×

District Court Logs, March 23 to April 2, 2018


Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Orange, March 23, Judge David S. Ross

Scott S. Merritt Jr., 21, of Northfield Road, Bernardston. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Erving to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours. Must pay $50 default warrant fee.

Shelene A. Rathburn, 48, of West Main Street, Orange. Charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle, and unregistered motor vehicle in Erving were all dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Carlos Ramos, 34, of East Weymouth. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, subsequent offense in Erving dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for failing to dim headlights.

Deann D. Crow 53, of East Main Street, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting at Walmart. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 9/21/18, and must take and complete the shoplifting program, Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee, or perform four hours per month community service.

Andrea Tuttle, 35, of K Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin and failure to stop/yield in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/14/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Anthony D. Scott, 46, of Gardner. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle lights violation in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Andrew Coleman, 54, of Packard Road, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Athol. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/14/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Steven J. Brow, 42, of Freedom Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to two charges of assault and battery. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/4/18 for pretrial conference.

Devin P. Brown, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y. Pleaded innocent to trespassing and tagging property in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/14/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, March 26, Judge William Mazanec III

Naomi Claine, 58, of Hope Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to improper use of a credit card under $250. Fined $120, plus $30 surfine, with victim-witness assessment of $50. Charges of larceny under $250, and receiving a stolen credit card were both dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Jeremy W. Voudren, 22, of Hope Street, Greenfield. Found responsible for trespassing. Fined $100. Charge of breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Michael J. Bettis, 47, of Lilac Court, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, fourth or greater offense, and unregistered snow or recreational vehicle in Heath by state police. Bail set at $1,000 cash, with $200 already posted. Must have no operation of a motor vehicle, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Continued to 5/2/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Kevin T. Greene, 26, of Saint Johnsbury, Vt. Pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, amended down from, with intent to distribute. Fined $200. Charges of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, cocaine, and conspiracy to violate drug laws both dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Kyle A. Jacobson, 22, of Chappell Drive, Gill. Placed on pretrial probation until 6/26/18 for assault and battery in Gill by state police. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Carson Chastain, 30, of Earl Avenue, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/3/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Robert Heath, 62, of Davis Street, Greenfield. Charge of malicious damage to a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Susan M. Kelley, 52, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a bottle. 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 5/3/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Donald D. Walker, 35, of Hadley. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime to commit a felony, armed assault in a dwelling house, home invasion, two charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a knife or cutting instrument, in both charges, one charge of larceny under $250, and one of vandalizing property in Sunderland. Bail set at $20,000 cash, by agreement. Continued to 4/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Orange, March 26, Judge David S. Ross

Jeanne C. Cormier, 63, of Lenox (cq) Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle lights violation. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Sean-Ryan R. Bingham, 24, of Ashburnham. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/7/18 for pretrial hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Thomas W. Bailey, 56, of Prospect Street, Orange. Charge of assault and battery, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the alleged victim didn’t appear, despite being served with a subpoena.

Keith S. Allen, 48, of Main Street, Athol. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Orange dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker,

Benjamin J. Priestley, 48, of Pleasant Street, Orange. Charges of assault and battery on family/household member, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a basket, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the commonwealth can’t prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt at this time, because the alleged victim didn’t appear, despite receiving a subpoena in-hand.

George A. Correa, 27, of Avenue A, Turners Falls. Found responsible for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, in Erving, fined $10. Charge of refusing to produce license/registration/plates was dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a name or address change, and rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

Orange, March 27, Judge David S. Ross

Michelle Champion, 50, of Oaklawn Avenue, Orange. Charges of assault and battery, on family, amended by dropping “household member,” and intimidating a witness, juror, police or court official were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, due to the main witness for the prosecution being unavailable, the commonwealth will be unable to meet its burden beyond a reasonable doubt.

Paul Kasner, 30, of Conant 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 4/27/18 for pre-trial conference.

Andrew K. Scribner, 33, of Lenoir City, Tenn. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/22/18 for pretrial conference.

Greenfield, March 28, Judge William Mazanec III

Paul H. Houle, 65, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for malicious damage to a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20 and must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and mental health evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended on one or both decisions. Must have GPS unit applied and must stay away from several specified locations in Montague. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Must comply with the Scram program, and must stay away from and have no contact with a named person. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20, and with all the same conditions as in count one.

Paul H. Houle, 65, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for malicious damage to a motor vehicle, different date from previous case. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and all the same conditions as in the previous case. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20 with same conditions as in count one.

Paul H. Houle, 65, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for malicious damage to a motor vehicle, different date from previous cases. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and all the same conditions as in the previous case. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/27/20, with same conditions as in count one. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Joshua Alamed, 30, of Davis Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to failure to provide a DNA database sample in Greenfield by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/8/18 for pretrial conference.

Lindsay Piro, 39, of Barre, Vt. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin and possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine. Bail set at $200 cash, advised of right to drug examination. Continued to 5/7/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Greenfield, March 29, Judge William Mazanec III

Vickie L. Decarteret, 59, of Lake Pleasant Road, Lake Pleasant section of Montague. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/28/19, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, 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. Found not responsible for possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, and failure to signal. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Denise J. Bouchard, 46, of Seventh Street, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for disorderly conduct, amended down from assault and battery on ambulance personnel. Fined $100. Admitted to sufficient facts for resisting arrest. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 12/28/18, with victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Katharine D. Taylor, 59, of Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent. Placed on probation until 3/27/20, with head-injury assessment of $250, OUI fee of $250, OUI victims assessment, head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete a 14-day inpatient counseling, and must have mental health evaluation, and take any after-care recommended for one or both programs. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation, rate of speed exceeding the posted limit, and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $150 legal counsel contribution, or may perform 15 hours of community service. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month of community service.

Joel M. Howes, 46, of Whitingham, Vt. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, first offense, amended down form second offense. Placed on probation until 3/28/19 with 45-day mandatory loss of license, or must have no driving until the Registry of Motor Vehicles reinstates the license, 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. Charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.

Adam C. Szymojko, 40, of Bradford Drive, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/28/19, with victim-witness assessment of $90. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens/tests. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and must stay away from Andy’s and The Homespun locations in Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/28/19, with the same conditions as in count one. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month, or perform eight hours a month to community service.

Adam C. Szymojko, 40, of Bradford Drive, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, same date as in previous case. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/28/19, and must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens/tests. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and stay away from Andy’s and The Homespun locations in Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for breaking and entering a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 3/28/19, with the same conditions as in count one. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee.

Casada M. Pencek, 20, of Bellows Falls Vt. Pleaded innocent to improper storage of a firearm, improper storage of a large capacity near a minor, possessing a firearm without a firearms identification card, possessing ammunition without an FID card, and possessing a large capacity firearm in Deerfield by state police. Bail set at $250 cash by agreement. Must have no possession of firearms pending this case. Continued to 5/3/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Juan C. Correa, 34, of Springfield. 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, and rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit, in Greenfield by state police. Bail set at $1,000 cash, and it was posted. Continued to 5/3/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Justin A. McNary, 55, of Whitingham Vt. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for number plate violation.

Amanda M. Thatcher, 40, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Charge of disturbing the peace, subsequent offense, sentenced to three-months in the house of correction, on and after another case.

Greenfield, March 30, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Jeffrey L. Taylor, 23, of Elm Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to 22 charges of violation of an abuse prevention order. Bail set at $1,000, by agreement. Continued to 4/27/18 for pre-trial conference.

Katelyn M. Choiniere, 27, of Zoar Road Trailor, Rowe. Charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle in Greenfield by state police, all dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Jeremie Meyer, 47, of Old State Road, Whately. Charge of leaving the scene of property damage in Deerfield to be dismissed on payment of $300 restitution to the victim, by 4/6/18.

Mackenzie M. Mayhew, 18, of Davis Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery. Released on personal recognizance. Must stay away from and have no contact with a named person. Continued to 5/16/18 for pretrial conference.

Jason Talbot, 27, of Glastonbury, Conn. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit in Northfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/25/18 for pretrial conference.

Jennifer L. McLain, 36, of Feeman Drive, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to marked lanes violation, and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended. Bail set at $100 cash. Continued to 5/7/18 for pretrial conference.

Jennifer L. McLain, 36, of Feeman Drive, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to leaving the scene of property damage, operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and miscellaneous municipal motor vehicle ordinance or bylaw, to wit, failure to use care in starting, stopping, turning or backing, different date from previous case. Bail set at $100 by agreement. Continued to 5/7/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Brandon L. Tinsley, 29, of Pray Drive, Greenfield. Placed on pretrial probation until 9/28/18, for operating a motor vehicle with license suspended. And must have no driving until the license is reinstated.

Brandon L. Tinsley, 29, of Pray Drive, Greenfield. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, different date from previous case, dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Wendy J. Perry, 44, of Wells Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class B drug, to wit, cocaine. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/10/18 for pretrial conference.

Garrett Graves, 33, of Davis Street, Turners Falls. Charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

Greenfield, April 2, Judge William Mazanec III

Lynn M. Stanley, 35, of North Adams. Pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin in Greenfield by state police. Sentenced to 20 days in the house of correction, with credit for the 20 days held. Charges of possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine and being present where heroin is kept were both dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Melissa M. Burnor, 26, of Colchester, Vt. Pleaded innocent to trafficking in 18 grams, or more, or less then 36 grams of cocaine, possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, possessing a Class E drug, to wit, pills, conspiracy to violate drug laws, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, tire tread depth violation, and window obstructed or nontransparent in Greenfield by state police. Bail set at $15,000 cash or $150,000 surety. Continued to 5/1/18 for bind over hearing.

Paul E. Lentz III, 37, of Manchester, N.H. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent in Deerfield by state police. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 4/1/19, with 45-day mandatory loss of license, 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. Admitted to sufficient facts for leaving the scene of property damage, amended from leaving the scene of personal injury. Placed on probation until 4/1/19. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.