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In Southern Berkshire District Court on Thursday:

Kevin J. Kelly, 48, David Avenue, Lee, submitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was forced to surrender his license for 45 days and enroll in an alcohol education program. His case was continued without a finding until Sept. 17, 2017. He was found responsible to a charge of failure to stop for a police officer. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed.

Steven M. McLaughlin, 26, of Draper Avenue, Pittsfield submitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty to one count each of strangulation and/or suffocation, disorderly conduct and assault and battery. He was ordered to enroll in an anger management class and his case was continued without a finding until Sept. 21, 2017.

Gloria Yanez, 72, of Main Street, Great Barrington, was found guilty to three counts of larceny by check. She was ordered to pay $190 in restitution. Her case will be dismissed if the money is paid by Dec. 23.

Cesar M. Melendez, 56, of Clerk Court, Lee, submitted to sufficient facts for a finding of guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was ordered to surrender his license for 45 days and enroll in an alcohol education program. He also submitted to sufficient facts to one count each of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and disorderly conduct. His case was continued without a finding until Sept. 21. A charge of speeding was filed.

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Matthew Sherman, 28, of Daniels Road, Clarksburg, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of improperly storing a large capacity firearm that was continued without a finding until Jan. 23, 2017.

Michael Carpentier, 37, of Susan Avenue, South Hadley, pleaded guilty to operating under the influence, second offense. He was placed on probation until Sept. 24, 2018. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was continued without a finding and dismissed. He was found not responsible for a marked lanes violation.


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