Judge hands down sentence for charge of intentional damage

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A 26-year-old Glenavy man, who phoned the owner of a car so she could listen while he kicked it in, was sentenced in the Oamaru District Court yesterday.

Jamie Ross Cunningham, 26, of Glenavy, was convicted, sentenced to 50 hours’ community work and ordered to pay reparation costs of $1817 for intentionally damaging panels of a parked vehicle, property of Bronwyn Holmes, on July 11.

Judge Joanna Maze said Cunningham kicked in the panels of the car on the basis that the owner owed him money – taking the law into his own hands.

Judge Maze said the damage was done at the same time that Holmes was getting the money she owed him from an ATM.

Cunningham rang Holmes as he was committing the crime.

“You rang her and told her to listen over the phone while you were doing it,” Judge Maze said.

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Tracey Finch, 55, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to five months’ home detention (concurrent) for supplying class B drug methadone between October 1, 2012, and June 27, 2013 and supplying methadone to persons unknown on October 1, 2012.

The court heard that Finch was selling watered down portions of the methadone prescription, allegedly once a week.

Judge Maze said it was low level offending, but it should be a salutary lesson and Finch needed to be aware of the consequences of his actions.

Matthew Paul Sonntag, 18, unemployed, of Oamaru was convicted, sentenced to 12 months’ supervision, 80 hours’ community work and ordered to pay $7384.20 in reparation costs, for intentionally damaging windows of; the Waitaki District Council building, Pisces Aquarium, India Garden, the Post Shop and unlawfully interfering with a Holden Colorado 4WD on June 26.

Neville Francis Wareham, 59, linesperson, of Oamaru, was convicted and sentenced to nine months’ home detention (concurrent) on each of three charges of possession of cannabis, selling cannabis to someone over the age of 18 and selling cannabis to unknown persons between June, 2011 and August, 2013.

Brodie John Findlay, 19, butcher, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $150 and disqualified from driving for three months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 232mcg on Taward St on November 1.

Reubin James Smith, 38, unemployed, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 90 hours’ community work and disqualified from driving for 18 months for driving with an excess breath alcohol level of 675mcg and failing for stop for police on Beach Rd on October 18.

Jordan Francis Mulligan, 19, of Oamaru, was convicted, fined $400 and disqualified from driving for three months, starting April 10, 2014, for careless driving on July 1.

Carla-Jane Cleverley, 26, of Oamaru, was convicted and disqualified from driving for six months, starting January 25, 2014, for driving while disqualified on Tyne St on October 25.

Nathan Alan Belcher, 28, of Oamaru, was convicted, sentenced to 80 hours’ community work, six months’ supervision and ordered to pay $98 in reparation costs for stealing copper piping and for the theft of a t-shirt from Super Save in Oamaru.

By Court Reporter