Here is this week’s round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Prison sentence for business burglar
A burglar who targeted two Preston businesses has been jailed for 20 weeks.
Thomas Green, of Fletcher Road Deepdale, Preston, entered the Lazeez takeaway unit on Deepdale Mill Street on March 5, stealing mobile phones.
The next day he burgled NS News, from where he stole £700.
The 31-year-old appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court where he admitted trespassing in the building, assaulting a police constable and breaching a suspended sentence.
At the time of the offences he was subject to a suspended term imposed for stealing a phone.
The bench said the offences were both aggravated by his previous criminal record.
Hope was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115, but no compensation or costs were ordered because of his limited means.
Waste permit flout leads to court fine
A man who flouted environmental legislation has been ordered to pay a £50 fine by magistrates.
Preston Magistrates’ Court heard David Mitchell, of Queensway, Leyland, had been seen sorting or disturbing waste whilst at the Sita Waste disposal site on Flensberg Way in Leyland.
But at the time the 40-year-old defendant had no permit to entitle him to sort or deal with waste, which is required by law.
The offence happened on August 28 last year, the bench was told.
Mitchell failed to appear for the court hearing, which was prosecuted by South Ribble Borough Council, and was found guilty following a trial in his absence.
He was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.
James Dobson, 26, of Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston, was banned for two years after admitting drink driving and must pay a £773 fine, £77 surcharge and £85 costs.
Paul Pollard, 44, of Yewtree Avenue, Ribbleton, Preston, admits stealing toiletries and must pay a £40 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Angela Louise Lang, 44, of Forsythia Drive, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, admits assaulting a woman and must do 160 hours unpaid work and pay £500 compensation, an £85 surcharge.
Christopher John McGuikian, 37, of Rowan Avenue, Preston, was found guilty of assaulting a woman and must pay £100 compensation, an £85 surcharge and £85 costs.
Danny Sleddon, 32, of Waterloo Terrace, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, was found guilty of failing to give driver ID and must pay a £660 fine, a £66 surcharge and £85 costs
Kevia Simmons, 27, of Summertrees Avenue, Lea, Preston, was found guilty of failing to give driver ID and must pay a £660 fine, a £66 surcharge and £85 costs.
Amy Shaw, 34, Warren Road, Heysham, near Lancaster, was found guilty of failing to give driver ID and must pay a £660 fine, a £66 surcharge and £85 costs.
James Stewart McAllister, 30, of no fixed abode, admits being drunk and disorderly and must pay a £20 fine, £30 surcharge and £30 costs.
Byron Carl Hodgson, 26, of Dorman Road, Ribbleton, Preston, admits posessing amphetamines and must pay a £80 fine, £30 surcharge and £85 costs.
Elena Ryabtsova, 30, of Samuel Street, Preston, was banned for 20 months after admitting drink driving and must pay a £205 fine and £30 surcharge.