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By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

A 17-year-old of Exeter pleaded guilty to having a folding pocket knife in her possession intending without lawful excuse to use it to, or permit another to use it, to damage property. She was referred to the Exeter youth offender panel for seven months. The knife will be destroyed.

Dayle Rees , 27, of Greenway, Exeter, has been sent to prison for two months after pleading guilty to a number of offences. He stole £557 of cosmetics from Boots on May 9 then returned on the same date and stole £192 of fragrances. He stole a box of 100 weightloss tablets worth £50.69 from GNC in the Guildhall shopping centre on May 30 and a cream satchel containing a number of personal items from a man on the same date. He also admitted breaching the terms of a conditional discharge which had been issued in relation to stealing £480 of aftershave from Debenhams. Magistrates said the offence was serious and the jail term was necessary because he is unable or unwilling to respond to non-custodial sentences and some offences were committed within days of the conditional discharge being issued. There was no order regarding compensation.

Jacquie Coates , 30, of Arena Park, Exeter, pleaded guilty to placing herself in Martins Lane in the city centre to beg or gather alms on May 8. She received a six-month conditional discharge with no order for costs. No action was taken in respected of the breach of a different conditional discharge imposed for an offence of theft.

A 17-year-old of Pinhoe was given a nine-month conditional discharge for using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on May 13. He pleaded guilty and was order to pay costs of £40. He also admitted failing without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a youth rehabilitation order when he did not turn up to attend four appointments with a supervising officer. The order was made more onerous with the addition of 40 hours unpaid work.

Mark Davies , 37, of Geneva Court, Exeter, was fined £600 for failing to give information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle which was alleged to have been involved in an offence on January 17. The matter was proven in his absence. He will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and £85 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.

Samuel Brook , 29, of Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, pleaded guilty to speeding on the A30 near Exeter on January 26. He was fined £250 with a £15 victim surcharge and £60 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.

Christopher Duran , 25, of Pinhoe Road, Exeter, had an offence of failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle which was alleged to have been involved in an offence on February 19 proven in his absence. He was fined £600 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.

Jayne Gernon , 51, of Whitefields, Wilmington, drove in Dunkeswell on December 12, last year, at a speed exceeding the 30mph limit. She pleaded guilty and was fined £60 with a victim surcharge of £15 and her licence was endorsed with three points. There was no order for costs.

Thomas Hayward , 27, of Bolham near Tiverton, had an offence of failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle which was alleged to have been involved in an offence on April 15 proven in his absence. He was fined £600 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.

Georgina Hunt , 19, of Gittisham near Honiton, had an offence of speeding on the A30 at Sowton on January 26 proven in her absence. She was fined £400 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85. Her licence was endorsed with six points.

Lucy Neild , 51, of Thornton Hill, Exeter, pleaded guilty to speeding on the A30 at Sowton on January 31. She did not face a disqualification under the totting process as magistrates determined that the loss of her driving licence would have had a significant effect on the mental health team in Devon, on her ability to carry out her specific role and the effect on her client base. She was fined £100 with a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £60.

Kate Burman , 39, of Belmont Road, Tiverton, drove a car in Pinnex Moor Road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath was 78mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit, on April 29. She pleaded guilty and received a 12-month conditional discharge and order to pay costs of £30. She was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 17 months which can be reduced by 17 weeks if she satisfactorily completes a driving course.

Gareth McLeod , 29, of Hill Rise, Whipton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place, namely Willowbrook School in Summer Lane, during an incident on May 1. He received a 12-month conditional discharge and there was no order for costs.

Michael Young , 22, of Worcester Crescent, Cullompton, admitted driving on March 19 in Tiverton when the proportion of alcohol in his blood was 105mcg in 100ml, exceeding the legal limit. He received a 12-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £85 costs. He was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 14 months which can be reduced by 14 weeks if he completes an approved driving course.

Gary Edwards , 29, Colway Lane, Chudleigh, used threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused alarm during an incident in Exeter on March 27. He pleaded guilty and received a 12-month conditional discharge. There was no order for costs.

Natasha Edworthy , 27, of Longbrook Terrace, Exeter pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman by beating her during an incident on March 8. She received a 12-month conditional discharge and there was no order for costs.

Leena Preston , 47, of Monmouth Street, Topsham, admitted driving on the A30 near Sowton on February 29 when she was exceeding the speed limit. She was fined £365 with a £15 victim surcharge and £65 costs. Her licence was also endorsed with six points.

Robert Stacey , 20, of Willeys Avenue, Exeter, has had a suspended sentence order implemented after he failed to adhere to it by failing to attend unpaid work as well as failing to keep in touch with a supervising officer and not providing evidence of a reasonable excuse as to why he had done so. He received a sentence of imprisonment for 26 weeks suspended for two years for assaulting a man and sending a threatening text message to a person knowing he was a witness in proceedings with the intention of causing an investigation to be obstructed. He had also entered a property without lawful authority and all were committed last November. The suspended sentence order was implemented for 18 weeks.

A 17-year-old from Exeter was fined £70 after pleading guilty to driving without due care and attention in Sidmouth Road on January 22. His licence was also endorsed with five points and he will have to pay the £15 victim surcharge.

Michelle O'Sullivan , 37, of Hexworthy Avenue, had an offence of failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle which was alleged to have been involved in an offence on January 28 proven in her absence. She was fined £600 with a £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £85 costs. Her licence was endorsed with six points.

Benjamin Brown , 22, of Polsloe Road, Exeter, had two offence of driving in a public place without insurance on February 19 and again on February 27 proven in his absence. He was fined a total of £200 with a £15 victim surcharge and he was disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for nine months because of his record of repeat offending.

Richard Copley , 21, of Midway, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour during an incident which occurred in the town on May 15. He also admitted damaging property belonging to Devon & Cornwall Police on the same date to the value of £60. He was fined £35 with a £15 victim surcharge and will have to pay £60 in compensation to the police. No action was taken in respect of a breach of a conditional discharge which he received in February for an offence of criminal damage.

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