This week’s Current Court Report includes arraignments and dispositions from Monday’s Nantucket District Court session. It is led with the arrest of an island resident who allegedly got into a physical altercation with two individuals at a residence before arriving at Nantucket Cottage Hospital, damaging over $50,000 of equipment, and assaulting two police officers.
Michael Thomas McInerney, 30, of Nantucket was arraigned on January 6th on charges of assault & battery on a person over 60 years old (three counts) and malicious destruction of property over $1,200, as well as January 7th charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts), malicious destruction of property over $1,200 (seven counts), and disorderly conduct (two counts).
According to the police reports, on January 6th, McInerney allegedly threw a plate at a television and got into an altercation with two individuals at the residence he was at.
The alleged victims told police that McInerney pushed and shoved them, and in one instance picked one of the individuals up off the stairs and threw them into a dog crate in front of the TV stand.
McInerney then left the residence and allegedly stripped down naked. When he attempted to get back into the house, he broke two doors, a window, and a lamp. Officers also observed a TV to have a cracked screen, a damaged dog crate, a shattered plate, and a second damaged lamp – resulting in damages over $1,200.
On January 7th just after 6 a.m., officer Chase Colasurdo was on prisoner watch at Nantucket Cottage Hospital when McInerney allegedly grabbed a LifePak cardiac monitor and defibrillator and used it as a weapon with the intent to destroy the hospital room in the emergency department. He also swung the LifePak in Colasurdo’s direction.
Colasurdo stated in his report that McInerney destroyed approximately $44,610.95 worth of medical equipment and committed the act “deliberately and out of hostility toward (Colasurdo) and hospital staff.”
Colasurdo requested assistance in dealing with McInerney at the hospital, and officer Jack Moran Jr. also responded to the facility. Moran wrote that upon his arrival, McInerney wielded a metal IV fluid stand and utilized it as a weapon. Moran said in his report after McInerney destroyed numerous items he closed the distance between himself and officers before attempting to swing the metal IV stand at them. Moran said McInerney damaged another $10,329.99 worth of hospital equipment in this encounter.
McInerney had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court March 4th for a pretrial hearing. He is currently being held in the Barnstable House of Corrections.
In other Nantucket District Court news, Yoaris Manuel Eustate Alvarado, 31, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty to April 20th charges of breaking and entering a building in the nighttime for a felony and possessing ammunition without an FID card. Alvarado was ordered to complete one year of probation, stay away and have no contact with the victim, and pay a $90 victim/witness fee. After pleading guilty to a felony, Alvarado will be required to supply the state with a DNA sample.
Charges of assault & battery, assault with a dangerous weapon (two counts), and malicious destruction of property under $1,200 were dismissed as part of the plea.
Alvarado was the individual who was arrested after breaking into a home, physically assaulting an individual inside, and later threatened to shoot the alleged victim with a BB gun multiple times in an April of 2023 incident. You can read the full story of his arrest and initial charges here.
Byron Gonzales, 36, of Chelsea was arraigned on July 24, 2021 charges of possessing a Class B drug, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to identify himself as a motor vehicle operator, and failure to stop/yield. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and will have the charges dismissed following the payment of $200 in court costs.
Deidre C. Hausslein, 29, of Nantucket will have a Sept. 6 charge of assault & battery on a family/household member dismissed due to lack of prosecution after the alleged victim in the case declined to cooperate with prosecutors.
John B. Hawkins, 62, of Nantucket will have an Oct. 16, 2023 charge of leaving the scene of property damage dismissed following the payment of $50 in court costs.
Jose Juarez Rodriguez, 51, of Nantucket will have June 24, 2023 charges of failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of property damage continued without a finding for six months on the condition he complete probation without violation and pay $118.75 in restitution.
Charges of receiving a lost credit card, using a motor vehicle without authority, failure to stop for police, failure to stop/yield (two counts), possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, operating a vehicle with an unsecured/uncovered load, eight charges of leaving the scene of property damage, and resisting arrest dismissed as part of the plea.
According to the police report, Rodriguez was alleged to have stolen a work truck, struck a string of mailboxes on Bailey and Essex Roads, and led police on a brief chase that ended at the intersection of Miacomet and Surfside roads.
Sanjean Melecia Wallace Chambers, 38, of Nantucket, was arraigned on a Nov. 15 charge of assault & battery on a family/household member and two Nov. 16 charges of assault & battery. She had not-guilty pleas entered on her behalf and was ordered to return to court March 4th for a pretrial hearing.
*All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty under a court of law*