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District Court Logs, Feb. 9 to 13, 2018


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Greenfield, Feb. 9, Judge William Mazanec III

Tricia L. Merrifield, 41, of Winchester, N.H. Charge of forging/misusing a Registry of Motor Vehicles document in Greenfield by state police to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Orange, Feb. 9, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Steven F. Dahl, 54, of Fountain Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, and assault and battery with violation of an abuse prevention order. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/16/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Peter Chobot, 57, of Daniel Shays Highway, Orange. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/6/13 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Bobbijo A. Cote, 39, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/3/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Melissa O’Malley, 43, listed to a post office box in Greenfield. Found responsible for open container of marijuana in the vehicle in Erving. Fined $100. Charges of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, suboxone, and possessing a Class D drug, to wit, marijuana both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Melissa Moise, 39, of West Myrtle Street, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for using a motor vehicle without authority. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/8/19 with victim-witness assessment of $50. Must have mental health evaluation and take any after-care recommended, must complete the Womanhood program, and must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens. Charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, wanton destruction of property over $250, and leaving the scene of property damage were all dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service.

William J. Fisher III, 29, of Lockes Village Road, Wendell. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Orange. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/7/18 with victim-witness assessment of $50, Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Erin M. Grady, 38, of East River Street, Orange. Found responsible for shoplifting at Walmart in Orange. Fined $150, decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee.

Louis J. Jewell, 35, of Laurel Street, Athol. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Alyssa M. Adams, 23, of East River Street, Orange. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for motor vehicle lights violation.

Sabre J. Herzig, 30, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Charges of uninsured motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker in Erving were dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a name or address change.

David Joly, 63, of Pembroke, N.H. Found responsible for marked lanes violation in Leverett. Fined $50. Charge of leaving the scene of property damage dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Greenfield, Feb. 12, Judge Michael Ripps

Kristen L. Matteson, 37, of Eleventh Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/24/18 for pretrial conference.

Kristen L. Matteson, 37, of Eleventh Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace in Greenfield, different date and location from previous case. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/24/18 for pretrial conference.

Orange, Feb. 12, Judge David S. Ross

Elliot F. Hill, 40, of South Main Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer, sentenced to 18 months in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 2/12/19, but the timing was nunc pro tunc, moved back to 12/1/12. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens, and must have mental health evaluation and take any after-care recommended. Pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. Sentenced to 30 days in the house of correction, direct, with credit for time served. Pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace. Fined $100, plus $25 surfine. Charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed prior to arraignment. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service. as it was issued in error.

Cindia M. Fontaine, 43, of East River Street, Orange. Charge of being a fugitive from justice on a court warrant, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office. The defendant has met her payment obligations in Pennsylvania and the warrant has been removed.

Cindia M. Fontaine, 43, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to using a motor vehicle without authority, amended down from larceny of a motor vehicle, and placed on probation until to 8/10/18. Charge of larceny under $250 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, or perform four hours per month community service.

Cindia M. Fontaine, 43, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to shoplifting, at Walmart in Orange. Placed on probation until 8/10/18, and must have mental health services. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16-hours.

Travis L. Richardson, 26, of Main Street, Athol. Charges of assault and battery on family/household member, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a hot cooking pan, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the alleged victim has asserted a valid Fifth Amendment privilege, and the Commonwealth can’t prove the case without her testimony. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

April Tatro, 44, of French King Highway Greenfield, Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine in Erving. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/12/19 with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must have no drugs, and subject to screens. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any aftercare treatment recommended. Charges of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, suoxone, possessing a Class E drug, to wit, klonopin, and second charge of possessing a Class E drug, to wit, ritalin were all dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for no license in possession. no inspection sticker, and failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a name or address change. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service.

Jammie P. Brown, 45, of Prospect Street, Athol. Found guilty of assault and battery on family/household member, following a bench trial. Sentenced to one year in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 2/12/19 and must take and complete the certified batterer’s intervention program. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Jaime Muniz Jr. 35, of South Main Street, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/12/19, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, 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. Charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for failure to stop/yield. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service.

Nathaniel Tracy, 39, of Sanders Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, no inspection sticker, motor vehicle lights violation, and being a motor vehicle operator refusing to identify self in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/12/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Bruce A. Bailey, 44, of New Sherborn Road, Athol. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member. Released on personal recognizance. A C276, Section 56A form was filed by the Commonwealth. Allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, Section 56A was found. Continued to 3/12/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Teresa M. Blakie, 39, of Winchester Road, Warwick. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/12/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Eric J. Nawotny, 32, of School Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of strangulation or suffocation, one charge of larceny over $250, one of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a Sheri Luscier, one of threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, and failure to register as sex offender, subsequent offense. Ordered held without bail, by agreement, and following a dangerousness hearing, a C276, Section 56A form was filed by the Commonwealth. Allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, Section 56A was found. Continued to 3/12/18 for pretrail hearing. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Jacob N. Barnicle, 25, of Petersham, Road, New Salem. Pleaded innocent to shoplifting, at Walmart in Orange, operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and shoplifting by price tag tampering, at the same store. Bail set at $100. Continued to 3/13/18 for pretrial conference.

Sherimarie E. McWhinnie, 45, of West River Street, Orange. Charges of assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, her teeth were both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Greenfield, Feb. 13, Judge Michael Ripps

Sean M. Bittner, 22, of Laurel Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to of threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, and assault and battery on family/household member. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/29/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Brian Eldridge, 24, of Becket. Pleaded innocent to failure to provide a DNA database sample in Greenfield by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/27/18 for pretrial conference.

Orange, Feb. 13, Judge David S. Ross

Martin C. Barcomb, 47, of Tully Road, Orange. Charges of leaving the scene of property damage, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.