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Superior Court Briefs: November 5 - November 9

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Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, November 5.

Ryan Yon, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, larceny over $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny over $250.

He was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on July 20, 2011.

Scott Van Zandt, 30, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of breaking and entering a building in the daytime, larceny from a building and larceny over $250.

He was released on $2,500 bail. Van Zandt allegedly broke into a building and took approximately $75,000. The incident allegedly occurred in Lee on July 1, 2011 and July 19, 2011.

John Meyette, 30, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of  breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime, larceny over $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny over $250.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $100 bail. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on July 20, 2011.

Donald Mayotte
, 47, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of operating under the influence of alcohol - his 5th offense - operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to stop for a stop sign.

He was released on $2,500 bail. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on Sept. 11.

Myles Handy, 18, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

He was released on personal recognizance. The charge stems from the execution of a search warrant at his home on Sept. 19.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Tuesday, November 6.

Ansel Sparrow, 22, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and single counts of armed home invasion, armed assault with intent to rob and conspiracy to commit armed robbery while masked.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction without bail. Sparrow allegedly assaulted and attempted to rob a 25-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman in Pittsfield on Sept. 10.
 
Walter Harris, 24, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on single counts of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, illegal ownership of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm and possession of counterfeit bills.

He was released on $2,000 cash or $20,000 surety. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on Sept. 26.

Anthony Green, 26, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf on a single count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

He was released on $1,500 cash or $15,000 surety bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at 466 Fenn Street in Pittsfield on Sept. 26.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, November 7.

Martini Martin, 29, of Englewood, N.J. pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of OxyContin with intent to distribute and two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: possession of OxyContin with intent to distribute.

Martin is scheduled to be sentenced on February 19, 2013. He was released on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. Martin possessed the drug with the intent to sell it and conspired with others between April 2, 2010 and May 6, 2010.

Justine Gardner
, 26, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on single counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and conspiracy to commit larceny over $250.

She was released on personal recognizance. The charges stem from an incident in Pittsfield on July 20, 2011.

Kevin Andrews, 46, of Hinsdale had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on nine counts of making a false health care claim, nine counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: uttering a false prescription.

Andrews allegedly conspired with others to obtain prescription drugs and did obtain the drugs through the use of a fraudulent prescription. The incidents allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between March 14, 2011 and August 13, 2011.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Thursday, November 8.

Kristen Whiteley, 34, of Pittsfield had a not guilty plea entered on her behalf on a single count of attempt to commit a crime, to wit: fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.

She was released on personal recognizance. Whiteley allegedly attempted to obtain a prescription drug through the use of a fraudulent prescription in Pittsfield on August 30, 2011.

Jennifer Stall
, 30, of Chatham, N.Y. had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on eight counts of making a false health care claim, eight counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance, two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and two counts of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: uttering a false prescription.

Stall allegedly conspired with others to obtain prescription drugs and did obtain the drugs through the use of a fraudulent prescription. The incidents allegedly occurred in Pittsfield between March 14, 2011 and August 30, 2011.

Rafael Martinez, 53, of North Adams pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to violate drug laws, to wit: distribution of methadone. He was given a two-year suspended sentence to the Berkshire County House of Correction and placed on two years probation. The incident occurred in Adams on November 20, 2010.

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Friday, November 9.


Arthur Russell Jr., 43, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on seven counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 after certain offenses and three counts of rape of a child after certain offenses.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $10,000 cash or $100,000 surety bail. Russell allegedly sexually assaulted two girls, ages 8 and 9, in Pittsfield between August 15, 2011 and September 23, 2012.

Shane Rohane, 29, of Pittsfield had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and a single count of assault and battery on a person over the age of 60.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $5,000 bail. The charges stem from an altercation in North Adams on Oct. 4 where Rohane allegedly beat up a 60-year-old man and assaulted two men - ages 30 and 21.

Emmet Harvin, 38, of New Ashford had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, two counts of improper storage of a firearm and single counts of trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in oxycodone, distribution of heroin - his second offense - conspiracy to violate drug laws and possession of a firearm with prior offenses for violent crimes of serious drug offenses.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $50,000 bail. The charges stem from the execution of a search warrant at his home on Oct. 9.

Charles Crisp
, 30, of Adams had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, two counts of receiving stolen property over $250 and single counts of breaking and entering a building in the daytime and conspiracy.

He was ordered to be held at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $100 bail as Crisp is currently serving time on another matter. The charges stem from a house break in in Cheshire on April 18, 2012.
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