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Shaw's Seeks Restitution After Ripped Off at Self-Scanner

Also in Westborough District Court, a man is answering to charges after being irritated he had no place to charge his cell phone.

Monday, Nov. 26 

Joseph Rieck, 57, of 6 Burghardt St., Worcester, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Shrewsbury police to face a charge of larceny over $250. Judge Vito Virzi released Rieck on personal recognizance and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Jan. 31. According to a police report, Rieck is accused of avoiding paying pay for items at the Shaw's Supermarket, allegedly using the self-scan  checkout on some 34 separate occasions between July and October to pay for only some items in his shopping cart. The store is seeking restitution of $2,074.36. 

Keith R. Avella, 38, of 233 Main St., Easthampton, was arrested by Northborough police and charged with malicious destruction of property, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Judge Vito Virzi released Avella on personal recognizance and set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 10. According to police, Avella entered the Yowza store on Main St. on Nov. 23 and became agitated when his request for a place to charge his cell phone was not met. As he exited the store, he threw open the door, breaking its hinge, and remained belligerent when police arrived a short time later. 

Benjamin C. Peak, 22, of 69 Malden St., W. Boylston, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Shrewsbury police to face charges of operating with a suspended license, subsequent offense, a number plate violation and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Judge Vito Virzi dismissed all charges upon payment of $200 in court costs. 

Bernard Leblanc, 49, of 36 Berry St., Framingham, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Northborough police to face charges of larceny under $250 and possession of a class E substance. Judge Vito Virzi found Leblanc guilty on the larceny charge and ordered him to serve six months of supervised probation. The possession charge was continued without a finding for six months. 

Donald P. Hynes, 25, of 222 Washington Ave., Somerset, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Grafton police to face charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, send or reading an electronic message and a marked lanes violation. Judge Vito Virzi found Hynes guilty on the negligent operation charge and sentenced him to 18 months of supervised probation and ordered him to take part in the National Highway Safety Training Program. Hynes was found responsible on the unsafe operation and texting charges and not responsible on the marked lanes charge. 

James S. Wolk, 42, of 1 Second St., Apt. 1B, N. Grafton, was arrested by State Police and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, second offense, a marked lanes violation and an open container violation. Judge Vito Virzi released Wolk on personal recognizance and set a pretrial hearing for Jan. 10.  

Wilma M. Feliciano, 55, of 23 Haskell St., Westborough, was summonsed to court on a complaint from Northborough police to face a charge of shoplifting by asportation. Judge Vito Virzi dismissed the charge upon payment of $300 in court costs. 

Gabrielle Dejesus, 43, of 13 Courtland St., Milford, was arrested by Shrewsbury police and charged with assault and battery. Judge Vito Virzi released Dejesus on personal recognizance and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Jan. 10. 

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