Dog theft denial
A 32-year-old man is to face trial on a charge of stealing a dog in Annan.
John McFarlane, of Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at Drummond Road in Annan in April.
He also denied assaulting another man there and punching him on the head. Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for January.
■ A 58-year-old man has been accused in court at Dumfries of stealing toiletries and cosmetics at a supermarket.
William Wilson, of Calside Road, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to committing the offence at the Tesco store at the Peel Centre in August.
He also denied being in possession of a pair of scissors without a reasonable excuse.
Trial was set for February.
■ A teenage motorist who drove without a valid licence and collided with a parked car has been ordered to appear personally in court at Dumfries.
Danielle Little, 19, of Ballater Avenue, Dumfries, admitted driving carelessly in Queen Street in the town in June, colliding with a parked car and failing to adhere to a red traffic signal and almost cause a collision with another car.
She also admitted using the car without insurance and driving without a valid licence. Sentence was deferred to October 18.
■ A warrant has been granted by the sheriff at Dumfries for the arrest of an Annan man who failed to appear in court on a charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.
Stuart Irving, 23, of Kimmeter Place, Annan, is alleged to have shouted and swore at the High Street in Annan, spat on a motor vehicle and acted in an aggressive manner in September.
■ A teenager has been accused in court at Dumfries of sending indecent messages to two women in the town.
Nathan Bryden, 19, of McGeoch Drive, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to sending the social media messages with a sexual remark in May. Trial has been set for December.
■ A man has been accused in court of driving at excessive speeds for the prevailing road conditions on the Lockerbie bypass.
Barry Candler, 29, of Hall Road, Ecclefechan, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offence in July.
Trial was set for January.