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District Court Logs, Jan. 5 to 29, 2018


Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Orange, Jan. 5, Judge David S. Ross

Tamara S. Arsenault, 20, of East Street, Northfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery on family/household member in Erving. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 1/4/19 with victim-witness assessment of $50. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 default warrant fee.

Greenfield, Jan. 23, Judge William Mazanec III

Evan L. Montuori, 28, of Amherst. Pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Greenfield by state police. Sentenced to 127 days in the house of correction, with recommendation it be served at Howard Street facility in Springfield, and given credit for 15 days time served, and concurrent with sentences in three other cases. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Patrick Gamache, 20, of Turnpike Road, Montague. Pleaded innocent to home invasion, larceny under $250, and vandalizing property in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance. Must stay 50 yards away from and have no contact with named victims and witnesses in Greenfield. Continued to 3/27/18 for bind-over hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $50 counsel contribution.

Orange, Jan. 23, Judge David S. Ross

Michael A. Davis, 21, of Westford. Charge of operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent in Erving was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the Commonwealth cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 7/20/18, with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation, Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, Jan. 25, Judge Michael Ripps

Tabitha M. Vandal, 29, listed as homeless of Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny under $250. Sentenced to three months, on and after, a sentence in another case. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee.

Casey N. Daby, 28, of Prentice Avenue, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent in Deerfield. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 1/24/19, 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. Charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation, Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, but a $250 legal counsel contribution was reduced to $50.

Erin G. Schacht, 37, listed as homeless of Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting at Food City in Turners Falls, third offense. Sentenced to one year in the house of correction, suspended. Placed on probation until 7/24/19, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must attend and complete the Reflections Program, and is to be held in custody until a bed is available. Must have no drugs and subject to screens. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and mental health evaluation and take any after-care treatment recommended. Must perform 16 hours community service in lieu of legal counsel fee. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month. Must pay default warrant arrest fee of $75.

Erin G. Schacht, 37, of Forest Avenue, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting, third offense, different date from previous case. Sentenced to one year in the house of correction, suspended. Placed on probation until 7/24/19.

Erin G. Schacht, 37, of Forest Avenue, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for shoplifting, third offense, different date from previous cases. Placed on probation until 7/24/19, with same conditions in two other cases

Erin G. Schacht, 37, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Charge of shoplifting, third offense, at Adam and Eve in Greenfield dismissed on request of the Commonwealth in favor of other (previous) dockets.

Brendon Collette, 19, of School Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to home invasion, larceny under $250, and vandalizing property. Released on personal recognizance. Must stay away from and have no contact with named alleged victims, and witnesses, and stay away from Prentice Avenue and Frederick Road in Greenfield. Continued to 3/26/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Alex J. Aviles, 33, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Charges of number plate violation to conceal identification, uninsured motor vehicle, and violation of a motor vehicle inspection station in Deerfield by state police were all dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle, and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation.

Fermin E. Colon, 48, of Hartford, Conn. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin, in Deerfield by state police. Placed on probation until 1/24/19. Must be drug free, and must have drug evaluation and take any treatment recommended, and must sign releases so that the probation office can monitor attendance at programs ordered by the judge, and can be transferred to Connecticut officials. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Must pay head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Charges of operating under the influence of drugs, and operating a motor vehicle with license suspended were both dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation, Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Lester T. Blais, 63, of Russell Street, Sunderland. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense, in Deerfield. Placed on probation until 1/24/20. Fined $600, plus $125 surfine, with 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, at $1,050 fee, and take any after-care recommended. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens. Must have mental health evaluation and take any after care recommended. Charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for violation of state highway traffic regulations. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $250 legal counsel contribution.

William A. Thompson, 25, of Springfield. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Greenfield by state police to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, to be paid by 2/9/18. Found not responsible for improper operation of a motor vehicle.

Danny Ferruzola-Argundi, 34, of Burlington, Vt. Charges of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation in Greenfield by state police were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the defendant’s license is reinstated when this offense occurred the only issue with his license was the non-payment of reinstatement fee. Now that he has paid he fee, and his license is reinstated, this is in the best interests of justice.

Jason A. Pike, 32, of Meadow Street, Lake Pleasant Section of Montague. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and failure to notify the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a name or address change in Greenfield by state police. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/18/18 for pretrial conference.

Tabitha M. Vandal, 29, listed as homeless, of Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny from a building. Sentenced to three months in the house of correction, concurrent with a sentence in another case.

Greenfield, Jan. 26, Judge William Mazanec III

Patrick J. Johnson, 54, of Hope Street, Greenfield. Found responsible for walking or riding on a railroad track. Fined $50 to be paid today, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Corey J. Burt, 19, of Plainfield. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, uninsured motor vehicle, and motor vehicle lights violation in Montague. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference.

Jeanne E. Grover, 46, of Stillwater Road, South Deerfield. Charges of larceny over $250, and embezzlement/misapplication by fiduciary, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the defendant has been arraigned in Superior Court.

Omar I. Cruz, 25, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, and rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference.

Jaclyn H. Kidd, 32, of Holyoke. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Buckland to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs.

Cary E. Malone, 26, of Springfield. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Greenfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/26/18 for pretrial conference.

Joseph N. Fernandez, 36, of Concord, N.H. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and number plate violation in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/30/18 for pretrial conference.

Jose C. Sanchez, 23, of Holyoke. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Deerfield to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, if paid this day.

Clara Uken, 22, of North Adams. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Shelburne to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs.

Lyz M. Liera, 45, of Chicopee. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 4/26/18 for pretrial conference.

Joshua Lopez, 25, 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 miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/26/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $50 counsel contribution.

Bradley Kabaniec, 30, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs paid by 3/2/18. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker.

Jacob K. Sumner, 26, of Burrington Road, Charlemont. Charge of disorderly conduct in Greenfield to be dismissed on payment of a $50 fine by 3/2/18.

Sheyla Toro-Torres, 31, of Chicopee. Placed on pretrial probation until 7/26/18, for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Deerfield by state police. Found responsible for having a child under 8 years and under 58 inches without a car seat. Fined $20, paid this date. Placed on pretrial probation until 7/26/18 for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, with no driving during that period.

Thomas M. Patnode, 18, of Wells Street, Greenfield, Charge of disorderly conduct was converted to a civil offense following a motion that was allowed by the judge, and the defendant was released on personal recognizance. Continued to 2/9/18 for a civil hearing.

Suzanne LaShier, 57, of Montague City Road, Turners Falls. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Gill to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs by 3/2/18. Found not responsible for unregistered motor vehicle.

John J. Brinkman, 44, of Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, filed with defendant’s consent, until 7/26/18. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker.

Stephen R. Marcotte, 63, of Sumner Stetson Road, Heath. Charge of animal cruelty was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the Commonwealth states that in preparation for an upcoming motion to dismiss, the Commonwealth discovered it could not sustain the necessary burden to continue with the prosecution of this matter. Based on a careful review of all available discovery, a careful review of G. L., Chapter 272, paragraph 77, and G.L., Chapter 140 at 156, and past witness testimony, the Commonwealth believes this is in the best interests of justice.

Danielle B. Morin, 38, of Greenfield Road, Deerfield. Charge of operating with suspended registration in Sunderland to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs by 3/2/18. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Susan M. Gunsalus, 48, of Grove Street, Greenfield, Charge of operating with suspended registration in Deerfield to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs by 3/2/18. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth.

Orange, Jan. 26, Judge David S. Ross

John R. Feeley, 48, of Mechanic Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit a baseball bat, assault and battery on family/household member, resisting arrest, wanton destruction of property over $250, and strangulation or suffocation. Ordered held for dangerousness on defendant’s request. 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 2/2/18 for dangerousness hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Kodey M. Cutliffe, 19, of Lake Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official. Must stay away from and have no contact with a named person. GPS ordered by the court, and the defendant must remain out of Athol, except for travel to court, and he was ordered held until the GPS system can be set up. Continued to 3/5/18 for pretrial conference.

Derek J. Bourque, 55, of School Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended, in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 2/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Conner B. Myren, 20, of Old State Road, Erving. Placed on pretrial probation until 4/24/18 for being a person under 21 in possession of liquor in Erving. Found not responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Morgan D. Fisher, 22, of Turners Falls Road, Montague. Charge of miscellaneous municipal motor vehicle ordinance or bylaw, to wit, possessing an open container of alcohol in Erving to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs, paid forthwith.

Giordan B. Noetzel, 21, of Springfield. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Nicholas M. Spadola, 36, of West Greenwich, R.I. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Erving dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for number plate violation.

Greenfield, Jan. 29, Judge Michael Ripps

Angelo M. Fabozzi, 23, of Amherst. Charge of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony in Deerfield to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs, this date.

Kalop Shetrawski, 24, of Shutesbury Road, Leverett. Charge of breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony in Deerfield to be dismissed on payment of $100 court costs by 3/2/18. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service.

Richard A. Damboise, 26, of Heather Court, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to attempting to commit a crime, to wit, vandalizing property, and separate charge of vandalizing property. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/23/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Michael Miller, 33, of State Road, Whately. Pleaded innocent to unregistered motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration in Deerfield. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 3/23/18 for pretrial conference.

Jenel L. Poulin, 31, of Randolph, Vt. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin. Fined $80, plus $20 surfine, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Charge of littering from a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the Commonwealth. Found not responsible for number plate violation.