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District Court Logs, Feb. 13 to 20, 2018


Friday, February 23, 2018
Orange, Feb. 13, Judge Mark Pasquerillo

Michael J. Tolman, 25, of Hubbardston. Pleaded guilty to possessing a Class B drug, to wit, oxycodone. Sentenced to six months in the house of correction, with credit for time served, and concurrent with an East Brookfield case. Charge of intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, (we) do not have jurisdiction to prosecute count two in district court, (but) will prosecute the remaining charges. Pleaded guilty to being an arrestee furnishing a false name or Social Security number. Filed with defendant’s consent until 4 p.m. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Orange, Feb. 13, Judge David S. Ross

Daniel Hahn, 32, of East Main Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, placed on probation until 2/12/19, with victim-witness assessment of $50. Must stay 25 yards away from and have no contact with two named people, and must take and complete the anger management program. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee, or perform four hours per month community service.

Melissa J. Choquette, 43, of East Main Street, Orange. Placed on pretrial probation until 8/10/18 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a candle in a glass jar, must have mental health evaluation and take any after-care recommended. Must take medications as prescribed, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Placed on probation until 8/10/18 for assault and battery on family/household member. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee, or perform four hours per month community service.

Melissa J. Choquette, 43, of East Main Street, Orange. Placed on probation until 8/10/18 for assault and battery on a person 60 or over, or disabled, same date and town as in previous case, with same conditions as listed in previous case.

Greenfield, Feb. 14, Judge Michael Ripps

Jesse E. Davis, 45, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Charge of failure to register as sex offender in Greenfield, subsequent offense. Bail set at $100. Continued to 3/13/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Adam V. Callahan, 51, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Failure to register as sex offender, subsequent offense. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/2/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Taylor Cotter, 25, of Turners Falls Road, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to larceny from a building in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Must have no drugs, and subject to screens, and must stay away from a specified location on Boynton Road, Deerfield. Continued to 4/20/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Orange, Feb. 14, Judge William Mazanec III

Maria Rubinaccio, 38, East Prospect Street. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member, in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/6/18 for pre-trail hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Feb. 15, Judge William Mazanec III

Robert D. Doubleday, 39, of Dalton. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Deerfield. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 8/15/18, with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete the safe driver education program, to be completed by 5/18/18. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, after reviewing this case, and taking into account the defendant is pleading to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, this is in the best interests of justice. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, Feb. 15, Clerk Magistrate Kenneth Chaffee

Russell C. Brown, 58, of Davis Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent. Continued to 4/10/18 for pretrial conference.

Greenfield, Feb. 15, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Zachary D. Shepardson, 28, of School Street, Greenfield. Found not guilty following a jury trial, for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, and not guilty of failure to stop for police. Found guilty following the jury trial for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Placed on probation until 2/14/19, with 60-day loss of license, plus head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the safe driver education program, and the Brains at Risk program. Found not responsible for speeding. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, we never received certified Registry of Motor Vehicles records. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

John P. Knight, 56, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to having operated a motor vehicle after the license to operate a motor vehicle had been revoked by reason of his or her having been found to be an habitual traffic offender. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/8/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Feb. 16, Judge William Mazanec III

Jose O, Diaz, 25, of Springfield. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Northfield. Fined $100, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Stephen E. Batchelder, 34, of Chicopee. Pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct, in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/2/18 for pretrial conference.

Marcos V. Pereira, 39, of Chicopee. Found responsible for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Greenfield by state police. Fined $200, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense. Found not responsible for no registration in possession and rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

Carl R. Engstrom, 23, of Newfane, Vt. Charges of motor vehicle lights violation, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Leyden were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, (this is in) the interests of justice.

Shana L. Waite, 28, of Davis Street, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found. Fined $100, and head-injury assessment of $250, plus 60-day loss of license. Charges of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and failure to stop for police were both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for speeding, and failure to stop/yield. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee.

Dylan T. Avery, 20, of Barre, Vt. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Bernardston by state police. Fined $150. Charges of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, cocaine, and conspiracy to violate drug laws were both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Orange, Feb. 16, Judge David S. Ross

Jessica Sanborn, 35, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to shoplifting, at Walmart in Orange, amended to third offence. Sentenced to six months probation until 8/10/18, and must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and mental health evaluation, and take any after-care recommended, and must complete the Millennial program online by 5/15/18. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee, or perform four hours per month community service.

Thongmee T. Sysoumang 33, of North Adams. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, in Erving. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/15/19, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, and must have no driving until the Registry of Motor Vehicles reinstates the license, plus head-injury assessment of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, 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. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class B drug, to wit, molly. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 2/15/19 with same conditions as in count one. Found not responsible for speeding in violation of special regulation, and violation of state highway traffic regulations, marked lanes violation, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Jessica LeFrancois, 19, listed as homeless, of Orange. Found responsible for trespassing in Orange. Fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Jay A. Fonseca, 24, of Amherst. Pleaded innocent to marked lanes violation, and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in New Salem by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/17/18 for pretrial conference.

Philip L. Tourigny, 41, of Dorset Road, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Athol by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/12/18 for pretrial conference.

Chad Girard, 36, of Forest Street, Erving. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle, possessing a Class B drug, to wit, ritalin, and no inspection sticker. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/19/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $100 counsel contribution.

Carmen C. Wiley, 40, of Webber Road, Whately. Pleaded innocent to being present where heroin is kept in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/20/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Leonard A. Kahle Jr., 49, of Forest Street, Erving. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and failure to stop/yield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/15/18 for pretrial conference.

Greenfield, Feb. 20, Judge William Mazanec III

Gilberto Santiago, 53, of Worcester. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Greenfield by state police. Fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense. Found not responsible for number plate violation.

Raymond L. Clark, 29, of Hamden, Conn. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Bernardston by state police. Fined $50 and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Joanne Mitchell, 27, of Saint Johnsbury, Vt. Charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and being a vehicle operator refusing to identify him or herself, were found guilty in Whately by state police but filed with defendant’s consent, until 5 p.m. Found not responsible for missing a number plate.

Austin C. Blair, 22, of Walnut Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, and operating under the influence of drugs in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Must have no drugs, and subject to screens. Must report to probation office as directed, and must complete a substance abuse disorder evaluation and take any treatment recommended and must sign releases so that the probation office can monitor attendance at programs ordered by the judge. Continued to 4/4/18 for pretrial hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Willie Z. Jacobs III, 23, of River Road, Sunderland. Pleaded innocent to trespassing, and disturbing the peace in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/4/18 for pretrial hearing. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee.

Kevin M. Griffin, 42, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member. Released on personal recognizance. Must have no abuse of the alleged victim. Must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with a named person and stay away from specified Deerfield Street and French King Highway locations. Continued to 4/2/18 for pretrial hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

John L. Arrighi, 61, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member, and strangulation or suffocation in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance. Must have no abuse of the named alleged victim. A C276, Section 56A form was filed by the Commonwealth. Allegation of abuse under Chapter 276, Section 56A was found. Continued to 4/3/18 for pretrial hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Darin J. Bielunis, 52, of North Main Street, South Deerfield. Found responsible for disorderly conduct. Fined $25, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Shaun C. Toomey, 51, of Whitney’s Way, Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of drugs, and failure to stop/yield in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/2/18 for pretrial hearing.

Alexander Petroulas, 21, listed as of homeless in Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to improper use of a credit card under $250, and receiving stolen property in Montague. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/2/18 for pretrial hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, Feb. 20, Clerk Magistrate Kenneth Chaffee

James A. Poudrier, 52, of Davis Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest. Released on personal recognizance. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Continued to 4/11/18 for pretrial conference.

Sarabeth Welch, 26, of School Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/2/18 for pretrial conference.

Orange, Feb. 20, Judge Jacklyn Connly

Pamela J. Bellar, 48, of Memory Lane, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, no inspection sticker, and marked lanes violation in Athol. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Brian G. Bailey Jr., 34, of Mormon Hollow Road, Millers Falls. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service, and $50 counsel contribution.

Kevin H. Neville, 42, of Old State Road, Erving. Pleaded innocent to violation of harassment prevention order. Bail set at $100 cash or $1,000 surety. Continued to 3/2/18 for pretrial conference.

Jeffrey W. Pollock, 46, of Pequoig Avenue, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense, and failure to stop for police in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.