Knife man jailed
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.