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Jail Time for Copper Thief

The following cases were heard in Westborough District Court.

Wednesday, Nov. 28 

Christopher A. Shaw, 32, of 33 Hopkinton Rd., Westborough, was found guilty by Judge Vito Virzi of four counts of breaking-and-entering in the nighttime to commit a felony. He was sentenced to 2 and a half years in the House of Corrections with credit for 57 days served. Police say Shaw took part in a number of house breaks in Northborough during the summer of 2012 in which copper piping and wiring was stolen and later sold for scrap. 

Matthew J. Morano, 23, of 234 Magill Dr., Grafton was arrested by Grafton police and charged with forgery of a bank note and larceny under $250. Judge Vito Virzi ordered Morano held on $250 cash bail or $2,.500 surety and scheduled a formal arraignment for Dec. 3. Also charged in the same case is Timothy Sunden, 22, of 201 St. Nicholas Ave., Worcester, who faces charges of uttering a false check and larceny under $250. He is due back in court on Dec. 27. According to a police report, Morano allegedly stole checks from his mother, which he then forged and signed over to Sunden. When Sunden attempted to cash one of the checks, which had already been reported stolen, at the Grafton Suburban Credit Union, a bank employee called police. 

Newton Ribeiro, 34, of 39 Pleasant St., Apt. 2A, Nortborough, was arrested by Northborough police and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, a marked lanes violation, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and refusing to identify self to police. Judge Vito Virzi found Riberio guilty on the OUI charge, sentencing him to 60 days in the House of Corrections, with credit for 78 days served. He was found responsible on the uninsured and marked lanes violations, which were filed, and the refusing to identify charge was dismissed. 

Judge Vito Virzi dismissed an assault and battery charge against Humberto Fernandez, 61, of 18 Steven Rd., Apt. S1, Westborough. The charges were originally brought by Westborough police. 

Pablo Rivera, 43, of 119 Riverlin St., Millbury, was summonsed to court on a complaint by Shrewsbury police on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, larceny over $250 and conspiracy. Judge Vito Virzi found Rivera guilty on the B&E charge, sentencing him to six months in the House of Corrections, with credit for 71 days served. The other two charges were dismissed. 

Stephen Millioto, 49, of 3111 Arbor Dr., Shrewsbury, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Shrewsbury police to face two charges of larceny by check. Judge Vito Virzi released Millioto on personal recognizance and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Jan. 17. Police say Millioto twice purchased items at Delgreco Supply, paying with checks from his business, SRT Landscaping, that were returned for insufficient funds. 

Jason J. McKeeon, 29, of 11 Chesterfield Rd., Northborough, was summons dot court on a complaint from Northborough police to face charges of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and defacing property. Judge Vito Virzi dismissed all the charges at the request of prosecutors, who said the alleged victim no longer wished to press charges. 

Shannon E. Viteritti, 25, of 87 Elm St., Worcester, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Northborough police on a charge of assault and battery. Judge Vito Virzi released Viteritti on personal recognizance and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Jan. 9. 

Laura E. Gailor, 25, of 19 Godfrey Ln., Milford, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Grafton police to face a charge of larceny over $250. Judge Vito Virzi released Gailor on personal recognizance and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Jan. 16. 

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