Proserpine Magistrate’s Court
Lost in the mail
24-year-old was intercepted by police on August 1 at 8.30pm on Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale. The court heard Fellows had been drinking between 4-8.20pm, and ultimately blew a BAC reading of .080. Fellows was fined $500 and her licence was disqualified for three months.
A 21-year-old man was caught driving without a licence after his mail was not transferred.
Dylan Joseph Low appeared before the Proserpine Magistrates Court where it was heard he had not received his renewal forms because of relocation. Low was intercepted by Toowoomba police on Rutherford Road on July 16, but was found to be unlicensed. Magistrate Ron Muirhead took Low’s transient circumstances into consideration, and fined him $100. Low’s licence was also disqualified for one month.
Kiel Mitchell Crocker’s out of character behaviour has cost him $500 following a loud night out in the Airlie Beach CBD. The 23-year-old Bowen resident pleaded guilty to contravening direction for an incident on August 3.
At 2.35am at McDonald’s in Airlie Beach Main Street, the defendant was seen to make rude and obscene gestures at police before continuing to yell remarks. Police were called to another matter, before returning at 2.50am when McDonald’s management asked the defendant be dealt with.
Crocker was observed to run down an alley, yelling profanities at police. While continuing to make threats, Crocker was issued a move on direction and led away by friends. At 4.30am Crocker was seen by police outside of Tropic Kebabs. The defendant saw police and fled to the rear accommodation behind Magnums Hotel. Crocker was transported to the watch house where it was noted he was uncooperative.
The defence argued it was out of character, and that Crocker deeply regrated his actions. Magistrate Ron Muirhead said the “way you behaved they could’ve laid a number of charges” and urged Crocker to address his problem with alcohol. The defendant apologised for his actions, and was fined $500.
Dillon-Jay Van Cornewal was given the boot after kicking a Proserpine business’ sign last month. The court heard that at 2.10am on July 20 in Proserpine Main Street outside the Prince of Wales hotel, a man was observed running toward Dobbins Lane where he kicked the sign of Colour Me Crazy, bent stems of fauna and kicked a bin. Police restrained the defendant, who resisted arrest and shouted obscenities. The 22year-old was issued a $750 fine by Magistrate Ron Muirhead and ordered to pay $264 restitution for damage to the sign. Van Cornewal was also fined $300 for public nuisance and $100 for obstructing police.
A 19-year-old has been told to sort out his behaviour after appearing before the Proserpine Magistrates Court for the third time in 12 months. Sean John Roberts was charged with public nuisance and wilful damage following an incident on August 2 outside the Metropole Hotel in Proserpine.
At 12.10am the defendant was observed to kick the hotel’s front window, causing a crack before becoming aggressive and threatening two male witnesses.
The court heard Roberts tried to engage the two men in a fight, before proceeding to abuse patrons at the Prince of Wales hotel. The defence revealed the defendant had family issues but Magistrate Ron Muirhead said Roberts’ history was concerning, following three similar incidents in the space of a year. “You’re starting to get a record of making a nuisance,” he said. Roberts, who recently had a good behaviour bond expire, was sentenced with nine months probation, 50 hours of community service and ordered to pay $375 in restitution.
Todd Stephen Jenkins-Cuso has been ordered to attend and complete a drug diversion course after he pleaded guilty to three drug-related charges. The 20-year-old Proserpine resident was caught in possession of 0.7g of cannabis on July 30, where he also declared a home-made bong and a Nokia phone.
Jenkins-Cuso was charged with possession of a dangerous drug, possession of utensils and possession of anything used in the commission of a crime. Magistrate Ron Muirhead also issued the defendant a $500 bond for four months, in addition to the drug diversion course on a nominated date.
Alcohol induced behaviour
A man has been charged with restitution costs in excess of $2500 following an incident at McDonald’s in Airlie Beach earlier this year. Thomas John Bradford was formally charged with public nuisance for an altercation at the fast food restaurant on May 20.
The court heard the defendant spoke to another male in a heated encounter, which eventually turned physical. Bradford pushed the witness in the chest, before pushing him again, subsequently breaking a display cabinet. Security escorted both men from the store, and the defendant was supplied details to replace the glass. After 19 days without contact, McDonald’s management lodged a report with police. On June 26 Bradford was seen in the Airlie Beach CBD by police, who issued him a notice to appear.
Bradford argued the restitution cost was excessive, and stated he could complete the job for a much lower price. Magistrate Ron Muirhead noted Bradford had a “history of anti-social behaviour”, noting several instances relating to liquor. Bradford was fined $1000, banned from the CBD between the hours of 7pm and 6am for three months and ordered to pay $2535.75 in restitution.
A Mackay man has been caught speeding and driving without a licence on the Bruce Highway near Proserpine. Ben Sidney Ballantine was intercepted by police on August 2 at 1.25pm, where a speedometer reading showed he was driving 117km/hr. The 36-year-old defendant was pulled over, where it was found his licence had been suspended for three months from May 14.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead noted Ballantine needed only wait a few weeks before he was legally able to drive again, and the incident would’ve resulted in a much more lenient penalty. Ballantine was issued a $220 fine for speeding and a $900 charge for driving without a licence. The defendant’s licence was further disqualified for six months.
A 59-year-old Proserpine man has been charged with public nuisance following incidents at St Catherine’s church and the Proserpine Hospital. John Graham Anderson was issued with an $800 fine for causing a disturbance in church and remonstrating with staff at the hospital. Anderson aggressively threatened hospital staff, before police attending the scene took him to the watch house. The defence said Anderson was concerned about his friend in the hospital, but had been drinking at the time. Magistrate Ron Muirhead noted Anderson had a history of public nuisance, citing three incidents since 2009.
Time to leave
Jenee Whitney Anslow was told enough’s enough, and subsequently fined $500 for failing to leave a licenced premises. The defendant pleaded guilty to charges which occurred on July 18 at 6pm at the Holloways Beach Sporting Complex, Townsville. The court heard the informant asked the defendant to leave before Anslow ignored orders and returned to the bar.
The 47-year-old was asked to leave twice more, only to return on both occasions. Police attended the scene where Anslow was seen to have grabbed a senior constable’s hand, attempting to move back into the premises. Anslow obstructed police, before struggling arrest. She was released on bail after being taken to the watch house.
Defence solicitor Sherrie Meade said Anslow “admits she drank too much”, and also insisted Magistrate Ron Muirhead consider a lack of history. Anslow was issued a $500 fine for failing to leave, and $300 for obstructing police.
Moving in the right direction
Sarah-Jayne Fohmsbee was issued a $250 fine after breaking her probation order. Defence solicitor Sherrie Meade told the court the defendant had “turned around her life”, commencing study and was moving in a positive direction. Magistrate Ron Muirhead noted the improved behaviour, but encouraged Fohmsbee to take the probation order more seriously in the future. The probation order will continue and no conviction was recorded at this time.
Hooning on a scooter has cost Daniel David Desmond Tudehope more than $5000. The Proserpine Magistrates Court heard that on June 28 at 9.43 am, Tudehope and another man were hooning near Abel Road, Cannonvale. When approached by police, the men accelerated away. A chase ensued however the offenders were able to escape down a path inaccessible by a police vehicle. The 25year-old ultimately turned himself in, where it was found that he had just completed a suspended period, but failed to renew his licence. The defendant addressed his problem with drugs in relation to previous charges and said “[I’m] feeling good about myself”. Tudehope was charged with a repeat offence of driving without a licence and failing to stop a motor vehicle. Magistrate Ron Muirhead issued the defendant a $5500 fine and a disqualified period of two years for the first offence, adding a further $100 fine and two months disqualification for the second offence.
Possession of dangerous drugs
Damien Alec William Vidler will undergo a drug diversion course and serve a four month bond after he was caught possessing dangerous drugs last month. On July 26 at 9am, police attended a dispute on Country Road, Cannonvale. Upon entering the premises in question, police detected the smell of burnt cannabis.
The defendant revealed 2.9g of cannabis, and admitted to consuming a joint 20 minutes prior to police arriving. Magistrate Ron Muirhead sentenced Vidler to a four month bond worth $400 as well as drug diversion courses from a date to be determined.
A teenager has told the court he trespassed a Townsville school because he had “nowhere to stay”. Casey Leonard Stinson was charged with trespassing and contravening direction on Monday morning at the Proserpine Magistrates Court following an incident on May 18. Police found two males asleep in a classroom at Kirwan State School, before they were both transported to the watch house.
The 17-year-old said he lived on the street in Townsville. Magistrate Ron Muirhead sentenced Stinson with a $100 for each offence – a total punishment of $200.
Charlotte Marine Andrea Levannier was issued a three month good behaviour bond, worth $300, for contravening direction. The court heard that on August 9 at 1.38am on Waterson Way, the defendant was issued a move on direction from the Airlie Beach CBD. At 2.18am police attended Paddy’s Shenanigans in Airlie Beach where Levannier was seen trying to re-enter the premises. The defendant tried once again at 2.23am when police intervened. Defence solicitor Sherrie Meade told the court Levannier had left her passport in the premises, and was “quite distressed”. Magistrate Ron Muirhead said he sympathised with the defendant’s situation, and subsequently no conviction was recorded.
An Airlie Beach man has breached his bail terms. Rhys Mitchel HayesTrimmer was charged with obstructing police and breaching bail following incidents earlier this year. On June 17 at 9.20pm the defendant threatened a woman before proceeding to yell and swear at police on arrival.
Officers attempted to detain Hayes-Trimmer but he resisted violently, trying to break free. He was subsequently issued to report every Monday and Friday for bail. On August 8 Hayes-Trimmer breached this condition. The defendant told the court he wasn’t violent in resisting.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead charged Hayes-Trimmer with fines worth $100 and $75 for both offences.
Have we met?
Mark Richard Frost was fined $500 for contravening police on August 7. At 12.10am at Paddy’s Shenanigans, the defendant and another male were evicted following an argument. Police issued Frost a move on direction on Waterson Way near Coconut Grove. At 12.19am the defendant walked past officers’ location heading toward Mama Africa Nightclub. The 31-year-old denied speaking to police earlier, but was arrested and eventually released on bail.
Jake Cameron Algie was charged with contravening direction following an incident on July 26. At 1.15am the Proserpine resident was denied entry into Paddy’s Shenanigans, and proceeded to argue with security. At 1.25am police at the scene issued the 19-year-old a move on direction to leave the Airlie Beach CBD. At 1.30am the defendant was advised by police to leave once again. Algie was spotted later at 3.45am before he was intercepted by police. The defence told the court Algie was “getting food”. Magistrate Ron Muirhead deemed Algie pay a fine worth $300 and a conviction was not recorded.
Callum Richard Harris-Williams was fined $750 for public nuisance. The court heard Harris-Williams and a male witness engaged in an altercation at Paddy’s Shenanigans on July 31 at 2.30am. The defendant executed a headlock on the other male before police intervened and took Harris-Williams to the watch house. The 21-year-old was issued a $750 fine and no conviction was recorded.
Handbag left behind
A woman has broken a move on direction after leaving her handbag in an Airlie Beach nightclub. On August 9 Maelys Edith Saulnier was asked to leave a premises before realising she had left her handbag at the venue. The defendant tried to get back in, however she was detained for entering a licenced premises after being told to leave. Magistrate Ron Muirhead issued a three-month good behaviour bond worth $300 and no conviction was recorded.