1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – April 4, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, April 4, the following cases were heard:
Hannah Rivard, 17, 11 Androscoggin St., Gorham, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol 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 files proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.
Haley Kline, 18, 670 Lancaster St., Berlin, was found guilty of being a minor in possession of alcohol and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372.
Nathaniel Vincent, 21, 624 Rockingham St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.
Justin Vien, 18, 171 Enman Hill Road, Berlin, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and transporting alcohol which were both 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 his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.
Brian Perry, 36, 587 Western Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of receiving stolen property, a bicycle valued at less than $500, and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Robert Remillard, 29, 27 Laurel St., Berlin, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking which was nolle prossed.
Maurice Tellier, 59, 86 Raycrest Drive, Randolph, was charged with harassment, criminal threatening, and disorderly conduct which were all nolle prossed.
Shawn Hill, 25, 386 Willard St., Berlin, was charged with cruelty to animals and leaving an animal in a motor vehicle under harsh conditions which were both nolle prossed.
Robert L. Smith, 65, 29 Jefferson Avenue, Gilman, Vt, 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.
Jamison R. Rousseau, 16 Mt. Vista Drive, Shelburne, was charged with operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, which was nolle prossed.
Margarito Lopez, 36, 412 Goebel St., Berlin, was found guilty of prohibited sales of alcohol for giving alcohol to a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.
John Qualls, 47, 278 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance defining a truck route and ordered to pay a fine of $50.
Daniel R. Flint, 19, 811 Milan Road, Milan, was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance by committing a motor vehicle offense and ordered to pay a fine of $100.
Randy Duguay, 36, 528 Willard St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking packages of hamburger, bacon, and shrimp from the Berlin Marketplace without paying for the merchandise and ordered to pay restitution to the Berlin Marketplace in the amount of $416.16, payable through the Department of Corrections, and to serve 26 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 26 days. Duguay was found guilty of willful concealment for taking a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV from Walmart without paying for the merchandise and ordered to pay restitution to Walmart in the amount of $178, payable through the Department of Corrections, and to serve 26 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 26 days. Duguay was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart without paying for the merchandise and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $498, payable through the Department of Corrections, and to serve 26 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 26 days. Duguay was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Charges of unlawful transportation of a controlled drug, operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, knowingly displaying a suspended New Hampshire driver’s license, and contempt of court were all nolle prossed.

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


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, March 14, the following cases were heard:
Ronald Sweet, 54, 6 Corrigan St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $744. An additional charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, was nolle prosed and two charges of contempt of court were nolle prossed.
The following charges were made in 2009 against Mason Shane, who was 20-years-old at the time, and is currently 28, of 73 Newbury St., Auburn, Maine. He was found guilty of contempt of court for violating the conditions of his bail and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Shane was found guilty on two charges of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment totaling $660. He was found guilty of operating an unregistered vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $120. And Shane was found guilty of failure to stop at a traffic light and ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $60. Charges of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor, speeding, and an additional charge of failing to stop for a traffic light were nolle prossed. An additional charge of operating a motor vehicle after his license to do so was suspended, and a charge of misuse of license plates also were nolle prossed.

Massachusetts man indicted for negligent homicide

LANCASTER - A Massachusett man was indicted on charges of negligent homicide and DUI for a 2016 St. Patrick’s Day accident that killed a passenger in his pick-up truck.
Michael Shaheen, 50, of 55 Ledgevill Ave., Foxboro, Mass., was charged with driving his truck on Route 16 in Errol while under the influence of alcohol and/or cocaine.
Police believe Shaheen was driving north in the Thirteen Miles Woods area when his truck went off the road, striking several trees before coming to rest on the passenger side of the vehicle. Stephen Bagley, 48.of Roslindale, Mass., was pronounced dead at the scene. Shaheen was seriously injured in the accident.
Shaheen was indicted by a Coos grand jury last Friday, exactly one year after the accident.
Also indicted were:
Tina Barratt, 28, and David Hann, 33, both of Northern View Apartments, West Stewartstown were each indicted on three counts of receiving stolen property.
Lawrence K. Byrne, 52, of 179 Bourdeau Rd., Stratford, was indicted on three counts of criminal threatening, three counts of reckless conduct, reckless conduct: domestic violence, and domestic violence:criminal threatening.
Brandon Delafontaine, 22, of 653 Second Ave., Berlin was indicted on two counts of a sale of a controlled drug (marijuana).
Lawrence “Tony” Doherty, 83, of 11 Bearce St., Groveton was indicted on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault, felonious sexual assault, and indecent exposure and lewdness
Daniel Donato, 27, of 650 Blais St., Berlin was indicted on a charge of criminal threatening.
David Harmon, 53, of 508 Hillside Ave., Berlin was indicted on a count of failure to change registration information.
Hannah Lamarche, 31, of 575 Rockingham St., Berlin was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled drug (dibutylone and alprazolam.

Coos County Superior Court

Robert M. Howard, 31, 120 Pinkham B Rd., Randolph, entered a plea agreement where he pleaded guilty to falsifying physical evidence by flushing an amount of a controlled drug (Psilocin and/or Suboxone) down the toilet believing that an investigation was about to be instituted by the Berlin Police Department on April 17, 2016, at 575 Rockingham St., in Berlin. Howard was sentenced to serve not more than 4 years nor less than 2 years in state prison. Six months of the minimum sentence can be suspended if Howard enters and successfully completes a 28-day drug treatment program. Howard was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for 5 years.
Howard also pled guilty to the unlawful possession of a controlled drug (Psilocin) and was sentenced to serve not more than 6 years nor less than 3 years which was suspended for 5 years from the date of his release from the above prison term, on the condition he maintains good behavior and complies with the terms of this order. Howard was ordered to pay an additional fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for 5 years.
Charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, (Psilocin) with intent to distribute, and unlawful possession of a controlled drug (Soboxon) were nolle prossed. A charge of resisting arrest also was nolle prossed.
Norman Perkins, 37, 212 East Mason St., Berlin, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle on East Mason St. in Berlin on April 23, 2016, after being certified an habitual offender on September 20, 2007. Perkins was sentenced to not more than 4 years nor less than 1½ years in state prison. Perkins also pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle on East Mason St. in Berlin on June 18, 2016, after being certified an habitual offender on September 20, 2007. Perkins was sentenced to not more than 4 years nor less than 1½ years in state prison, to be served concurrently with the above prison term. Three months of the minimum sentence shall be suspended by the court upon application by Perkins if he demonstrates meaningful participation in a recommended program while incarcerated and is free of controlled drug and assault infractions while incarcerated.
Kevin Mulligan, 20, 148 Grafton St., Berlin, pled guilty to a class a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief for recklessly damaging an ATV and a gutter downspout on April 17, 2015, belonging to Roger Dunkelman. Mulligan was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with a pretrial credit of 42 days, all suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 2 years and complies with all the terms and conditions of the court order. He was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $250 to Roger Dunkelman, and must perform 40 hours of community service within 12 months of his court date. Mulligan was placed on probation for 2 years, and he must participate meaningfully in and complete counseling as directed by the probation officer. He is to have no contact with Roger Dunkelman. A class b misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass, a class a felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking, and a class a felony charge of bail jumping were nolle prossed.
Zachariah Dambrosia-Shaw, 27, 342 US Route 3, North Stratford, pled guilty to a class A misdemeanor charge of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing $700 from the Northern Exposure Restaurant on October 1, 2016, in Errol. He was sentenced to serve 9 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with a pretrial confinement credit of 88 days. The court recommended that he serve that time in the Grafton County House of Corrections. Dambrosia-Shaw was placed on probation for 1 year probation upon release from jail. The term of probation can be reduced to 6 months if he enters into and successfully completes mental health counseling with a focus on anger management. He was ordered to pay restitution to Northern Exposure Restaurant in the amount of $700 through the Department of Corrections as directed by his probation officer. A felony charge of burglary was nolle prossed.
In the case of Dennis Donnelly, II, et al. v. Walker International Events, Inc., et al. the court accepted a settlement agreement where all the medial expenses/liens listed in the petition are to be paid as well as legal fees and expenses. In addition an amount of $28,000 is to be invested in an annuity with payouts occurring in three installments beginning November 1, 2031, through November 1, 2034, that will total $43,382.
Walker International Events, of Sarasota, Fla., was the owner of the circus tent that collapsed during a show on the Lancaster Fair Grounds in 2015 when a microburst struck with heavy rain, lightening, and winds that reached gusts of 75 miles-per-hour. A father and daughter were killed and many people were injured. The company previously entered a plea agreement to settle the criminal charges brought by the state, which included a felony charge of operating without a required license as well as misdemeanor charges. It also previously reached an agreement with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which cited it for 14 violations of workplace safety standards. Walker International Events has since gone out of business.