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Last updated 07:07 22/01/2014

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A 68-year-old Blenheim man was further remanded on nine charges when he appeared in the Blenheim District Court yesterday.

The man, who has name suppression, is facing five charges of indecently assaulting a female under 12, and four of doing an indecent act with intent to insult.

Judge Bruce Davidson remanded him on bail and ordered him to reappear on February 3.

Dallas Wayne Baker, 35, was remanded without plea on a charge of threatening to kill and a charge of wilful damage yesterday. The Picton freezing worker will reappear on February 3.

Raymond Edward Murray, 32, a vineyard worker of Springlands, admitted charges of burglary and shoplifting.

Judge Davidson sentenced him to 90 hours' community work and six months' supervision on both charges. He was also ordered to pay reparations.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Mark Harris said Murray went into a building on George St in Blenheim about 5pm on January 1 and took about $150 of groceries from a fridge-freezer.

On December 28 about 7pm, Murray was seen putting groceries down his pants in Countdown Blenheim by staff members.

Countdown sought $29.10 in reparations, and the burglary victim sought $60 for the groceries not recovered by police.

Dylan Douglas Marshall, 18, was sentenced on four charges yesterday. The Renwick man received four months' community detention and six months' supervision each on three charges, one charge of burglary, one of theft and one of sustained loss of traction.

He was also ordered to pay $1399 for the charge of burglary and was disqualified from driving for the sustained loss of traction.

On a charge of breaching his supervision, Marshall was convicted and discharged.

Dylan Conner Bradshaw, 23, denied a charge of male assaults female.

The Witherlea packer was remanded until March 3 for a case review hearing.

Luke Russell Bergman, 18, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour. Judge Davidson convicted Bergman and fined him $100.

The court heard that the Picton fisherman was kicked out of a Picton bar for being drunk after midnight on January 19.

Bergman was yelling and swearing because he wanted to go back inside.

There were about 15 people present and Bergman shouted abuse at some members of the public.

He was told by police to go home or he would be arrested.

He continued behaving in a disorderly manner and was taken into police custody.

Chara-Mae Waimaru Stevens, 22, of Redwoodtown admitted two charges of assaulting a police officer when she appeared in court yesterday.

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Judge Davidson convicted her on both charges of assaulting a police officer and fined her $150 on each charge.

The court heard that Stevens was on Main St, Blenheim about 11.55pm on January 4 and had been in an argument with a man.

The man was being spoken to by police and Stevens became verbally abusive towards a constable present.

When the police officer went to stand in front of her Stevens tried to slap him in the face, instead getting his arm when he blocked the slap.

She was then arrested and put into the back of a police car, where she lashed out with her legs at a second constable.

She was told to stop kicking but continued to do so, before spitting on the second policeman.

Tiria Kerry Neill, 29, was remanded without plea until February 3 on three charges yesterday.

The Redwoodtown labourer is facing one charge of common assault, and two charges of wilful damage.

Allan Nelson Wati, 51, denied three charges in court yesterday.

The Wairau Valley man is facing one charge of common assault, one of wilful damage and one of theft.

He was remanded on bail to appear for a case review hearing on March 18.

Nicole Ashley Fearnley denied three charges of theft and was remanded for a case review hearing on March 10.

Dean David Wetere of Seddon had a charge of assault with intent to injure amended to a charge of male assaults female in court yesterday.

Wetere admitted the charge.

Judge Davidson convicted Wetere and sentenced him to 80 hours' community work and eight months' supervision.

Courtney Dorena Bridgman, 18, was remanded on bail without plea on a charge of injuring with intent to injure. The Riversdale woman will reappear on February 10.

Shaun William Macfarlane was further remanded without plea on three charges of theft. He will reappear on February 3, when pleas to the charges were required.

Marshall Teraina Rimene, 44, was convicted and ordered to come up for sentencing if called within six months after admitting a charge of breaching his court release conditions.

Dana-Lee Babe Schuler, 24, admitted a charge of wilful damage yesterday.

She was convicted and ordered to pay $215 in reparations for the window.

Mr Harris said the Riversdale waiter went to a woman's house about 10am on December 21.

She was angry because her partner was at the house so she smashed a window next to the front door with a solid object.

In explanation she told police she was angry because her partner was seeing the victim.

Zane Russell Greer, 24, was convicted and discharged for fighting in a public place when he appeared in front of Judge Davidson.

Mr Harris said the Redwoodtown man was having a disagreement with another man about 3.10am on January 12.

The pair began physically fighting on Scott St and when police turned up he walked towards them before turning back around and continuing to fight.

Greer, who represented himself in court, told Judge Davidson the man he was fighting had groped his girlfriend in a bar.

Esau Mark Tuisalega, 17, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour in relation to an incident on December 22.

Judge Davidson convicted and discharged Tuisalega.

Mr Harris said Tuisalega was with a group of men on Market St when a fight broke out.

He took offence when one of his associates was arrested and became verbally abusive and was arrested by police when he failed to leave the area after they asked him to.

Steven Glynn Woodgate, 47, was remanded without plea on a charge of male assaults female and breaching police bail. The Seddon company director will reappear on February 3.

Whitiaua George Kite, 48 was remanded for sentencing on one charge of assault with intent to injure and one of demanding to steal money.

The Riversdale man will reappear on February 12.

Shayden Storm Cavenagh, 22, denied a charge of assault with intent to injure and was remanded to appear for a case review hearing on March 3.

- The Marlborough Express

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