Feb. 28

Joseph E. Peters, 34, of Oak Bluffs, was sentenced to two and a half years in a house of correction on a Sept. 12 charge of assault and battery in Oak Bluffs with two weeks to serve, deemed served. The balance is suspended for three years and he was placed on probation for three years, ordered to remain alcohol and drug-free with screens, pay a $65 monthly probation services fee and not to abuse the alleged victim. Two counts of vandalizing property were dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.

March 8

Kathleen Berard, 55, of West Hartford, Conn., was arraigned on Oct. 29 charges in Oak Bluffs of larceny by check more than $250, forgery of a check and uttering false check. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for March 28.

Artion Chiseacov, 26, of Boston, admitted to sufficient facts on a Dec. 2 charge in Oak Bluffs of drunken driving, continued without a finding for one year. Ordered to pay $350 in fees and a $65 monthly probation services fee, to complete a 24-day driver alcohol education program and to lose license for 45 days. Charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and intimidating a witness were dismissed upon request of the commonwealth, and he was found not responsible on a charge of speeding.

Rachel F. Clark-Spear, 22, of Northford, Conn., was arraigned on March 5 charges in Edgartown of drunken driving and a motor vehicle lights violation. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for May 6.

Anthony A. Foster, 42, of Edgartown, was arraigned on March 5 charges in Edgartown of domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness. Bail was set at $7,500 and a pretrial hearing scheduled for March 28. Also arraigned on a March 5 charge of larceny of a motor vehicle for allegedly taking a Chevy Traverse, which had the keys in the center console, from a driveway in the Smith Hollow neighborhood. Bail was set at $2,000, and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 28.

Drew Moreis, 20, of Vineyard Haven, pleaded guilty to August 27 charges in Vineyard Haven of larceny more than $250, larceny less than $250 (amended from more than $250) and receiving stolen property, placed on probation for 18 months and ordered to pay $1,610 in restitution. A $65 monthly probation services fee will be remitted if the defendant is paying restitution. The charges stem from the theft of an Apple laptop, cash, and sunglasses.

Peter J. Pate, 36, of West Tisbury, had a Nov. 12 charge of assault and battery in West Tisbury dismissed upon request of the defendant, with no objection by the commonwealth.

March 11

Darryl Baptiste, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arraigned on March 10 charges in Oak Bluffs of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (razor) and assault and battery. Bail was set at $1,000 cash and a pretrial hearing scheduled for April 12. According to police reports filed in court, the charges stem from a fight at the Ritz Cafe, in which he allegedly slashed the victim with a razor. According to police, the victim had abrasions and observable lacerations on his body and leather jacket.

Jason M. Canha, 40, of West Tisbury, admitted to sufficient facts on Feb. 8 charges in West Tisbury of drunken driving and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, continued without a finding for one year. Ordered to pay $350 in fees, to complete a 24-day driver alcohol education program and to lose license for 45 days. Found not responsible for a marked lanes violation.

Jason M. Canha, 40, of West Tisbury, pleaded guilty to a miscellaneous statutory violation for driving during the statewide driving ban during the Feb. 8 snowstorm. Ordered to pay a $100 fine.

Jason M. Canha, 40, of Vineyard Haven, pleaded guilty to an Oct. 21 charge in West Tisbury of assault and battery, sentenced to one year in a house of correction with 26 days to serve, deemed served and balance suspended two years. Placed on probation for two years, ordered to pay a $50 victim/witness assessment and a $65 monthly probation services fee (less one month), attend a batterer’s program, and not to abuse the victim.

Kenneth R. Gross, 87, of Vineyard Haven, admitted to sufficient facts on a March 17 charge in Vineyard Haven of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, continued without a finding for one year. Ordered to remain alcohol-free, pay a $50 victim/witness assessment and to pay a $50 monthly probation services fee. A charge of drunken driving was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth, and he was found not responsible for a marked lanes violation.

Jake C. Merrill, 31, of Vineyard Haven, was arraigned on a March 9 charge of disorderly conduct in Oak Bluffs. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 12.

Patrece L. Petersen, 40, of Edgartown, was arraigned on March 10 charges in Oak Bluffs of assault to murder, assault and battery, and disorderly conduct. According to police reports filed in court, the charges stem from an alleged fight at the Ritz Cafe, in which Mr. Petersen allegedly choked another man and said “I’m going to kill you.” Bail was set at $5,000 cash and a pretrial hearing scheduled for April 12.

Shane K. True, 31, of Edgartown, pleaded guilty to a Nov. 12 charge in Vineyard Haven of assault and battery, placed on probation for one year. Ordered to pay a $50 victim/witness assessment and a $50 monthly probation services fee, and not to abuse the victim. A charge of threat to commit a crime was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth.

Matthew P. Tucci, 30, of Boylston, pleaded guilty to Jan. 17 charges in Oak Bluffs of possessing to distribute a class A drug (heroin) and possessing to distribute a class B drug (Clonazepam), ordered to two and a half years in a house of correction with 18 months to serve, balance suspended two years and ordered to remain drug-free with screens. Pleaded guilty to possessing a class A drug (heroin), sentenced to one year in a house of correction to be served concurrent with the other sentence, and pleaded guilty to false/misuse of a liquor ID card or license, sentenced to three months in a house of correction, also to be served concurrent with the other sentence. A charge of failure to register as a sex offender was dismissed upon request of the commonwealth. According to police reports, confidential sources had told police that Mr. Tucci was allegedly selling heroin at various places in Oak Bluffs. After stopping Mr. Tucci in a vehicle near where he was staying in Oak Bluffs, police said they found a spoon with a white residue believed to be heroin in the car, and said that Mr. Tucci had the ID of another man on his person. Police said they found heroin and Clonazepam pills where he was staying, with drugs allegedly hidden in a plastic bag behind a metal decorative fish hanging on the wall. The police report said 14 grams of heroin were found, which has a street value of more than $6,000.

Ira A. Yaffee, 66, of Oak Bluffs, was arraigned on March 9 charges in Edgartown of drunken driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes violation. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 9.