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Michael Daniel Cahill, 43, farmer, of Livingstone, was convicted and discharged for unlawfully possessing a pistol after his wife, who had recently separated from him, found the gun along with ammunition at his address on September 24. The destruction of the pistol was ordered.

Carla-Jane Cleverley, 26, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 40 hours’ community work, and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for six months for driving whilst her licence was suspended on Eden St on December 20.

Samantha Sarah Jane Doublett, 19, was convicted and ordered to pay $268.76 in reparation for careless driving after she drove from a party on Thames Highway, mounted the curb and hit a signpost owned by the Waitaki District Council causing damage. She was also convicted, fined $700, and disqualified from driving for six months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 694Mcg during the same incident.

Jamie Christopher Hall, 26, freezing worker, of Oamaru, was convicted and ordered to come up if called upon within six months for intimidating behaviour after verbally abused the complainant and smashed a bottle on the footpath when he was picking his daughter up from Dunedin on September 19.

Adam Geoffrey Johnson, 18, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $150, and disqualified from driving for three months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 256Mcg on Wansbeck St on December 15.

Ezra Paul Knight, 31, salesman, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 12 months’ supervision, and ordered not to have contact with his parents for two charges of common assault and one charge of wilful damage after an incident at his parents’ address on November 19.

Damian Brent Mallinson, 28, pest control operator, of Otematata, was convicted, sentenced to pay $500 in emotional harm reparation within 28 days, and ordered to come up if called upon within six months for one charge of male assaults female on December 21. He had been intoxicated and shouting at his partner for one and a half hours, he then broke a cell phone and glass by throwing them and started shouting at the complainant’s daughter, at this point the complainant told him to stop and was threatened by Mallinson and hit in the face.

Thomas Hector Munro, 19, of Kurow, was convicted, fined $500, disqualified from holding or obtaining a licence for three months, and asked to apply for a zero alcohol licence for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 361Mcg on State Highway 83 on December 29.

Masood Vatani, 53, freezing worker, was convicted and ordered to come up if called upon within nine months for disorderly behaviour after he was intoxicated in Queenstown, shouted abuse and threatened to kill a doorman after he was refused entry into a bar on December 27.

Jonathan Paul Winter, 31, shearer, of Waimate, was convicted and sentenced to 11 months’ imprisonment for assault after he entered the home of his former partner of 11 years on July 18. Winter grabbed her by the hair whilst she was asleep on a mattress in the lounge with her two children and kicked her on the left side of the head. He then kicked the complainant again making contact with her ribs and proceeded to grab her by the ear and hold her down so she was half on a chair and half on the mattress. He punched her at least five times and when the complainant tried to get her cell phone he grabbed it and she ran outside screaming for help.