OAP faces breach of peace charges

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

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.

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