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In court: a round up of cases heard by Essex magistrates

By Ciaran_Gold  |  Posted: March 22, 2014

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CASES heard by Chelmsford and Colchester magistrates from Thursday March 6 to Tuesday March 11.

Sent to prison

EDWARD PAUL TURNER, 32, of Murchison Close, Chelmsford, was sent to prison for 56 days.

He was given 28 days for stealing two laptops valued at £235.98 from Cash Converters in Chelmsford on January 24 while subject to a community order imposed on May 29 last year.

The original order was revoked and he was given a further 28 days consecutive for the original offence of theft of a modem from Maplin in Chelmsford on May 11.

DEAN MARTIN HUGHES, 31, of Hardy Close, Braintree, was sent to prison for 14 weeks.

He was given two weeks for stealing eight cans of lager valued at £8.49 from One Stop shop in Braintree on September 2 whilst on bail.

He was given two weeks consecutive for stealing foodstuffs to the value of £33.88 from Tesco in Braintree on January 17; two weeks consecutive for stealing a belt valued at £32 from Burtons Menswear in Braintree on January 21; and two weeks consecutive for attempting to steal clothing valued at £33 from Peacock at Braintree on January 21.

The defendant was also given three weeks consecutive for stealing a television valued at £169.99, together with another person, from the East of England Co-op at Halstead on February 9; and three weeks consecutive for stealing alcohol valued at £12.98 from Halstead Service Station on January 26.

ADAM KARL HAYES, 23, of Elm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, was sent to prison for 12 weeks for failing to notify police that he was staying in a house for more than 12 hours in Chelmsford between October 19, 2013 and January 26, 2014, being a relevant offender within the terms of the Sexual Offences Act.

He was also given 12 weeks concurrent for failing to notify police of an additional address in Birmingham where he stayed for seven nights or more between October 26, 2013 and January 26 this year.

Suspended sentence

ANN-MARIE ELVIN, 44, of Francis Way, Silver End, was given a four week prison sentence, suspended for six months, for stealing a memory card valued at £35 from Tesco in Braintree on January 23.

The defendant is a persistent offender and committed the offence while subject to a community order.

She must pay an £80 victim surcharge and £60 costs to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Assault

SHANNON LOUISE MIDDLETON, 22, of Tobruk Road, Chelmsford, was given a 12 month conditional discharge for assaulting Michael Harris by beating him at Chelmsford on November 29.

She must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

GRAHAM DWYER, 25, of Sawyers Road, Little Totham, was fined £100 for assaulting Constance Dwyer by beating her at Little Totham on February 8.

He must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

AARON JAMES WARDLEY, 30, of Halyard Reach, South Woodham Ferrers, was given a community order for assaulting Nicola Charman by beating her at South Woodham Ferrers on January 18.

He was placed under a curfew for four weeks and ordered to participate in Building Better Relationships for 31 days, and attend appointments with a responsible officer.

He must pay a £60 surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

LUKE CHARLES CORDES, 20, of Lavender Drive, Southminster, was given a community order for assaulting Ryan Clark by beating him at Chelmsford on January 3.

The defendant must participate in Medium Alcohol Requirement Information for 12 days, attend appointments with a responsible officer, and carry out 60 hours of unpaid, supervised work within the next 12 months.

He must also pay £50 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

MICHAEL LYALL, 44, of Cumberland Crescent, Chelmsford, was given a 12 month conditional discharge, having assaulted Mandy Lyall by beating her at Chelmsford on January 25.

He must pay a £15 surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

KANE ALAN WATTS, 24, of Barleyfields, Witham, was given a community order for assaulting three people by beating them in Newland Street in Witham on November 29.

The defendant must participate in Aggression Replacement Training for 22 days, and attend appointments with a responsible officer. He must pay £50 compensation to each of his victims plus a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

Criminal damage

TONY RONALD AUSTIN, 20, of Baddow Road, Great Baddow, was given a 12 month conditional discharge for damaging a window at Kings Coffee House in Moulsham Street to the value of £710.58 in Chelmsford on March 31 last year.

He was ordered to pay compensation of £710.58 plus a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

Drugs - possession

ANDREW SEBASTIAN BURT, 32, of Vicarage Avenue, White Notley, was given a community order for possessing 1.4 grams of crack cocaine, a controlled class A drug, at Stansted on November 24 last year.

He must carry out 40 hours of unpaid, supervised work within the next 12 months, pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS and forfeit the drugs and have them destroyed.

The defendant also failed to surrender to custody at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on December 10, having been released on bail on November 24.

Drugs - producing

ANDREW SUMMERFIELD, 45, of Elm Close, Tiptree, was given a 12 month conditional discharge for producing a quantity of cannabis, a controlled class B drug, at Colchester on January 25.

He must pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS. The cannabis and paraphernalia are to be forfeited and destroyed.

Resisting a constable

JAMES STEPHEN MARTIN, 39, of Keats Square, South Woodham Ferrers, was ordered to pay £50 compensation for resisting a police constable in the execution of her duty at South Woodham Ferrers on February 10.

He must pay £85 costs to the CPS.

SHANE SMITH, 22, of Gypsy Lane, Little Dunmow, was given a community order for resisting a police constable in the execution of his duty at Braintree on January 26.

He had also damaged the blue lights of a police vehicle to the value of £100 and assaulted a second police constable.

He was placed under a curfew for one month and ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid, supervised work within the next 12 months.

He must pay £150 compensation, a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

Social Security offences

DANIEL PAUL PASKE, 42, of Camelot Close, Chelmsford, was given a community order for failing to notify Chelmsford City Council of a change of circumstances between September 19, 2011 and October 31, 2012 that would affect his entitlement to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit.

He also failed to notify the Department for Work and Pensions between September 7, 2011 and October 31, 2012 that he was working which would affect his entitlement to Jobseekers Allowance.

He was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid, supervised work within the next 12 months, pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

Theft – shoplifting

KIERON JOSEPH NOONE, 24, of Lynmouth Avenue, Chelmsford, was given a community order for stealing three DVDs to the value of £37.97 from Argos in Chelmsford on February 7.

The defendant was placed under a curfew for 28 days with electronic tagging and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £50 costs to the CPS.

KIRA JADE WHITE, 25, of Twelve Acres, Braintree, was given a community order for five counts of shoplifting at Clacton on December 13 and 14.

She also stole perishable goods and a pair of earrings to the value of £12.80 from Sainsbury in Colchester on February 10 whilst subject to a 12 month conditional discharge order imposed on September 3 for possessing controlled drugs on June 17.

The defendant must attend Chelmsford senior mixed attendance centre for 30 hours.

ROMA TRACY TAYLOR, 50, of Cedar Avenue, Tiptree, was given a 12 month conditional discharge for stealing a pressure washer valued at £144.99 from Homebase in Colchester on July 20.

Threatening behaviour

GRAHAM JOHN WOOLLEY, 39, of Pine Croft, Ashbourne in Derbyshire, was given a community order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour likely to provoke unlawful violence being used in Chelmsford on September 18.

The defendant must carry out 150 hours of unpaid, supervised work within the next 12 months, pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

 

Careless driving

 

ROBERT O’REILLY, 25, of Hutchinson Close, Tiptree, was given eight penalty points on his driving licence for driving along the A414 at Maldon on August 5 last year without due care and attention.

The defendant crossed over the white line onto the opposite carriageway and collided head on with a second vehicle, pushing the other vehicle backwards onto a grass verge, and causing whip lash injuries to the driver.

He was also driving without insurance. He was fined £110 and must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £90 costs.

KIRSTY O’CONNOR, 25, of Hither Blakers, South Woodham Ferrers, was given three points on her licence for driving along Lower Burnham Road in South Woodham Ferrers on August 1 without due care and attention.

While waiting at a junction, the defendant saw a vehicle travelling along Burnham Road indicating left.

Believing the vehicle was going to turn left she pulled out of the junction into the path of the on coming vehicle. She must pay a £60 fine and £20 victim surcharge.

 

Drink-driving

CARL MATTHEW ROBERTSON, 39, of Stock Road, Stock, was disqualified from driving for 20 months for driving along the A414, London Road in Chelmsford on December 8 after he had been drinking.

The proportion of alcohol measured 194 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, more than double the limit.

He was fined £110 and must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

 

CAROLINE TAPLIN, 40, of Tythe Close, Chelmsford, was given a three year driving ban and a community order for driving along The Street in Little Waltham on December 4 after she had been drinking.

The proportion of alcohol in her urine, measured 262 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine, just under two and a half times the limit.

The defendant was placed under a curfew for two months and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs to the CPS.

 

 

 

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