The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court.
David E. Morris, 2nd, 52, of Oak Bluffs, was found guilty for a July 2011 charge of vandalizing a boundary mark in Oak Bluffs, placed on probation for two years and ordered to pay a $50 fee and a $50 monthly probation services fee. The charges stem from an ongoing property boundary dispute with his neighbor. Mr. Morris was ordered not to contact the neighbor, unless through an attorney. Neither is to use the disputed property unless the case is taken to land court and a boundary line is established via land survey. Mr. Morris was ordered to remove posts in the disputed area within seven days. He was found not guilty for a charge of trespassing.
Alex W. Carlson, 25, of Edgartown, pleaded guilty to Feb. 16 Vineyard Haven charges of possessing to distribute class A drugs (heroin). He was placed on probation two years and ordered to serve two and a half years in a house of correction, with 20 months to serve, balance suspended two years, and to remain drug-free with screens. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of resisting arrest and was ordered to serve six months in a house of correction, concurrent with the first count. A charge of assault and battery on a police officer was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.
Cody J. Litchfield, 20, of East Falmouth, pleaded guilty to July 2011 Vineyard Haven charges of larceny from a building, larceny of a credit card, and nine counts of credit card fraud less than $250. He was placed on probation for two years and ordered to spend one year in a house of correction with the sentence suspended for 10 of the charges, and ordered to serve one year in a house of correction with 60 days to serve, deemed served, for one charge of credit card fraud less than $250. Restitution is to be determined. A charge of credit card fraud more than $250 was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.
Jason Cournoyer, 18, of Edgartown, admitted to sufficient facts for a Nov. 15 charge of leaving the scene of property damage in Oak Bluffs, continued without a finding for six months. Ordered to complete 20 hours of community service and not to have any motor vehicle violations. In a separate case, admitted to sufficient facts for a March 3 charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Edgartown, continued without a finding for six months. Ordered to pay a $250 head injury assessment, perform 20 hours of community service, and not have any motor vehicle violations.
Magen Ingargiola, 27, of Oak Bluffs, was arraigned for March 17 Vineyard Haven charges of drunken driving, motor vehicle lights violation, and no inspection sticker. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 6.
Heather A. Kelley, 39, of Edgartown admitted to sufficient facts for a March 8 charge of drunken driving in Oak Bluffs, continued without a finding for one year. Ordered to pay $350 in fees and a $65 monthly probation services fee, to complete an alcohol education program, and to lose license for 45 days. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.
Kevin Leaf, 28, of Wakefield, R.I., was arraigned for drunken driving and resisting arrest on March 18 in Vineyard Haven. A March 30 pretrial hearing was scheduled.