Knox County Criminal Docket closed cases

Posted:  Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:45am
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ROCKLAND — The following cases were closed in Knox County Unified Court from April 9-13.

John K. Beaulieu, 32, of Warren, trafficking in prison contraband, three months in jail, unlawful possession of scheduled drug, dismissed.

Mark K. Bemis, 61, of Warren, Class I lobster and crab fishing without license, $500 fine.

Christopher Bonzagni, 24, of Warren, operating under the influence (alcohol), one prior, $700 fine, 180 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, probation one year, license suspended three years, registration suspended; operating vehicle without license-conditions/restrictions, seven days in jail; operating while license suspended or revoked-operating under the influence, two counts, $600 fine, seven days in jail, license suspended one year; violating conditions of release, seven days in jail.

Shane Callahan, 23, of Rockland, operating vehicle without license, $300 fine.

Kelsey Campbell, 20, of South Thomaston, pleaded no contest before Justice Bruce Mallonee April 12 in Knox County Unified Court to the charges of aggravated criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction. The charge of manslaughter was dismissed. 

The state and attorney for Campbell, who was arrested for manslaughter in connection with a May 2017 fatal crash on Route 131 in South Thomaston that killed Zachary Elwell, 21, of St. George, reached an agreement that she will serve no more than one year in jail. 

Campbell will be sentenced to seven years in prison with all but one year suspended if she follows the term of the agreement for the next year. She will serve three years of probation after her release.

She will not be formally sentenced for one year and was also ordered to immediately surrender her motor vehicle license.

The terms of the agreement for the next year include that Campbell cannot commit another crime, use alcohol or take drugs, and undergo counseling for substance abuse.

If Campbell meets the terms then she will be sentenced to seven years in prison with a suspended sentence of one year in jail, pay a $2,100 fine and lose her license for 10 years for the aggravated criminal operating under the influence charge. She will serve a concurrent sentence of six months for the operating beyond license condition or restriction charge.

Jeremiah Wayne Carlton, 32, of Union, violating protection from abuse order, seven days in jail; operating while license suspended or revoked-operating under the influence, $600 fine, seven days in jail, license suspended one year.

David A. Cicotte, 50, of Lebanon, N.H., operating under the influence (alcohol), $500 fine, 72 hours in jail, license suspended 150 days; violating condition of release, 72 hours in jail.

Chelsey Ann Coburn, 25, of Waldoboro, failure to register vehicle, $150 fine.

Joshua M. Cyr, 32, of Bangor, operating under the influence (drugs or combination), dismissed; driving to endanger, $575 fine, license suspended 30 days.

Danielle Demeritt, 32, of Thomaston, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

Scott A. Elwell, 54, of Spruce Head, probation violation for original conviction of operating under the influence (alcohol), two priors, 30 days in jail, probation partially revoked, probation continued.

Richard Ferrar, 29, of Rockland, disorderly conduct, loud unreasonable noise, $500 fine.

Devon Gross, 21, of Rockland, failure to register vehicle, $150 fine.

Cindy l. Hill, 31, of Northport, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

Sean M. Hunter, 36, of Bristol, unlawful possession of scheduled drug, $400 fine, six days in jail.

Adam J. Johnson, 37, of Long Branch, N.J., operating under the influence, $1,000 fine, 72 hours in jail, license suspended 150 days.

Beth A Kwiatkowski, 55, of Camden, allowing dog to be at large, $50 fine. On March 23, the District Attorney’s office dismissed the charge of keeping a dangerous dog against Kwiatkowski because of insufficient evidence. The Assistant District Attorney said that there were no witnesses to the event and due to the victim’s injuries, she had difficulty remembering what, if anything had happened.

Additionally, there was no medical evidence to positively confirm her injuries were inflicted by a dog, according to the District Attorney. 

Kwiatkowski had been issued two separate summons Dec. 12 for keeping a dangerous dog and having a dog at large by Camden Animal Control Officer Mark Bennett. 

Vincent M. Kwiatkowski, 23, of Camden, keeping unlicensed dog, $50 fine.

Susan A. Laidlaw, 41, of Camden, keeping unlicensed dog, $50 fine.

Virginia G. Laurita, 19, of Camden, operating under the influence (alcohol), dismissed; operating vehicle without license-conditions/restrictions, $750 fine; violating condition of release, $400 fine.

Danny Leigh, 39, of Washington, operating while license suspended or revoked, prior, $750 fine.

Kristina M. Long, 43, of Cushing, permit unlawful use, $150 fine.

Alan Marriner, 59, of Owls Head, violation of scallop rule, Chapter 11, $500 fine.

Philip J. McMahon, III, 52, of Rockland, fail to stop, provide information, $250 fine; failing to make oral or written accident report, $250 fine.

Randy David McKee, 26, of Appleton, operating while license suspended or revoked, dismissed.

Theodore Monroe, 57, of Hope, operating while license suspended or revoked, $1,000 fine.

James W. Pierce, 51, of Cushing, domestic violence assault, dismissed.

Kevin W. Real, 53, of Jefferson, failure to register, $150 fine.

Linda Richardson, 71, of Rockland, operating under the influence (alcohol), $500 fine, 72 hours in jail, license suspended 150 days.

Eric Robinson, 30, of Rockport, keeping unlicensed dog, $50 fine; failure to vaccinate dog against rabies, $50 fine.

Edgar Reina Roman, 29, of Thomaston, failing to comply with sex offender registration act, first offense, seven days in jail.

Cameron Gnosini Rubenstein, 21, of Rockland, terrorizing, $250 fine.

Kenneth Michael Schneider, 61, of Searsport, operating while license suspended or revoked, prior, dismissed.

Amber Smith, 32, of Boothbay Harbor, unlawful possession of scheduled drug, $400 fine; unlawful possession of scheduled drug, dismissed.

Dana E. Smith Sr., 70, of Spruce Head, domestic violence stalking, 180 days in jail with all but 30 days suspended, probation two years; harassment by telephone, 30 days in jail; violating protection from abuse order, 15 days in jail; violating condition of release, 15 days in jail.

Smith was convicted of domestic violence stalking April 6 following a jury trial and was sentenced April 12. His sentence includes that he must attend a batterer’s intervention program and not have any contact with the victim, including electronic communications and texting.

According to the affidavit filed in court by Rockland Police, Smith was repeatedly harassing the victim and stalking her over email. The victim reported to police that she received threats of bodily injury to people around her as well. The emails were often vulgar and contained profanity, according to the police report.

Samuel P. Street, 27, of Thomaston, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

Alan J. Walsh, 53, of Waldoboro, operating while license suspended or revoked, $500 fine.

Jack Yankura, 20, of Rockland, discharging firearm or crossbow near dwelling, $350 fine.

David Young, 18, of Rockland, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

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