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District Court Logs, Jan. 22-29

Orange, Jan. 22, Judge David S. Ross

Sean Gustavis, 22, of Easthampton. Charge of violation of an abuse prevention order, in New Salem was not prosecuted, as, according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, an essential witness has asserted their Fifth Amendment right and the commonwealth is unable to prove all elements of the offense.

Orange, Jan. 24, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Elizabeth E. Denis, 23, of Chestnut Hill Avenue, Athol, Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, operating with suspended license, uninsured motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker, in Athol by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/28/14 for pretrial conference.

Jennel L. Hurlburt, 23, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and motor vehicle lights violation, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/28/14 for pretrial conference.

Catherine E. O’Brien, 57, of Crescent Street, Athol. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs.

Jonathan M. Waterman, 34, of Common Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to unsafe operation, and operating with suspended license, subsequence offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/2/14 for pretrial conference.

Austin M. Cass, 20, of Sanders Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to shoplifting at Walmart in Orange, larceny over $250, and operating with suspended license, in Orange, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Catherine LaCause, 54, of Winter Park, Fla. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for speeding.

Jacob A. Bogan, 24, of South Athol Road, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class B drug, to wit, oxycodone, in Orange, but continued without a finding until 2/28/14, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $50 default warrant fee, and default warrant arrest fee of $75. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Jacob A. Bogan, 24, of South Athol Road, Athol. Charge of assault and battery, different date from previous case, dismissed at request of the victim.

Erin I. Pollard, 24, of Cheney Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to crosswalk violation and operating with suspended license, in Athol, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/28/14 for pretrial conference.

Jessica R. Adams, 26, of West Royalston Road, Athol. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250, in Orange, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Courtney E. Baker, 24, of Cherry Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference.

Kristina Martin, 25, of East Templeton. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250, in Orange, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Marie Sevene, 26, of High Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to two charges of violation of miscellaneous municipal ordinance or by law, to wit, failure to license a dog, and failure to vaccinate a dog, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/3/14 for pretrial conference.

James L. Sarrazin, 54, of Mechanic Street, Orange. Charge of leaving the scene of property damage, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs.

Steven M. Rocheleau, 28, of Ball Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to motor vehicle lights violation, and operating with suspended license, subsequence offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/11/14 for pretrial conference.

Wendy S. LaCasse, 59, of South Street, Athol. Placed on pretrial probation until 1/23/15 for assault and battery, must stay away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, and must comply with any treatment recommended by probation. Placed on pretrial probation until 1/23/15 for the second charge of assault and battery, and all concurrent with count one. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Kyle P. O’Connor, 27, of Colrain Road, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle while his/her license is revoked as being an habitual traffic offender, fined $500, plus $130 surfine, with victim witness assessment of $50. Given alternate sentence of performing 78 hours community service in lieu of fine and surfine, but must pay victim witness assessment of $50.

Justin M. Salahna, 23, of South Main Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to larceny over $250, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/2/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Greenfield, Jan. 27, Judge William Mazanec

Destiny Klein, 23, of Riverside Drive, Greenfield. Charge of shoplifting an item of value of $100 or more, at Adam and Eve store on Main Street, to be dismissed on payment of $64.95 restitution, to the store, and it was paid.

Greenfield, Jan. 27, Judge Jacklyn Connly

Thomas W. Tobey, 31, of River Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Hector I. Hernandez, 27, of East Hartford, Ct. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order, in Heath by state police, but continued without a finding until 4/25/14, 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.

Karri L. Bailey, 28, of Second Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, and possession of class A drug, to wit, heroin, must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens. must have no abuse of the alleged named victim, advised of right to a drug examination, continued to 3/17/13 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Amanda Holder, 31, of Mohawk Trail, Charlemont. Pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct, in Charlemont by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/10/14 for pretrial conference.

Joshua R. Hubbard, 26, of Shelburne Falls Road, Conway. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, in Conway by state police, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victims, must stay 50 yards away from and have no contact with the alleged named victims, and from a specified address in Conway. Must abide by 209A restraining order, in effect, continued to 3/17/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Clinton A. Racine, 33, of Granby. Pleaded innocent to possessing explosives, in Greenfield, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/10/14 for pretrial conference.

Deven R. O’Connor, 34, of Indian Orchard. Found responsible for possession of Class D drug, to wit, marijuana, in Greenfield, fined $50, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint.

Ricky T. Rattanavilay, 25, of Burnham Road, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/11/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Ray Martinez, 29, of Severence Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, must stay 25 yards away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, and a specified address in Greenfield, and must abide by 209A restraining order, continued to 2/10/14 for pretrial conference.

Greenfield, Jan. 28, Judge Maureen Walsh

Jennifer L. Bassett, 25, of White River Junction, Vt. Pleaded innocent to trafficking in cocaine, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, in Greenfield by state police, bail set at $250 cash, or $2,500 surety, continued to 2/27/14 for bind over hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Gary Lindsey Jr., 35, of River Road, Whately. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, must have no abuse of the alleged victim. continued to 3/18/14 for pretrial conference.

Orange, Jan. 27, Judge David S. Ross

Peter Hemingway, 24, of Beacon Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, a double edged knife, but continued without a finding until 6/23/15 with $90 victim witness assessment, and must continue with mental health treatment and take prescription medications. Admitted to sufficient facts for using body armor in a felony, but continued without a finding until 6/23/15 with same conditions as in first charge. Charge of possession of class B drug, to wit, Adderall, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Christopher M. Thibodeau, 30, of East Howe Street, Orange. Charge of assault and battery, dismissed for failure to prosecute. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $20 default warrant fee.

Christopher M. Thibodeau, 30, of East Howe Street, Orange. Charge of assault and battery, different date from previous case, dismissed for failure to prosecute. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Robert R. Sevene, 47, of Amherst. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lane violation, in Orange, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/21/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Peter Hemingway, 24, of Beacon Street, Athol. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, but continued without a finding until 6/23/15 and must make $320 restitution to the victim. Charge of intimidating a witness, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Admitted to sufficient facts for threatening to commit a crime, to wit, malicious destruction of property, but continued without a finding until 6/23/15 with same conditions as in count one.

Orange, Jan., 28, Judge David S. Ross

Michael W. Castillo, 27, of Spruce Street, Greenfield. Found guilty following a jury trial, for disorderly conduct, in Orange by state police, fined $40, and $10 surfine, plus victim witness assessment of $50. Found responsible for marked lane violation, filed with defendant’s consent. Found innocent of assault. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Gary J. Venturini Jr., 41, of Pawtucket, R.I. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault, amended down from assault with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a knife, but continued without a finding until 1/23/15 must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens, must take and complete the anger management program and pay the fee, and must have substance abuse evaluation, and take any follow up treatment recommended by probation. Conditions may be transferred to another state. Charges of threatening to commit a crime, to wit, murder, and assault and battery, both dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, Jan. 28, Judge Maureen Walsh

Tyler J. Haskell, 23, of Wyart Road, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny under $250, in Bernardston, but continued without a finding until 1/27/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must have no drugs and subject to screens. Charges of larceny from a building, two charges of possession of class B drug, to wit, oxycodone-acetaminophen, in one, and oxycodone in the second, charge, and three charges of possession of a class E drug, to wit, Roxicet in the first, and cyclobenzaprime, in the second, and alprazolam in the third charge, and all dismissed at request of the commonwealth.

Tara N. Shippee, 40, of Bouker Street, Greenfield. Charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, subsequence offense, was not prosecuted, as the defendant has been indicted and arraigned in superior court.

Jose M. Rodriguez, 28, of Amherst. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating with suspended license, in Sunderland, but continued without a finding until 3/28/14 with victim witness assessment of $50. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee or perform four hours per month community service.

Carl F. Heebner, 35, of Mill Street, Greenfield. Charge of larceny by check under $250, to be dismissed on payment of $105.79 restitution to The Country Jeweler.

Marcus J. Campbell, 39, of Third Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery, and intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, released on personal recognizance, must have no abuse of the alleged victim, and continued to 3/11/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Keith Whitfield, 28, of South Shirkshire Road, Conway. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, and speeding, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/4/14 for pretrial conference.

Blari A. Thoma, 29, of Colrain Road, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, uninsured motor vehicle, and no inspection sticker, in Northfield by Erving Police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/11/14 for pretrial conference.

Ashley Vaughn, 24, of Bayberry Court, Greenfield. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Greenfield by state police, to be dismissed on payment of $25 victim witness assessment.

Roddy J. White, 30, of White River Junction, Vt. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended license, unregistered motor vehicle, trafficking in cocaine, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, in Greenfield by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/27/14 for bind over hearing. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Thor A. Holbek, 56, of Old Greenfield Road, Shelburne. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Greenfield by state police, but continued without a finding until 1/27/15, 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 $567.22. Must have mental health evaluation according to state law, and take any after care recommended. Found not responsible for marked lane violation.

Justin R. Sayer, 24, of Petty Plain Road, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, sentenced to one year in the house of correction, 127 days direct, balance suspended, placed on probation until 1/27/15, with two-year loss of license, fined $500, plus $100 surfine, head injury assessment of $250, OUI victim’s assessment of $50, and victim witness assessment of $50. Howard Street facility in Springfield recommended for the time to be served. Must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens. Must have mental health evaluation according to state law, with any after care recommended, and must take counseling as deemed appropriate by probation after release. Pleaded guilty to operating with suspended license, subsequence offense, sentenced to 60 days in the house of correction, concurrent with previous sentence. Found responsible for no inspection sticker, and for possessing/having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, both filed with defendant’s consent for 60 days. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Jacqueline C. Young-Peloquin, 24, of Davis street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating with suspended registration, released on personal recognizance, continued to 3/27/14 for pretrial conference.

Orange, Jan. 29, Judge David S. Ross

Jeremy S. Britt of Vine Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, placed on probation until 1/27/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, must stay 10 yards away from and have no contact with the victim, and must take and complete the anger management program and pay the fee. Admitted to sufficient facts for wanton destruction of property under $250, amended down from vandalizing property, but continued without a finding until 1/27/15. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, Jan. 29, Judge William Mazanec

Rosemarie LaFrannie, 34, of Phillips Street, Greenfield. Found responsible for disturbing the peace, filed for 30 days, and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil complaint.

Matthew Fisher, 30, of Deerfield Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to unsafe operation, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, in Conway by state police, released on personal recognizance, continued to 2/7/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

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