Man admits to trio of charges
A 39-year-old man has admitted charges of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards others at Dalbeattie on three different occasions within six months.
Kevin Pool, of The Meadows, Dalbeattie, pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing, behaving in an aggressive manner at Craignair Street in September and scratching another man on the face, pulling him to the ground and struggling with him.
He also admitted that, in January, at Urr Road, he demanded entry to a house, repeatedly struck the front door and made threats of violence and challenged another man to fight.
And on February 17, he pleaded guilty to shouting and making threats of violence towards another man in the town and behaving in an aggressive manner towards him.
Sheriff Ross McFarlane at Dumfries deferred sentence to May 8 for background reports.
A 62-year-old man is to face trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court on charges of committing breaches of the peace by filming pupils at a school and staff at a factory.
David Birdsall, of Tanpits Lane, Kirkcudbright, pleaded not guilty to filming at HM Prison, Dumfries, school pupils within a playground in February and at Gates Power Transmission at Tinwald Downs Road filming members of staff.
He also denied resisting and struggling violently with police officers at the Gates plant. Trial has been set for July.
A 35-year-old woman is to face trial on a charge of engaging in a course of conduct at Palnackie which caused alarm to her ex-partner.
Kimberley White, from Largs, pleaded not guilty to repeatedly contacting him on social media and by e-mail and making threats of violence towards him and, after he made an effort to terminate the call, repeatedly contacted a friend of his and asked to speak to him.
The charge is alleged to have taken place between January and April last year at Port Road, Palnackie.
Trial at Dumfries Sheriff Court is set for June.
A 27-year-old man accused of assaulting a woman at his home, has claimed he acted in self-defence.
Peter Birch, of Wester Knocklea, Balmaclellan, pleaded not guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Court to seizing the woman by the hair last March and forcing her against a wall to her severe injury.
Trial is set to go ahead next month.