Invercargill District Court: March 22, 2014

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Cases heard in the Invercargill District Court before Judge Michael Turner on Saturday:

Assault

Hayden James Tutty, 18, was sentenced to six months' jail for assaulting a person at Gore on January 1, breaching community work on January 23, breaching release conditions and stealing a cellphone between January 24 and 25. He was also ordered to pay $199 reparation.

Jayden Karl Stenton, 18, was sentenced to 200 hours' community work, 12 months' intensive supervision and ordered to pay $100 reparation for intentionally damaging a door and injuring with intent to injure on January 29.

Brenton James Brown, 25, fined $650 for assault, assault with a weapon and careless driving in January.

Burglary

Haki Jack Puhia, 26, was sentenced to 23 months' jail and ordered to pay $500 reparation for burglary, unlawfully interfering with a vehicle and unlawfully taking a vehicle between November 1 and 11. He was also sentenced for receiving stolen property.

Theft

Logan Taylor Chalmers, 21, of Northope, was remanded to May 6 for sentence for theft of sunglasses valued at $80, burglary, unlawfully taking a vehicle on February 26, aided driving in a dangerous manner and theft of fuel on February 3.

A 35-year-old Southland hospitality worker was sentenced to 200 hours' community work for stealing from her former employer between October 29, 2012 and November 4, last year. The court was told the day the employer installed covert security cameras is the same day the defendant was caught taking money from the till. The defendant admitted taking a total of $335 and a block of cheese. An interim name suppression order was granted until March 25.

Shoplifting

Rory Anton Edwards, 31, of Bluff, was remanded to May 9 for sentence for stealing $300.15 of grocery items from Pak 'n Save Food Warehouse Ltd on March 2.

Gerald Davis, 23, dairy worker, of Dacre, was fined $100 for taking a drink valued at $1.45 from Newfield Four Square on February 5.

Breach

Tex William Turu, 26, farm worker, of Gorge Road, was remanded on bail to May 6 for sentence for breaching release conditions on January 13.

Aaron James Wharekawa, 18, was convicted and discharged for breaching supervision on March 3.

Christopher James McFall was convicted and remanded to April 3 for sentence for breach of supervision on February 4.

Driving

Pagen May Parkes was fined $400 and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on February 26.

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Shanan Knight, 17, was fined $400 and disqualified for eight months for driving with a sustained loss of traction on March 8.

Jocelyn Juanita Rae Samson, 49, was sentenced to 60 hours' community work and disqualified for six months for driving while disqualified on March 16.

Peter James Dawson, 60, was sentenced to 150 hours' community work, 12 months' supervision and disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving dangerously and with a breath alcohol level of 1212mcg on February 21.

Drink-driving

John Wano was fined $1400 and disqualified for eight months for driving with a breath alcohol level of 997mcg on March 16.

Saan Ivan David Edward Jerome Carroll was fined $750 and disqualified for six months for driving with a blood alcohol level of 152mg.

- The Southland Times

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