Taupo¯ District Court news
STEPH RANGI Taupo¯ District Court was a busy place last Wednesday.
Thomas Quirke appeared on two charges; driving while suspended and breach of community work. He pleaded guilty to both charges. He was sentenced to 90 hours community work, one year disqualification from driving from November 20 and was convicted and discharged on the breach of community work.
Shannon Edwin Wiparatene Tihi pleaded not guilty to male assaults female and two charges of threatening to kill/do grievous body harm. He was remanded for a case review hearing on July 11.
Leroy James Beattie was sentenced to one month imprisonment for using a credit card to obtain a pecuniary advantage. The card was used at a Mobil Petrol Station in Taupo¯ where over $300 was spent on petrol, cigarettes and food.
Joesph Manesi Bracken appeared on one charge of male assaults female. He was referred to restorative justice and will appear on July 12 for sentencing.
Tesha Mavis Mihinui pleaded guilty to one charge of breach of community work on March 3. She was given a final warning and convicted and discharged.
Malcolm Christopher Nicoll pleaded not guilty to one charge of unlawfully carrying a firearm and presenting a firearm/restricted weapon. He will appear again on June 26 for a judge alone trial.
Karl Richard Cameron pleaded guilty to charges; driving while disqualified and driving with excess breath alcohol third or subsequent.
On February 24, Cameron was driving in Rotorua and was stopped by police after being involved in a traffic accident, where he hit a pedestrian. He was found to have a reading of 568 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath.
Cameron was sentenced to home detention for two months and further disqualified from driving.