Wareham District Court arraignments & dispositions, May 11-13, 2011: Assault, OUI, larceny


May 16, 2011

In court May 13, 2011


GOULART, Karin, 27, 132 Homestead Ln., E. Falmouth; from an incident at DSW Shoe at Wareham Crossing Mall on the 13th, Goulart was arraigned on charges of disturbing the peace, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. According to the police report, an officer was dispatched to the parking lot in front of the DSW Shoe store for a report of a disturbance where he found two women involved in an argument with DSW staff. Although no charges were filed, the two were suspected of shoplifting sneakers. When the officer approached, Goulart, the driver of the vehicle, allegedly got involved in the argument in progress and began yelling obscenities at the police officer.  Also according to the police report, when the officer attempted to arrest Goulart for disturbing the peace, a struggle ensued. The case was continued for pretrial conference.


LAPHAM, Kerri A, 23, 6 Garden Dr., Carver, CLARK, Laureen, 18, 38 Deer Hollow Ln., Carver, VERVILLE, Robert H, 24, 139 Tremont St., Carver; all had charges of assault and battery dismissed from an incident  in Carver on October 25, 2010. According to the police report, an officer was dispatched to the area of 11 Cheryl Lane for a report of a large fight in the street. Numerous 911 calls reported the same, including windows being smashed out. Upon arrival, the officer noticed several people had sustained injury, including the three mentioned. All charges were dismissed upon request of the Commonwealth when each witness invoked their 5th Amendment privilege against self incrimination. In a separate hearing, Lapham  had charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon ( blunt object),and  assault and battery on a disabled person over 60-years-old with injury, stemming from a domestic incident on April 23 in Carver, continued to June 8 for pretrial conference.

In court May 12, 2011


HUNTER, Christopher, 24, 3 Cedar St., Apt. 2, Wareham; released on personal recognizance on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery stemming from a domestic incident in Wareham. According to the police report Hunter allegedly grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her head against a couch. When police arrived at the scene, Hunter allegedly fled into a wooded area where his was found by Rolf, a Wareham K9. Case was continued to June 21.

MILERO, Michael L, 50, 4 Derry Park Dr. Apt. 11, Middleboro; arraigned on charges of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a plate) on May 11 in Middleboro. Police responding to a domestic disturbance at the Derry Park Dr. address made the arrest. Milero was released on his own recognizance to await a June23 pretrial conference.


GONZALEZ, Jose, 21, 94 Park Ave., E. Wareham; charges of assault and battery, witness intimidation and vandalize property stemming from a domestic disturbance on October 15, 2010 in Wareham were dismissed without prejudice upon request of the Commonwealth.

WORDELL, Mark, 43, 1A Shockley Dr., Lakeville; entered a guilty plea to charges of OUI 2nd offense and negligent operation of a motor vehicle from August 2010 in Middleboro. Wordell was sentenced to 90 days H/C, suspended, 2 years probation, and 14 day inpatient treatment with aftercare. According to the record, Middleboro police responded to a caller reporting that a motor vehicle went over a curb nearly striking a woman pushing a stroller. Wordell was arrested at the scene.

LAINE, Jeffrey, 28, 52 Lewis St., Marion; found not guilty of OUI after a bench trial, placed on probation for 2 years on the charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Marion on December 20, 2010.

CAFARELLA, Michael J, 44, 40 Holly Rd., Marion; entered a guilty plea to OUI 2nd offense, 1 year probation, 45 day loss of license and alcohol program.  The charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle was dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.

In court May 11, 2011


SLAVIN, Nicholas A, 22, 199 Bayview Ave, Berkley MA; from a complaint issued April 6 in Middleboro, Slavin was arraigned on charges of larceny over $250 by a single scheme, credit card fraud over $250, false statement to obtain credit card, and improper use of a credit card over $250. Slavin was held on $1,000 cash bail to await a June 7 pretrial conference. According to the police report, Slavin allegedly applied for a debit account card fraudulently, using the account information, without authority, of someone he was acquainted with. The victim reported to the Middleboro police that she had noticed numerous debit card withdrawals, totaling over $2000 from her account although she did not have a debit card.  Further investigation, which included the viewing of bank surveillance video, led to the arrest of Slavin. In another matter, Slavin admitted to sufficient facts, (continued without a finding) to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a portable metal clothes hanger) stemming from a domestic incident in September 2010. Slavin was ordered to attend an anger management program, to abstain from drug and alcohol use, and to submit to random drug and alcohol testing.


VARELA, Rafael M, 30, 91 Alley Rd., Rochester; from a complaint issued in October 2010 in Wareham, charges of witness intimidation, larceny of a motor vehicle and threatening to commit a crime dismissed upon request of the Commonwealth without prejudice. “Dismissed without prejudice” is an order issued by a judge actually dismissing the charges that were brought in the case - usually for some legal insufficiency, or lack of evidence, in the case itself. Dismissal without Prejudice means that the charges may be re-instituted and brought before court again after the legal insufficiency is cured.

DELUCA, Joseph C, 36, 12 State St., Apt.91, E. Wareham; charges of larceny by check over $250 dismissed contingent upon restitution of $346 paid by June 21.

LOWE, Jason, 37, 41 Carmardo Dr., Wareham; admitted to sufficient facts on the charge of leaving the scene after property damage in Wareham on February 16. The case was continued without a finding until October 2011 with restitution to be determined by the probation department.  Lowe left the scene after hitting another vehicle in a parking lot on Cranberry Highway.  He was identified by a witness at the scene.

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