Antrim / Bennington

2 indicted on felony charges

MANCHESTER — Antrim resident Brandon Bernier, 21, and Bennington resident Shareece Nozary, 21, were each indicted by a Hillsborough County Superior Court North Grand Jury in April.

Bernier was twice indicted as a habitual offender for operating an off-highway road vehicle under a suspended or revoked license, which is a felony. He could face a maximum of five years in jail.

Bernier was also indicted by Hillsborough police for tampering with witnesses and informants, a class B felony, for which he could serve a maximum of seven years in jail, in connection with an accident in Hillsborough on Nov. 17, 2012.

Nozary was indicted for one count of receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor, and one for forgery, a class B felony, for which Nozary could face a maximum of seven years in jail.

Hillsborough Police Department Capt. Ian Donovan said in a phone interview Monday that Bernier was deemed a habitual offender for operating without a valid license at a hearing of the Department of Motor Vehicles on Nov. 5, 2012.

That same month, Bernier was involved in a car accident in Hillsborough while operating a motor vehicle. The tampering with witnesses and informants charge and indictment followed when he instructed someone else to tell Hillsborough police that Major had been driving the car at the time of the accident, the indictment states.

Donovan added that Bernier has moved from Hilsborough to Antrim a few times, and on several occasions he was arrested by each department.

“He was arrested three times as a habitual offender, and that was just by us,” Donovan said. The other times were in Antrim. Donovan didn’t specify how many times Bernier has been arrested as a habitual offender, but he did say it has been on numerous occasions.

At 3:15 p.m. on March 29, 2013, Antrim police responded to Bernier’s residence after receiving a call stating Bernier was operating a Yamaha off-highway recreational vehicle as a habitual offender. He was arrested, charged and released on $30,000 cash bail.

Then on April 6 before his scheduled court hearing on April 18, Bernier was arrested again for operating a Yamaha off-highway recreational vehicle. He was transported directly to Valley Street Jail in Manchester and was held without bail until his arraignment on April 8.

In a separate case, Shareece Nozary is facing indictments for receiving stolen property and forgery in connection with a money order she attempted to cash at an Antrim bank. On Jan. 22, Nozary received a money order which, according to the indictment, she knew to be stolen. The money order belonged to someone else whose relationship to Nozary in unknown.

On the same day, Nozary allegedly committed forgery by altering the name on the money order by signing her name and attempted to cash it at the Antrim Bank of New Hampshire, located on Main Street.

According to Antrim police, bank tellers had already received information on the stolen money order.

Nozary turned herself in to Antrim police on Feb. 11 and was released on $1,000 personal recognizance, and was given a court date of March 14.

One of Nozary’s indictments was signed on April 9, and the other on April 19. All three of Bernier’s indictments were signed and dated on April 19.

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