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By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

Scales of Justice

Christopher David Edward HUNT, Laburnum Street, Torquay. Age: 25. On 08/04/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating. Plea: Not Guilty. Bail date 26/07/2012.

Stefano PRESUTTI, Heron Way, Torquay. Age: 32. On 10/09/2011 at Denbury without lawful excuse damaged a silver Mercedes Benz to the value of £2,500. Plea: Not Guilty. Adjourned to 08/06/2012.

Michael Colin BRERETON, Falcon Park, Paignton. Age: 42. On 06/05/2012 at Paignton drove a motor vehicle namely a white Vauxhall Vivaro on a road namely Totnes Road, Collaton St Mary while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. On 06/05/2012 at Paignton without the consent of the owner took a white Vauxhall Vivaro. Plea: Guilty. Plus drink driving and driving without insurance. Committed to prison for 120 days. Reason: Offence so serious because record of drink related offences, conscious decision to take someone else’s car, and drive while disqualified and over the limit. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for five years.

David Alan John PALMER-SMITH, Bampfylde Road, Torquay. Age: 34. On 31/05/2012 at Paignton stole, 5 x packs of pork chops, 3 x packs of chicken fillets and 1 x pack of cheese to the value of £29.50, belonging to Sainsbury's. Plea: Guilty. Compensation of £29.50.

Alan Alfred POTTER, South Street,

Torquay. Age: 41. On 04/12/2011 at Torquay entered as a trespasser a dwelling on Raleigh Close and stole two guitars an XBox console and games a mobile phone a quantity of clothes and a power adaptor to the value of £2,000. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 22/06/2012.

Joe LEIGHTON, Warren Road, Torquay. Age: 20. On 07/10/2011 at Torquay were concerned in the supplying of 1,653.08g of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B, to another. Court directs trial by jury. Sent for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 15/06/2012.

Stephen DRAPE, Queen Street, Torquay. Age: 39. On 12/01/2012 at Torquay had possession of 13.55g of diamorphine, a controlled drug of class A, with intent to supply it. Court directs trial by jury. Committed for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 20/07/2012.

Nicholas Hugh MORGAN, Rundle Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 52. Between 07/02/2010 and 10/12/2010 at Newton Abbot had possession of an indecent photograph, namely a level 4 image of a child. Court directs trial by jury. Plus 12 related offences. Committed for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 20/07/2012.

Richard Michael SPICE, Western Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 37. On or about 23/12/2011 at Newton Abbot assaulted male by beating. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on bail until 27/06/2012.

Peter STONE, Pendennis Road, Torquay. Age: 45. On 23/12/2011 at Torquay having entered as a trespasser a dwelling on Princes Road, stole a Sony Cybershot digital camera, mobile phone, 4 x fishing reels, 4 x Zippo lighters, a Hewlett Packard mp3 player, a desk fan, plant food, growing accessories and £500 cash, total value in excess of £2000. Plea: Not Guilty. Court directs trial by jury. Committed for trial to Exeter Crown Court on 20/07/2012.

Marcus BETTERIDGE, Jubilee Road, Totnes. Age: 52. On or about 20/04/2009 near Ashburton intentionally or recklessly disturbed a wild bird namely a peregrine falcon while it was in, on or near a nest containing eggs or young. Plea: Not Guilty. Adjourned to 06/11/2012 for the trial.

Jason Steven ROBBINS, St Katherines Mews, Totnes. Age: 30. On 03/10/2011 at Torquay jointly interfered with a motor vehicle. Plea: Not Guilty. Verdict: Found Guilty. Sentence deferred to 07/09/2012. Expectations: to keep out of trouble, to keep all appointments offered by Well Being and Access and observe the advice given in relation to proper management of diabetes. Reduce/address excess alcohol use; to abide by an electronically tagged curfew.

SOUTH WEST WATER LIMITED, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter. At Salcombe. Did cause a water discharge activity not under or to the extent authorised by an environmental permit, namely the discharge from a manhole at Chapel End. Plea: Guilty. Plus five related offences. Fined £24,000. Costs of £8,952. Victim surcharge of £15.

Robert Charles BELLIS, Apple Wharf, Totnes. Age: 62. Between 26/04/2010 and 07/08/2011 at Totnes failed to promptly notify the Department for Work and Pensions in the prescribed manner of a change of circumstances, namely that was in receipt of an occupational pension. Between 03/05/2010 and 31/08/2011 failed to promptly notify the appropriate housing authority, namely South Hams District of change in circumstances. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for six months. Pay costs of £100.

Saturday, June 2

Andrew David STEER, Ridgemark Close, Brixham. Age: 22. On 31/05/2012 at Torquay having entered as a trespasser a building, namely Harbour News, Fore Street, stole tobacco, stamps, keys and cash to the value of approximately £245. Plea: Guilty. On 16/01/2012 at Brixham had in possession of 35.83g of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on bail until 27/06/2012.

Monday, June 4

Steven JARMAN, Warren Road, Torquay, Age: 49. On 03/06/2012 at Torquay were found drunk in a highway namely Warren Road. Plea: Guilty. Fined £50. Victim surcharge of £15. To be detained in the courthouse until the court rises.

Liam Brian KEMP, Stammoor Close, Paignton. Age: 28. On 02/06/2012 at Paignton without the consent of the owner or other lawful authority, took a mechanically propelled vehicle, namely a Red Audi 80, for the use of self or another and an accident occurred by which damage of less than £5,000 was caused to a hedgerow. Plus driving while disqualified, with no insurance, failing to provide a specimen. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 77 days. Reason: because defendant drove with excess alcohol, an accident occurred, in light of previous convictions.

Stephen Michael LOBB, NFA. Age: 18. At Torquay, being a person aged 18 or over, having on at least two occasions met or communicated with a girl under the age of 16, travelled with the intention of meeting and intended to do something, namely engage in sexual intercourse with a girl under 16. Plea: Not Guilty. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded in custody until 12/06/2012.

Gareth John STAFFORD, Winner Street, Paignton. Age: 33. On 02/06/2012 at Torquay stole five cans of Lynx deodorant, to the value of £15.55, belonging to McColls Stores. Plea: Guilty. Fined £70. Victim surcharge of £15. To be detained in the courthouse.

Stefan TOMSEN, NFA. Age: 43. On 01/06/2012 at Torquay failed without reasonable excuse to surrender to bail. Plea: Guilty. On 02/06/2012 at Teignmouth stole a Toshiba DVD, player and a Panasonic DVD player, to the value of £150, belonging to Co-op. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 42 days. Reason: because threats made during offence, professional stealing and in light of previous convictions.

Tuesday, June 5

Graham STAPLES, Brunswich Place, Dawlish. Age: 51. On 04/06/2012 at Teignmouth without reasonable excuse, did something, namely worked as a volunteer on a bric-a-brac stall at a jubilee festival at The Den, which prohibited from doing under the terms of a sexual offences prevention order made by Leicester Crown Court on 01/08/02. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on unconditional bail until 03/08/2012.

Wednesday, June 6

Lee John BRIDGE, West Pafford Avenue, Torquay. Age: 31. On 05/04/2012 at Newton Abbot stole a bicycle, ammunition for a firearm, and a bicycle seat to the value of £1,240. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Carry out unpaid work for 80 hours. Compensation of £500.

Robert Gillett HALL, St Andrews Road, Paignton. Age: 36. On 04/06/2012 at Paignton without lawful excuse, damaged a vase, picture, window and door to the value of an unknown amount belonging to Andrews Lodge, St. Andrews Road, Paignton. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on bail until 15/06/2012.

Michael John TUTTY, Millin Way, Dawlish. Age: 22. On 18/09/2011 at Dawlish assaulted a male by beating x 2. Plea: Not Guilty. Adjourned to 13/06/2012.

Marc James COOPER, Magdalene Road, Torquay. Age: 24. On 20/02/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating x 2. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on unconditional bail until 09/08/2012.

Yousif FARAH, NFA. Age: 34. On 20/04/2012 at Torquay without lawful excuse threatened a male. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on conditional bail until 13/06/2012.

Karl Aaron TRISCOTT, Belmont Road, Ivybridge. On 08/04/2012 at Ivybridge, stole 12 cans of Fosters, to the value of £10 belonging to Co-Op, Abbot Road. On 17/04/2012 at Ivybridge, stole a pine mirror, to the value of £79.99, belonging to Western Carpets and Pine. Breach conditional discharge imposed for 4 x theft. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Participate in Thinking Skills at as directed for 20 days. Supervision Requirement. Compensation of £10. Pay costs of £85.

Gabrielle Ann WOODING, Bolton Street, Brixham. Age: 38. On 24/11/2011 at Brixham had possession of 31.8g of cocaine a controlled drug of class A. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 18 weeks suspended for 12 months. Costs of £85.

Emily-Jayne MANLEY, Coverdale Road, Paignton. Age: 21. Between 17/08/2011 and 22/08/2011 at Paignton did not take such steps as were reasonable to ensure that the needs of an animal, namely five bearded dragons and a corn snake, were met, failed to provide them with a suitable environment. Plus one related charge. Plea: Not Guilty. Dismissed.

Thursday, June 7

Jerome ATKINS, Belmont Road, Torquay. Age: 26. On 18/05/2012 at Torquay had possession of 0.3g of cocaine, a controlled drug of class A. Plea: Guilty. Fined £125. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £85.

Richard Michael BUTCHER, Kings Avenue, Paignton. Age: 30. On 19/05/2012 at Paignton had possession of 0.85g of cocaine, a controlled drug of class A. Plea: Guilty. Fined £260. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £85.

Kevin CONIBEAR, George Road, Paignton. Age: 37. On 19/01/2012 at Paignton produced 66 plants of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Guilty. Committed to Exeter Crown Court for sentence on 05/07/2012.

Mark COPPERWAITE, St Andrews Road, Paignton. Age: 39. On 11/05/2012 at Paignton interfered with a motor vehicle, namely black BMW, with the intention of theft x 4. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 11/10/2012.

Ben ROOK, Kenwyn Road, Torquay. Age: 21. On 17/05/2012 at Torquay at a designated football match held at Torquay United Football Club, Plainmoor, without lawful authority or lawful excuse, went onto the playing area. Plea: Guilty. Fined £65. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £40.

Sam George ROOK, Kenwyn Road, Torquay. Age: 19. On 17/05/2012 at Torquay at a designated football match held at Torquay United Football Club, Plainmoor, without lawful authority or lawful excuse, went onto the playing area. Plea: Guilty. Fined £65. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £40.

Michael Anthony Stephen ROWSE, Princes Road East, Torquay. Age: 24. On 25/05/2012 at Torquay without lawful excuse destroyed eight stair bannister spindles to the value of approximately £100. Plea: Guilty. On 25/05/2012 at Torquay assaulted female by beating. Plea: Guilty. Remanded on bail until 25/06/2012.

Jon Edward VISBER, Church Street, Paignton. Age: 30. On 02/03/2012 at Paignton had possession of 28.02g of cannabis a controlled drug of class B with intent to supply. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on unconditional bail until 03/08/2012.

Dylon EFFORD, Colley End Road, Paignton. Age: 37. On 21/05/2012 at Paignton produce a quantity of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Indicated plea of Guilty. Community order made. Carry out unpaid work for 80 hours. Costs of £40.

Jane HEWINS, Redgate Heights, Torquay. Age: 46. On 01/11/2011 at Torquay jointly acquired, used or had possession of criminal property, namely cash to the value of £14,120. Between 29/10/2010 and 02/11/2011 at Torquay jointly produce a quantity of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Not Guilty. Remanded on bail until 03/08/2012.

Victor LEWIS, Redgate Heights, Torquay. Age: 44. Between 29/10/2010 and 02/11/2011 at Torquay jointly with JANE HEWINS produce a quantity of cannabis. On 01/11/2011 at Torquay had possession of a weapon designed or adapted for the discharge of a thing, namely a 1000KV Cheetah stun gun. Court directs trial by jury. Remanded on bail until 03/08/2012.

Sean MCFARLANE, Hilldrop Terrace, Torquay. Age: 19. On 20/05/2012 at Paignton destroyed an illuminated sign to the value of £150 belonging to Shell Riviera Petrol Station. Plea: Guilty. Compensation of £75.

Ian Cameron ROSS, Corsham Road, Paignton. Age: 33. On 02/02/2012 at Paignton produce 38 plants of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Warrant for arrest without bail.

William FEENEY, Lucius Street, Torquay. Age: 45. On 13/03/2012 at Torquay had possession of 236 tablets of Diazepam, a controlled drug of class C. Plea: Indicated plea of Guilty. Discharged conditionally for 12 months.

Jeremiah MCARTHY, NFA. Age: 72. On 23/05/2012 at Paignton in a public place, namely Crossways Shopping Centre, Hyde Road, were guilty, while drunk, of disorderly behaviour. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for 12 months.

Andrew Scott POCKNELL, St Marychurch Road, Torquay. Age: 46. Between 19/05/2012 and 22/05/2012 at Paignton having entered as a trespasser a dwelling on Brecon Close, stole money and alcohol therein to the value of an amount unknown. Plea: Guilty. Committed to Exeter Crown Court for sentence on 05/07/2012.

Friday, June 8

Maurice James MICKLEWRIGHT, Brimley Vale, Bovey Tracey. Age: 40. On 10/02/2012 at Torquay assaulted female by beating. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for 18 months. Costs of £85.

Callum Roy TAYLOR, Bladon Close, Newton Abbot. Age: 19. On 10/03/2012 at Newton Abbot stole lead of a value unknown belonging to Decoy Primary School. Remanded on unconditional bail until 04/07/2012.

Aaron GILLSON, Rundle Road, Newton Abbot. On 25/12/2011 at Paignton committed arson in that without lawful excuse destroyed by fire a Peugeot 205 motor vehicle to the value of £2,000 belonging to a female. Discontinued.

Jennifer Edith BURNER, New Mill Lane, Loddiswell. Age: 58. Between 15/04/2011 and 21/02/2012 at Loddiswell being the owner of land situated at Riverside Farm, Loddiswell was in breach of an enforcement notice issued on 28/03/2007 by South Hams District Council in that failed to demolish the unauthorised building. Plea: Not Guilty. Committed for trial to Plymouth Crown Court on 30/07/2012.

Sandra June SANDERS, The Red House, Chudleigh Knighton. Age: 34. On or about 07/04/2011 at Newton Abbot, for the purpose of obtaining for a benefit under relevant social security legislation made a false statement and failed to declare that her partner was living with her. Plus one related offence. Plea: Guilty. Fined £600. Victim surcharge of £15. Costs of £100.

YOUR HEALTH LIMITED, Holford House, Heathcote Road, Swadlincote. That Your Health Ltd between the dates of 9/2/10 and 1/11/10 and being an employer within the meaning of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 failed to discharge the duty imposed on it by failing to conduct its undertaking to ensure that persons including Patrick John Foale were exposed to risks to health and safety, in particular the presence of an open door leading to a stairwell. Plea: Guilty. Committed to Plymouth Crown Court for sentence on 06/07/2012.

John Edward HIGGS, Brimley Gardens, Bovey Tracey. Age: 55. Between 04/12/2009 and 13/12/2011 at Newton Abbot failed to promptly notify the Department for Work and Pensions of a change of circumstances that he had excess capital. Plus two related offences. Plea: Guilty. Pay compensation of £9,949.62, £4,617.42 and £190.01. Fined £1,000. Costs of £100. Victim surcharge of £15.

Monday, June 11

A youth aged 17 at Torquay rape of a child under 13. Remanded in custody until 14/06/2012.

Lewis LUMSDON, Seymour Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 24. On 26/04/2012 at Newton Abbot assaulted female by beating x 3. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Restraining order made.

Kevin Andrew PRENTICE, Lower Packington Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire. Age: 42. On 04/02/2012 at Torquay assaulted a female by beating. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Restraining order made. Costs of £85.

George BRAYBROOK, Kents Road, Torquay. Age: 19. On 21/04/2012 at Paignton assaulted a female by beating x 2. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Costs of £85.

Jason Keith GRILLS, Higher Green, South Brent. Age: 23. On 27/03/2012 and 13/12/2012 at Ivybridge assaulted a male and a female. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Costs of £85.

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