Dog theft de­nial

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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