OAP faces breach of peace charges
An 81-year-old man has been accused of five charges of breach of the peace by entering front and rear gardens in Dalbeattie late at night without permission.
Peter Donkin, of Galla Avenue, Dalbeattie, is alleged to have committed the offences between January, 2016, and July this year.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place at Galla Avenue, The Grove, and Maxwell Park, all in Dalbeattie.
The case at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been continued without plea to October 2.
A man and a woman have been found not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court of assaulting another man at a caravan at Glengap, Twynholm.
Danielle Little, 20, of Ballater Avenue, Dumfries, had maintained a plea of not guilty to pushing the man on the body and repeatedly punching him on the head at the rear of Muirhead Cottages last October.
John McFarlane, 33, of Barnraws, Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, had denied repeatedly striking the man on the head with a bottle or something similar to his severe injury.
A case at Dumfries Sheriff Court in which a 32-year-old man is accused of assaulting a woman in Kirkcudbright, has been continued without plea till next month.
Gary Niven, of Shillinghill, Kirkcudbright, is alleged to have punched the woman on the head at a nearby house in May.
A call to police complaining about a man who was “a wee bit noisy” in Kirkcudbright resulted in 45-year-old Stephen Lamont appearing before a sheriff.
And it cost him £280 in fines on charges of threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer.
Lamont, of Bridge Street, Kirkcudbright, admitted acting in an aggressive manner and shouting and swearing at Dee Walk in July.
He also admitted punching a police officer.
A solicitor said Lamont had been drinking and stupidly called the police names.
A teenager is to face trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court on charges of being in possession of offensive weapons.
The 17-year-old from Kirkcudbright, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to having a metal baton and two lock knives at the town’s harbour last December.
Trial was set for December.
A 26-year-old woman is to face trial on charges of assaulting a man in Castle Douglas and struggling violently with police officers.
Jade Lennox, of Newton Road, Dumfries, pleaded not guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards the man and shouting and swearing at him and another person, and repeatedly striking him on the body and putting her hands round his neck and compressing them.
She also denied resisting and struggling violently with police officers and between Castle Douglas and Dumfries and at the Loreburn Street Police Station behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and shouting and swearing.
Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court has been set for November.
A motorist who was stopped by a police patrol after driving at 88mph on a 60 limit road was found to be driving while unfit through drink or drugs.
Sean Kane, 29, of Danevale Park, Castle Douglas, pleaded guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to committing the offences in June on the B795 Gerranton to Lauriston.
He also admitted being in possession of diazepam.
A solicitor said Kane had had a drugs issue in the past, but had been addressing the problem.
He was fined £800 and banned from driving for 12 months.