This week’s Current Court Report includes arraignments and dispositions from Monday’s Nantucket District Court session. It is led by the man involved in an apparent hit & run incident Sunday evening being arraigned on several charges.
Roberto Rassan Curvelo Campos, 35, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 23 charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of personal injury, failure to stop/yield, and a marked lanes violation. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court Aug. 21 for a pretrial hearing.
According to the police report, officer Jack Moran Jr. received a dispatch to respond to the area of Old South Road/Pine Crest Drive for the report of a motor vehicle accident. Moran observed a single vehicle in the inbound lane upon arrival with severe front-end damage to a 2020 Ford EcoSport.
The vehicle was struck by another vehicle that crossed the double yellow line, hit the victim, and eventually fled the scene. The only occupant of the EcoSport was a woman who was transported to Nantucket Cottage Hospital with minor injuries.
A male party then approached Moran saying “I think I know who it was” referring to the second motor vehicle involved. The male said Campos and another individual got into an argument at their house, which led to Campos quickly leaving with his dog. The individual said he heard the car crash almost immediately after the abrupt exit from the home and knew it was Campos.
A second 9-1-1 call came in stating a black pick up truck was seen leaving the scene after the crash with heavy front-end damage as well, traveling down Nobadeer Farm Road and then Milestone Road. Moran said it was reported that this vehicle was driving in a reckless manner and nearly struck multiple vehicles while running a stop sign at the intersection of Nobadeer Farm Road and Milestone Road.
Moran said two motorcycle riders – Jason Pearl and Angel Landeverde – observed Campos fleeing the scene, running the stop sign, and followed Campos until he finally came to a stop at Milestone Road/Russell’s Way area. The vehicle Campos was driving was a Black Chevy Colorado.
A Massachusetts State Trooper quickly arrived on scene and observed Campos unsteady on his feet with bloodshot, glassy eyes, and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Campos is facial area. Field sobriety tests were conducted, and Campos failed every one while refusing to submit a portable breath test.
In other Nantucket District Court news, Yago Barbosa Dasilva, 23, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 18 charges of breaking and entering into a vehicle in the daytime for a felony and conspiracy. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and his bail was set at $10,000. He was ordered to return to court Aug. 21 for a pretrial hearing.
Jhan Lourenco Barbosa, 20, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 18 charges of breaking and entering a vehicle in the daytime for a felony and conspiracy. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and his bail was set at $10,000 on these new charges. Barbosa however had his bail revoked on six prior, open cases to his name and was ordered to be held in the Barnstable House of Corrections. He was ordered to return to court Aug. 21 for a pretrial hearing.
Joseph Clark, 35, of Nantucket, had a June 17 charge of assault and battery dismissed due to lack of prosecution.
Leslie Frazer, 27, of Nantucket, had Feb. 11 charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (two charges) and assault and battery dismissed due to lack of prosecution.
After being continued without a finding for six months, Adrian Goode, 21, of Nantucket, had a Nov. 10, 2022 charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed.
Newton A. Lawrence, 31, of Nantucket, had Sept. 15, 2022 charges of strangulation/suffocation (two charges), rape, assault and battery on a family/household member (two charges), and assault on a family/household member dismissed.
The dismissal comes after the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office told the court that the alleged victim has told them repeatedly that she “is out of state” and “too busy” to return and speak with them.
A DNA test was also conducted, and the results came back showing that the DNA did not belong to Lawrence and belonged to someone else.
Steven Alexander Mancia Munoz, 22, of Centerville, will have May 25 charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, speeding, a marked lanes violation, and using a motor vehicle without authority dismissed on the condition he complete six months of pretrial probation.
Manuel Omar Portillo Rivera, 25, of Nantucket, was arraigned on July 18 charges of disturbing the peace and trespassing. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court Sept. 5 for a pretrial hearing.
Elijah Daniel Stover, 48, of Nantucket, had a June 25 charge of trespassing dismissed.