From the courts
A MAN is due to appear in court charged with stealing alcohol from Sainsburys in Winnersh.
Darren Lee Akers, 43, whose address is given as Anstey Road, Reading, is charged with stealing four bottles of spirits and a bag for life, worth £89.50, from the supermarket in King Street Lane on October 5 this year.
He is also charged with possessing a Stanley knife without good reason in the same place on the same day.
Mr Akers admits the first charge, but denies the second.
He has been remanded on conditional bail to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on January 8.
He is to live and sleep at his residence until that time.
A MAN from Woodley has been given a conditional discharge for stealing a Playstation 4.
Ian Devereaux, 34, of Hearn Road, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on
November 21 where he pleaded guilty to stealing the games console from a hotel in Wokingham on November 3.
He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months; ordered to pay a surcharge of £20, and costs of £85.
A MAN from Twyford has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault.
Gareth James Mainwaring, 55, of Sycamore Drive, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on November 21 where he was sentenced for assaulting two
women in Twyford on October 9 this year.
He had previously pleaded guilty to both counts.
Mr Mainwaring was made the subject of a community order, ordering him to participate in an accredited programme for 30 days; a rehabilitation requirement for up to 20 days; and an unpaid work requirement for up to 60 hours within the next 12 months.
He was also ordered to pay a surcharge of £85.
A MAN from Wokingham has been fined £250 for damaging another man’s glasses.
James Dawson, 42, of Goodings Green, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on November 21 where he was found guilty of damaging the glasses of a man, worth £163.35 on June 8 this year.
He had denied the charge, and a further count of assault was dismissed by the court.
Mr Dawson was fined £250, ordered to pay compensation of £163.35, a surcharge of £30, and costs of £200.
A MAN from Earley has pleaded guilty to driving offences.
Gabriel Sabau, 29, of Hilltop
Road, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on November 22 where he admitted driving in Charvil on October 26 while over the alcohol limit.
He also admitted driving unsupervised and without learner plates, despite only holding a provisional driving licence.
Mr Sabau was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid community work within the next 12 months; pay a surcharge of £85; and costs of £85.
He was also disqualified from holding a licence for 18 months.
A WOMAN from Earley has pleaded guilty to damaging a car.
Amy Banning, 23, of Henley Wood Road, appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on November 22 where she admitted damaging a Ford Fiesta in Wokingham on November 4.
Miss Banning was conditionally discharged for 12 months; ordered to pay compensation of £500; a surcharge of £20; and costs of £85.
A WOMAN is due to appear in court charged with drink driving in Woodley.
Yvonne Ochieng, 33 of Thurso Close, Reading, is charged with driving while over the alcohol limit in Carrick Gardens on November 4. Miss Ochieng denies the charge.
She has been remanded on unconditional bail to appear at Reading Magistrates’ Court on January 29 for the trial.