NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

March 6, 2009

District Court


NEWBURYPORT: The following item was recorded on Tuesday, March 3, in Newburyport District Court. Judge Peter Doyle presided over the following jury-waived case:

Leza Townsend, 41, 29 Hancock St., Keene, N.H.; larceny over $250, guilty, sentenced to 18 months in the house of correction (credited for 340 days served); receiving stolen property under $250, guilty, sentenced to 18 months in the house of correction (credited for 340 days served), concurrent with previously imposed sentence; identity fraud, guilty, sentenced to 18 months in the house of correction (credited for 340 days served), concurrent with previously imposed sentence (Newburyport).

NEWBURYPORT: The following items were recorded on Wednesday, March 4, in Newburyport District Court. Judge Allen Swan presided over the following jury-waived cases:

Kevin J. Diroma, 31, 521 Goebel St. #1, Berlin, N.H.; giving false name/Social Security number, guilty, ordered to pay $200 fine, $50 surfine, $50 for the VWF (Newbury).

Kevin Stephan, 26, 19 Evans Place, Amesbury; driving while under the influence of alcohol; continued without a finding for one year, sentenced to one year's probation, 45-day loss of license, ordered to attend Alcohol Safety Awareness Program, ordered to pay $250 DUI fee, $250 to the Head Injury Fund, $50 DUI victim's assessment, $50 for the VWF; failure to signal, not responsible; speeding, responsible, filed; license not in possession, not responsible (Amesbury).

Robert Hadden, 20, 10 Abbey Road, Georgetown; possession of a class D drug; continued without a finding for six months, sentenced to six months' probation, ordered to pay $100 costs, $50 for the VWF (Amesbury).

Mark R. Burke, 53, 34 Grand Ave., Haverhill; assault and battery, guilty, sentenced to four years' probation, two-and-a-half years in the house of correction (two years to be served, credited for 147 days served). (Haverhill).

Jordan M. Souza, 34, 102 Whitehall Road Apt. A4, Amesbury; assault with a dangerous weapon, dismissed; criminal threatening, dismissed; assault, dismissed (Amesbury).

Roni DeOliveira, 31, 579 Lawrence Road B, Lowell; driving without a license, responsible, ordered to pay $100 fine (Newbury).

Paul W. Connelly, 46, 126 Vest Way, North Andover; driving an uninsured vehicle, dismissed; driving with a suspended registration, dismissed; driving with an obstructed or nontransparent window, responsible, ordered to pay $250 fine (Amesbury).

Keith Kreyling, 25, 28 Handel Road, Billerica; DUI, continued without a finding for one year, sentenced to one year's probation, 45-day loss of license, ordered to attend Alcohol Safety Awareness Program, ordered to pay $250 DUI fee, $250 to the Head Injury Fund, $50 DUI victim's assessment, $50 for the VWF (Newbury).

Charles M. Merrill, 47, 59 Beach Road, Salisbury; trespassing, guilty, sentenced to 30 days in the house of correction concurrent with previously imposed sentence (Salisbury).