Lancashire court list - August 19, 2015

Preston Crown Court.

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A round-up of who’s been in court - and why.

USB thief in the dock

A MAN stole USB drives to sell to get rent money.

Neagu Gabriel, 27, of Walletts Road, Chorley, admits theft.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £150 court charge with £40 costs and a £15 surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said on July 8 a security guard checking CCTV at B and M Bargains saw Gabriel pocket six USB flash drives.

In the dock

ADLINGTON: A woman who assaulted a female PC received 12 weeks suspended for 12 months after admitting threatening behaviour and assault.

Collette Dillon, 38, of Acresfield, Adlington, used a weapon in the incident Chorley Magistrates’ Court heard.

She must pay £250 compensation, an £80 surcharge, a £180 court charge and £85 costs.

PRESTON: A thief who breached a suspended jail term when he carried out three shop thefts has been jailed for 84 days by Preston magistrates.

Darren Murphy, 29, of Halliwell Street, Chorley, stole coffee and booze, the bench heard, and had a “flagrant disregard” for court orders.

He must pay a £150 court charge and £80 surcharge.

PRESTON: Lee Barton, 40, of Bairstow Street, Preston, received six weeks suspended for 12 months admitting stealing a phone worth £400.

The bench at Preston magistrates said only a custodial term could be justified due to his criminal record. He was given a curfew and must pay £250 compensation.

CHORLEY: Thomas Edwards, 18, of Yates Street, Chorley, admits taking a yellow Nissan Duke without consent, failing to stop after an accident, and driving without insurance.

He must do 60 hours unpaid work and pay a £60 surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge, Preston magistrates ruled.

PRESTON: Ainsley Harewood, 24, of Samuel Street, Callon, admitted damaging police anti-stab shorts and assaulting a man.

He must do 250 hours unpaid work and pay £405 compensation, and a £150 court charge.

PRESTON: A man who produced cannabis will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on August 25.

Robert Hatton, 27, of Ronaldsway, Ribbleton, Preston, pleaded guilty to the charge.

Court snaps

Thomas Heywood, 22, of Hawkshead Avenue, Euxton, near Chorley, was discharged for six months after admitting being disorderly but must pay a £15 surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge.

Christine Petho, 54, of Melrose Avenue, Fulwood, Preston, was discharged for 12 months after admitting being disorderly and assaulting a PC, but must pay a £15 surcharge and a £180 court charge.

Tony Johns, 70, of Manorcroft, Longton, was found guilty of failing to give a driver’s information and must pay a £195 fine, £620 costs and a £20 surcharge.

Timothy Power, 46, of Grime Street, Chorley, was banned for 15 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £250 fine, £25 surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge.

Callum Taylor, 21, of St Christine’s Avenue, Farington, Leyland, admits damaging a door and must pay £262 compensation, a £60 surcharge and a £150 court charge.

Adele Costello, 32, of St Ignatius Square, Deepdale, Preston, admits using threatening behaviour and was fined £35.

Lloyd Crawshaw, 23, of no fixed abode, was discharged for 12 months after admitting damaging a door and must pay £240 compensation and a £15 surcharge.

Christopher Sharp, 26, of Callon Street, Preston, admits driving while disqualified and must pay a £205 fine, £20 surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge.

Mark Carlisle, 29, of Stanley Place, Broadgate, Preston, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £35 fine, £20 surcharge, £85 costs and a £150 court charge.

Daniel Bamber, 26, of Victoria Parade, Ashton, Preston, received 18 weeks suspended for nine months after admitting stealing DVDs and must pay £50 compensation, an £80 surcharge, and £85 costs.