supplies from the emergency room at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital without permission to do so which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she pays the victim restitution in the amount of $138.95 payable through the Department of Corrections.

Michael Cote, 35, N.H. State Prison for Men, Concord, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections to be served concurrently with his current N.H. State Prison sentence. Charges of contempt of court and disorderly conduct were nolle prossed.

David Harmon, 53, 508 Hillside Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and a suspended license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 for each offense which were both suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Harmon also was found guilty of receiving stolen property, a prescription bottle, and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections which also was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Harmon was found guilty of misuse or improper display of license plates and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $186 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of breach of bail, an additional charge of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, and a charge of operating a vehicle without properly displaying license plates were all nolle prossed. Also nolle prossed was a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Gregory Menard, 60, 65 True St., Revere, Mass., was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of unlawful transporting of drugs was nolle prossed.

Gail Johnson, 55, 231 Lynnewood Road, Laconia, was charged with simple assault which was dismissed.

Jasmine Braley, 19, 615 Amherst St., Nashua, was found guilty of receiving stolen property, a cell phone, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and ordered to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.

Kevin J. Mulligan, 18, 183 Grafton St., Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug which was nolle prossed.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – February 14, 2017

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on February 14, the following cases were heard:
Sheena Ridley, 26, 628 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 with $310 suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.
Brian Pike, 28, 2 Twist Hill Road, Dunbarton, was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a license to do so and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 and to serve seven days in the Coos County House of Corrections. Pike also lost his license for 12 months and must install an interlock device for 12 months once his license is restored.
Jonah R. Eames, 20, 1070 Amity Road, Bethany, Conn., was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license to do so which was nolle prossed.
Mildred Arinella, 49, 653 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and to serve 10 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections, both of which were suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of criminal threatening was placed on file with a finding of guilty on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year, and cannot be brought forward after February 14, 2018.
Kaylie McDonough, 19, 352 High St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol while under the age of 21 and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372.
Ronald Reaves, 56, 12 Green Street Square, Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and to participate in the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP). Reaves also lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after 90 days upon completion of the IDCMP. Reaves also 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 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. An additional charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed, and a charge of having an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of his vehicle was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
Jonathan Croft, 23, 616 Third Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of theft by unauthorized taking for taking $728 in cash from Walmart by voiding five cash transactions with five different customers. Croft was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Croft must pay $728 in restitution to Walmart within eight months, payable through the Department of Corrections.
Nick J. Roy, 19, 11 School St., Gorham, was charged with failure to yield at a stop or yield sign on Madison Street in Berlin which was nolle prossed.
John P. Beaudoin, 50, 1371 NH Route 16, Dummer, was charged with driving his motor vehicle at a speed of 35 miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone on Sweden Street in Berlin which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
Cory Bertholdt, 37, 18 Rich St., Groveton, was charged with operating an uninspected vehicle on North Main Street in Gorham which was nolle prossed.
Sabin A. Khasin, 23, 46 Pleasant St., Lewiston, Maine, was found guilty of driving his motor vehicle at a speed of 75 miles-per-hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone on Lancaster Road in Gorham and ordered to pay a fine of $124.
Barry Richards, 30, 544 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and to participate in the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP). Richards also lost his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after 90 days upon completion of the IDCMP. A charge of driving under a suspended license was nolle prossed.