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The Oamaru District Court was held in the prefabricated facility on Humber St yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

Clay Richard Mills, 27, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to three months’ community detention (starting February 4, 2015), for burglary after taking railway sleepers (which have since been recovered) from a KiwiRail yard on October 15, 2014. He was also convicted and sentenced to three months’ community detention (to be served concurrently) for possession of instruments for burglary and unlawfully being in an enclosed yard after being found in an empty business park on October 28, 2014.

John Murray Restall, 70, of Oamaru, was convicted to four months’ community detention, ordered to pay $109.25 for analyst fees and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for 15 months for driving with an excess blood alcohol level of 204mg on Roxby St on September 23, 2014. He had been drinking for three days and had to be removed from the vehicle by emergency services. Restall was also convicted and discharged for careless driving after rolling on a grass verge and scraping a water tap during the same incident.

Tomsyn Ryfle, 23, labourer, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $200 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for six months (starting June 3, 2015) for driving while disqualified on Ribble St on January 17, 2015.

Jarrod Lyndon Simpson, 17, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to six months’ supervision for common assault, after hitting someone in the head three times causing minor concussion and bruising, because he thought the victim had been spreading rumours about his family members, at Orana Park on October 22, 2014.