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Former teacher indicted on sex assault charges

December 30, 2009
LANCASTER — Matthew Brooks, 31 of Canaan, Vt., was indicted on Dec. 21, by a Cos Grand Jury, on two counts of felonious sexual assault, two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of theft by unauthorized taking. Mr. Brooks, a former teacher in Pittsburg, is accused of fondling and other inappropriate touching with a 14-year-old girl between the dates of Oct. 1, 2008 and May, 30, 2009. Between April 1 and May 30, 2009 is when Mr. Brooks is alleged to have engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sex with the same teenage girl. He is also accused of stealing an Acer Laptop valued at $1,000 from SAU #7, between April 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009. Mr. Brooks was a Pittsburg High School teacher and girls' soccer coach during the time the incidents are alleged to have taken place.

William Burke, 20, of Concord, has been indicted on charges of theft by unauthorized taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. Mr. Burke is accused of causing $1,000 of damage to a 2001 GMC pick-up truck belonging to Ray Willey, on August 13, by smashing the vehicle's windows, damaging it's exterior and interior and scratching "Hi Ray" and an expletive on the truck body. He is also suspected of stealing $1,000 of camera equipment belonging to Debrah Whitney, on Feb. 22, including a Nikon D70 camera, a 67 mm Nikon Lens, Nikon AF 70-300 mm zoom lens, a Hoya skylight UV filter and numerous other camera accessories.

Kayla Correau, 22, of Goffstown, was indicted on a charge of shoplifting. Ms. Correau allegedly took 15 DVDs, razors, shampoos, socks, bras, thongs, a hamper, Q-tips, toothpaste and lotion valued together at $500 from Wal-Mart in Gorham on August 17.

Joshua King, 18, of Berlin, and Jonathan Martinelli, 21, of Berlin, were each indicted on a charge of burglary. The two men allegedly entered Ryan Mitchell's 179 Willow Street dwelling in Berlin on Nov. 23.

Kenneth Robidoux, 19, of West Stewartstown, and Michael Scott Verrill, 18, of Beecher Falls, Vt., were each indicted on five counts of burglary and one count of criminal mischief. Mr. Robidoux also faces two counts of theft. The two men are accused of breaking into five Colebrook area residences between Jan 1 and March 30. The two are suspected to have caused damages in excess of $1,000 to Mr. Talbot's property including a waterbed, rug and ceiling. Mr. Robidoux also allegedly stole a Ruger police service .357 magnum revolver and a Browning 9 mm pistol belonging to Mr. Forcier.

Larry Garneau, 25, of Berlin, was indicted on five counts of prohibited acts, burglary, taking without owner's consent and theft by unauthorized taking. Mr. Garneau was found in possession of Suboxone: which helps prevent withdrawal symptoms in someone who has stopped taking narcotics, Darvocet: a habit forming pain reliever and Cyclobenzaprine: a muscle relaxant according to www.drugs.com. Mr. Garneau is also alleged to have entered the premises of

Robert Nadeau of Peavey Lane Berlin and taken his 1996 Honda Civic and a Garmin GPS (valued at $500) between Sept. 17 and 24.

Ronal Gilcris, 32, of Northumberland, was indicted on a charge of reckless conduct. Mr, Gilcris is accused of driving his 2001 Saturn into a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by Daniel Benoit, at the Riverside Speedway on August 16. The impact caused Mr. Benoit to crash and Mr. Gilcris is accused of acting in a manner capable of producing serious bodily injury.

Craig Keoveny, 39 of Conway, was indicted on the charge of issuing bad checks on Sept. 16 to P& L Auto Parts in Berlin.

Chad Moxley, 29, of Berlin was indicted on the charge of driving after being certified a habitual offender.

Paul Nobile, 46, of Berlin, was indicted on the charges of forgery and issuing bad checks. Mr. Nobile allegedly issued bad checks totaling $937 to LL Cote's using the fictitious name of David Shanon. Mr. Nobile also allegedly tried to cash a check of $1006.25 made payable to himself under the name of A-One Exclusion LLC, a limited liability company for which he is the only listed member/agent.

Stephen Rich, 39, of Berlin, was indicted on the charge of driving after being certified a habitual offender.

Denny Santana, 32, of Whitefield, was indicted on the charge of driving after being certified a habitual offender.

William Grondin, 57, of Gorham, was indicted for being in possession of a 9 mm rifle on Oct. 3 after being convicted of a felony of Burglary by Carrol County Superior Court on March 6, 1989.

Arraigned is scheduled for all of these cases in Cos Superior Court on Jan. 11.

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