From the courts

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

A HOME­LESS woman caught in Ar­bor­field in pos­ses­sion of two death stars has been given a 12-week sus­pended jail sen­tence.

Ni­chola Ann Cole, 39, was stopped in School Road on Jan­uary 31 this year.

She had pre­vi­ously pleaded not guilty to the of­fence but when she ap­peared at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 27, she changed her plea to guilty.

The prison sen­tence has been sus­pended for 12 months. She was also or­dered to pay £100 costs, £85 to vic­tim ser­vices and the death stars were de­stroyed by the po­lice.

A 26-year-old from Shin­field has been sent to Read­ing Crown Court for sen­tenc­ing after plead­ing guilty to a se­ries of drug-re­lated of­fences.

Max Michael Gough, from West­lands Av­enue, ap­peared at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Septem­ber 28, where he was found guilty of:

Pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sup­ply heroin, namely a quan­tity of di­amor­phine, with in­tent to sup­ply. This of­fence took place in Wok­ing­ham on Septem­ber 26

Pos­ses­sion with in­tent to sup­ply co­caine, on the same day also in Wok­ing­ham

Fail­ing to dis­close PIN codes for three mobile phones in Wok­ing­ham on Septem­ber 27.

A CROWTHORNE man has been com­mit­ted to Read­ing Crown Court for sen­tenc­ing after plead­ing guilty to mak­ing in­de­cent pho­to­graphs of chil­dren. Stephen Houli­han, 47 and from Green­wood Road, ap­peared at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 2 where he ad­mit­ted three counts of mak­ing the porno­graphic im­ages at an ad­dress in Wok­ing­ham on or be­fore Novem­ber 25, 2015. One was deemed to be cat­e­gory A, the most se­vere, the sec­ond cat­e­gory B and the third cat­e­gory C.

Houli­han, also known as

Steve, pleaded guilty to a fourth charge of pos­sess­ing an ex­treme porno­graphic im­age that por­trayed a per­son per­form­ing sex­ual in­ter­course with a dog.

Un­der the terms of his bail, Houli­han is not to have any un­su­per­vised con­tact with a child aged 18 or un­der un­less ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

He will also be placed on the Sex­ual Of­fences Act 2003 regis­ter.

A THIEF from Ear­ley has been or­dered not to en­ter Read­ing’s town cen­tre for the next six months.

Robert David Pot­ter, 44 and from Chiltern Cres­cent, ap­peared at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 2 where he ad­mit­ted the fol­low­ing charges:

On Septem­ber 10 this year, steal­ing a du­vet set worth £84.99 from Deben­hams in The Or­a­cle

On Septem­ber 1 this year, stole a bum bug worth £22 from Schuh in The Or­a­cle

On Oc­to­ber 1, stole three women’s scarves worth £82 from Mon­soon in Broad Street, Read­ing

And on Oc­to­ber 1, breached a bail con­di­tion by en­ter­ing Read­ing town cen­tre.

Pot­ter is or­dered to pay costs of £85 and £85 to Vic­tim Ser­vices at a rate of £20 per month.

DAN­GER­OUS driv­ing has seen a 20-year-old banned from driv­ing for 15 months.

Da­ni­aal Khan, from The Drive in Ear­ley, was stopped by po­lice on Septem­ber 20, 2017 after be­ing seen driv­ing on Vastern Road, Caver­sham Road and the A33, both in Read­ing.

He was also found guilty of driv­ing a ve­hi­cle with­out in­sur­ance. A sep­a­rate charge of hav­ing a fake in­sur­ance cer­tifi­cate de­signed to de­ceive peo­ple into think­ing it was real was dis­missed.

In ad­di­tion to the fine, Khan has to pay £620 costs and £85 to vic­tim ser­vices and un­der­take 150 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice over the next 12 months.

A YOUNG DRIVER from Lower Ear­ley has been given 10 points on his li­cence for drink-driv­ing.

Daniel Leigh Young, 25 and from Chilcombe Way, ap­peared at Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 4 where he pleaded guilty to the of­fence.

On Septem­ber 15, Young was stopped in Barn­croft Drive where

he was found to have had 75 mi­cro­grammes of al­co­hol in 100 millil­itres of breath, over the above limit.

In ad­di­tion to the points, he was fined £243, or­dered to pay

£85 costs and £30 to vic­tim ser­vices. He is to pay at a rate of £25 per week.

US­ING threat­en­ing/abu­sive words or be­hav­iour saw a Wok­ing­ham man fined £250.

Au­drius Cepulis, 31 and from Peach Street, was stopped by po­lice on Septem­ber 5 this year after us­ing the language within the hear­ing or sight of a per­son likely to be caused ha­rass­ment, alarm or dis­tress.

In ad­di­tion to the fine, Cepulis was or­dered to pay £85 costs and £30 to vic­tim ser­vices.

A WOOD­LEY woman has been re­manded on un­con­di­tional bail un­til De­cem­ber 3 after be­ing ac­cused of a string of of­fences.

Louise Sally Beasley, 24 and from Drovers Way, pleads guilty to:

Us­ing threat­en­ing/abu­sive words/be­hav­iour of dis­or­derly be­hav­iour likely to cause ha­rass­ment, alarm or dis­tress on July 5 in Wood­ley

As­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer in Wood­ley, also on July 5.

Beasley de­nies a third charge that on July 3 she had dam­aged a CCTV camera at a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty in Drover Way.

Her ini­tial hear­ing was hear­ing Read­ing Mag­is­trates Court on Oc­to­ber 5.

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