Court List

By on May 1, 2014

The Oamaru District Court was held at the Oamaru Opera House yesterday and was presided over by Judge Joanna Maze.

A 35-year-old woman (with name suppression), of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to nine months’ supervision for slapping her daughter on April 13.

A 70-year-old man (with name suppression), of Oamaru, was remanded until June 11, after allegedly taking more than $30,000 from a local organisation over a period of four years, during which time he was in a senior position at that organisation.

Christopher James Alexander, 18, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to six months’ supervision for disorderly behaviour after verbally abusing an employee at the Z Service Station on Severn St on April 25.

Robert James Campbell, 48, market gardener, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 40 hours’ community work, and ordered to pay reparation of $332.85, for theft after taking two boxes containing sausages, ham and roast beef from the Pukeuri meat shop on March 18. He had gone to the shop to get dog meat, however it was closed and he took two of the eight boxes outside the store.

Michael James Andrew Cant, 43, labourer, of Deborah, was convicted, fined $1100 and disqualified from driving for six months, for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 1023mcg on College St and crashing into a concrete wall on April 25.

Louise Adelle Davidson-Turner, 26, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to nine months’ intensive supervision and ordered to pay $107 reparation after being found guilty on four charges of using a document with intent to obtain pecuniary advantage, dishonestly and without claim of right, after finding Warehouse receipts in the store’s carpark and taking the items on the receipts off the shelves to return for refunds on February 23-24, and March 1-2.

Jamie Christopher Hall, 26, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was convicted and discharged for breach of community work after failing to appear on December 22.

Robert Andrew Highsted, 54, fitter-welder, of Central Otago, was convicted, fined $500 and disqualified from driving for 12 months and one day, for refusing to supply a blood specimen, and was convicted and discharged for refusing to accompany a police officer after being stopped by police whilst driving after drinking on Thames St on March 21.

John Noel Sheridan, 55, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 55 hours’ community work and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for 12 months and one day, for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 677mcg on Severn St on April 13.

Corbin George Taylor, 17, cheese-maker’s assistant, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to six months’ community detention, and sentenced to 100 hours’ community work, for attempting to pervert the cause of justice after hiding a man charged with murder, who was wanted by police at the time, on September 15.

Jacob Andrew Verdonk, 25, labourer, of Oamaru, was convicted and fined $350 for supplying alcohol to a person underage after a 16-year-old female purchased a bottle of Bernardino wine at Northstar Restaurant during a police controlled purchase operation on March 21.

Lindsay William Wallace, 36, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to nine months‘ supervision for disorderly behaviour after chasing two friends with a fishing knife during an altercation in Alexandra on January 31.