Berlin man sentenced in drug case

LANCASTER — A Berlin man pleaded guilty to four drug charges in Coos County Superior Court last month.

Ryan Albert, 24, of 653 Second Ave., pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and two counts of possession of a controlled drug.

In a complicated sentencing package, Albert could serve as few as 40 days in the House of Correction.

On one count of possession with intent to sell, he was given a sentence of 12 months in the House of Correction with three months suspended upon good behavior. The court recommended he be released on electronic monitoring after 40 days. He was ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and penalties and to participate meaningfully and complete any counseling, treatment and educational programs as directed.

On the second count of possession with intent to sell, he was given a suspended sentence of two and a half to five years, which may be imposed up to 10 years. He was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $1,240, which was suspended for five years.

On one of the possession charges, he was given a suspended sentence of two and a half to five years, which may be imposed up to 10 years and ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and penalties.

On the second possession charge, he was given a suspended sentence of one to three years, which may be imposed up to five years from sentencing and assessed $1,240 in fines and penalty assessments, which was suspended for five years.
All of the suspended sentences are consecutive.

Jesse S. Mason, 26, of 26 Quimby Rd., Bow, pleaded guilty to witness tampering and was sentencing to the House of Correction for 12 months. Six months of the sentence may be suspended for three years if he completes a 28-day residential treatment program. Mason admitted to offering a clerk at the Big Apple store in Berlin money to erase surveillance recordings because he believed a police investigation was pending.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, October 3, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, October 3, the following cases were heard:
Danny Stanichuk, 57, P.O. Box 3, Fairfield, Maine, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $670. Stanichuk also was sentenced to serve 90 days in the Coos County House of Corrections which was all suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he participate in Anger Management Counseling and file proof of participation with the court on a quarterly basis.
Shaun Williams, 37, 350 N.W. 8th St., Williston, Fla., was found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Education Program and surrender his license to operate a motor vehicle for nine months with the opportunity to petition the court for early reinstatement after three months.
Samuel Hennager, 25, 500 Main St., Gorham, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking for taking $300 out of the Bank account of the victim without permission which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year.
John P. Langlois, 46, 21 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown, was found guilty of speeding for driving at a speed of 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on Route 2 in Randolph and ordered to pay a fine of $93.
Scott J. Towle, 32, 594 Cheshire St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating an uninspected vehicle on Mason St. in Berlin and ordered to pay a fine of $74.40.
Alexandra Pinette, 42, 275 Grafton St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault-mutual combat and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.
Ashley Gregory, 22, 272 Church St., Berlin, was found guilty of simple assault-mutual combat and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

One Injured in Groveton ATV Crash

 

Groveton resident, Elba Hawes, 17, was injured after crashing into a parked car on Eames Street in Groveton Oct. 23. 

Officials say that he was leaving his home on his ATV when he became distracted by pedestrians on the sidewalk and crashed into a parked car. The Groveton EMS along with the Groveton Police Department were first to arrive at the scene, with Conservation Officers arriving shortly thereafter. The Groveton EMS gave initial care to Hawes and then transported him to Weeks Medical Center for further treatment.

Initial investigation at the scene confirms that the driver may have been distracted; however the investigation is still ongoing at this time. Hawes was the only person involved in the crash. He was wearing a helmet and sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.

 

Coos Grand Jury indicts 20

LANCASTER – The Coos grand jury returned 69 indictments against 20 individuals when it met on Oct. 20.

• Tyler Baker, 29, of 13 Lancaster Road, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of second degree assault — domestic violence, alleging he “engaged in the strangulation” of an intimate partner.

• Michael Brewer, 19, of 391 Goebel St., Berlin, was indicted on one charge of second degree assault — domestic violence, two counts of domestic violence — criminal threatening, and one count of domestic violence — simple assault. The indictments allege he held a knife to the neck or throat of an intimate partner, threatened to kill the partner, and caused injury to his partner.

• Lauren Cave, 34, of 210 Main St., Bennington, Vt., was indicted on five counts of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Erica Cheney, 31, of 17 Hobbs Ave., Nashua, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to delivery articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Mark Cooper, 29, of 46 Preston Lance, Columbia, was indicted on one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault on a juvenile under 13 years of age.

• Joseph Courchesne, 31, of 801 Third Ave., Berlin, was indicted on four counts of second degree assault — domestic violence and one count of domestic violence — criminal threatening. The charges allege he engaged in the strangulation of an intimate partner and threatened to shoot his partner with a gun.

• Daniel Garneau, 35, of 417 Route 115, Twin Mountain was indicted on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card.

• Jacqueline Haas, 27, of 8 View St., Whitefield, was indicted on one count of possession of a drug (fentanyl) with intent to sell and seven Class A felony counts of possession of a controlled drug (amphetamine, fentanyl, tramadol, clonazepam, methamphetamine and hashish) having previously been convicted of a felony drug charge.

• Jeffrey Hardy, 30, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Rene Hudon, 64, of 520 Champlain St., Berlin, was indicted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

• Sylvester Johnson, 62, of 400 Upton Road, Errol, was indicted on a charge of first degree assault – domestic violence and one count of second degree assault-domestic violence. The charges allege he fractured the hand of an intimate partner by striking it with a broom handle.

• Sean Leighton, 24, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on a charge of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison.

• Mariann C. Letarte, 56, of 133 Route 16, Dummer, was indicated on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. The indictment alleges Letarte engaged in a fraudulent course of conduct using the town of Dummer’s credit card to make unauthorized purchases for herself or for family members. Purchases included airline tickets, Disney resort passes, hotel rooms, and non-town related cable television and phone services.

• Loren W. Locke, 26, of 23 Marietta Lane, Groveton, was indicted on a charge of driving a motor vehicle after certification as a habitual offender.

• Timothy Malone, 38, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on three counts of assault by a prisoner at the state prison in Berlin.

• Anthony Manning, 28, of the Northern N.H. Correctional Facility, 138 East Milan Rd., Berlin, was indicted on seven counts of the charge of conspiracy to delivery of articles to prisoners and one count of delivery of articles to prisoners at the state prison in Berlin.

• Cassandra Morris, 32, of 28 Hayes Ave., Manchester, was indicted on a charge of public welfare — prohibited act.

• Jillian Paradis, 34, of 799 Second Ave, Berlin, was indicted on two Class A felony counts of possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl) with intent to sell having a prior drug conviction.

• Mianca Parker, 25, of 2 Lilac Lane, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of bail jumping.

• Christopher Piper, 32, of 58 Cascade Flats, Gorham, was indicted on a charge of violation of protective order.