Coos County grand jury indictments

LANCASTER – Meeting on Sept. 18, the Coos County grand jury returned 36 indictments against 16 individuals.
Fadhil Al-Jibury, 28, of 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin was indicted on charges of delivery of articles to prisoners and possession of a controlled drug (buprenorphine).
Jacquelyn Campbell, 28, of 518 Burgess St., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of operating after being certified as a habitual offender.
Randal A. Cicchetto, 54, of 23 West Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of conduct after an accident involving personal injury.
Nicholas R. Emerson, 30, of 4 Jimtown Rd., Gorham, was indicted on ten counts of forgery alleging he presented checks to a local bank that were not issued by the person whose name was on the check.
Gregory Gochie, 36, of 651 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, Vt., was indicted on five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of felonious sexual assault.
Oscar Howland, 28, of 16 Hill Ave., West Stewartstown was indicted on one count of sale of a controlled drug.
Katelyn N. Johnson, 28, of 33 Bridge St., Nashua, was indicted on a charge of delivery of articles to prisoners.
Sean Lavallee, 36, of 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug (buprenorphine), having been previously convicted of the charge.
William C. Mallett Jr., 46, of 87 Spruceville Rd., Milan, was indicted on one charge of domestic violence: threatened use of a deadly weapon and one count of domestic violence: simple assault.
Mark Mattiace, 37, of 658 Village Rd, East Corinth, Vt., was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug (oxycodone).
Daniel May, 27, of 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug (buprenorphine).
Jennifer Morgan, 43, of 634 Burgess St., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of bail jumping.
Michael J. Morris, 44, of 23 Cumberland St., Groveton, was indicted on a count of attempting to obtain a controlled drug by fraud or deceit.
Kevin Mulligan Jr., 19, of 148 Grafton St., Berlin, was indicted on a count of bail jumping.
Fransisco B. Soto, 33, of 2218 Main St., Bethlehem, was indicted on two counts of burglary.
Henry E. Woods, 31, of 21 Ottawa St., Berlin, was indicted on four counts of theft by unauthorized taking.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – September 15, 2015

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, the following cases were heard:

Levi Chula, 29, 469 Hillsboro St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, to participate in the Impaired Driver Management Program, and lost his license for 12 months. Chula was found guilty on three additional charges: unlawful possession of heroin, falsifying physical evidence, and endangering the life of a four-month-old child for driving under the influence of alcohol and using heroin in front of the child. For these offenses he received three concurrent 12-month sentences in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 35 days, was placed on probation for two years, and must maintain good behavior for two years. One of the 12-month sentences was deferred for two years. Chula also was found guilty of violating the open container law and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124. Charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful transportation of drugs were nolle prossed.

Michael Letourneau, 24, 8 Cottle Lane, Freetown, Mass., was charged with driving after his license was suspended, which was nolle prossed.

Brian Whitaker, 30, 26 Seventh St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and sentenced to 60 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, with 31 days suspended and credit for 29 days served; and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $670, with $620 suspended. The conditions of his sentence are that he maintain good behavior for one year, and that he complete anger management, mental health and licensed adult drug counseling. Whitaker’s sentence shall be reviewed on a quarterly basis. A second charge of simple assault was nolle prossed. Whitaker also was found guilty of contempt of court and ordered to serve 29 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 29 days.
George Cross, 61, 424 Goebel St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment of a can of beer from the Big Apple Convenience Store. He was ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124, and to pay restitution in the amount of $1.39 within 30 days of his court date and provide proof of payment to the Berlin Police Department.
Trey Labbe, 19, 533 Goebel St., Berlin, was charged with transporting marijuana in a motor vehicle, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year and that he participate in the 3rd Millennium Program within 30 days of his court date.
Jacob Leblanc, 25, 107 Norway St., Berlin, was charged with domestic violence, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year, and that he attend licensed adult drug counseling within 45 days of his court date, participate in all recommended after care, and provide proof of attendance to the Berlin Police Department.
Jared Nadeau, 15, 88 High St., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of unlawful possession of tobacco by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $124.
Steven Law, 17, 183 Grafton Street, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $744.
Henry Woods, 31, 393 Burgess St., was charged with failing to report to the police department as a sex offender, which was nolle prossed. Woods was found guilty of failing to report his change of address to the Berlin Police Department within five days of that change and sentenced to 12 days in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 15 days.
Shawn Hill, 23, 185 Park St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $434. The charge of providing alcohol to a minor was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
Rosa Alonzo, 25, 575 Rockingham St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving after her license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310. The charges of driving at night without headlights and littering were nolle prossed.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – September 2, 2015

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, the following cases were heard:

Michael P. Cote, 34, 1 Brookside Drive, Gorham, was found guilty of criminal mischief for damaging an entry door to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $147, to be paid through the Berlin Police Department within 30 days; to serve six months in the Coos County House of Corrections, suspended on the condition he undergo a mental health examination and participate in all recommendations and maintain good behavior for one year. A charge of disorderly conduct was nolle prossed.
John A. Rhodes, 28, 297 Pleasant St., Bradford, Vt., was found guilty of driving while intoxicated, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, lost his driver’s license for nine months, and must complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program. A charge of unlawful possession of marijuana was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year. A charge of unlawful transportation of marijuana was nolle prossed.
Michelle Vergato, 43, 25 Wright St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310. A charge of violating a town noise ordinance was nolle prosed.
Joseph Thomas, 31, 250 Church St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving after his license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620. He was found guilty on a second charge of driving after his license was suspended, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year. Thomas also was found guilty of driving an uninspected vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $62.
William Aittaniemi, 24, 98W Mountain Road, Bennington, was charged with operating an OHRV with a modified exhaust on the Pipeline/Trail Connector, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
Robert Foudriat, 62, 77 Patten Road, Bedford, was charged with failing to yield right of way to persons while driving his OHRV, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintain good behavior for six months.
Jennifer Lozeau, 31, 166 Glen Ave., Berlin, was charged with driving after her license was suspended, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintain good behavior for one year.
Steven Law, 16, 103 York St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372.
Ronald Gagne-Labbe, 58, 423 Madison Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $434. A charge of unlawful possession of suboxone strips was nolle prossed.
Richard Perry, 27, 616 Third Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a protective order and was sentenced to 30 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year and that he have no contact with the victim.
Philip Gingras, 41, 88 High St., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a town noise ordinance and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $100.
Rachel Kenison, 21, 326 Randolph Hill Road, Randolph, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, lost her license for nine months, which may be reduced to six months on the condition she complete the Impaired Driver Care Management Program within 14 days of her court date and follow all recommendations.
Nathan Lunsmann, 16, 41 Ottawa St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372. In lieu of paying the fine, Lunsmann must complete 37.2 hours of community service within 60 days of his court date.
Charles Brundige, 44, 12 Diana St., Apt. 3, Berlin, was found guilty of harassment and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310. Brundige also was found guilty of unlawful possession of marijuana and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $434, and sentenced to 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
Michael P. Cote, 34, 1 Brookside Drive, Gorham, was found guilty of receiving stolen property valued between $0 to $1,000 and sentenced to serve 27 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, with credit for time served of 27 days, and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $372 with $150 suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
John Wheeler, 48, 664 First Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of violating a protective order and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $620, and sentenced to 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended on the condition he maintain good behavior for one year.
Donavon Daigle, 18, 4 Isinglass Road, Chester, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and loitering or prowling, which were both nolle prossed.
Vanessa Dyer, 28, 32 Copperville Rd., Milan, was found guilty of driving after her license was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalties of $310.

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