A Canvastown man was convicted in the Blenheim District Court on Monday for shoplifting from Blenheim's Pak 'n Save supermarket.
Reginald Anthony Mischeski, 39, was also ordered by Judge Bruce Davidson to come up for sentencing if called within six months.
The court heard that the Canvastown man was in the supermarket on November 26 about 6pm. He was moving around the shop and placing items from shelves up his sleeves, in his pockets and in his pants. The total value of the items was $55.67.
A staff member noticed him stealing the items and he was stopped as he tried to leave.
Police arrived and he admitted taking the items, saying he was broke and was trying to provide for his family. He paid for the items after speaking to police.
Bronson Taitua Nicholas Nathan pleaded guilty to a charge of wilful damage.
Mr Single said Nathan was at his ex-partner's house on December 6 about 12.30am. They got into an argument.
Nathan left the house and returned hours later when he tried to get inside but the doors were locked. He then smashed a window to get inside the house.
Nathan told police he wanted to get his things so he could leave but the victim would not open the door.
Judge Davidson convicted Nathan and ordered him to pay $107 in reparations.
Linda May Hutchison was discharged without conviction on a charge of common assault.
James Stephen Cattermole was convicted and discharged on one charge of breaching community work and was convicted and ordered to come up for sentencing if called within nine months on a charge of breaching his supervision.
Carmen Cherie Rissetto was sentenced to 40 hours' community work, on a charge of driving while disqualified.
Christopher Hodder was sentenced to 100 hours' community work when he admitted a charge of breaching his community work. The existing sentenced was cancelled.
James William Hawker was discharged without conviction on a charge of offensive behaviour.
Amanda Lorraine Barr was remanded without plea until January 13 on a charge of common assault, to apply for legal aid.
Anthony John Paterson pleaded not guilty to a charge of male assaults female and was remanded with bail to continue until February 3 for a case review.
Matetu Hemopo was remanded without plea until January 13 on a charge of common assault.
Craig Robert Spicer, 48, was sentenced to 100 hours' community work and nine months' supervision on a charge of intentional damage.
Bevan John Kelly, 43, was remanded in custody until December 16 on 22 charges, mostly relating to drugs.
They include offering to supply methamphetamine and offering to supply oxycodone (a class B controlled pain reliever). The Riversdale man also faces one charge of threatening behaviour.
Ricky Michael Boyd, 25, was convicted and sentenced to 40 hours' community work after admitting driving while disqualified.
Mr Single said the Canvastown man was stopped by police on State Highway 6 on October 24.
When spoken to he initially said he could not produce his licence but after a short conversation he said he was disqualified and co-operated with police.
Boyd said he had driven his father's utility vehicle to get medication from the pharmacy.
Judge Davidson did not further disqualify him from driving because he had driven because of special reasons.
Stephen Gary Tui pleaded not guilty to a charge of speaking threateningly when he appeared yesterday. He was remanded until February 18 for a case review hearing.
Michael John O'Donnell, 47, was further remanded in custody until January 13 without plea on six dishonesty charges. He faces four burglary charges, one theft charge and one charge of unlawfully being in an enclosed yard.
Jason Douglas Patterson, 21, was remanded until February 10 for sentencing on four charges when he appeared yesterday. The Mayfield man admitted one charge of burglary, one charge of wilful damage and two charges of breaching a protection order.
- The Marlborough Express