Canton Patch's Norfolk County Court Roundup: December 18 Edition
The following information came from various courts in Norfolk County. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction unless otherwise stated.
Rhode Island man faces OUI charge
Marc Marshall, 61, of 39 Fair Street Front, Warwick, R.I., was arraigned on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The case was continued to Jan. 13 for a pretrial hearing in Stoughton District Court. The charges stem from a Dec. 9 incident in Canton at 12:30 a.m. when State Police in Milton observed a white Nissan Maxima parked on the shoulder of Route 138 with its lights on. When police checked the driver's well-being they detected a strong odor of alcohol. Marshall allegedly told police he had consumed a "couple of beers at work." Police administered field sobriety tests and arrested him on suspicion of being intoxicated.
Fraud case continued for hearing in March
Dale Jarrett, 32, of 152 Cornell St., Roslindale, had charges of larceny over $250, uttering a false check, and forgery of a check continued to March 9 for a hearing in Stoughton District Court. The charges stem from a March 20, 2008 incident in Canton. The State Police Financial Crimes Unit alleged that, following an investigation, Jarrett cashed a total of $1,456 in counterfeit checks at the Eastern Bank branch, 39 Washington St.
Assault and battery charges dismissed
John Lyon, 19, of 1233 Arboretum Way, Canton, had two counts of assault and battery dismissed at the request of the prosecution in Stoughton District Court because an essential witness did not give testimony. The charges stem from a Oct. 2 incident in Canton involving a 911 call about a young man yelling. During the argument Lyon allegedly pushed his mother down onto the ground, according to the police incident report.
Assault and battery case dismissed in court
Timothy Zaniboni, 33, of 36 Russell St., Quincy, had charges of assault and battery and witness intimidation dismissed in Quincy District Court because the prosecution decided not to move forward with the case. The charges stem from a April 16 incident in Braintree when police responded to a report of a person being thrown against a wall.
Alleged Chicago tagger faces vandalism charges
John Biesot, 29, of 1759 North Humboldt Blvd., Chicago, was arraigned on four counts of vandalism of property in Quincy District Court. The charges stem from multiple incidents in August 2006 and February 2007. MBTA Police said that Biesot spray-painted graffiti symbols on MBTA property at the Braintree layover but he was not formally charged until October 2009.
Authorities believe that Biesot is a member of the "Dirty 30" graffiti subculture, which travels across the country spray-painting graffiti symbols on public property. According to the police incident report, Biesot has a record of public defacement in other states including Arkansas, Illinois, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Massachusetts.
MBTA police began an investigation in 2005 when they noticed a rise in graffiti crimes at MBTA locations and in other Boston locations. Biesot is beind held on $1,000 bail at the Norfolk County House of Correction in Dedham pending a hearing in February.
Braintree man faces assault and battery charge in Quincy
Justin Nichols, 21, of 106 West St., Braintree, did not appear at his arraignment in Quincy District Court on a charge of assault and battery. The judge issued a default warrant. The charge stems from a July 23 incident in Quincy at 8:45 a.m. when police responded to a report of a man who claimed to have been sucker-punched by Nichols. The victim had an ice pack on his mouth and his lower front
teeth appeared to have been pushed backward, police said in the incident report. The incident allegedly arose over an offensive comment the victim posted on Facebook.
Milton woman faces larceny, conspiracy charges in Quincy
Sarah E. Callahan, 27, of 79 Reservation Road, Milton, had 10 counts of conspiracy and 10 counts of larceny over $250 continued to Jan. 25 for arraignment in Quincy District Court. The charges stem from multiple incidents in August at Lowe's department store, 599 Burgin Parkway in Quincy. Callahan is accused of using the self-service checkout in an attempt to steal $2,470 in merchandise including power tools with the aid of a male accomplice.