The following cases were heard in Edgartown district court.
Melissa Neuner, 41, of Edgartown, was arraigned on a Feb. 18 charge in Edgartown of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a coffee mug). According to a police report filed in court, she allegedly struck someone over the head with a coffee mug. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 21.
Laura F. Brown, 29, of Philadelphia, was placed on six months of pretrial probation on August 27 charges in Oak Bluffs of possessing a class B drug (Percocet) and possessing a class E drug (Celexa, Carisoprodol, Tramadol, Zolpidem). Ordered to remain drug and alcohol-free and to cooperate with the commonwealth on the case against codefendant Nicholas Viaggio.
Kevin J. Leaf Jr., 29, of Oak Bluffs, was arraigned on a Dec. 4 charge in Oak Bluffs of operating a motor vehicle with license suspended for drunken driving. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 28.
Brianna L. Smith, 29, of Edgartown, was arraigned on a Dec. 12 charge in Oak Bluffs of assault and battery. According to a police report filed in court she allegedly hit a 16-year-old babysitter. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 4.
Frederick G. Burgess, 74, of Oak Bluffs, admitted to sufficient facts on Nov. 7 charges in Oak Bluffs of leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, continued without a finding for six months. Ordered to pay a $250 head injury assessment fee and a $50 victim/witness assessment fee and a $50 monthly probation services fee. Found not responsible on a charge of improper turn. According to a police report filed in court the charges were related to an alleged hit and run accident at Reliable Market.
Janice Romanowsky, 57, of Hampstead, N.H., was arraigned on March 1 charges in Edgartown of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and license not in possession. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 28.
Marcos P. Paim, 38, of West Tisbury, was arraigned on September 2007 charge in Vineyard Haven of larceny more than $250 by a single scheme and, in two separate cases, three September 2007 charges of larceny by check less than $250. According to police reports filed in court, he allegedly wrote six checks to Granite Hardware that were returned and he owes $1,840. One charge is related to an alleged returned check from Leslie’s Drug Store. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 21. According to court documents, an arrest warrant was issued in April 2008 and cancelled on March 1 of this year.
Michael C. Thomas, 51, of Boulder, Colo., pleaded guilty to a Jan. 26 charge in Oak Bluffs of assault and battery, sentenced to 18 months in a house of correction with 60 days to serve, balance suspended for two years and placed on probation for two years, 37 days of jail credit given. Ordered to pay a $50 monthly probation services fee and a $50 victim/witness assessment fee and restitution to be determined. A charge of malicious destruction of property more than $250 (an iPhone) was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.