Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts
Trio stole tools from Preston firm
A Preston firm was hit by three Merseyside criminals, a court has heard.
Robert Anthony Ennis, 43, of Newby Street, Liverpool, admitted stealing a Stihl Chainsaw, Stihl petrol drill, tree climbing equipment, to the value of £2400, belonging to QTS on January 6.
He also admitted stealing a drill worth £100 the same day and driving without a licence or insurance.
He was jailed for 26 weeks by Preston magistrates.
Ian Fisher, 45, of Christopher Street, Liverpool, admitted the two thefts as well as interfering with a van and was jailed for 26 weeks.
Co-defendant Kevin Barry Duffy, 37, also of Christopher Street, Liverpool, had his 22-week jail term suspended for 18 months after admitting the thefts and interfering with a van, but he must pay £183 compensation and do 200 hours’ unpaid work.
Prolific shoplifter back behind bars
One of Preston’s most prolific shoplifters has found himself back behind bars.
In his latest misdemeanour John Molyneux, of Fishergate Hill, Preston city centre, admitted stealing cheese, coffee, steak, groceries and chocolate from three stores across Preston and the Leyland area.
The bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court said the 34-year-old thief had an “appalling record” and described him as a “persistent offender who does not respond to non-custodial penalties.
He was jailed for a total of 16 weeks after pleading guilty to a string of five thefts at Costcutters, Spar and Tesco Express premises in November and December.
Molyneux was also ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.
James Alan Dean, 28, of Watling Street Road, Ribbleton, Preston, was found guilty of having no insurance and must pay a £500 fine, a £50 surcharge and £85 costs.
David James Ashworth, 27, of St Michael’s Road, Kirkham, was found guilty of not meeting insurance requirements and must pay a £220 fine, a £30 surcharge and £100 costs.
Donovan Michael Coates, 18, of Jutland Street, Preston, who appeared in court on January 7, 2017 was discharged for two years after admitting assaulting a woman and damaging a window, but must pay £200 compensation, a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.
Stephen Christopher Holt, 27, of Cobden Street, Chorley, was jailed for 16 weeks after admitting drink driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance and got a five year ban,
Ryan James Singleton, 26, of Malden Street, Leyland, was discharged conditionally for six months after admitting stealing clothes but must pay a £20 surcharge and £85 costs.
Peter Boudin, 39, of Graham Street, Morecambe, was found guilty of failing to give driver information and must pay a £660 fine, £66 surcharge and £85 costs.
Paul Andrew Donnelly, 24, of Trafalgar Road, Bowerham, was jailed for eight weeks after admitting assaulting a PC whilst on bail for an offence, and must pay a £115 surcharge.
Kenneth William Bamber, 45, of Gisburn Road, Ribbleton, Preston, was given a rehabilitation activity after admitting harassing a woman and must pay a £100 fine, £85 surcharge and £85 costs.
Simon Wilson, 47, of Church Street, Preston, was discharged conditionally for 12 months after admitting stealing aftershave, but must pay a £20 surcharge and £150 costs.