Goods were hired, then sold

Last updated 07:11 22/08/2013

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A Milton man hired items from a rental company, then sold them, the Balclutha District Court was told this week.

Tony Reece Robinson, 21, of Milton, was remanded to reappear on September 16 on eight charges of obtaining by deception, when he appeared before Judge John Macdonald.

The court was told he hired items from Mr Rental in Dunedin which included a television, Xbox games, between September and October last year and then sold them.

Assault

Adam Shane Gallagher was remanded till September 16 for sentence for assault with intent to injure.

Phillip William Richmond was ordered to pay $400 to his victim before being discharged without conviction for assault on March 17.

Richmond, a bouncer at the Hotel South Otago in Balclutha, had got into an altercation with a patron.

Judge Macdonald said he accepted Richmond was entitled to use force to protect himself, and that related to the first punch, but he described the next two as excessive.

However, a conviction would have been out of proportion to the assault, Judge Macdonald said.

Breach

Shona Mary Dee, 50 hours' community work for breach of community work on March 28.

Driving

Jesse David Cranston, 18, of Green Island, fined $250 and disqualified for six months on two charges of careless driving causing injury on State Highway 1 on March 30.

Caelib Lane Lowery-Edwards, 18, student, fined $250, disqualified for six months for sustained loss of traction on July 13.

Shoplifting

Charmaine Barclay, 26, of Benhar, ordered to pay $30 reparation for taking two singlets worth $30 from The Warehouse in Balclutha on June 27.

Theft

John Arepeta Honty Rooney, 28, of Benhar, sentenced to 50 hours' community work for theft of $100 from a money machine on June 10 and possession of cannabis on July 12.

Drink-driving

Oliver John Caiger Gray, 33, excess breath alcohol level of 1354mcg on June 12, nine months' supervision, 100 hours' community work, to undertake drug or alcohol counselling and disqualified indefinitely.

Lachlan Lee Hannah, farm hand, of Paretai, 186mcg (under 20 years ) on July 27, fined $250.

Campbell James Dunn, 22, student, of Otanomomo, 619mcg on August 10, fined $400, disqualified for six months.

Johannes Gehardes Kevin Kruger, 21, mechanic, 605mcg on July 18, 80 hours' community work and disqualified indefinitely.

Kyle Scott Thompson, 24, of Owaka, 889mcg on June 1, six months' supervision, 150 hours' community work and disqualified for 15 months.

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