Woman stole, pawned flatmate's jewellery

Last updated 07:11 19/12/2013

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A woman waited until her flatmate was out of the house before stealing $6500 of her jewellery, including her engagement ring.

Nicole Ann Ryan, 23, appeared before Judge Christina Cook in the Invercargill District Court yesterday, charged with theft of four rings valued at $6500 on December 9 and driving while suspended on December 12.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Mills said Ryan stole the rings from her flatmate's bedroom while her flatmate was out of the house. Ryan took the rings to a pawn shop, where she sold them for a few hundred dollars.

Her flatmate reported the missing rings to police, who apprehended Ryan driving while suspended.

Judge Cook remanded Ryan to January 31 for sentence on the two charges.

Assault

Wiriana Tamihana Tekani, 34, was sentenced to 17 months' jail for assaulting a female, breaching a protection order and possessing an offensive weapon, namely a knife, at Tuatapere on August 28. He was convicted and discharged for breaching a release condition on the same date.

Jesse Owen Beaton, 25, of Bluff, was sentenced to six months' supervision for assaulting a female on November 19.

Darren John Maheno, 34, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work, a year's intensive supervision and ordered to pay $95 reparation for assaulting a female, possessing an offensive weapon, namely a wooden pole, and wilfully damaging a car on October 24.

Breach

Samantha Tye was remanded to January 21 for sentence for breaching community work on September 12.

Richard Robert Moore, 49, was remanded to January 14 for sentence for breaching a protection order on December 7.

Asolupe Feomaia, 30, was sentenced to three months' community detention for breaching community work on September 13 and 25.

Disorderly behaviour

Brian Gilbert McCulloch, 23, was sentenced to 65 hours' community work for disorderly behaviour, resisting police, possessing an offensive weapon, namely a metal knuckleduster, and possessing alcohol in a liquor ban area on November 15.

Ill-treating an animal

Bevan Ronnie Weallans was sentenced to 300 hours' community work and six months' supervision for ill-treating dairy cows on February 20.

Wilful damage

Joshua Davies, 24, fisheries worker, was remanded on bail to February 12 for sentence for wilfully damaging a light on December 11.

Driving

Jimmy Karl Corbett, 31, was remanded to January 24 for sentence for driving while disqualified and driving with a breath alcohol level of 817mcg on November 17.

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Aaron Anaru Tawaroa-Dixon, 22, farm worker, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work for driving while disqualified on December 10.

Karl David Hosie, 35, engineer, of Te Anau, was sentenced to 180 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for six months and ordered to forfeit his vehicle for driving while disqualified at Te Anau on November 25.

Hayden James Tutty, 18, was sentenced to 50 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified at Sandy Point on November 28, and was convicted and discharged for breaching community work on November 16.

David Petersen, 29, painter, was remanded to January 31 for sentence for driving while disqualified on November 10.

Drink-driving

Trevor Charles Hibbs, 63, labourer, was sentenced to 220 hours' community work and disqualified for 12 months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 640mcg on November 21.

Kosena Etuati, 26, 532mcg on December 14. Fined $550 and disqualified for six months.

- The Southland Times

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