1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, May 25, the following cases were heard:
Justin Elsea, 21, 712 2nd Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of contempt of court for violating the conditions of his bail for not respecting the terms of a protective order. Elsea was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, with $496 suspended, and sentenced to serve 60 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended. The condition of the suspensions is that he maintains good behavior for one year.
Kyle D. Higgins, 20, 111 Willard Street, Berlin, was found guilty of operating an uninspected motorcycle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62. A charge of operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle license was nolle prossed.
William F. Durant, 45, 199 Park Street, Berlin, was found guilty of violating the conditions of his probation by failing to refrain from using alcohol and ordered to serve 15 days in the Coos County House of Corrections. Durant also was found guilty of stalking for violating the terms of a protective order and ordered to serve 60 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for 31 days of time served.
Nicholas Dowland, 18, 679 Cheshire Street, Berlin, was found guilty of theft by unauthorized taking of a 2003 Buick Rendezvous from P & L Auto and ordered to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections. Dowland also was found guilty of criminal trespass and ordered to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for two years after his release, and that he pay restitution to P & L Auto in the amount of $4,500 through the Department of Corrections. In addition, Dowland was found guilty on two counts of violating his probation and ordered to serve two concurrent sentences of 11 months with credit for time served of 24 days.
Jeffrey Letarte, 40, 424 Goebel Street, Berlin, was found guilty of willfully concealing two rib eye steaks and a can of cheese product while on the premises of the Berlin Marketplace and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310, and restitution to the Berlin Marketplace in the amount of $29.63, with proof of payment to be filed with the Berlin Police Department.
Dylan Laflamme, 20, 583 Rockingham Street, Berlin, was charged with violating the conditions of his bail which was nolle prossed, and willful concealment, of which he was found not guilty.
Stanley Wasileski, 67, 220 Cates Hill Road, Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 and lost his license for 60 days. Wasileski also was found guilty of speeding and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62. A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol was nolle prossed.
Kelsey Briggs, 25, 7 Potter Street, Gorham, was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, which was suspended, and sentenced to serve 90 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections which was suspended. The conditions of the suspensions are that Briggs participate in counseling with a Licensed Adult Drug Counselor, provide quarterly updates to the Berlin Police Department, and that she maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of disorderly conduct was nolle prossed.
Michael Cote, 34, 1 Brookside Drive, Gorham, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking which was placed on file without a finding, but Cote was ordered to pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $15. Cote also was charged with contempt of court for violating the conditions of his bail which was nolle prossed.
Joseph Ewalt, 21, 136 Roderick Street, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, lost his license for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement, and ordered to complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. Ewalt was found guilty of carrying an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124. He also was found guilty of resisting arrest and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, which was suspended, and sentenced to serve 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which was suspended. The condition of the suspended orders is that he maintains good behavior for one year. Charges of disobeying an officer and driving too closely to the vehicle in front of him were nolle prossed.
Christopher A. Chasse, 40, 692 3rd Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of violating a town ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $50.
Paulette Walker, 44, 692 3rd Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of violating a town ordinance prohibiting disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine of $50.
Jennifer Gagne, 41, 4 Abenaki Lane, Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. Gagne also was found guilty of obstructing the reporting of a crime and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of criminal trespass was nolle prossed.

Berlin Daily Sun – 1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Wednesday, June 8,


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, June 8, the following cases were heard:
Jesse Mason, 24, 26 Quimbly Road, Bow, was found guilty of violating parole for failing to meet with his probation officer and for failing to obey all laws by getting arrested by the Gorham Police Department for shoplifting. Mason was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which may be suspended upon his entry into inpatient drug counseling. The sentence remains suspended for one year on the condition he successfully completes the treatment and maintains good behavior for one year.
Anthony Batchelor, 51, 27B Maple Street, Winchendon, Mass., was charged with three counts of domestic violence and one count of criminal trespass which were all dismissed.
Joseph F Seely, 45, 9 Sackville Road, Charlestown, Mass., was charged with speeding 75 miles-per-hour in a 55 miles-per-hour which was nolle prossed. Seely also was found guilty of unauthorized possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of transporting drugs was nolle prossed.
Mark Couture, 38, 401 Willard Street, Berlin, was charged with violating a protective order which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he attends two counseling sessions per week with proof of attendance to be filed with the Gorham Police Department, and that he maintains good behavior for one year. Couture also was charged with stalking, which was placed on file without a finding on the same conditions as above.
Daniel Verrier, 21, PO Box 654, Slatersville, RI, was charged with receiving stolen property, a Cigna Healthcare Mastercard, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
Nicholas Theberge, 22, PO Box 118, Milan, was found guilty of negligent driving and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620. A charge of driving under the influence of alcohol was dismissed.
Terri Prestin, 47, 850 Fourth Avenue, Berlin, was charged with willful concealment for manipulating a self-checkout register at Walmart in order to undercharge for goods, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. Prestin also was found guilty of willful concealment for removing a blanket and an ice tray from Walmart without the authority to do so and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and to pay restitution to Walmart no later than June 18, 2016, in the amount of $23.96 with proof to be filed with the Gorham Police Department.
Fidel Cortez, 63, 421 Champlain Street, Berlin, was found guilty of violating a town ordinance a second time for having a dog that chases people or vehicles and ordered to pay a fine of $100.
Candace Cote, 31, 88 Church Street, Berlin, was found guilty of violating a town ordinance for fighting at Dunkin Donuts and ordered to pay a fine of $250.
Nicholas Dowland, 18, 679 Cheshire Street, Berlin, was charged with unauthorized possession of marijuana which was nolle prossed.
George Jobel, 60, PO Box 6184, Penacook, was charged with issuing bad checks which was nolle prossed.
Craig Devlin, 42, 681 Diamond Pond Road, Colebrook, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking a Brink’s dead bolt door lock assembly from Walmart valued at $69.97 without the authority to do so and ordered to pay restitution to Walmart for the item through the Gorham Police Department within 14 days of his court date.
Jennifer Duchesnaye, 38, 357 Derrah Street, Berlin, was charged with simple assault which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year, and that she pays restitution to the victim in the amount of $285.
Samuel Gagnon, 21, 16 Diamond Avenue, Salem, was charged with unauthorized possession of marijuana which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he complete the 3rd Millennium Program, Marijuana 101, within 45 days of his court date, and that he maintains good behavior for one year.

Berlin Police Department gets honors

CONCORD — Berlin Police Officer Myles Chouinard received the Arthur Kehas Outstanding Achievement Award for being the overall best performing recruit at the N.H. Police Standards and Training Council Academy.

A new officer at the Berlin police department, Chouinard graduated from the 16-week police academy on April 22. The Kehas award is given to the recruit who has reached his/her highest level of achievement by accumulating points in academics, physical training, firearms, leadership, motivation and a positive attitude throughout the academy.
Hired on Sept. 1, Chouinard has now completed all of the required preliminary police training.
Berlin Police Telecommunications Manager Jennifer Cloutier received the President’s Award at this year’s N.H. Dispatchers Association annual meeting. Cloutier was also recognized as the NHEDA’s IT Manager of the Year. Berlin Police honor guard presented colors at the opening ceremony of the conference, which was held in North Conway.
Cloutier has been with the Berlin police department since 1999.

First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, May 17,

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, May 17, the following cases were heard:
Mitchell Wright, 19, 116 Main Street, Gorham, was charged with being a minor in the possession of alcohol which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. He also must maintain good behavior for one year. A charge of transporting alcohol was nolle prossed.
Stuart Nelson, 34, 127 Madigan Street, Berlin, was found guilty of driving a motor vehicle after his license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620.
Paige Damore Buber, 19, 107 Lancaster Road, Gorham, was charged with being a minor in the possession of alcohol which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. She also must maintain good behavior for one year.
Eric Hogan, 19, 706 Fourth Avenue, Berlin, was charged with being a minor in the possession of alcohol which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. He also must maintain good behavior for one year.
James Pammer, 20, 1431 County Road, Walpole, was charged with being a minor in the possession of alcohol and unlawful possession of marijuana, both of which were placed on file without a finding on the condition he complete the 3rd Millennium Program (combination course) within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. Pammer also must maintain good behavior for one year.
Robert S. Biggart, 52, 43 Castle Drive, Milan, was found guilty of disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372.