From the courts
AN EARLEY man has denied visiting a petrol station while being in possession of a metal pole that could be used as an offensive weapon.
Shamas Ulhaw, 64 and from Pitts Lane, is accused on the offence on September 13 this year. He is alleged to have been in possession of the metal pole while at the SNAX24 BP petrol station in Richfield Avenue, Reading.
Ulhaw is also accused of damaging a mobile phone worth £120 on the same day.
As Ulhaw pleaded not guilty at a hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on October 5, he has been remanded on unconditional bail pending a case management hearing on December 3.
Ulhaw does not need to attend this hearing.
A TWYFORD man who denies three charges made against him at Slough Magistrates Court on October 8 will face a summary trial later this month
Glen Mace, 36 and from Hurst Road, is accused of:
Stealing bags, bank cards, books and documents to a value unknown from a car parked at St Michael’s and All Angels in Church Lane, Warfield on September 7
On September 29, driving a car otherwise than in accordance with his permitted licence contrary to section
87(1) of the Road Traffic
Act 1988 in Hurst Road, Twyford
The same offence on October 2 at California Crossroads in Finchampstead
Driving without third party insurance on September 29 in Hurst and a second charge for the same offence but on October 2 at California Crossroads in Finchampstead.
Mace denies all charges and has been remanded on unconditional bail until November 16, where his case will be heard at Reading Magistrates Court.
A TEENAGER from Wokingham has been fined £50 after damaging a wall belonging to the borough council.
Liam Godfrey, 19 and from Potters Crescent, appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on October 10 where he pleaded guilty to the criminal damage to the wall in the Carnival Pool car park on August 13.
He carried out the damage with Matthew Wilson.
On September 20, he was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine at his home address. For this offence Godfrey was also fined £50.
He was ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 to Victim Services.
A WOKINGHAM woman has been banned from driving for 12 months after being caught drug driving.
Sarah Florence Petty, 49 and from Norreys Avenue, was stopped on the A329 Wokingham Road in Winnersh on August 13 this year. Police found that she had 7.7 micrograms of the drug Delta-9Tetrahydrocannabinol per litre of blood in his bloodstream, over the prescribed limit.
In addition to the driving ban, she has been fined £120, ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services.
DRINK DRIVING has seen a Wokingham woman banned from driving for 20 months.
Nicola Jean Handyside, 44 and from Emmbrook Road, will see the ban reduced by 20 weeks if she undertakes a safe driving course.
The woman was stopped by police after driving a Mini in the Riverside car park at The Oracle on September 23. A breath test revealed that she had 100 millilitres of alcohol in her breath, exceeding the limit.
Handyside appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on October 11, where she was also fined £451, ordered to pay £85 costs and £45 to victim services.
A CHARVIL man has been banned from driving for 12 months after being caught driving while under the influence of drugs.
Avtar Hargun, 28 and from
Park View Drive South, appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on October 11, where he pleaded guilty to driving in Sidmouth
Street, Reading on August 15 while having 4.0 μg of Delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol, a form of cannabis, per litre of blood.
In addition to the ban, Hargun as fined £230 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and £30 to victim services.
A MAPLEDURHAM man stopped for drink-driving in Tywford has been banned from driving for 17 months.
Andrew Robert Kingham, 56 and from The Mill House, was stopped by police on September 23 in Wargrave Road. A breath test found that he had 67 millilitres of alcohol in his breath, exceeding the limit.
Kingham pleaded guilty when he appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on October 11 and his ban will be reduced by 17 weeks if he undertakes a safe driving course.
In addition to the ban, he was fined £80, ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services.
A MAN stopped on the A329 Reading Road in Winnersh for drink driving has been banned from driving for almost two years.
Cristnel Ovidiu Poiana, 47 and from Lowther Road, Wokingham, appeared at Reading Magistrates Court on October 11, where he pleaded guilty to driving while having 88 micrograms of alcohol in his breath, exceeding the limit, when he was stopped by police on September 15 this year.
His 22-month ban will be reduced by 22 weeks if he completes a safe driving course.
Poiana also has to pay a £120 fine, £30 to victim services and £85 costs.