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Orange District Court Log


Friday, May 11, 2018
Orange, April 16, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Tyron Phan, 19, of Lynn. Pleaded innocent to carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, brass knuckles in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 5/18/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Orange, April 17, Judge Laurie MacLeod

Ryan Suter, 29, of Gardner. Found responsible for possessing a open container of marijuana in a vehicle in Erving, amended down from plus-two ounces of marijuana outside of the residence. Fined $500. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 10/16/18, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete the safe driver education program, as will be the Brains At Risk program to be completed. Found responsible for rate of speeding exceeding the posted limit. Fined $100, plus $5 surfine. Charges of operating under the influence of drugs, and operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, upon review of the evidence, the commonwealth would not be able to meet its burden beyond a reasonable doubt. Charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, carrying a dangerous weapon, to wit, hatches and knives all dismissed on request of the commonwealth. A passing violation was found not responsible. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Orange, April 30, Judge David S. Ross

Jessica LeFrancois, 29, of Grove Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and malicious destruction of property under $1,200. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/5/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Orange, May 1, Judge David S. Ross

Keith F. Murray, 47, of Beech Street, Athol. Pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Placed on probation until 11/30/18 with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the safe driver education program, and the Brains At Risk program. Found responsible for charges of marked lanes violation, and violation of state highway traffic regulations, and both charges were filed. Operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, was found not guilty. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Orange, May 2, Judge Robert Santaniello

Bruce A. Bailey, 45, of New Sherborn Road, Athol. Charge of assault and battery on family/household member, was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the alleged victim didn’t appear for trial, and the commonwealth can’t prove this case without her testimony. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

William Simmons, 28, of Northampton. Two charges of carrying a dangerous weapon, one a slug shot, and the other being a Kanbo/Mace, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the entire complaint was in the interest of justice.

James McGuirk, 53, of Parmenter Street, Athol. Charges of assault and battery on family/household member, and malicious destruction of property under $250 value, were not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the alleged victim didn’t appear for trial, and the commonwealth can’t prove the case without her testimony. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Kyle A. Fielding, 19, of East Main Street, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault, amended down from assault with a dangerous weapon. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/2/18. Must have no drugs or alcohol, and subject to screens. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended. Must stay away from and have no contact with a named person. Admitted to sufficient facts for assault and battery. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/2/18 with same conditions as in count one. Charge of resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, were dismissed on request of the commonwealth, in favor of a plea. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Orange, May 3, Judge David S. Ross

Michael J. Bond, 21, of Ridge Road, Athol. Found not guilty for operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, following a jury trial. Found guilty for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in the jury trial. Sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, suspended. Placed on probation until 4/30/19, with head-injury assessment of $250, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens and testing. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and will take Alive At 25, plus the Brains At Risk program. Found guilty for leaving the scene of property damage following the jury trial and sentenced to 60 days in the house of correction, suspended. Placed on probation until 4/30/19. Found not responsible for marked lanes violation. Found not guilty for disturbing the peace. Found responsible for rate of speed exceeding the posted limit. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Taurus L. Williams, 38, of Sanderson Street, Greenfield. Pleaded guilty to assault and battery on family/household member in Shutesbury by state police. Sentenced to 18 months in the house of correction, suspended. Placed on probation until 5/1/2020, with victim-witness assessment of $50, and must take and complete the certified Batterer’s program, by 5/3/19. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 16 hours of community service. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee, or perform four hours per month community service.

Orange, May 4, Judge David S. Ross

Krysty Walsh, 31, of Rutland. Admitted to sufficient facts for disguising to obstruct justice. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/2/18. Must take and complete a substance abuse evaluation, and take any after-care treatment recommended, and must have no alcohol and subject to screens. Admitted to sufficient facts for possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 11/2/18, and concurrent with count one.

Krysty L Walsh, 31, of Daniel Shays Highway, Orange, Pleaded guilty to possessing a Class B drug, to wit, klonopin, different date from previous case. Sentenced to 90 days in the house of correction, direct, concurrent with a count in the previous case, and credit for time served.

Rillian S. Rhodes-Moise, 21, of West Myrtle Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/18/18 for pretrial conference.

Rillian S. Rhodes-Moise, 21, of West Myrtle Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to trespassing, different date from previous case. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/18/18 for pretrial conference.

Felicia A. Swan, 21, of Pleasant Street, Orange. Charge of miscellaneous municipal motor vehicle ordinance or bylaw, to wit failure to remove an abandoned vehicle in Orange dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

John A. Trask, 77, of Bass Road, Warwick. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for no license in possession.

Nickolas S. Dahl. 25, of Orange Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Orange by state police. To be dismissed on payment of $50 court costs.

Nickolas S. Dahl, 25, of Orange Street, Athol. Pleaded innocent to reckless operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, and rate of speed exceeding the posted limit, different date from previous case. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/18/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Beth A. Wright, 37, of Main Street Athol. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Erving dismissed on request of the commonwealth.

Richard L. Flood II, 26, of Carpenter Street, Orange. Pleaded innocent to unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in Erving. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/4/18 for pretrial conference.

Anthony W. Adams Jr., 28, of Ridge Avenue, Athol. Found responsible for operating a motor vehicle in violation of a license restriction in Erving. Filed and decriminalized, to wit, converted to a civil offense.

Kyle T. LaBelle, 23, of Miles Street, Greenfield. Pleaded innocent to disturbing the peace, and possessing a Class A drug, to wit, heroin in Orange. Bail set at $500 cash by agreement. Continued to 6/4/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Kyle P. Pollock, 31, of Pinetree Drive, New Salem. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine in Orange. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/22/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Samantha R. Pelc, 27, of Keene, N.H. Pleaded innocent to possessing a Class B drug, to wit, crack cocaine. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/22/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay counsel fee of $150, or perform 12 hours of community service, in lieu of regular 16 hours.

Aaron MacLean, 23, of Humphrey Place, Athol. Pleaded innocent to assault and battery on family/household member. Released on personal recognizance. Continued to 6/4/18 for pretrial conference. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150 and $50 counsel contribution.

Orange, May 7, Judge David S. Ross

Scott E. Lunny, 35, of Hapgood Street, Athol. Placed on pretrial probation until 11/6/18 for negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Orange. Must complete the Brains At Risk program. Found not responsible for rate of speed exceeding the posted limit. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Brandon Skiffington, 21, of North Main Street, Orange. Pleaded guilty to negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Placed on pretrial probation until 11/6/18, with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take and complete the safe driver education program, the Alive at 25 program, and the Brains At Risk program. Admitted to sufficient facts for failure to stop for police, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found for both, but continued without a finding until 11/6/18. Found not responsible for rate of speed exceeding the posted limit, and marked lanes violation. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150.

Christopher A. Giorgio, 34, of Belchertown. Charge of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended in Shutesbury dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for no registration in possession, and no inspection sticker. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee.

Kayleigh Chase, 25, of Pequoig Avenue, Athol. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle was not prosecuted, as, according to a statement made by a counsel from the district attorney’s office, the commonwealth can’t prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt due to witness unavailability. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee.

Orange, May 8, Judge David S. Ross

Derek Hartin, 29, of High Knob Road, Athol. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of drugs, second offense. Sentenced to 60 days in the house of correction, committed, with credit for time served, with head-injury assessment of $250, and OUI victims assessment of $50. Charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must Pay $50 default warrant fee.

Nicholas A. Mallet, 25, of Branch Bridge Road, Orange. Admitted to sufficient facts for negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until 5/7/19, with head-injury assessment of $250, and victim-witness assessment of $50, and must take the Brains At Risk program. Must pay $50 per month probation supervision fee.

Brandon J. LeBlanc, 23, of Eagleville Road, Orange. Pleaded guilty to operating under the influence of liquor or 0.08 percent, second offense. Placed on probation until 5/5/20, with head-injury assessment of $250, OUI victims assessment of $50, and victim-witness assessment of $50. Must take the 14-day inpatient program and take any after-care recommended. Must have no alcohol and subject to screens, plus two-years loss of license, and must not drive until the Registry of Motor Vehicles reinstates the license. Pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle with license suspended. Sentenced to 10 days in the house of correction, suspended, until 5/7/19. Charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, and uninsured motor vehicle both dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Found not responsible for failure to drive in the right lane and possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle dismissed on request of the commonwealth. Must pay legal counsel fee of $150. Must pay probation supervision fee of $65 per month.


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