Man who hurled bins through windows told to stay out of trouble
A man who caused thousands of pounds of damage by hurling bins through a number of shop windows in Montrose town centre has been ordered to be of good behaviour until next May.
Michael Gray, 29, of Little Nursery, Montrose, previously admitted wilfully or recklessly picking up the bins and throwing them at windows of seven premises in September last year.
The court heard the repair bill topped £6,000.
Gray, who was previously given a deferred sentence and told to stay out of trouble by a sheriff, returned to Forfar Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Derek Reekie heard he had not come to the attention of the authorities over the period.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski said Gray was receiving support for mental health issues and a report before the court confirmed he had engaged with the appropriate services.
Sheriff Reekie told him: “This is a detailed report with all the positive steps you are taking to address the issues which affect you.
“This is clearly a serious offence with serious consequences, but with the way things have developed and the positive steps you have taken, I am going to give you the opportunity to continue along that road.
“It is over to you now.”
Also at Forfar:
Steven Donaldson, 39, of Morrison Street, Kirriemuir, was fined £250 after he previously admitted behaving aggressively towards his partner at a property in Brechin on June 7 this year.
Solicitor Nick Markowski said the incident happened after the woman saw messages on Donaldson’s mobile phone and a row broke out.
“They have now reconciled,” he said.
Graham Sharpe, 51, of James Street, Carnoustie, was ordered to be of good behaviour until March 7 after admitting breaching the peace at a house on Lingard Street, Carnoustie, on July 5.
The court heard the frightened female occupant had called police after drunken Sharpe arrived at the address.