From the courts
A MAN from Wokingham has been fined £346 for driving while disqualified and without insurance. His vehicle also didn’t have a valid MoT certificate.
Joshua David Michael Wright, also known as Josh Wright, appeared at Slough Magistrates Court on August 24 where he pleaded guilty.
Wright, 26 and from Norreys Avenue, was stopped in Winnersh on July 30.
In addition to his fine, he was ordered to pay £85 costs and £34 to victim services. His licence is also endorsed with six points.
A 31-YEAR-OLD man from Shinfield has been fined £200 and given three points on his licence for jumping a red light.
Alimamy Rassin James Wurie, from Skylark Way, drove his car on March 8 this year in Clay Pit Lane, Leeds where he was spotted by police for failing to comply with a traffic signal.
In addition to the fine, Reading Magistrates Court ordered him to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services.
A WOKINGHAM man who denies stealing a holdall will appear before magistrates in November.
Adam Leslie Piksinski, 19 and of Headington Drive, is accused of taking a the black bag belonging to British Transport Police on September 3 last year. He pleads not guilty and, at an appearance at Reading Magistrates Court on August 29, requested a summary trial.
This will be heard on November 23 and a forensic report will be prepared in the meantime.
A COMMUNITY service order has been made on a 22-year-old from Frederick Place.
Daniel George Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage of items belonging to a woman in Finchampstead on August 15.
No compensation was ordered because Smith has replaced the damaged item, however Reading Magistrates Court ordered him to take part in a 30-day programme and pay £85 to victim services.
A WINNERSH man has been remanded on unconditional bail pending a hearing after pleading not guilty to an alleged theft.
At the hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on August 30, Connor Stanley Jones, 19 and from Rainbow Park, pleaded guilty to three offences, while denying the fourth.
He admitted to dangerously driving a white Ford Transit in Tilehurst and Reading on March
20, using the vehicle without insurance and driving while disqualified from holding a driving licence.
However, the fourth charge – of coming together with two other men to steal lead flashing worth £277.20 from the Woodford Family Trust, also on March 20 – is the one that Jones denies.
Jones elected for a summary trial which is scheduled for November 12.
Under his bail conditions, Jones is disqualified from driving until the case is dealt with.
Jordan Shane Parker Anderson, 23 and from Rainbow Park, Winnersh, and Jamie Drablow, 18 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on the same day where they both pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing lead flashing.
A MAN from Peterborough accused of carrying non-duty cigarettes will face a trial by jury next month.
Deividas Karkonas, 38 and from Crabtree in Paston, is alleged to have knowingly carried, removed, deposited, concealed or dealt with the cigarettes in Wokingham. It is said they were removed from a warehouse with intent to defraud Her Majesty of any duty payable on the goods.
Karkonas was not present at the initial hearing, held at Reading Magistrates Court on August 30, but a plea of not guilty or none was indicated.
The trial will be held from 9.30am on October 2 at Reading Crown Court.
A 24-YEAR-OLD from Sindlesham has denied failing to stop after a road accident and cases a trial in November.
Jack Martyn Brown, from Mole Road, pleaded not guilty to two alleged offences at a preliminary hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on August 31.
Brown is accused of driving without due care and attention at the mini-roundabout in Church Road at its junction with Woodland Avenue in Earley on April 14. He is also accused of being the driver of
a mechanically propelled vehicle at the same location, where an accident occurred with another vehicles but the vehicle failed to stop, and the driver failed to give name and address and name and address of the vehicle owner.
As Brown pleads not guilty his case will be heard on November 20 in Reading Magistrates Court.
A FORMER pub landlord accused of assaulting a woman has denied the charges.
Pierre Cudon, 33 and from Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley, appeared at Slough Magistrates Court on August 30 where he pleaded not guilty to three counts of assault. The first is alleged to have taken place on February 21, the second and third between June 1 and 28.
Cudon will appear at Reading Magistrates Court on October 1 for a trial. Under the conditions of his bail he is not to contact directly or indirectly his victim, or visit his former pub, the Queen’s Oak in Finchampstead or Church Lane where it is sited.
A MAN accused of several thefts in Twyford, among other charges, will appear at Reading Crown Court on October 1 for a trial.
James Paul McDonagh, 36 and currently in HM Prison High Down, Sutton, is remanded in custody pending the trial and a plea of not guilty or none indicated has been given by him.
On February 3, McDonagh is accused of raising a home in Station Road, Kintbury, stealing £150.
On February 8, he is alleged to have entered a home in High Street, Twyford, stealing jewellery worth £5,500. On the same day, he is alleged to have entered a neighbouring home with intent to steal.
On February 9, he is alleged to have entered a home in Oxford Road, Reading in a bid to steal.
On the same day, McDonagh is accused of stealing a Rotary Moonphase watch and subjected a victim to violence while breaking into a home in Shooters Hill, Pangbourne. A sixth charge relates to the assault.
The seventh charge, also on February 9, is alleged to be a break-in of a home in Station Road, Cholsey, where foreign currency, cash and jewellery worth £1,700 is said to have been taken.
The final charge, from March
15, sees McDonagh accused of entering as a trespasser with intent to steal from a home in