Made threats

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A 34-year-old man who ad­mit­ted mak­ing threats in prison to harm oth­ers, has been fined £500 at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court.

Christo­pher Harkins, who is cur­rently serv­ing a prison sen­tence, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence at Dum­fries Prison and also mak­ing threats to a woman. He was given no time to pay.

An An­nan woman has faced a court twice within five days.

Ewelina Plichta, 26, was in the dock first on a charge of be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner to­wards a man at Cale­do­nian Place, in the town, on Hog­manay, act­ing ag­gres­sively and spit­ting on him.

She pleaded not guilty and trial was set for March.

She then again faced the court in Dum­fries, and this time ad­mit­ted breach­ing a bail con­di­tion not to con­tact the man by meet­ing him at Cale­do­nian Place on Jan­uary 3. She claimed she had gone to pick up clothes.

Pl­itcha, who had an in­ter­preter by her side, was warned that court orders must be obeyed but was ad­mon­ished on this oc­ca­sion.

A man has ad­mit­ted in court en­gag­ing in con­duct which alarmed his for­mer part­ner.

Ian Brown, 37, of Laghall Court, Kingholm Quay, pleaded guilty to re­peat­edly send­ing emails, im­ages and re­peat­edly phon­ing a nurs­ing home re­quest­ing in­for­ma­tion about her, on one oc­ca­sion claim­ing to be a po­lice of­fi­cer.

The of­fence took place be­tween De­cem­ber 29 and Jan­uary.

So­lic­i­tor Ranald Lind­say told Dum­fries sher­iff Court that Brown now ac­cepted that the re­la­tion­ship was over and drink seemed to have played a part.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han said the charge was“quite con­cern­ing”and called for back­ground re­ports.

Sen­tence was de­ferred to Jan­uary 30.

A man is to face trial in April on a charge of steal­ing cop­per ca­ble at Sta­tion Yard in Cas­tle Dou­glas. Alexan­der Gri­er­son, 53, of Dun­muir Road, Cas­tle Dou­glas, pleaded not guilty to com­mit­ting the of­fence last April.

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