1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Wednesday, August 30, 2017


In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, August 30, the following cases were heard:

Jason Farren, 40, 562 First Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $670 with $620 suspended, and ordered to serve 30 days in the Coos County House of Corrections, which was suspended. Suspensions are on the condition that he maintains good behavior for one year.

Brian P. Manchester, 40, 307 First Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful passing of a vehicle on the left and ordered to pay a fine of $124. A charge of passing a school bus was nolle prossed.

Raul Farcas. 34, 191 Route 16, Bartlett was found guilty of violating a City of Berlin ordinance regarding motor vehicles and ordered to pay a fine of $150. A charge of speeding for traveling 45 miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone on Glen Avenue was nolle prossed.

Ryan Guay, 20, 36 Devens St., Berlin, was found guilty of negligent driving for operating a vehicle at a speed that endangered the lives of the public and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310. Guay also was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year, and that he completes the 3rd Millennium Program for alcohol and marijuana within 45 days of his court date. A charge of unlawful transport of alcohol by a minor was placed on file without a finding on the condition Guay maintains good behavior for one year.

Harold Hannigan, 67, 576 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty of criminal trespass for entering Dead River Park in Berlin after being ordered not to do so for one year and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $124.

Dakota Montminy, 20, 411 School St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, unspecified on complaint, and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620 payable by incarceration for four days in the Coos County House of Corrections.

Devin Buckley, 23, 212 East Mason St., Berlin, was found guilty of criminal trespass for remaining on the property of the Androscoggin Valley Hospital after being told to leave and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $248 payable by performing 16.53 hours of community service before Sept. 29. A charge of disorderly conduct was nolle prossed.

Kevin Arnold, 40, 27 Devens St., Berlin, was found guilty of reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, and to forfeit his license to operate a vehicle for 60 days. A charge of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of driving while intoxicated was nolle prossed.

Devon Houde, 20, 229 Pollard Road, Lincoln, was found guilty of shoplifting-willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart in Gorham valued at $74.05 without paying for it and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – September 5, 2017

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, September 5, the following cases were heard:

Ariel Bennett, 16, 24 Cascade Flats, Gorham, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year and that she complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of her court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department.

Ashley Dexter, 29, 615 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a vehicle without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62.

Rae Ann Hood, 48, 24 Middle St., Dummer, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart valued at $202.19 without the permission to do so and ordered to serve 30 days in the Grafton County House of Corrections which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year. Hood also was placed on probation for one year and must pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $141.49, payable through the Department of Corrections.

Declan Blair, 16, 7 Mill St., Gorham, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. Blair was found guilty of being a minor in possession of tobacco and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62.

Jonathan Dana, 25, 518 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of fishing in the Androscoggin River without a valid license and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $93.

Spencer Briggs-Doyle, 16, 514 Willard St., Berlin, was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year and that he complete the 3rd Millennium Program within 45 days of his court date and file proof of completion with the Berlin Police Department. Briggs-Doyle was found guilty of being a minor in the possession of tobacco and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $62. Charges of unlawful transport of alcohol by a minor and violating a solid yellow line were nolle prossed.

1st Circuit Court – District Division Berlin – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Tuesday, August 22, the following cases were heard:
Kaitlyn Adam, 18, 98 Mason St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. Adam also was found guilty of being a minor in possession of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Samantha L. Braley, 19, 1886 Riverside Drive, Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, hash oil, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. Braley also was found guilty of being a minor in possession of alcohol and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $372.
Chantal Lesperance, 34, 584 Goebel St., Berlin, was found guilty of operating a vehicle after her license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310. Lesperance also was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of operating a vehicle after the registration was suspended was nolle prossed.
Lanson Stiles, 37, 741 Fifth Ave., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.
Marayah R. Hynes, 18, 231 Norway St., Berlin, was charged with avoiding the traffic signal on Hillside Avenue, which was placed on file without a finding on the condition she maintains good behavior for six months. Hynes also was found guilty of unlawful transport of alcohol by a minor and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Lori Smith, 45, 509 Champlain St., Berlin, was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart valued at $63.47 without the authority to do so and was ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310.
Susan Wells, 59, 4 Elm St., Lancaster, was found guilty of operating a vehicle after her license to do so was suspended and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310. Wells also was found guilty of willful concealment for taking merchandise from Walmart valued at $21.92 without the authority to do so and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $310 which was suspended on the condition she maintains good behavior for one year.
Erik Dow, 19, 26 Jewell St., Gorham, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. A charge of misuse or failure to display license plates was placed on file without a finding on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. A charge of unlawful transport of a controlled drug was nolle prossed.
Nathan Lunsmann, 18, 109 York St., Berlin, was found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434.

First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, Wednesday, August 16,

In First Circuit Court, District Division, Berlin, on Wednesday, August 16, the following cases were heard:
Benjamin Dexter, 18, 538 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of sexual assault with a 14-year-old who was not his spouse and ordered to serve two 12-month terms concurrently in the Coos County House of Corrections with all but 90 days deferred for one year on the condition he maintains good behavior for one year. Dexter will serve 12 months on probation upon his release from jail. Three additional charges of sexual assault were nolle prossed.
Andrew Lemieux, 22, 73 Promenade St., Gorham, was charged with two counts of simple assault which were placed on file without a finding on the condition he participates in a parenting class and undergoes an anger management evaluation and follows the recommended aftercare. Lemieux also must maintain good behavior for six months.
Ben Younie, 52, 40 Promenade St., Gorham, was charged with conduct after an accident for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident which was placed on without a finding on the condition he pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $524.80, payable through the Department of Corrections within 60 days of his court date. Younie also must maintain good behavior for one year.
Timothy Bubar, 20, 80 Charleston Road, Bradford, Maine, was found guilty of reckless conduct for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $1,240, and serve a term of five days in the Coos County House of Corrections. A charge of driving while intoxicated and a charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated were nolle prossed.
Christopher Chasse, 41, 396 Forbush Ave., Berlin, was found guilty on two charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $434. The court ruled that a currently pending suspended sentence will not be imposed.
Dennis Aikens, 46, 330 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of driving while intoxicated and ordered to pay a fine and penalty of $620, complete the Impaired Driver Care Management 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. A charge of unlawful possession of a controlled drug, marijuana, and a charge of unlawful transport of drugs in a motor vehicle were nolle prossed.
Chad Blais, 44, 444 Burgess St., Berlin, was found guilty of domestic violence-simple assault-physical contact and ordered to pay a fine of $50, and to serve 12 months in the Coos County House of Corrections with credit for time served of 64 days. This sentence is concurrent to a superior court sentence to be imposed. Blais also was found guilty of criminal mischief for damaging the door latch on a holding cell at the Berlin Police Department and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $48, payable through the Department of Corrections. A charge of criminal trespass and a charge of contempt of court were nolle prossed.