Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
for failing to comply with a move-on direction issued by police.
Henry was issued with the direction at 10.05pm on November 18 after Magnums security staff complained he was intoxicated and refused to leave. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said the 18-year-old initially complied with the direction and began walking away. However, police watched him stop and talk to a group of men with whom he then walked towards another licensed premises.
When questioned about his actions, Henry apparently said he couldn’t help it if he was popular and that the group of men had stopped to talk to him rather than the other way around.
He was placed on a $330 good behaviour bond for nine months.
Adam George Limbrick pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing dangerous drugs.
At 2.15pm on October 2, Limbrick was driving a silver Subaru wagon on the Bruce Highway north of Gin Gin when he was pulled over by police.
He consented to a roadside drug test and a search of his car.
While the roadside test was negative, police found clip seal bags containing cannabis and methylamphetamine inside the car.
Limbrick was placed on a fourmonth, $400 good behaviour bond, conditional upon attending a drugdiversion session on January 7, 2014.
Duty lawyer Antoinette Morton told the court that issues with rising anxiety led to charges against Casey Dawn Marie McAvoy of public nuisance and obstructing police.
The 22-year-old was arrested after police were called to a Proserpine address on November 11 at 11.30pm.
Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cas- sells said there appeared to be a party in progress, with a number of heavily intoxicated people at the scene.
McAvoy was found arguing with a man on the front lawn. She was asked to stop but then yelled at police and struggled when they attempted to arrest her.
Ms Morton said McAvoy suffered from anxiety and was unable to communicate this to the officers who were trying to restrain her.
She received a $330 fine.
State of denial
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist told Socrates Menegakis he was in a “state of denial” when it came to accepting his State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) debts.
Menegakis pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle that was uninsured while his licence was SPER-suspended.
The 35-year-old Mandalay resident was seen driving a silver Mitsubishi Lancer with no registration plates on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale on November 6. Police caught up with him in the Queensland Government agency car park on Island Drive. Checks revealed his licence was SPER-suspended, which he said he knew.
Menegakis claimed he was trying to contest a fine for driving with an unsecured load. He said the Queensland Government had taken many weeks to respond to his request to have the matter dealt with in court.
But Mr Stjernqvist pointed out that the unsecured load was just one of seven outstanding matters with SPER.
Menegakis was fined $660 and disqualified from driving for two months. The fine was referred to SPER.
Harvie Rickard pleaded guilty to charges of possessing and producing cannabis as well as possessing drugrelated utensils and items used in the commission of crime.
At 6.10am on November 6 police executed a search warrant at Rickard’s Mt Julian address finding a homemade bong, pipes and cone pieces, an electric grinder covered in cannabis residue and 14 marijuana plants ranging from 20cm to one metre in height. An amount of cannabis weighing 14.5g and 2.3g of cannabis seeds were also found.
The 42-year-old told police he received some cannabis seeds a couple of months ago and put them in containers to see if they would grow.
Duty lawyer Antoinette Morton said the drugs were purely for personal use and used to regulate pain and side effects from other medications. She said Rickard broke his back some 15 years ago and she handed up a letter from his osteopath.
Ms Morton also said he grew the cannabis in order to be self-sufficient and not have contact with drug dealers.
Rickard was fined $770 but no convictions were recorded.
Peter George Rowell was fined $440 after pleading guilty to two counts of contravening a police direction.
At 5.45pm on November 17, Rowell was issued with a move-on direction to leave the Airlie Beach CBD and not return until 6am. At 9.15pm he was found outside Magnums. At 10pm he was again spoken to by police and at 12.20am on November 18 he was found outside KC’s. The Airlie Beach resident had nothing to say in his defence but magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist was prompted to talk about the repeated appearance in court of this type of offence.
“All manner of stupid things happen up that street,” he said.
Jacinta Norma Rushbrook told police she was unaware her licence had been demerit-point-suspended. The 20-year-old was caught driving a silver BMW sedan on the Bruce Highway at Kelsey Creek at 8.30am on November 1. She was fined $110 and disqualified from driving for six months.
Allen Boon Thane was fined $220 after pleading guilty to contravening a police direction. At 10.20pm on November 19, Thane was seen walking down Shute Harbour Road at Airlie Beach. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said he appeared to be intoxicated and was issued with an official move-on direction by police. The 20-year-old allegedly became abusive and unco-operative towards police. Duty lawyer Antoinette Morton said the day in question was the anniversary of the death of three of Thane’s friends. Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist accepted this was “one of the more minor contravenes”.
Refusal to leave
Douglas Craig Wicking’s refusal to comply with an official move-on direction last month, led to a charge of contravening a police requirement.
At 11.40pm security from Magnums requested police assistance after Wicking was evicted but refused to leave. Due to his behaviour he was issued with the move-on direction, requiring him to leave the Airlie CBD and not return before 6am. Police prosecutor Elizabeth Cassells said the 50-year-old continued to make rude remarks but eventually left before trying to enter McDonald’s. She said after several warnings he sat on the road way, then headed to Domino’s pizza, exhausting police patience.
Wicking received a $330 fine.