Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
Dean admitted ownership of two acid tabs found inside a grey bag in the lounge area and .4g of methylamphetamine.
He told police he used the drugs for partying.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said peer pressure was a contributing factor on both counts.
Both men were placed on $400, four-month good behaviour bonds, conditional upon attending a drugdiversion session on August 12.
Unregistered and uninsured
Kyle John Holcroft-Williams was fined $660 after pleading guilty to driving a vehicle that was unregistered and uninsured.
The 26-year-old local resident was seen getting into driver’s seat of a green Ford Falcon on Mill Street, Proserpine, at 7.20pm on July 17.
Checks revealed the Falcon’s Victorian registration had expired in December 2012 and it was also uninsured.
Jeff Clinton Jenkin pleaded guilty to charges of trespassing and committing a public nuisance offence.
At about 5pm on June 25, Jenkin was seen riding a motorcycle into the Traveller’s Rest Caravan Park at Midge Point.
The 24-year-old allegedly yelled at the occupants of a van and was told to leave.
On July 1, police attended his Bloomsbury address. He told them he had driven into the park to look for his dog and didn’t know he was trespassing.
He was fined $440 but no convictions were recorded on either count.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said Quintin James Moore was a hardworking young man who unfortunately made a “wrong choice” when it came to drugs.
The 23-year-old New Zealander pleaded guilty to charges of possessing dangerous drugs and drug-related utensils.
At 1pm on July 17, Moore was driving a white Holden Commodore sedan on the Bruce Highway when he was intercepted by police.
His vehicle was searched with police finding .2g of a white substance found to be amphetamines, 3g of cannabis and a brass pipe.
Moore was placed on a good behaviour bond of $400 for four months, conditional upon attending a drug diversion course on August 8.
Failure to report
Matthew Luke Nespoli arrived at court in police custody charged with breaching a condition of his bail.
The court heard that between July 30 and August 3, Nespoli failed to report at the Whitsunday Police Station as per the conditions of his bail.
The 21-year-old was fined $330 and a conviction was recorded for the offence.
Over the limit
Brett Allan Noble was fined $990 and disqualified from driving for nine months after pleading guilty to a drink-driving offence.
At 7.45pm on July 19, Noble was seen driving away from the Jubilee Tavern in a maroon Holden Commodore.
Police pulled him over on Hermitage Drive, where he was breathalysed, returning a reading of .168. The 42-year-old Woodwark resident admitted drinking between five and seven beers from about 5.30pm.
July 9 proved to be an expensive night for Conrad Charles RossSmith.
At 7.45pm police were called to the Airlie Esplanade where Ross-Smith was restrained on the ground by members of the public.
The court heard he had been drinking at ‘Salt’ and started to smoke in an inappropriate area.
He was asked to leave but allegedly returned and assaulted two men.
The 43-year-old was also accused of punching a showcase and two model ships on the counter valued at $200 and $800 each.
Duty lawyer Sherie Meade said Ross-Smith claimed it was the aggressive manner in which he was asked to leave that caused the matter to escalate.
Ross-Smith was initially due to appear in court on July 29 but he failed to show up on this date.
For the failure to appear, he was fined $220.
For the charges of public nuisance and wilful damage he received a further $550 fine. He was also ordered to pay $1000 in restitution costs.
A probationary licence-holder who was caught driving with a BAC reading of .039 pleaded guilty to driving above the zero limit that applied to her.
Karen Anne Sadler was intercepted on the corner of Shute Harbour Road and Manooka Drive at 11pm on July 11.
The 46-year-old mother-of-two admitted drinking two “largish” glasses of white wine from 1-2pm.
She said she knew about the zero limit but thought she would be fine to drive, given the amount of time that had passed.
She was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for four months.
Brandt Jarrod Sharman pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing and one of driving while his licence was demerit-point-suspended.
On May 27 at 1.30pm, Sharman visited the Whitsunday Telstra store and removed an iPhone 5 that was secured by an anti-theft tether.
On June 11 at about 5pm, he filled his Holden Commodore with fuel at the Canelands Woolworths service station.
He then drove off without paying the $104.96 cost.
On June 14 at 2pm, he repeated this exercise at the same location and with the same amount of fuel.
On June 19, Sharman was caught driving his car on Nebo Road, Mackay.
Checks revealed his licence was demerit-point-suspended on April 24.
Duty lawyer Sherrie Meade said Sharman was experiencing money difficulties at the time.
She said the 23-year-old father-oftwo sold the phone to raise money for his family. She said he was not a young man who typically came before the court for these type of offences.
Sharman was fined $880 for stealing and $220 for the unlicensed driving offence. He was also disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to pay restitution for two $104.96 amounts of fuel and $799 for the Apple iPhone.
Under the microscope
Michael John Tyler was warned he was “under the microscope” after pleading guilty to two counts of contravening a probation order.
Tyler was sentenced to two years probation in October 2012.
The court heard the breaches were through re-offending and conduct-based non-compliance.
After hearing submissions from both the community corrections officer and Tyler’s defence lawyer, magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist decided not to revoke the probation order and resentence Tyler for his original crimes.
Instead, he imposed one $660 fine.
Megan Ann Walker said driving while over the middle alcohol limit was a “stupid mistake”.
On July 20 at 2.03am, the 42-yearold, from Kelsey Creek, was caught driving a white Holden on Faust Street, Proserpine.
She admitted drinking between eight and 12 XXXX Summer beers between 7pm and 1.40am, returning a BAC reading of .143.
She was fined $770 and disqualified from driving for seven months.
Steven David Webster pleaded guilty to contravening a domestic violence order, made in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on May 10. At 4pm on July 22, Webster was found in contravention of the no contact provision of the order.
The 36-year-old was fined $330 but no conviction was recorded for the offence.
Alexander James Wordsworth was fined $220 after pleading guilty to driving without a licence.
The 26-year-old was caught driving a white Mazda on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale at 12.45pm on July 13. His Tasmanian licence had expired.
Cody Alan Wright pleaded guilty to charges of driving a vehicle that was unregistered and uninsured. The 20-year-old local resident was directed to enter a static RBT site on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale at 8.50am on July 20.
The registration on his white Holden utility was found to have expired on June 15.
It was also uninsured. He was fined $550.
Kirk William Yule was fined $550 after pleading guilty to possessing dangerous drugs.
At 9.45pm on July 18, Yule was intercepted for a random breath test on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale.
Although the breath test was negative, police noticed his pupils were dilated, his eyes were glassy and he appeared vague. A search revealed a small quantity of cannabis in bud form, loose in the car’s centre console. The 29-year-old, from Jubilee Pocket, admitted the drugs were his.