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In Southern Berkshire District Court on Thursday:

Cory J. Quinn, 22, Observer Street, Springfield, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count of receiving stolen property. He was ordered to pay a total of $756 in restitution and his case was continued without a finding until March 27, 2017. Separate charges of larceny over $250, uttering and forgery were dismissed.

Christopher S. Siok, 35, of Mountain Road, Alford, was found guilty of one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs. He was ordered to surrender his license for 45 days and placed on probation until Sept. 28, 2017. He was also found guilty of one count of possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute. He was sentenced to 66 days in the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction and given credit for time served. A charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed and he was found not responsible to a count of driving outside marked lanes.

Brian A. Cavanaugh, 41, of Main Street, Great Barrington, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count of possession of a class A substance. His case was continued without a finding until March 27, 2017. He was found not responsible to charges of driving a motor vehicle without a license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle and speeding.

Alexandra T. Brenner, 29, of State Road, Great Barrington, was found guilty of possession of a class A substance. She was sentenced to 58 days in jail with credit for time served.

Amanda E. Chwalek, 30, of Delafield Drive, Lenox, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. She was ordered to surrender her license for 45 days and enroll in an alcohol education program. Her case was continued without a finding until Sept. 27, 2017. A charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed and she was found not responsible to a charge of possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Michael A. Tokoly, Jr., 50, of East Street, Lee, submitted to sufficient facts for a plea of guilty to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. His case was continued without a finding until March 27, 2017. Charges of disorderly conduct and carrying a dangerous weapon were dismissed.

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Thomas Massey, 23, of Granite Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license that was continued without a finding until Jan. 30, 2017.

Gary Hall, 44, of Route 7, North Pownal, Vt., admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of operating under the influence, third offense. He was sentenced to nine months in jail, with credit for 31 days of time already served. Hall was also found responsible for possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

Tiarenee Barrett, 24, of Howland Avenue, Adams, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of trespassing.

James Witto, 36, of North Summer Street, Cheshire, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of domestic assault and battery. He was placed on probation until March 30, 2018.

Joseph Norman, 18, of Beaver Street, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening to commit a crime that were continued without a finding until June 30, 2017.

Kenneth Davis, 37, of Fairgrounds Avenue, North Adams, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of disturbing the peace that was continued without a finding until Nov. 30.

Corey Zdon, 31, of Oak Street, Dalton, was found responsible for a charge of unlawful possession of fireworks that was decriminalized. A charge of reckless endangerment of a child was dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.

Jenaro Melendez, Jr., 38, of First Street, Pittsfield, admitted to sufficient facts and was found guilty of malicious destruction of property over $250, two counts of larceny over $250 from an elderly or disabled person, two counts of larceny over $250 by single scheme, intimidating a witness, reporting a false crime, and using a motor vehicle without authority. He was given an 18 month suspended jail sentence and placed on probation until Oct. 1, 2018.

Nathan Biros, 25, of Lanesborough Road, Cheshire, had charges of class B drug possession to distribute, class C drug possession to distribute, class C drug possession, and conspiracy to violate drug laws dismissed after a motion by the defense.


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