In the Courts


In Southern Berkshire District Court on Thursday:

Sean Delinas, 27, of Herie Ave. Pittsfield, had a default warrant issued for his arrest for failing to appearing for two counts of shoplifting by asportation.

James Winters Jr., 32, of Pittsfield Road, Lenox, had a straight warrant issued for his arrest after failing to show for a pre-trial hearing for receiving stolen property.

Joseph Vanwert, 62, of Main Street, Becket, pleaded to sufficient fact for assault and battery. He will pay $50, $1,030 for a batterer's assessment program, and $65 a month through April 2015 while on probation.

Ralph Rotondo, 28, of Bradley Street, Lee, pleaded sufficient fact to 14 charges after stealing and cashing checks to himself from his grandmother. He pleaded sufficient fact to three charges of larceny over $250, four charges of forgery of check, four charges of uttering false check, two charges of receiving stolen property and a single charge of attempting to commit a crime. He was fined $2,500, which includes $500 of restitution. He is also required to receive a substance abuse evaluation.

In Northern Berkshire District Court on Friday:

Kenneth Zyra, 45, of 6th Avenue, Chicopee, had charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and an uninsured motor vehicle dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.

Gavin Mahar, 21, of Furnace Street, North Adams, had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery dismissed upon the request of the commonwealth.

Daniel Waters, 21, of West Hawley Road, Charlemont, admitted to sufficient facts on a charge of operating under the influence that was continued without a finding until April 29, 2015. Waters was fined $600. He was found not responsible for a marked lanes violation and a motor vehicle lights violation.

Aaron Tassone, 25, of First Street, Adams, had a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license dismissed upon the request of the


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