Knife man jailed

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A 30-year-old man who was in pos­ses­sion of a lock knife in Dum­fries town cen­tre has been jailed for 12 months.

Shane Pat­ter­son, de­scribed as a pris­oner at Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence in Buc­cleuch Street in May.

He also pleaded guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to be­ing in pos­ses­sion of the drug eti­zo­lam.

■ A tip-off to po­lice re­gard­ing pos­si­ble drink-driv­ing re­sulted in the ve­hi­cle be­ing traced – and 74-year-old Ed­ward Jack­son land­ing in court.

Be­fore the Sher­iff at Dum­fries, Jack­son, of Bri­ary Square, Ever­town, Canon­bie, ad­mit­ted driv­ing on the B723 road at Bore­land with more than twice the per­mit­ted drink limit in his breath.

So­lic­i­tor Roger Colledge said that Jack­son, whose wife had died last year, was de­pressed and had gone to visit his son.

He had had a drink and was go­ing to stay the night but de­cided that he wanted to be at his own home at Bore­land.

Jack­son, who was now stay­ing with his son at the mo­ment, was fined £400 and banned from driv­ing for 12 months.

■ A Locker­bie man ac­cused of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards his ex-part­ner is to face trial at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court in Novem­ber.

An­drew Bax­ter, 44, of Bridge Street, pleaded not guilty to shout­ing and swear­ing at the wo­man at nearby Broom­house Court on Au­gust 26 and knock­ing a mo­bile phone from her hand.

■ An 81-year-old man has been ac­cused of five charges of breach of the peace by en­ter­ing front and rear gar­dens in Dal­beat­tie late at night with­out per­mis­sion.

Peter Donkin, of Galla Av­enue, Dal­beat­tie, is al­leged to have com­mit­ted the of­fences be­tween Jan­uary 2016, and July this year.

The al­leged of­fences are said to have taken place at Galla Av­enue, The Grove, and Maxwell Park, all in Dal­beat­tie.

The case at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court has been con­tin­ued with­out plea to Oc­to­ber 2.

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