Berlin Police Lt. Arsenault honored on retirement

Police Chief Peter Morency (right) and Deputy Chief Brian Valerino presented Berlin Police Lt. Steve Arsenault (center) with a plaque of appreciation for 26 years of dedicated service to the city. Arsenault retired from the department and is now working part-time as a school resource officer in the Berlin school system under a grant. Morency said Arsenault was a great employee and an exceptional police officer, citing in particular his work as the department’s DARE officer.Lt

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – August 26, 2015

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the following cases were heard:

Edith Cloutier, 42, of 43 Horne St., Berlin, was charged with a count of domestic violence, simple assault, unprivileged contact, which was nolle prossed.
Troy Zwicker, 48, of 72 Flint St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620 and lost his license for nine months, which may be reduced to three months if he completes the Impaired Driver Care Management Program as ordered by the court. He also was found guilty of failing to yield to traffic while making a left turn, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $74.40. The charge of reckless operation of a vehicle was nolle prossed.
Andrew Small, 32, of 46 Promenade St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $434.
Angela Lawrence, 37, of 416 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of hindering the apprehension of a suspect by the Berlin Police Department, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372, which was suspended on the condition of good behavior for one year. The charge of resisting arrest was nolle prossed.
Stanley Way, 40, of 271 Willard St., Berlin, was charged with three violations of the town ordinance by having an unlicensed dog, an unvaccinated dog, and a dog that bit someone. The charges were all placed on file without a finding on the condition Way maintain good behavior for one year, and pay restitution through the court in the amount of $337.14.
Anthony Shea, 21, of 50 Shelby St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving under a suspended license and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620. A charge of transporting marijuana was placed on file without a finding on the condition he undergo evaluation by a licensed adult drug counselor, provide proof of that evaluation with the Berlin Police Department within 60 days, and participate in all recommended aftercare. Shea also must maintain good behavior for one year.
Danielle Watkins, 40, of 303 High St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a vehicle on Route 16 in Gorham, ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620 and lost her license for 60 days. Watkins also was found guilty of resisting arrest and was sentenced to 60 days in the House of Corrections, which was deferred for 60 days on the condition she maintain good behavior for one year, and that she undergo an evaluation by a licensed adult drug counselor, file proof of that evaluation with the Gorham Police Department within 90 days, and participate in all recommended aftercare. Charges of driving while intoxicated (third offense), simple assault and violating the terms of her probationary license were nolle prossed.
Robert L. Pinette, 44, of 17 Hemlock Lane, Berlin, was found guilty of aggravated driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $930, sentenced to 17 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with 12 days suspended, lost his license for 18 months with six months suspended upon successful completion of the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. Pinette must install an interlock device on his automobile’s ignition system that ensures the driver’s alcohol level is legal prior to starting the car. Pinette also was found guilty of resisting arrest and received a concurrent sentence of 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with 80 days suspended. A condition of the sentencings is that Pinette must maintain good behavior for one year. Charges of driving while intoxicated, disobeying an officer, driving an uninspected vehicle, and speeding were nolle prossed.
Timothy Mckenna, 43, P.O. Box 310, Errol, was found guilty of obstructing the report of a criminal offense during a domestic dispute by disconnecting and disabling a telephone. Mckenna was ordered to pay a fine of $620. Two charges of domestic violence, two charges of simple assault and one charge of domestic violence, simple assault, and unprivileged contact were all nolle prossed.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – August 18, 2015

Jake Ottolini, 31, 71 Rangeway Road, Dunbarton, was charged with operating without a valid license, which was nolle prossed.
Gerard Lampron, 62, 133 Spruce Street, Berlin, was found guilty of displaying an unofficial inspection/registration sticker and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $248.
James Kirk, 21, 11 Liberty Lane, Hampstead, was found guilty of driving at a speed of 66 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $672 with $300 suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
John Bisson, 18, 36 Twelfth Street, Berlin, was charged with unlawful possession and transportation of marijuana. The possession charge was placed on file without a finding and the transportation charge was nolle prossed on the condition Bisson complete 10 hours of community service prior to November 1, 2015, that he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days, and that he maintain good behavior for one year.
Kris Dowland, 43, 679 Cheshire Street #3, Berlin, was found guilty of driving after her license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620.
Tyler Leighton, 21, 174 Blanchard Street, Berlin, was found guilty of driving at a speed of 54 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of 206.67.
Timothy Levesque, 22, 628 Milan Hill Road, Milan, was found guilty of providing a person under the age of 21 years with alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, sentenced to 10 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year. Two charges of endangering the welfare of a child were nolle prossed.
Aaron Reed, 35, 160 Oak Street, Berlin, was charged with criminal mischief for damaging two tires belonging to Katrina O'Donnell, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year, and he pay O'Donnell $150 for the damage with proof of payment to be filed with the Berlin Police Department.
Aaron Reed, 35, 160 Oak Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.
Andre Coy, 18, c/o DHHS, 650 Main Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol as a minor and stealing a bottle of wine from the Big Apple Store. Coy was ordered to pay fines and penalties totaling $1,240, with $620 suspended on the condition he undergo evaluation by a licensed adult drug counselor within 60 days with proof to be filed with the Berlin Police Department, and participate in all recommended aftercare. Cory also must maintain good behavior for one year and pay restitution in the amount of $7 to the Big Apple on or before 9pm, August 21, 2015.
Keith N. Laflamme, 19, 213 Norway Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol as a minor, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372. Laflamme also was found guilty of having an open container of alcohol in the front seat of his vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124.
Steven Law, 16, 183 Grafton Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol as a minor, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372, maintain good behavior for one year, and complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days with proof to be filed with the Berlin Police Department.
Steven Law, 16, 183 Grafton Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol as a minor, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372.
Sean P. Toland, 49, 35 Cedar Street, Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, first offense, on April 18, 2015, appealed the decision and lost due to the appeal not being filed with the state Supreme Court. He was resentenced and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program, and lost his license for nine months, which may be reduced to three months provided he comply with the court sentencing order.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – August 4, 2015


Danilo J. Suriel, 26, 5 Mickinley Ave, Lawrence, Mass., was charged with speeding, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition of no moving violations for six months.
Corey Baillargeon, 21, 5 McFarland St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $434, and was found guilty of criminal mischief and ordered to pay another fine and penalties of $310. A charge of unlawfully transporting drugs in a motor vehicle was nolle prossed. On a charge of driving while intoxicated, Baillargeon was found guilty and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, lost his license for nine months with six months suspended on the condition he complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program.
Randy Boucher, 33, 91 Jericho Road, Berlin, was found guilty of violating the town noise ordinance and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372, and was found guilty of negligent driving and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of another $372. A charge of reckless operation was nolle prossed.
Jessica Leeman, 33, PO Box 104, Berlin, was found guilty of driving under a suspended license for a second time and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620.
Anthony Croman, 35, 5 McFarland St. No. 5, Gorham, was found guilty of driving under a suspended license and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.
Helen Noyes, 79, 25 Center Circle Trailer Park, Gilead, Maine, was found guilty of driving under a suspended license and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.
Sarah Quint, 26, 16 Pleasant View Circle, Dover, was found guilty of driving under a suspended sentence and was ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.
Lisa Illig, 35, 19 Cambridge St., Berlin, was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310, with $60 suspended. A charge of driving without a valid license was nolle prossed.
Cathy St. Hilaire, 43, 15 Maple Lane, Milan, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, lost her license for nine months, with six months suspended on the condition she complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program.
Zachary Guilmette-Farrar, 19, 4 Pleasant Street, Gorham, was found guilty of simple assault – mutual combat, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620. Domestic violence charges of second-degree assault and simple assault, as well as the criminal threatening charge were nolle prossed.
Gregg Letarte, 35, 598 3rd Avenue No. 2, Berlin, was charged with willful concealment (conspiracy) for participating in the taking of $48.97 worth of product from Wal-Mart. The charge was nolle prossed.