Court round-up

Scales of Justice
Scales of Justice

The following people have appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court charged with the following offences

n THORNE: A 23-year-old who took a car without the owner’s consent, has been ordered to stay at home under a four week curfew. Craig Anthony McGarry of Willow Road, admitted taking the Citroen Saxo on December 27 last year without consent from the owner and crashing it so badly it was written off. He now has to stay at home from 8pm to 7am, be fitted with an electronic tag and carry out 50 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £100 to the car owner, £85 in costs and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.

n ROSSINGTON: A 20-year-old has been told to pay a £35 for being drunk and disorderly. Joanne Rylance, of Firth Crescent pleaded guilty to being drunk in Queen Marys Road, Rossington, on March 30. She will also have to pay a £15 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

n EDLINGTON: A burglar has been jailed for six months for breaking into a home and stealing a phone and television worth £905. Neil Ricky Groves, 32, of Howbeck Drive, admitted breaking into a home in Beechwood Walk between Friday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 3 and stealing the electrical items.

n CANTLEY: A man found drunk in Doncaster town centre with a child is set for a sobering experience after being ordered to carry out 90 hours of unpaid work. William Connor, 35, of Goodison Boulevard, pleaded guilty to being drunk in St Sepulchre Gate on Tuesday, April 3 whilst being in charge of a child under seven. He will be subject to a 12 month supervision order, and must pay £85 costs.

n WOODLANDS: A 23-year-old who smashed £150 of alcohol has been put under a six week curfew. Billie Jean Cottingham, 23, admitted damaging the booze in the Londis Store in Dunscroft on April 21, and is now banned from entering the shop and has to pay back the value of the damaged stock. She must now stay at her home in The Crescent between 7pm and 6am until June 19, and must also be the subject of a 12 month supervision order.

n TOWN CENTRE: Brian John Morrison, 40, of College Road, has been jailed for 22 weeks after being caught with a large kitchen knife in Wheatley. Morrison, was found drunkenly passed out in the street in Morley Road with the weapon and pleaded guilty to having a blade in public. This activated a suspended sentence of a further 20-weeks for similar offences in April and June 2010.

n BALBY: A 25-year-old who admitted beating a pregnant woman has been spared jail. Travis Reece Higgins, of Douglas Road, was given a 16-week jail sentence which was suspended for a year due to his previous clean record. He was given credit by the magistrates for handing himself in to the police, but was told to pay £350 in costs and serve a 14 day domestic abuse programme and be subject to a supervision order for 12-months.