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IN COURT: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: August 23, 2012

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Every week, the Echo will list the results of cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates’ Court. As these details are in the public domain, please do not contact us asking if we will leave cases out.

Christian Viveash , 35, of Pellinore Road, Exeter, has been made the subject of a community order for using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause a person to believe that immediate unlawful violence was going to be used against them on July 12. He pleaded guilty and will be subject to a curfew for three months with no order for costs.

Marc Smith , 27, of Briar Crescent, Exeter, admitted damaging the windscreen of a car without lawful excuse on July 7. He received an 18-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £150 in compensation to the car's owner. He also pleaded guilty to sending a number of telephone messages to a person which conveyed a threat for the purpose of causing anxiety or distress. He will have to pay £50 in compensation to the victim and received a further 18-month conditional discharge. There was no order for costs.

Leighton Taylor , 39, of Thornbury Avenue, Exeter, assaulted a woman by beating her on July 4. He pleaded guilty and was made the subject of a community order which will see him have to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work during the next 12 months. He will also have to pay his victim £100 in compensation with no order for costs.

Alex Hart , 21, of Egremont Road, Exmouth, stole three bottles of perfume worth £129.54 from Boots on July 18 and a razor worth £208.75 from the same store on June 11. A community order was made which will see him have to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months as well as paying £100 in compensation to Boots. The offence saw him breach a conditional discharge for theft but no action was taken in respect of this.

Arron Callard , 20, of Bennett Square, Exeter, admitted assisting in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of stolen goods, namely a black Triumph motorbike, knowing or believing the same to be stolen goods on July 19. He also admitted riding a motorbike on the same date when he had no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence. He was committed to prison for 12 weeks suspended for nine months. Magistrates said it represented a serious offence as it was a sophisticated crime involving changing the licence plate on a high-value vehicle, and because of Callard's previous convictions. He was also disqualified from driving for six months due to his repeat offending. There was no order for costs.

Anthony Sidwell , 36, of Kendall Close, Exeter, pleaded guilty to producing a quantity of cannabis between October 1 last year and December 30 last year. A community order was made which will see him have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work over the next 12 months and pay costs of £85.

Ryan Hall , 19, of Mountain Close, Exmouth, admitted having 2.9g of cannabis in his possession after being searched by police on July 2. A community order was issued which has a supervision requirement. The drugs will be forfeited and destroyed.

Jonathan Francis , 41, of Heraldry Walk, Exeter, was drunk and disorderly in Heavitree Road on July 1. He pleaded guilty and was fined £50 with a £15 victim surcharge, but he was detained in the courthouse for a short period in lieu of this.

Matthew Frost , 23, of Burnthouse Lane, Exeter admitted being absent without leave from the Armed Forces. He was transferred into service custody with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.

Paul Martin , 42, of Newman Road, Exeter, admitted two counts of assault following an incident which occurred on July 24. He was sent to prison for four weeks. Magistrates deemed the offences to be serious as they were committed while he was on licence, were premeditated and unprovoked and resulted in injuries, while threats were also made to the victims. No compensation was ordered due to the custodial penalty.

Daniel Lord , 31, of Lazenby Road, Tiverton, pleaded guilty to intentionally killing a wild bird, namely a rook, on April 12. He received a 12-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £200 costs to the RSPCA. Magistrates did not order the forfeiture of an air weapon which was used in the incident as they felt Lord has taken note of the concerns the case raised and had no previous convictions for like offences.

Lynda Jasper , 59, of Highbury Park, Exmouth, has been made the subject of an interim anti-social behaviour order after police alleged that she had, over a prolonged period of time, stared at and followed her neighbours, shone a torch into a neighbour's home, and made unnecessary and untrue remarks about them in their presence which had caused them harassment, alarm and distress. The order will last until November 2 when it will be reviewed. It will prevent her from contacting eight named people, or approaching the boundary of their properties.

Andrew Napier , 45, of Western Road, Crediton, received an 18-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to being in possession of 0.07g of diamorphine on March 30. He also admitted being in possession of 17 diazepam tablets on the same date. There was no order for costs.

Robert Male , 28, of Powell Close, Seaton, admitted assaulting a woman by beating her on July 23, a second count on the same day and a third offence on July 24. He received a six-month conditional discharge and there was no order for costs and compensation.

Thomas Papworth , 18, of Hensford, Ashcombe, pleaded guilty to committing a fraud in that he made a false representation, namely that he was acting on behalf of Lady's Mile caravan park and authorised to purchase goods, intending to make a gain of £3,353. A community order was made with an unpaid work requirement of 200 hours, He will also have to pay £1,500 in compensation to Bookers and there was no order for costs.

Maxine Kershaw , 48, of South Lawn, Sidford, permitted a man to use a car when there was no insurance in place on March 16. She changed her plea and admitted the offence. She was fined £350 with a £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay costs of £60. Additionally, her licence was endorsed with six points.

A 17-year-old of Ottery St Mary was found guilty of assaulting a special constable in the execution of his duty in Exmouth on January 22. The teenager received a six-month conditional discharge with no order for costs or compensation.

Gavin Weeks , 21, of Beacon Avenue, Exeter, damaged lights to the value of £1,100 belonging to Persimmon Homes on September 27 last year. He pleaded guilty and will have to pay £200 in compensation. There was no order for costs.

Stephen Hooper , 47, of Willow Walk, Exeter, pleaded guilty to being in possession of 4.61g of diamorphine, a class A drug, after being stopped by police on April 22. A community order was made which has a drug rehabilitation requirement. There was no order for costs and the drugs will be destroyed.

Jason Jenkins , 40, of Pellinore Road, Exeter, assaulted a woman on December 16, last year. He was found guilty and a community order was made which will see him have to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and a restraining order was issued in relation to the victim. He will also have to pay her £200 compensation and £200 costs.

Oskars Petrov , 24, of Victoria Road, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to driving in the town on May 7 when he was disqualified from holding a licence. He was fined £50 with a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £35. He was banned from driving for a month.

Dawn Swinscoe , 41, of no fixed abode but who resides in Exmouth, pleaded guilty to stealing sandwiched from Tesco on July 4 as well as failing to surrender to custody without reasonable excuse on July 24. She was detained in the courthouse for a brief period with her punishment deemed to have been served by the period of time she had spent in custody. The offence put her in preach of a conditional discharge for theft but no action was taken in respect of this.

Christopher Austin , 60, of Polsloe Road, Exeter, admitted stealing three bars of chocolate and a bottle of soft drink from the Co-op on July 14. He received a six-month conditional discharge with no order for costs or compensation.

Paul Hoaken , 48, of Halberton Road, Willand, drove a van in the village on July 15 when the proportion of alcohol in his breath was 86mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. He pleaded guilty and was fined £400 with a victim surcharge of £15 and £85 costs. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 22 months which can be reduced by 22 weeks if he successfully completes an approved driving course.

Nigel Lowe , 56, of Wheatley Court, Exeter, pleaded guilty to assaulting a man by beating him on July 13. He was made the subject of a community order which has a 28-day curfew requirement. He will also have to pay £50 in compensation to his victim with no additional order for costs. He was also banned from entering the Chevalier public house in Fore Street for a total of six months.

Sjors Ravensburg , 23, of Winters Lane, Ottery St Mary, admitted being the driver of a vehicle in Broad Street in the town when an accident occurred in which injury was caused to a person and he failed to stop on May 21. He further admitted that he failed to report the accident at a police station or to a constable as soon as was reasonably practicable and taking a vehicle without the consent of its owner and that an accident occurred involving it before it was recovered, also on the same date. He was committed to prison for 20 weeks suspended for 12 months. Magistrates deemed the offence to be serious. They said only custody was appropriate as it involved poor driving on a stolen bike in a built up area at excessive speed and that, after causing an injury to himself and another, he fled the scene. As part of the order he will have to undergo supervision for 12 months and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for 18 months and did not face a separate penalty for driving while uninsured, driving without due care and attention, and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

James Wade , 22, of Gables Road, Willand, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour on July 14 and received a 12-month conditional discharge with no order for costs.

Haven Leisure , at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park was fined £500 for failing to disclose the identity of a driver who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence on April 1 in a car which was registered to it. The company pleaded guilty and was also ordered to pay the £15 victim surcharge and £60 costs.

Matthew Casey , 22, of Walpole Close, Exeter, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment on July 16. He was fined £100 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

Jon Dorrington , 39, of Linden Road, Cullompton, drove on July 14 when the proportion of alcohol in his breath was 54mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. He pleaded guilty and was fined £450 with a victim surcharge of £15 with costs of £85. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months which can be reduced by three months if he successfully completes a driving course which has been approved by the secretary of state.

Glenn Palmer , 24, of Westcott Way, Honiton, pleaded guilty to driving in Stockland on July 15 when the proportion of alcohol in his breath was 95mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. He was fined £300 with a victim surcharge and £85 costs, and he was disqualified from driving for two years which can be reduced by six months if he successfully completes and approved driving course.

Darren Hodge , 29, of Locarno Road, Exeter, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause a person to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him on July 14. A community order was made which will see him have to get involved in a low-intensity alcohol programme for 20 days. It also has a supervision requirement and he will have to pay £85 costs. No action was taken in respect of the breach of a conditional discharge he received for an offence of criminal damage.

Mohammed Sadiqi , 39, of Old Tiverton Road, Exeter, drove in Blackboy Road, on February 26 without due care and attention. He pleaded guilty and was fined £130 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was additionally endorsed with six points. He did not face a separate penalty for failing to comply with a no u-turn sign, an offence which was committed on the same date.

James Tree , 54, of Alphington Street, Exeter, received a 12-month conditional discharge after he admitted stealing a bottle of cider from Tesco on July 13. There was no order for costs or compensation.

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