Harrogate Magistrates Court: weekly round-up

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The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on December 29:

Sean Carter, 32, of 27B Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate, was given a one-week curfew for failing to comply with the requirement of a community order. He was ordered to pay costs of £40. The terms of the original order will continue.

Alan Ralph Franklin, 54, of Flat 3, Royd House 5, North Road, Ripon, was given a six-month conditional discharge for stealing a bottle of whisky worth £9.40 from Asda in Bower Road, Harrogate. He was ordered to pay compensation of £9.40, costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.

Brian James Kelly, 55, of 6 South View, Washington Close, Littlethorpe, was given a 12-month community order for stealing meat products worth £1,318.18 from Russell Hume Ltd in Milby, Boroughbridge. He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.

Andrew Michael Keogh, 27, of no fixed address, was ordered to pay compensation of £1.29 for stealing a bottle of Lucozade from the One Stop Shop in Knaresborough Road, Harrogate. He was ordered to pay the same amount for stealing a bottle of Juice Burst from the same shop on a separate occasion.

Kate Hannah McMahon, 25, of 2 Claro Mews, Knaresborough, was fined £390 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £39 and costs of £85. She was disqualified from driving for 20 months, to be reduced by 20 weeks on completion of an approved course.

Norman Stokes, 85, of Cornerstones, 5 Richmond Road, Harrogate, was fined £140 for failing to report a road accident. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85, and eight penalty points were added to his licence. No separate penalty was imposed for failing to stop after an accident, or for driving without due care and attention.

Joseph Stephen Swales, 24, of 25 Woodfield Drive, Harrogate, was given a six-month conditional discharge for stealing a can of Special Brew worth £2.49 from Woodfield Road Convenience Store in Harrogate. He was ordered to pay compensation of £2.49, a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85. Magistrates imposed a further six-month conditional discharge for stealing two cans of Special Brew, worth £4.98, on a separate occasion.

Patrick Sean Mason, 25, of Flat 4, 5-7 Stockwell Lane, Knaresborough, was given a six-month conditional discharge for stealing alcohol and food worth £21.50 from Sainsbury’s Local in Knaresborough High Street. He was ordered to pay compensation of £21.50. For a separate charge of possession of diamorphine, a class A drug, he was fined £80, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. Magistrates ordered the drug to be forfeited and destroyed.

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on December 30:

John Mark Christiansen, 38, of 3 Barbondale Grove, Knaresborough, was given a six-week prison sentence for stealing three bottles of Champagne worth £50.97 from the Co-Op in Boroughbridge Road. Three further consecutive sentence of eight weeks each were given for stealing four peppercorn steaks worth £21 from Sainsbury’s Local in Knaresborough High Street, four boxes of fragrance worth £258 from Boots the Chemist in Grimbald Crag Road, and a Braun electric razor worth £169.49 also from Boots. A four-week sentence was imposed for failing to surrender to custody. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80.

Clifford Daniel McDermid, 38, of Flat 16, Park House Court, Park House Green, Harrogate, was given a one-week prison sentence for stealing two sandwiches worth £5.70 from the Co-op at Oakdale Service Station, Ripon Road, Harrogate, while subject to a suspended sentence from a previous conviction. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80.

Graham John McMilla, 31, of Flat 9 Bridge End House, Mill Lane, Boroughbridge, was fined £80 for possession of cannabis. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. Magistrates ordered that the drug be forfeited and destroyed. No separate penalty was imposed for failing to surrender to custody.