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District Court Logs, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2018


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Greenfield, Jan. 31, Judge Michael Ripps

Ashley J. Martel, 29, of Adams. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended for operating under the influence of alcohol in Whately. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 7/30/19 with all the same conditions as in a sentence in another case. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Lee R. Tanguay, 29, of unknown address in Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until this date, and payment of $899.99 for a laptop taken from BJ’s Wholesale Club, to be paid today. Charge of vandalizing property dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Orange, Jan. 31, Judge David S. Ross

Tyrone C. McClure, 38, of Tremont Street, Athol. Charge of being a sex offender failing to register, subsequent offense, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, as reason therefore, the defendant agreed to submit a plea on these allegations in Franklin County Superior Court by way of the district attorney’s complaint. On Jan. 30, 2018, the honorable court in “Franklin County Superior Court accepted the defendant’s change of plea, , so accordingly the defendant is sentenced on this matter as well as another matter that was pending in Superior Court.

Kimberly M. Castine, 37, of East Main Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery. Released on personal recognizance. Inquiry made by the court under 276, Section 56A, a C276, Section 56A form was filed by the Commonwealth. Allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, Section 56A was found. Continued to 3/9/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Joshua W. Gleason, 36, of West Main Street, Orange. Charge of assault and battery on family/household member, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the alleged victim didn’t appear for trial, despite in-hand summons.

Thomas M. Drake, 29, of Wendell Road, Shutesbury. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 7/31/18 with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, was dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Christian T. Yobst, 50, of Lincoln Street, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of drugs. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/1/19, plus OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the driver alcohol education program, and pay the fee of $726.80. Must take a Clean Slate program and must provide records to probation, and have any substance abuse program if it is deemed necessary. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/1/19 with same conditions as in the previous count. Charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for open container of marijuana in a vehicle, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, no license in possession, no inspection sticker, and failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a name or address change. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, Feb. 1, Judge William Mazanec III

Robert J. Boyd, 31, of Adamsville Road, Colrain. Charges of operating under the influence of liquor, or 0.08 percent, second offense, and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, in Greenfield, were both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Robert J. Boyd, 31, of Adamsville Road, Colrain. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, in Monroe by state police, same date as in first count, but different town. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/30/19 with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must complete the Veteran’s Court program. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens/tests, and must have mental health and substance abuse evaluations, and take any after-care recommended. Admitted to sufficient facts for leaving the scene of property damage, and two charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/30/19, on all three charges, with the same conditions as in count one.

Robert J. Boyd, 31, of Adamsville Road, Colrain. Admitted to sufficient facts for using a motor vehicle without authority, in Colrain, different date from previous cases and different town, but continued without a finding until 8/30/19, with all the same conditions as in the previous docket. Admitted to sufficient facts for leaving the scene of property damage, and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended. Sufficient facts found in both, but continued without a finding until 8/30/19, with the same condition as in the previous docket. Must perform eight hours a month of community service in lieu of payment of $65 a month.

Brandon Hall, 30, of Springfield. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Deerfield by state police dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation.

Corey B. Stafford, 31, of Madison Circle, Greenfield. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Deerfield dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit.

Neal E. Smiaroski, 48, of State Road, Whately. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, or 0.08 percent, amended to second offense. Placed on probation until 1/31/20, with two-year loss of license. Fined $500, with $100 surfine, OUI victims assessment of $50, and head-injury assessment of $250. Must take and complete a 14-day inpatient counseling, and take any after-care recommended, and pay fee of $1,050. Must have mental health evaluation and take any after-care recommended. Charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop for police, were dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker, speeding, marked lanes violation, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $150 legal counsel contribution. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, but it was converted to perform eight hours a month for community service.

Sarah M. McCulloch, 34, of Pine Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/4/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Denise J. Bouchard, 46, of Seventh Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/29/19 for pretrial conference. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee.

Shammah S. White, 30, of Bridge Street, Millers Falls. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, or 0.08 percent, second offense, in Greenfield. Placed on probation until 1/31/20. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens/tests. Fined $500, plus $100 surfine, OUI victims assessment of $50, head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50, Must take and complete a 14-day inpatient counseling, and pay the fee of $1,050. Must have mental health evaluation and take any after-care recommended. Must comply with the Scram unit, and must sign releases so that the probation office can monitor attendance at programs ordered by the judge, Found not responsible for possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, Found not responsible for marked lanes violation. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, but it was converted to eight hours a month of community service.

Ricky D. Bonny, 41, of Hadley. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, amended down from third offense. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 1/31/19, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, plus head-injury assessment of $250, and OUI victims assessment of $50. Must take and complete the driver alcohol education program, and pay the fee of $726.80. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Sam M. St. Hilaire, 27, of Main Road, Colrain. Pleaded innocent to reckless endangerment of a child, and assault and battery on family/household member in Colrain by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with a named person, and a Colrain location. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens, and must comply with the GPS unit with an exclusion zone within the town of Colrain, but the GPS fee is waived. A C276, section 56A form was filed by the Commonwealth. Allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, Section 56A was found. Continued to 4/4/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Ebony M. Randolph, 27, of Greenfield Road, South Deerfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member, assault on family/household member, and disorderly conduct. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/4/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Lawrence Sprague, 61, of Belmont. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs, this date, and it was paid. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle. Charge of number plate violation to conceal identification was dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Lindsay J. Nickerson, 25, of Keene, N.H. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and exhibiting another (persons) license. Bail set at $200 cash. Continued to 2/23/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Amanda M. Thatcher, 40, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Found guilty for disturbing the peace, subsequent offense, filed with defendant’s consent, until 8/1/18.

Amanda M. Thatcher, 40, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to violation of an abuse prevention order, different date from previous case. Sentenced to 43 days in the house of correction, and given credit for the 43 days. Found responsible for miscellaneous municipal motor vehicle ordinance or bylaw, to wit, possessing an open container of, and drinking, alcohol in public to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs, by 8/1/18. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Amanda M. Thatcher, 40, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Charge of walking or riding on a railroad track, different date from previous cases, dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Dawson Oot 32, of Spofford, N.H. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin in Greenfield by state police. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/1/18, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must continue with current counseling. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class B drug, to wit, cocaine. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/1/18, and must continue with current counseling. Second charge of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, suboxone dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Dawson Oot, 32, of Spofford, N.H. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/1/18, and must continue with current counseling as listed in another case. Found not responsible for rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

Orange, Feb. 1, Judge David S. Ross

Dennis Canning, 58, of South Athol Road, Athol. Charge of assault and battery on family/household member, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the victim, in this matter, recanted her statement; the additional witnesses were not on the scene as previously represented to officers; the Commonwealth wouldn’t be able to meet its burden beyond a reasonable doubt. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Greenfield, Feb. 2, Judge Mark Pasquerillo

Mark A. Hicks-Boyden, 25, of Adamsville Road, Colrain. Pleaded innocent to malicious destruction of property over $250 value in Colrain by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 2/16/18 for pretrial conference.

Kyron M. Carter, 24, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin in Whately by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/13/18 for pretrial conference.