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Fulton sentenced for uttering threat to burn house

Jamie Theresa Pettigrew, 28, of 5 Albion St., Amherst, will return for sentencing in October after pleading guilty to two criminal charges.
Pettigrew entered the guilty pleas to one count of assault on Chantelle Carol Balleux, and one count of assault on Jeremy Scott MacKinnon.
Pettigrew will return for a pre-sentence report and sentencing on Oct. 14, 2008, at 9:30 a.m.
The incidents occurred June 3, 2007, in Amherst.
Her undertaking has continued.

Matthew Dale Melanson, 19, of 27 Chamberlain St., Amherst, will return for sentencing after pleading guilty to uttering a threat to cause death to Jessica O'Dell.
Melanson's defence counsel, Stephanie Hillson, has requested a pre-sentence report.
The matter has been adjourned for the pre-sentence report and sentencing to Oct. 20, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.
The incident occurred May 14, 2008, in Amherst.
His undertaking has continued.

Mark Ashley Warner, 34, of 1068 Highway 6, Warren, entered guilty pleas to three criminal charges and will return for sentencing at the beginning of October.
Warner pleaded guilty to one count each of assaulting a peace officer, causing a disturbance and breaching a probation order.
He will return for a pre-sentence report and sentencing on Oct. 6, 2008, at 1:30 p.m.
The incidents occurred July 6, 2008, in Amherst.
Warner has agreed to co-operate with probation services.

Carman Ralston Mattinson, 63, of 1116 Cove Road, Little River, received a total of 13 months conditional sentence order after pleading guilty in June to one count each of failing to comply with a probation order and unlawfully producing marijuana.
Mattinson received a 12-month conditional sentence order for pleading guilty to the marijuana production charge, and a one-month consecutive conditional sentence order for breaching his probation.
Both conditional sentences include conditions.
The incidents occurred between Dec. 13, 2007, and April 16, 2008, in Kolbec.

Morgan Austin Patriquin, 24, of 12148 Highway 6, Wallace, was sentenced to a total of 24 months in custody after entering guilty pleas to numerous charges.
Patriquin received four months custody after changing his plea to guilty to one count of mischief or property damage.
The incident occurred April 24, 2008, in Pugwash.
He was sentenced to four months consecutive and one-month concurrent custody after pleading guilty to one count of theft under $5,000 and one count of failing to comply with an undertaking, respectively.
The incidents occurred June 23, 2008, in Pugwash.
Patriquin entered a guilty plea to one count of assaulting Randy Allen and was sentenced to six months consecutive custody.
He entered guilty pleas to one count each of failing to comply with an undertaking, resisting arrest or a peace officer, assaulting a peace officer, escaping police custody and uttering a threat to cause death to Dan Anger and Paul Bouchere. He was sentenced to two months custody for each charge, consecutive to one another and the other sentences imposed. Following the custody sentences, each count will include two years of probation with conditions, concurrent with one another.
The incidents occurred Aug. 22, 2008, in Pugwash.

Nathan Patrick Boyd, 19, of 97 Church St., Amherst, was given a suspended sentence and probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft under $5,000.
The six-month sentence comes with conditions, including 20 hours of community service work to be completed by the end of the sentence.
He was also given a $50 victim fine surcharge, to be paid by Sept. 25, 2008.
The incident occurred June 11, 2008, in Amherst.

Shawn Joostema, 34, of 216 Lake Killarney Road, Amherst, was fined a total of $1,150 after pleading guilty to one count of failing the breathalyser.
Joostema was fined $1,000, plus given a $150 surcharge, or 17 days in custody, to be paid by Aug. 25, 2009.
He was also given a one-year probation order with conditions, and an 18-month driving prohibition was enforced.
If Joostema desires, he has been given the authorization to apply for the alcohol ignition interlock device program after three months.
The incident occurred June 21, 2008, in Amherst.

Jamie Eileen MacKenzie, 32, of 18113 Highway 2, Fenwick, was fined a total of $1,725 after pleading guilty to one count of failing the breathalyser.
MacKenzie was given a fine of $1,500 and a $225 surcharge, or 26 days in custody, to be paid by Aug. 25, 2009.
She was also given a one-year driving prohibition, where after three months, MacKenzie has the authorization to apply for the alcohol ignition interlock device program if she so desires.
The incident occurred July 5, 2008, in Lakelands.

George Patrick Ryan, 58, of 121 Spruce Lane, Port Howe, was fined more than $4,000 after pleading guilty to charges involving contraband tobacco.
Ryan was given a $926.50, or 14 days in custody, after pleading guilty to one count of possession of unstamped tobacco products.
He was also fined $3,201.02, or 49 consecutive days in custody, after entering a guilty plea to one count of possession of tobacco products with unpaid tax.
He has until Aug. 25, 2009, to pay both fines in total.
The incidents occurred June 4, 2008, in Port Howe.

Kevin David Dowe, 33, of 5 Gladstone Ave., Amherst, was given a suspended sentence and probation after pleading guilty in June to one count of failing to comply with an undertaking.
The nine-month sentence comes with conditions.
The incident occurred Oct. 21, 2007, in Amherst.

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