Coos County Superior Court Grand Jury Indictments

LANCASTER –Meeting in December, the Coos County grand jury returned 39 indictments against 12 individuals.
Andre J. Bergeron, 31, of 271 Willard St., Berlin was indicted on two charges of receiving stolen property and one count of forgery.
Kayla M. Delafontaine, 22, of 6 Brown St., Berlin was indicated on one count of fraudulent use of a credit card and six counts of forgery.
Dennis Ford, 26, of 87 Mason St., Berlin was indicted on two counts of robbery with a blunt instrument or fist, resulting in the victim incurring a head injury, dislocated shoulder, facial fractures, and a laceration to this lip. He was charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault.
Justin McCarty, 43, of 679 Cheshire St., Berlin, was indicted on one count of robbery, one count of robbery with a weapon, first degree assault and second degree assault in the same alleged incident as Ford.
Charles Hanson, 49, of 10 Sargent St., North Woodstock, was indicted on a count of delivery of articles to prisoners, a count of conspiracy to deliver articles to prisoners, a two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell.
Jose Alberto Sanchez, 48, of East River Road, Berlin was charged with a count of conspiracy to deliver articles to prisoners and possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell in the same incident as Hanson.
Jesse Mason, 25, of 26 Quimby Rd., Bow, was indicted on a charge of possessions of a controlled drug.
Jacquelyn Morton, 78, of 431 Weford Circle, Venice, FL., was indicted on two counts of theft by unauthorized taking.
Michael E. Pelletier, 37, of 300 Hillside Ave., Berlin was indicted on a charge of second-degree assault and a charge of domestic violence.
Ricardy Roseaux, 30, of 6 Smithville Rd. Rumford, Maine, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to sell a controlled drug.
Branden Wilson, 19, of 114 Madigan St., Berlin was charged with three counts of felonious sexual assault involving a 14-year old.
Darlene Young, 50, of 40 Wesson Rd. Lancaster, was indicted on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, December 29

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, December 29, the following cases were heard:
Kyle Mercier, 18, 26 Pinecrest Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of being a minor in possession of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372. The charge of hosting an underage alcohol party was placed on file without a finding on the condition he complete 20 hours of community service by Feb. 1, 2016, and that he maintains good behavior for one year.
Margarito Lopez, 36, 107 Mannering Street, Berlin, was found guilty of violating a protective order and sentenced to 30 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 39 days.
Michael Cote, 34, 1 Brookside Drive, Gorham, was found guilty on two counts of criminal mischief for damaging a television remote control and a table, which were the property of Androscoggin Valley Hospital. Cote was sentenced to two terms of 37 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, to be served concurrently, with 30 days suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Cote also was ordered to pay restitution to the hospital in the amount of $334 within 90 days of his sentencing with proof of payment to be filed with the Berlin Police Department. Cote was found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to seven days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of seven days. A second contempt of court charge was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Cote also was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition Cote pay restitution to Ron’s Variety Store in the amount of $1.29 within 10 days of his release from the Coos County House of Corrections, with proof of payment to be filed with the Berlin Police Department, and that he maintains good behavior for one year. Lastly, Cote was found guilty of disorderly conduct and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $248. A second charge of disorderly conduct was nolle prossed.
Ethan E. Dupuis, 17, 148 Main Street, Gorham, was found guilty of driving 60 miles-per-hour in a 40 miles-per-hour zone and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $103.33.
Brian Perry, 34, 587 Western Avenue, Berlin, was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals which were nolle prossed.
Cayla Bailey, 26, 805 Fifth Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of driving without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124.
Laura Tilton, 18, 16 Turcotte Street, Berlin, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol which was placed on file without a finding on the condition Tilton maintains good behavior for one year, and that she complete the Third Millennium Program within 45 days of her sentencing and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.
Hillary Fauteux, 23, 234 York Pond Road, Milan, was found guilty of negligent driving for traveling at 98 miles-per-hour in a 55 miles-per-hour zone, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.

First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, Tuesday, January 12,

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, January 12, the following cases were heard:
Rolfe Tristen, 17, 32 Ramsay Street, Berlin, was charged with being under the age of 21 in the possession of alcohol, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year, and that he completes the Third Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.
Tyler Hamlin, 18, 588 Main Street, Gorham, was charged with being under the age of 21 in the possession of alcohol, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year, and that he completes the Third Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.
David Rosati, III, 17, 4 Mascot Street, Gorham, was found guilty of being under the age of 21 in the possession of alcohol with a breath alcohol concentration of .02 or more and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620.
Halie Martinelli, 20, 12 Morin Drive, Gorham, was found guilty of providing alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372. A charge of unlawful possession of alcohol was nolle prossed.
Brian Bishop, 24, 114 Madigan Street, Berlin, was found guilty of a second offense of driving after his license was suspended and was ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620. A charge of contempt of court for violating the conditions of his bail was nolle prossed.
Barry Eastman, 26, 12 Livermore Avenue, Berlin, was found guilty of a second offense of driving after his license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620. A charge of committing a traffic violation was nolle prossed.
Michael Pelletier, 36, PO Box 374, Berlin, was charged with second degree assault, domestic violence criminal threatening and two charges of domestic violence simple assault physical contact, which were all nolle prossed.
Christopher Garneau, 22, 598 Sullivan Street, Berlin, was found guilty of operating an off road vehicle on a public way and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year to include no felony or misdemeanor offenses, and no motor vehicle or fish and game offenses.
Joshua Downing, 45, 818 Milan Hill Road, Milan, was charged with two counts of stalking, which were nolle prossed.
Penny Bedell, 47, 72 Lucille Street, Manchester, was charged with violating a town ordinance by being the owner of a dog that bit a person. The charge was placed on file without a finding on the conditions she maintains good behavior for one year and that she pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $185.50 within 120 days of her court date and file proof of payment with the 1st Circuit Court.

Police caution fraud scheme reported in area

BERLIN – Berlin police advise a fraud scheme has been reported in the area and are urging people not to wire transfer money in such situations before checking with the Berlin police department.
Police said an elderly person was contacted by someone believed to be located in another country and told they had won a large amount of money. In order to obtain the winnings, the person was advised they needed to do a wire transfer of money out of the country. The victim was told the wired money represented a percentage of their winnings.
The suspects have posed as both a lawyer and a police officer. The “police officer” contacted the victim and advised the victim that it was not a fraud. But police are advising it is a fraud and the public should not send currency by wire transfer without checking the validity of the reason. The public is asked to report any such schemes to the Berlin police at 752-3131. If you are contacted for a situation similar to the above, please contact the police department before sending any currency.