Court – Tuesday, March 20

Wellington Local Court.
Wellington Local Court.

Bond for man who kicked victim in domestic case

The accused in a domestic assault case has been placed on a 12 month bond after kicking and threatening to harm the victim of a Geurie residence.

Michael Cashel, 35, of Jennings Street, Geurie appeared before Wellington Local Court unrepresented on Tuesday, March 20 where he pleaded guilty to common assault.

Cashel was placed on a 12 month S10(1) (b) bond.

According to police facts the victim returned to the Jennings Street residence about 6pm on March 12 and shortly later an argument ensued between the pair.

The accused struck the victim on her upper arm with a DVD case, the victim retaliated before being threatened by Cashel who then kicked her in the right thigh with force.

The victim notified police and the accused left the scene, later arrested and placed into custody at 5pm on march 13 when he took part in an interview denying particular allegations.

Man avoids RBT station, found with drugs

A 23-year-old Wellington man was found to possess a small quantity of cannabis after avoiding police direction to stop at a stationary random breath test station at Molong.

Jacob Steven Donn of Maxwell Street pleaded guilty to possess prohibited drug and never licensed person drive vehicle on road when he appeared in Wellington Local Court on March 20.

He was placed on a S10A bond and disqualified from driving for six months.

According to police facts the accused failed to stop at a random breath test station on the Mitchell Highway at Molong at 9.20pm on January 16, 2018.

The accused ignored police direction to enter the sight and drove into the service station 50 metres west of the sight where he was observed climbing from the driver’s seat into the front passenger seat.

Donn was unable to produce a licence upon police request, and while speaking with the accused the police dog made an indication it could detect a prohibited drug within the vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and located a small resealable plastic bag containing 0.8 grams of cannabis in the passenger floor well of the car.

Unlicensed driver fined for offense

A Yeoval woman has been fined $100 in her absence at Wellington Local Court after being caught driving unlicensed earlier this year.

The case of Kylie Louise Fuller, 37, of Forbes Street was dealt with on March 20 after she pleaded guilty to never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

Police facts state Fuller was observed driving a white Holden Commodore along Lucknow Street, Yeoval at 11.50am on January 26.

Knives, drugs land woman in court

A woman found with two knives and a prohibited drug in her possession has been convicted and fined in Wellington Local Court.

Sandra Rose Madden, 46, of Swift Street, Wellington appeared before magistrate Claire Girotto on Tuesday, March 20 where she pleaded guilty to custody of knife in public place and possess prohibited drug.

She was convicted and fined $100.

Police facts state the accused was sighted walking along Pierce Street with a male about 1.25pm on Saturday, January 13.

Madden was observed to be carrying two pocket style knives in her hand. Police confiscated the items and placed her under arrest, during which a search of the pair was conducted and a small bag containing 0.19 grams of white powder was recovered.

The accused informed police the powder was heroin for her own personal use.

Woman assaults victim over $50 dispute

A dispute over money has landed one woman in court after she assaulted the victim of the case in October 2017.

Chantelle May, 24, of Whiteley Street, Wellington pleaded guilty to common assault as she appeared in Wellington Local Court on March 20. She was placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond.

Police facts state the victim was walking along Arthur Street around 2.30pm on Monday, October 2, 2017 when the accused spotted her and began to hurl abuse in relation to $50 owing to her. The accused hit the victim in the back of the head with a plastic bag, before grabbing her hair and punching the victim in the face several times while demanding she gives her the money. The victim escaped and alerted police of the incident.

Luck runs out for unlicensed driver

The law has caught up with a Mumbil man who was convicted of driving unlicensed along the Mitchell Highway in 2017.

Steven William McKelvey, 62, of Apsley Crescent, Mumbil appeared before Wellington Local Court on March 20 where he pleaded guilty to never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

McKelvey was placed on a S10A bond.

According to police facts the accused was stopped at a stationary random breath test site around 11.10am on November 10, 2017 where he was directed to produce a license to which he replied, “I don’t have one, it’s suspended I think. I knew it was a matter of time before I was caught.

Stumbling woman found with cannabis 

A 45-year-old woman found with four grams of cannabis in her possession came before Wellington Local Court on March 20.

Natasha Munro of Warne Street, Wellington pleaded guilty to possess prohibited drug. She was convicted of the offence without further penalty imposed.

Police facts state the accused and another male were observed stumbling around and appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of an illicit substance around 12pm on January 13.

Police approached the pair and asked if they had anything on them they wished to declare. The accused replied, “Yeah, I got this” as she reached into her bag and removed a red sunglasses case.

She produced a small, clear resealable bag containing four grams of cannabis and handed it to police. She was placed under arrest and during an interview made full admissions to being in possession of the drugs and that she had smoked some before coming into contact with police.

Theft of deodorant, roast pork a costly ordeal

A 29-year-old Dubbo woman who stole $58 worth of items from a supermarket in Wellington has been fined and ordered to pay compensation.

Shaileigh Wright of Trafalgar Place, Dubbo pleaded guilty to larceny as she appeared in Wellington Local Court on March 20. She was fined $200 and ordered to pay compensation of $58 to Woolworths.

Police facts state the accused entered Woolworths, Wellington at 11.30am on Sunday, March 17 where she placed two roast porks from the meat cabinet to the value of $40 and three cans of deodorant valued at $18 into a plastic bag.

She proceeded to leave the store without paying for the items despite staff attempts to check her bag. She was arrested a short distance from the store.

Driver returns mid-range reading of 0.81

A man who returned a breath analysis reading of 0.81 appeared before Wellington Local Court in March.

Brendan Coad, 46, of Lee Street, Wellington represented himself as he entered a plea of guilty to drive with middle range PCA second offence on March 20. He was fined $400, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to have an interlock device for two years.

Police facts state the accused drove in an easterly direction along Whiteley Street at 7pm on March 14 before parking at the front of his residential address. Police conducted a random breath test to which the accused returned a mid-range result of 0.81.