Unsecured pistols cost man licence

Last updated 08:12 30/01/2013

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A gun collector found himself on the wrong side of the law when five of his 80 guns were discovered unsecured.

Timothy Bryce Black, 38, an auctioneer of Washdyke, pleaded guilty in the Timaru District Court yesterday to a charge of possession of cannabis, receiving stolen property and five charges of unlawful possession of pistols.

Police were called to Black's address and five pistols were located unsecured, with ammunition. A search was carried out and 35 grams of low-grade cannabis was discovered along with a police breathaliser.

As a result he instantly lost his firearms licence.

Through his counsel, Black said he was a collector of the pistols and none was used for hunting purposes. As a result of the charge he had to surrender the five guns said to be worth $2500. The police breathaliser had been given to him by a police officer who said it was out of date.

Judge Joanna Maze noted Black's good character and clean record and he was fined $950.

OTHER MATTERS

Rueben James McCarthy, 40, unemployed of Temuka; cultivating cannabis, possession of cannabis, possession of cannabis utensils - convicted and remanded on bail to March 12 for sentencing.

Tori Laith Wihone, 34, of Timaru; cultivating cannabis, possession of utensils for smoking cannabis, possession of cannabis - 50 hours' community work.

Stewart William McCrory, 55, painter of St Andrews; driving while disqualified - fined $300.

Ariki Lopez Cleveland Kaui, 18, of Twizel; possession of an offensive weapon, intentional damage - ordered to come up if called upon in six months, to pay $612 reparation.

Leon Francis Owens, 19, of Cave; sustained loss of traction - fined $300, disqualified from driving for six months.

Rikki James Minchington, 27, butcher, of Timaru; driving while licence suspended - fined $350.

Karen Elizabeth Woolstencroft, 30, of Timaru; assaults child - convicted and ordered to come up if called upon in nine months.

Ashley James Harwood, of Timaru; fined $800, disqualified from driving for six months.

Aaron Daniel Henderson, 31, unemployed, of Timaru; driving while licence suspended, breach of community work - convicted and remanded on bail to March 27 for sentencing.

James Andrew Hubert, of Timaru; assaults female - nine months' supervision.

Joshua Mathew Sugrue, 21, of Albury; driving while disqualified - fined $200, disqualified from driving for six months.

Donald Philip Wilson, 42, of Waimate; trespass - fined $250.

Terrance Tamatea Koro Timu, 23, unemployed of Timaru; obstructed a police officer - convicted and discharged

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Melanie Caron Roper, 38, of Timaru; shoplifting - fined $200.

Jacquile Harris, 17, freezing worker of Timaru; intentional damage - to pay $563 reparation, ordered to come up if called upon in six months.

Daniel Hugh Hannen, 38, of Washdyke; breach of community work - convicted and discharged.

Drink-driving

Sukru Coskun, business owner of Timaru; EBA 587mcg - fined $750, disqualified from driving for six months.

Edwin William James Brehaut, 29, presser, of Rangitata Island; EBA 766 - convicted and remanded on bail to March 12 for sentencing.

Joshua William James McDonald, 18, of Timaru; EBA 71mg - 40 hours' community work, disqualified from driving for three months.

Nicholas James Gould, 20, labourer of Timaru; EBA 474mcg - fined $450, disqualified from driving for six months.

Lukis Kelly McNicol, 18, of Otaio; EBA 306mcg - fined $200, disqualified from driving for three months.

Samm Malachi Gallagher, 18, of Pareora; EBA (under 20) 231mcg, sustained loss of traction, driving while forbidden - fined $400, disqualified from driving for six months.

Jonathon Matthew Crawford, 20, farmer of Timaru; driving while suspended, EBA 124mg - disqualified from driving for nine months, given leave to apply for an alcohol interlock device, 70 hours' community work.

Christina Jean Wilson, 66, cleaner of Timaru; EBA 736mcg - fined $850, disqualified from driving for six months.

Kirk Robert Grimmer, student of Timaru; EBA 183mcg - fined $650, disqualified for six months.

- The Timaru Herald

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