A KELSEY Creek man has been fined $440 and placed on probation for 18 months for breaching a domestic violence order.
The father of one sent a string of emails to the aggrieved on May 26, including one message that said, “I’m willing to get locked up for my child.”
Defence solicitor Elizabeth Dray said the defendant was “contrite and embarrassed by his actions” and realised the email was a “cowardly and undisciplined way of communicating”.
A PAIR of South Australian men have been dealt with following a public nuisance incident on May 31.
The court heard that at 11.20pm, Jack James Little started swearing at police while in the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct. The 26-yearold was arrested, issued a banning notice and later fined $550.
After his arrest, Marty Leigh Hercules Von Stanke was also warned for swearing at police but he continued and became confrontational.
Police asked the 25-yearold if he had anything in his pockets, to which he replied he had a pistol and could shoot them in the head.
The fisherman, who refused to co-operate throughout his arrest, was also is- sued a banning notice and fined $880 on Monday.
Convictions weren’t recorded for either of the men.
Detected by a detector
BENJAMIN Adam Mizzi was detected using a radar detector on May 23 at 7.10pm on Jones St. He was fined $440.
KANE Hober, 21, was issued with a four-month good behaviour bond valued at $440 and told to attend a drug diversion after being found in possession of an MDMA pill.
On May 28, police searched his Airlie Beach address and found a tin in his bedroom that contained the pill. A conviction was not recorded.
Order not followed
FAILING to report as part of his probation order landed Troy Anthony Pellow a $440 fine on Monday. The order was also changed to include mandatory breath testing in which Pellow must return a zero reading at all times.
JACQUELINE Joanna Susan Perese, 27, was fined $1000 and disqualified from driving for two years following a string of traffic offences.
On June 6 at 5.30pm, police saw a black Ford Territory in Proserpine and noted its registration had expired on June 29 last year.
Perese told police she was unaware the vehicle was not registered or insured. When asked to present her licence, Perese said she didn’t have it on her and provided a different name. Checks of her real name revealed she had been disqualified since April 10.
The local told officers she thought her licence was only disqualified for a month.
RYAN Beckmann was fined $110 and disqualified from driving for one month after he was caught driving while SPER-suspended.
On May 30 at 2.15pm, police noted a silver Holden Commodore and stopped it on Gregory-Cannonvalley Rd. Checks revealed the 33-yearold’s licence had been SPERsuspended since May 26.
The Mackay local told officers he wasn’t aware of any missed payments.
DRIVING while SPER-suspended saw Andrew Philip Prenzel fined $220 and disqualified from driving for one month.
On May 20 at 3.25pm, the 35-year-old was stopped in Proserpine, where checks revealed he had been SPERsuspended since January 26.
Prenzel didn’t appear on Monday but his charges proceeded before the court.
Swearing at police
SWEARING at an undercover police officer resulted in an $880 fine and a one-year ban from the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct for Clint Robert Duffield.
On May 26 at 8.40pm, police saw three men fighting at the Down Under Bar, Airlie Beach. Duffield was noted to be intoxicated in the presence of police and demanded to know why an officer wasn’t in uniform.
The 31-year-old Jubilee Pocket resident was subsequently arrested.
Fined and disqualified
DRIVING an unregistered vehicle while SPER-suspended netted a $660 fine for Warren James Temple.
On May 30 at 9.45pm, police intercepted a Nissan Navara on Midge Point Rd. Checks revealed Temple’s licence had been SPER-suspended since April 15 and his registration had expired the day before.
He was disqualified from driving for one month.
Hitting a child
GARRY William Miller has been fined $700 for hitting a seven-year-old boy with a backpack.
On May 8 at 8.35am, the 47year-old was walking along the street when the victim’s bike brakes snapped, causing him to run into Miller.
The local responded by hitting the child twice with a backpack, which was witnessed by another member of the public.
Miller attended the Whitsunday police station later that day and admitted hitting the child.
Duty lawyer Lachlan YgoaMckeown told the court Miller had recently undergone shoulder surgery. He said Miller was struck suddenly and was very surprised, causing him to react.
A conviction was not recorded.
A LOCAL painter has been fined $660 for public nuisance and breaching bail conditions.
On May 1 at 10.15pm, police attended the Airlie Beach main street in front of Magnums, where Nicholas Alexander Meehan was seen in a fist fight with another man.
Police broke up the fight but the 24-year-old punched a light post on the other side of the road. Police found Meehan covered in blood and arrested him. He was released from the watch-house and told to attend at a later date but failed to comply.
Meehan was fined $220 for breaching bail conditions and $440 for creating a public nuisance.
AMANDA Marie Hume was told to attend drug diversion and issued with a $440 four-month good behaviour bond for drug offences.
On May 12, police searched a Cannonvale home at 7.45pm, where the 29-yearold declared a pipe and police found cannabis in a bowl on a computer desk.
Duty lawyer Lachlan YgoaMckeown said the cannabis was “for self-medication”. A conviction was not recorded.
TREVOR John Hamilton was caught in the possession of a digital camera and two touchscreen computers that had been stolen.
On January 22 at 9.25am, police searched a Jubilee Pocket address. The 37-yearold father of three later said he was given the items in an offer too good to be true.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist noted Hamilton had a history before the court. He was fined $1100 for possessing tainted property.
Swap can’t save driver
A SUSPENDED driver who tried to fool police by swapping seats with a passenger has been fined $220.
Simon Daniel Walker, 26, was charged with driving without a licence due to demerit-point suspension.
On May 31 at 6pm, police saw a Ford Falcon ute driving on Herbert St, Proserpine.
Police pulled the vehicle over on Telia St, at which point officers saw Walker and a passenger swap seats.
Officers approaching the vehicle noted Walker putting on his seatbelt. When asked why they swapped seats, Walker didn’t reply.
He was disqualified from driving for six months.