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District Court Log, April 8-14

Greenfield, April 8, Judge William Mazanec

Jon R. Christenson, 57, of unknown address in Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to breaking and entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony, wanton destruction of property under $250, and larceny over $250, released on personal recognizance, must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, and from a specified address in town, continued to 5/15/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $500 legal counsel contribution.

Jennifer L. McLain, 32, of Wisdom Way, Greenfield, Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny over $250, placed on probation until 4/7/15, with $90 victim witness assessment, and must have substance abuse evaluation, and take any follow up treatment recommended by probation, and must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens. Charges of conspiracy and intimidating a witness, juror, police, or court official, both dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee, unless paying in other courts.

Christi L. Newton, 37, of K Street, Montague. Pleaded guilty to shoplifting, second offense, at Big Y in Greenfield, fined $80 and $20 surfine. Charges of possession of a Class E drug, to wit, Gabapentin, and second charge of possession of a Class E drug, to wit, Seroquel, both dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Found responsible for trespassing, fined $25. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Robert Williams III, 52, of Solon Street, Greenfield. Charge of assault and battery, dismissed at request of the victim with accord and satisfaction accepted by the judge. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Tenzin Dhondup, 22, of Chapman Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to possession of a Class E drug, to wit, Percocet, released on personal recognizance, must have no drugs and subject to screens, continued to 5/19/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Dale E. Ewell, 51, of Adams Road, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for leaving the scene of property damage, in Montague, placed on probation until 4/7/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, must have substance abuse evaluation, and take any follow up treatment recommended by probation, must take and complete a certified safe driver education program, and pay the fee, must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens, and must take counseling as recommended. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, placed on probation until 4/7/15 with same conditions as in count one. Found responsible for marked lane violation, filed with defendant’s consent for 90 days. Found not responsible for speeding. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Christopher M. Weeden, 24, of Heather Court, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Found responsible for miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation, fined $35. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker,

Keith W. Shiflett, 31, of Burlington, Vt. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, in Greenfield by state police, fined $50. Found responsible for speeding. Fined $50, plus head injury assessment of $50. Found not responsible for failure to drive in the right lane.

Johnny Rodriguez, 22, of Holyoke. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle, but continued without a finding until 7/8/14, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete a certified safe driver education program, and pay the fee.

Edgar Vazquez, 27, of Elm Street, South Deerfield. Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, fined $100. Found not responsible for failure to stop or yield.

Edgar Vazquez, 27, of Elm Street, South Deerfield. Found not responsible for violation of miscellaneous code of Massachusetts’s regulations, to wit, cracked windshield, in Greenfield by state police, different date from previous case, Found responsible for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, fined $100. Found not responsible for unsafe operation.

Mason Ruffing, 24, of Osgood Street, Greenfield. Charge of operating with suspended license, in Whately by state police, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs.

Christina Griffin, 24, of Fort Lucas Road, Colrain. Found not responsible for no registration in possession, in Greenfield by state police. Charge of operating with suspended registration, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Charge of uninsured motor vehicle, dismissed at request of the commonwealth.

Daniel C. Adams, 62, of Brattleboro, Vt.. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, in Bernardston by state police, but continued without a finding until 3/11/15 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. Charge of operating under the influence of drugs, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for obstructing a stationary emergency vehicle. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Greenfield, April 9, Judge William Mazanec

Clinton A. Racine, 33, of Granby. Admitted to sufficient facts for possession of Class A drug, to wit, Ketamine, in Greenfield, placed on probation until 1/15/15, with victim witness assessment of $50. And must continue counseling in Hampshire County. Pleaded guilty to possessing a bomb or other high explosive, fined $100. Charge of carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, a double edged knife, dismissed at request of the commonwealth, but the weapon is forfeited.

Clinton A. Racine, 33, of Granby. Charge of possessing explosives, in Greenfield, same date as in previous case, was not prosecuted, according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, as the commonwealth elects to proceed against the defendant in this matter in the district court. (See previous case.)

Clinton A. Racine, 33, of Granby. Charge of possession of Class B drug, to wit LSD, in Greenfield, same date as in previous cases, was not prosecuted, as according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, upon lab analysis no Class B substance was detected.

Robert W. Wasielewski, 54, of Turnpike Road, Turners Falls. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault, sentenced to nine months in the house of correction, suspended, placed on probation until 4/8/16, with victim witness assessment of $50, and credit for 102 days held. Must take and complete the drug court program, and must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens. Admitted to sufficient facts for disorderly conduct, filed with defendant’s consent Charge of resisting arrest, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery on a police officer, placed on probation until 4/8/16. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee, but it is waived while in jail on an Orange case.

Matthew Collaro, 25, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery, but continued without a finding until 1/8/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, must have no abuse of the victim,. must take and complete a certified anti-batterer’s program, must have mental health evaluation according to state law, and take any after care recommended, and must sign releases so probation office can monitor attendance at any program ordered by the court. Charge of attempted murder, was not prosecuted, as, according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, the commonwealth will pursue the remaining charges in district court. Charge of assault and battery, dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $50 legal counsel contribution. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Mark Hicks-Boyden, 21, of West Hawley Road, Hawley. Charge of operating with suspended license, in Greenfield, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs. Found not responsible for no inspection sticker.

James F. Millar, 64, of Amherst Road, Sunderland. Charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a shod foot, was not prosecuted, as, according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, the alleged victim has asserted a valid Fifth Amendment privilege, and the commonwealth cannot proceed to trial without her testimony.

Catherine R. Gralenski, 23, of Union Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin, with intent to distribute, possession of a Class E drug, to wit, klonopin, and conspiracy to violate drug laws, bail set at $5,000 cash or $50,000 surety, advised of right to a drug examination, continued to 5/8/14 for pretrial conference.

John P. Pierce, 33, of L Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, amended down from assault and battery on a person 60 or over or disabled, placed on probation until 4/8/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must stay 100 yards away from and have no contact with the alleged victim, must take and complete the anger management program and pay the fee, and must take and complete the restorative probation program.

Michael P. Chattin, 52, of Peabody Lane, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/18/14 for pretrial conference.

Mark E. Buxton Jr., 35, of River Road, Whately, Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, placed on probation until 9/30/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, must have no abuse of the victim. Must have no drugs or alcohol, subject to random testing/screens, and must take the PAVE certified anti-batterer’s program. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Jacque Coleman, 25, of Main Street, Greenfield. Admitted to sufficient facts for larceny from a person, sentenced to time served.

James M. Meyers, 45, of Falls Road, Sunderland. Admitted to sufficient facts for violation of an abuse prevention order, placed on probation until 4/8/15, with victim witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete a certified anti-batterer’s program, and must abide by 209A restraining order,. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery, amended down from aggravated assault and battery, placed on probation until 4/18/15 with same conditions as in count one. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 default warrant fee. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee. Beginning on 9/14.

Trevare White, 38, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Found responsible for left lane restriction violation, in Whately by state police, fined $100. Found responsible for violation of state highway traffic regulations, fined $20. Charges of possession of Class A drug, to wit, heroin, and trafficking in cocaine, were not prosecuted, as, according to a written statement from a counsel on the district attorney’s staff, the commonwealth will be unable to establish a prima facie case against the defendant on these charges.

Orange, April 11, Judge Jacklyn Connly

Russell E. Kirk, 28, of Montague Road, Leverett. Found responsible for operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $50 fine. Charges of unregistered motor vehicle, uninsured motor vehicle, and number plate violation to conceal identification, dismissed at request of the commonwealth.

Ismael Perez, 19, of L Street, Turners Falls. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, but continued without a finding until 4/11/16, with two year loss of license, plus head injury assessment of $50. OUI victim’s assessment of $50, and victim witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the 14 day inpatient drug and alcohol education program, and pay the fee of $1050. Must have no alcohol, subject to testing. Pleaded guilty to operating with suspended license, placed on probation until 4/10/15. Charge of operating with suspended license for operating under the influence of liquor, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, both dismissed at request of the commonwealth. Found responsible for marked lane violation, filed with defendant’s consent. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee, but this is waived while the defendant is in the program.

Klaya Lawson, 19, of Second Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to receiving stolen property, and uttering or passing a false lottery ticket, in Erving, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/12/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Renee N. Buckner, 29, of East River Street, Orange. Charge of operating with suspended license, to be dismissed on payment of $25 court costs.

Shane P. Billiel, 25, of Gunn Street, Erving. Charge of assault and battery, dismissed at request of the victim with accord and satisfaction accepted by the judge. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $150 legal counsel contribution.

Orange, April 14, Judge David S. Ross

Tracy Fisher, 34, of Brookside Road, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for operating under the influence of liquor, but continued without a finding until 4/13/15 with 45-day mandatory loss of license, and must not operate a motor vehicle until the license is restored by the Registry of Motor Vehicles, 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. Found not responsible for possessing/having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and speeding. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, and $150 counsel fee.

Thomas P. Peirce, 65, of Stevens Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating under the influence of liquor, second offense, released on personal recognizance, must have no alcohol, subject to testing, and no sitting in the driver’s seat of any vehicle, until this case is settled, continued to 5/6/14 for pretrial conference.

Jarmoul T. Corbin, 33, of South Main Street, Athol. Charge of being the owner of, or person in control of a motor vehicle, who knowingly permitted such vehicle to be operated by a person who was unlicensed, or whose license had been suspended or revoked, in Orange, dismissed at request of the commonwealth.

Darcey L. Merchant, 39, of Mechanic Street, Orange. Charge of operating with suspended license, subsequent offense, to be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs. Charge of failure to stop for police, dismissed at request of the commonwealth.

Mitchell Parker, 25, of East River Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to shoplifting, at Walmart, released on personal recognizance, continued to 5/12/14 for pretrial conference.

Jacob R. Coates, 22, of Northfield Road, Erving. Admitted to sufficient facts for resisting arrest, but continued without a finding until 12/31/14, and must take and complete the restorative probation program. Admitted to sufficient facts for carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, a spring assisted knife. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16-hours community service. Must pay $65 per month probation supervision fee.

Timothy M. Abare, 49, of Mechanic Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery, sentenced to two years in the house of correction, one year direct, balance suspended, until 10/13/15, with same conditions as in another case, with credit for time served. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or 16 hours community service.

Jacob A. Bogan, 24, of Carpenter Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to violation of an abuse prevention order, in Athol, released on personal recognizance, continued to 6/27/14 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

Lori Sutherland, 37, of East Main Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, to wit, a claw hammer, and attempt to commit a crime, to wit, murder, bail set at $1,000 cash, or $10,000 surety. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours community service.

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