Whitiaua George Kite, 48, appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday facing a charge of receiving stolen property.
Mr Single told the court how eight heavy-duty batteries were disconnected and stolen from Wadsco Motors in Blenheim overnight between August 28 and 29.
Following the theft, Kite, of Riversdale, went to Trillo Metals with the eight batteries in an attempt to sell them. Kite sold four of the batteries to the scrap metal business and kept the rest.
When spoken to by police Kite said he had not taken the batteries but had been given them.
He said he had needed the money to get a ferry ticket to Wellington for a tangi.
Judge Kelly sentenced him to 150 hours' community work and ordered him to pay $800 in reparations for the batteries.
Darren James Fowke, 22, was sentenced to six months' community detention on a charge of driving while disqualified when he appeared in court yesterday.
The Blenheim man had at least three previous convictions for driving while disqualified.
He was sentenced to nine months' supervision and encouraged to reapply for his licence as soon as possible.
"You have been given a big opportunity today not to have a further disqualification," Judge Kelly said.
Haami Pairama was remanded for sentencing until November 11 after he was convicted of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified in court yesterday.
Mr Single told the court how Pairama drove from Lower Hutt to Wellington on September 16 in a Honda Odyssey.
He and his passengers stopped on Taranaki St next to an unoccupied Subaru, which Pairama got into and started without a key.
He took the vehicle for a 30-minute joyride around the Mt Cook area, followed by his friends in the car he had been driving earlier.
Pairama saw a police car and knowing he was disqualified from driving he turned into a side street where he abandoned the Subaru and got back into the Honda.
Tui Simon Kara pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft when he appeared yesterday.
He was to reappear on November 25 for a case review hearing.
Kevin Graham Ward-Watson pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while disqualified and one of refusing to provide a blood sample when he appeared.
Mr Single told the court how Ward-Watson was the driver of a Toyota vehicle on Bothams Bend when he was pulled over by police on September 21 about 8.50pm.
Police ascertained that Ward-Watson was disqualified from driving.
When a conclusive breath-alcohol test could not be completed, police requested a blood specimen from Ward-Watson.
He declined to produce the blood sample, saying he was Jewish and it was against his religion to do so.
Judge Kelly convicted Ward-Watson and sentenced him to 120 hours' community work on the refusal charge, for which he was also disqualified from driving indefinitely.
On the driving while disqualified charge Ward-Watson was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified from driving for 12 months. When the disqualification ended he was to apply for a zero-alcohol licence for three years, the judge said.
Taga Sekai, 20, was sentenced to 120 hours' community work when he appeared in court yesterday after smashing a window at the Wild South Clothing Store.
Sekai was outside the store about 12.30am on October 6 and was extremely intoxicated, Mr Single said.
He punched the glass window causing it to smash before running away.
When he was located by police he had blood on his arm, and said he had punched the window because he was angry.
Sekai was also ordered to pay $684 in reparations.
Todd James Shutkowski pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while disqualified when he appeared in court yesterday.
The offence, which was his third of driving while disqualified, occurred on October 2 just after 7am.
Shutkowski's lawyer Rennie Gould said her client had been trying to get to work and he did not want to be late.
Judge Kelly said Shutkowski had made a very foolish decision because it has resulted in a further disqualification.
She sentenced him to 40 hours' community work and disqualified him from driving for 12 months and one day. to start when his existing disqualification ended on June 12 next year.
Leighton Thomas Waite, 21, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentional damage when he appeared yesterday.
Mr Single told the court the Witherlea man was at home in Blenheim on October 12 about 3pm when he got into an argument with his partner.
During the argument Waite went outside and hit his partner's vehicle numerous times.
In explanation he said he was angry and could not control himself.
Waite was remanded on bail until November 25 for restorative justice to take place.
Brian James Te Hore was remanded without plea until October 29 when he appeared on two charges of common assault yesterday.
Allan Reg Zimmerman, 54, was remanded on bail without plea on three charges when he appeared in court yesterday.
The Mayfield man will reappear on October 29 on once charge of possession of an offensive weapon, one charge of male assaults female and one charge of driving with excess breath-alcohol.
Damian John Fraser, 49, was further remanded in custody until November 11 on a charge of assault with a blunt instrument.
Peter Lee Kite, 18, was remanded without plea until October 29 when he appeared yesterday.
Kite is facing one charge of committing a burglary with a weapon, resisting police, cruelty to animals and discharging an airgun near a dwelling without reasonable excuse.
Leanne Marie Parr, 42, reappeared in court facing a raft of charges, including a number relating to supplying methamphetamine, offering to supply methylphenidate hydrochloride (a psychoactive derivative of Ritalin) and cultivating a cannabis plant.
Parr entered not guilty pleas to all of the charges relating to drugs, had one charge of shop lifting withdrawn and pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while forbidden.
Parr was fined $300 plus court costs for driving while disqualified, and was remanded until December 11 for a jury trial call-over for the remaining 24 charges.
Jonathan James Bradley, 17, admitted a charge of wilful trespassing but denied one charge of resisting arrest, and one of wilful damage when he appeared in court yesterday.
Bradley was remanded on all three charges until November 25, when he would have a case review hearing for the charges he pleaded not guilty to.
James Scott Elliott was remanded on bail until November 11 when he appeared on a charge of drink-driving.
Mr Single said Elliott had been stopped as he passed a police patrol on Budge St, Blenheim, on September 5 at 11.07pm.
A blood test showed he had an excess blood-alcohol level of 140mcg.
Elliott said he had only had a few beers and was taking his friends home.
Ricky Michael Boyd, 25, was sentenced to 80 hours' community work when he appeared on a charge of driving with excess blood-alcohol.
The court heard how the Canvastown man was driving north towards Havelock on July 6 about 2.10am.
As he reached the 70kmh sign near the town he swerved onto a dirt bank, flipped and rolled his car, coming to rest on State Highway 6.
There was a strong smell of alcohol coming from Boyd's breath, and at the scene, Mr Single said.
Emergency services attended and Boyd was flown to hospital.
A blood sample showed Boyd had an excess blood-alcohol level of 124mcg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
Judge Kelly also ordered him to pay the $93 blood analyst fee, and he was to apply for a zero-alcohol licence for three years when his nine month disqualification was up.
Yvonne Alvie Bond was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and disqualified from driving when she appeared on a charge of driving with excess breath-alcohol.
Bond was driving in Upper Hutt near Wellington on August 23 when she was stopped by police.
She admitted she had been drinking, saying she had only had three alcopops and did not think she would be over the limit.
A breath test showed she had a breath-alcohol level of 521mcg of alcohol per litre of breath.
The legal limit is 400mcg per litre of breath.
- The Marlborough Express