Bertie Smith, 34, of 316 Church St., Richmond, was charged July 15 on felony charges of breaking and entering a dwelling of a person older than 60 and larceny over $1,500. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a housebreak and larceny that allegedly occurred during the first week of June on New London Turnpike. The suspect gained entry through an unlocked door to the home and allegedly stole several items of jewelry. Smith surrendered himself on the strength of a court-authorized warrant at the 4th Division District Court for an arraignment and was released on his own recognizance to appear for a felony screening Aug. 22.
Sage Mars, 18, of 94 Old Mill, Road, Charlestown, was charged with violation of a no-contact order July 17 after police said a resident of Tall Timbers Drive received calls saying Mars was trying to break into their home. Mars, according to police, ran into the woods before officers arrived on the scene but later surrendered himself. The no-contact order was a result of Mars’ arrest on charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct related to an alleged assault and battery on a former 16-year-old girlfriend. He appear in 4th Division Court later that morning where he pleaded no contest for which he received a one-year suspended sentence with one year of probation. He was also order to complete batterer’s intervention and pay court costs. The no-contact order with the victim remains in effect.