From the courts
A READING man who is accused of a string of offences across Wokingham borough has opted for a summary trial next month.
Adam Cane Bell, 23 and from Gower Street in Reading, appeared before Reading Magistrates Court on July 23.
He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Rose Street on May 3 this year, and for failing to appear at Reading Magistrates Court on May 23. He also admitted breaching a suspended sentence from April 16 this year, made after a burglary he had committed.
However, he pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge. Bell is accused of entering a home in Lower Wokingham Road, Crowthorne between May 10 and 11, with intent to steal.
The summary trial will take place on October 23. Between now and then, Bell is expected not to re-offend, to engage with probation and CMHT and attend all appointments.
A HOMELESS woman who is accused of possessing a dangerous weapon while in Arborfield will face a trial at Reading Magistrates Court on September 27.
Thirty nine-year-old Nichola Ann Cole – also known as Nicola – pleaded not guilty to the charges when she had an initial hearing at the Magistrates Court on July 23. She is accused of being stopped on January 31 while in School Road, Arborfield and being in possession of two death stars, a type of bladed/sharply pointed weapon.
As part of her bail conditions, Cole has to appear at Loddon Valley police station between
2pm and 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
At the same hearing, she pleaded guilty for failing to appear at Reading Magistrates Court on March 22. For this she was fined £50 and ordered to pay £30 to victim services.
DRIVING while under the influence of drugs has seen a Barkham man banned from getting behind the wheel for 14 months.
Tony Francis Cook, 54 and from Belvedere Park, was stopped in School Road in Arborfield on January 31 this year. He was driving a Ford Transit van and found to have 800 microgrammes of the drug Benzoylecgonine – a form of cocaine – per litre of blood. He was also found to have 42 micrograms of cocaine per litre.
Cook also pleaded guilty to driving without a suitable licence, or with insurance, and committing fraud by driving with false number plates
In addition to his fine, he has to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work, and was fined £260. He also has to pay £85 costs and £85 to victim services. He can pay this back at £20 per week.
A TWYFORD man has been found guilty of actual bodily harm following an assault of a man in Reading town centre.
William James Hickmott, 22 and from Cotterell Gardens, carried out the attack on August 20 last year. Although he had pleaded not guilty, a hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on July 23 disagreed and he was ordered to pay £150 compensation to his victim, carry out up to 30 days’ of community service by July 22, 2019, pay costs of £620 and £85 to victim services.
A second charge of racially/religiously aggravated assault was dismissed. A 20-YEAR-OLD from Earley has been granted unconditional bail after pleading not guilty to a series of alleged motoring offences.
Daniaal Khan, from The Drive, denies dangerous driving along Vastern Road, Caversham Road and the A33 in Reading on September 20 last year. He also denies having a faked certificate of insurance and driving without insurance.
Khan’s cause will be heard at a summary trial to be held at Reading Magistrates Court on October 3.
A 45-YEAR-OLD from Twyford has been remanded on unconditional bail after pleading guilty to drink driving.
Jason Stoveld, from Byron Close, was stopped on the A4 Bath Road on July 4 and found to have 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
He will receive his sentence at Reading Magistrates Court on September 21.
ASSAULTING a woman has seen a Winnersh man receive a community order made against him.
Gareth Stephen Tilly, 34 and from Bayley Court, pleaded guilty to the attack, which took place on July 4 this year. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £85 to victim services at a rate of £20 per month.
A WARGRAVE man has pleaded guilty to driving while over the limit and has been given 150 hours of community service and a £400 fine.
Derek Cyril Reid, 59 and from Borough Marsh Farm, Loddon Drive, was stopped while driving along Gingells Farm Road in Charvil on July 4. A breath test revealed that he had 125 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
A hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on July 26, he was banned from driving for 29 months, ordered to pay £85 costs and £40 to victim services.
A WOMEN from Shinfield has pleaded guilty to driving while over the limit.
Lauren Shemmans, 36 and from Skylark Way, was stopped in Churchill Drive, Winnersh on July 8 this year. She was found to have 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
She was banned from driving for 17 months, which will be reduced by 17 weeks if she undertakes a safe driving course.
She was also fined £300, ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services.
DRIVING while over the limit has seen a Twyford woman banned for the next 14 months.
Emma Catherine Linda Taylor, 43 and from Harrison Close, was stopped on Reading Road, Winnersh on July 7.
At a hearing at Reading Magistrates Court on July 26, Taylor pleaded guilty to driving with 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
She was fined £200, ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services.
Her driving ban will be reduced by 14 weeks if she undertakes a safe driving course.
A MAN from Arborfield has been fined £200 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to driving while over the limit.
Ovidiu Ionut Seitan, 31 and from Highfield Park off Eversley Road, was driving on Reading Road on July 8 when he was stopped by police. He was found to have 86 microgrammes of alcohol in
100 millilitres of breath.
In addition to the ban and the fine, on July 26, Reading Magistrates Court ordered him to pay £85 costs and £30 to victim services. His ban will be reduced by 20 weeks if he undertakes a safe driving course.
A WOKINGHAM man has pleaded guilty to being in possession of drugs.
Marlon Jeffrey-Hinds, 34 and from Lockwood Court off Ashville Way, was stopped in Reading on November 22 last year. He was found to have had a quantity of cannabis and cocaine in his possession.
He also pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer while being detained at Loddon Valley Police Station on the same date.
Jeffrey-Hinds was ordered to surrender the drugs for destruction, fined £150, pay £775 in costs, £100 in compensation and £85 to victim services.
He must also undertake 80 hours’ community service.
A MAN who assaulted a woman has been found guilty by Reading Magistrates Court.
At the hearing on July 27, the court heard that on June 5 this year, Tristan Lee Woods, 33 and from Lalande Close, beat his victim. He was ordered to pay £650 costs, £85 to victim services and undertake 180 hours’ of community service over the next 12 months.
A BINFIELD women has been given a 12-month conditional discharge after stealing cosmetics from Nirvana Spa worth £361.89.
Golnaz Rafiei, 37 from Angel Place pleaded guilty of a theft to the value of £95.03 which took place on August 26 last year.
She also stole a further £366.86 worth of cosmetics from Nirvana on September 23 last year.
Slough Magistrates Court, on July 30, ordered Rafiei to pay £95.03 compensation, £85 costs and £20 to victim services.