The latest people to appear at Devon magistrates’ courts

FEBRUARY 17

Peter Caraher, Buckland Brake, Newton Abbot. Age: 71. On 30/01/2021 at Newton Abbot assaulted an emergency worker, acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker. Plea: Guilty. On 26/10/2020 at Newton Abbot used threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby. Plea: Guilty. Fined £160. To pay compensation of £50.

Jack Garland, Church Street, Paignton. Age: 23. On 03/02/2021 at Paignton drove a motor vehicle, namely black Ford Focus on a road, namely Dartmouth Road after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in your breath, namely 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit. Plea: Guilty. On 03/02/2021 at Paignton drove a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence. Plea: Guilty. Also without insurance. Fined £160. To pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 17 month(s).

Connor Lee Sidell, Neville Road, Newton Abbot. Age: 22. On 04/02/2021 at Newton Abbot had your possession 0.55 grams of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B. Plea: Guilty. Fined £80.

Nicholas John Hinkley, Smallcombe Road, Paignton. Age: 40. On 26/08/2020 at Paignton drove a motor vehicle namely Volkswagen Golf on a road while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Plea: Guilty. Fined £240.

Adam Philip Lawson, Beech Road, Tiverton. Age: 37. On 28/09/2020 at Tiverton drove a motor vehicle namely a Peugeot motor car on a road namely Chapel Street while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence. Plea: Guilty. Fined £160. Driving record endorsed with six points.

Darren Shaun Charles Breen, Smythen Street, Exeter. Age: 28. On 12/12/2020 at Torquay Railway Station without lawful excuse, destroyed lock to the door of the ticket office to the value of 251.73 belonging to Great Western Railway. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for six months. To pay compensation of £50.

Robert Baker, Home Farm Barns, Mamhead, Exeter. Age: 39. Between 15/12/2019 and 12/08/2020 at Exeter pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the stalking of a female and which you knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of her by calling, messaging and emailing her, sending her gifts to her home address and turning up at her home address unannounced, all of which was unwanted. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Carry out unpaid work for 70 hours. Restraining order made.

Ian William Norman Shaddick, Chapel Street, Tiverton. Age: 33. On 12/08/2020 at Exeter stole a bottle of Haig Club whiskey, to the value of £35 belonging to Morrisons. Plea: Guilty. On 12/08/2020 at Exeter assaulted a male by beating him. Plea: Guilty. To pay compensation of £85.

Michael Hill, Barley Mount, Exeter. Age: 29. On 10/10/2020 at Great Western Railway, St Davids Station, Exeter by an unlawful act, namely causing the trains to stop and be delayed due to being on the railway tracks, obstructed an engine or carriage using the railway at Great Western Railway, St David’s Station, Exeter. Plea: Guilty. Fined £40.

FEBRUARY 18

Tristan Beal, Denmark Road, Exeter. Age: 34. On 28/12/2020 at Exeter intentionally touched a woman aged 16 or over and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and you did not reasonably believe that she was consenting. Plea: Guilty. Discharged conditionally for three years. To pay compensation of £1,000.

Kevin William Briggs, Badger Close, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth. Age: 38. On 16/01/2021 at Exeter assaulted an emergency worker, acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker. Plea: Guilty. Community order made. Unpaid work for 120 hours. To pay compensation of £100.

Thomas Joseph Northcott, Chestnut Way, Honiton. Age: 34. On 16/09/2020 at Axminster had in your possession 0.68 grams of crack cocaine, a controlled drug of class A. Plea: Guilty. Fined £120.

Rajbir Singh, West Close, Axminster. Age: 31. On 09/08/2020 at Axminster drove a motor vehicle on a road when the proportion of a controlled drug, namely delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (thc), in your blood, namely (greater than) 7.0, exceeded the specified limit. Plea: Guilty. Fined £80. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 12 month(s).

Leo Arthur Henshaw, No Fixed Abode. Age: 19. On 18/01/2021 at Newton Abbot assaulted a male thereby occasioning him actual bodily harm. Plea: Guilty. On 18/01/2021 at Newton Abbot without lawful excuse, destroyed property to the value of £367.89 belonging to Asda intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. On 18/01/2021 at Newton Abbot stole property, to the value of £1.65, belonging to Asda. Committed to detention in a young offender institution for 12 weeks.

FEBRUARY 20

Jack David Brown, No Fixed Abode. Age: 26. On 31/01/2021 at Exeter while on National Health Service premises, namely NHS walk-in centre, Sidwell Street, other than for the purpose of obtaining medical advice, treatment or care for yourself, caused, without reasonable excuse a nuisance or disturbance to a staff member who was working there and refused without reasonable excuse to leave the premises when asked to do so by a constable. Plea: Guilty. On 18/02/2021 at Exeter failed without reasonable cause to surrender to custody at Exeter Magistrates’ Court, having been released on bail. Plea: Guilty. On 19/02/2021 at Paignton breached a domestic violence protection order. Plea: Admits Breach. Fined £150.

FEBRUARY 22

Scott John Blackmore, Dunsgreen Lane, Clayhidon, Cullompton. Age: 49. On 19/03/2020 at Honiton drove a motor vehicle, namely a Volkswagen Golf on a road, namely Langford Road, when the proportion of a controlled drug, namely delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (thc), in your blood, namely 2.5 ug/l, exceeded the specified limit. Plea: Guilty. Fined £346. To pay costs of £200 to the Crown Prosecution Service. Disqualified for holding or obtaining a driving licence for 36 month(s).

Jamie Perryman, Hillside House, Sidbury, Sidmouth. Age: 46. On 19/07/2020 at Sidmouth was found in an enclosed area, namely Sidmouth Recycling Centre for an unlawful purpose, namely theft. Plea: Guilty. Between 19/07/2020 and 21/07/2020 at Sidmouth attempted to steal property belonging to Sidmouth Recycling Centre. Plea: Guilty. Between 01/12/2019 and 31/01/2020 at Sidmouth sent to a female an electronic communication, namely a voicemail, which conveyed a message which was indecent or grossly offensive for the purpose of causing distress or anxiety to the recipient. Plea: Indicated plea of Guilty. Community order made. Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

Kevin John Minall, No Fixed Abode. Age: 57. On 02/12/2020 at Exeter without lawful excuse, damaged a fence panel to the value of £21.99 intending to destroy or damage such property or being reckless as to whether such property would be destroyed or damaged. Plea: Guilty. On 28/11/2020 at Exeter used threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person. Plea: Guilty. Plus criminal damage to custody reception Devon and Cornwall Police. On 11/12/2020 at Exeter entered premises, namely Albert Street in contravention of a closure notice. Plea: Guilty. On 31/01/2021 at Exeter committed arson in that without lawful excuse you destroyed by fire a bin to the value of £100 belonging to Exeter City Council. On 01/02/2021 at Exeter stole three cans of Strongbow rose cider, two packs of vape liquid, vape starter pack and three packets of crisps belonging to Premier Shop on South Street. Plea: Guilty. On 01/02/2021 at Exeter stole various pastries and doughnuts belonging to Greggs. Plea: Guilty. On 01/02/2021 at Exeter stole a pot of Elemany 1979 lavender honey, two empty pots of manuka honey, a box of 30 pieces of black garlic and a pot of vitamin d3 tablets belonging to Holland and Barrett shop. Plea: Guilty. Committed to prison for 18 weeks. Reason arson was a deliberate act which could have caused significant damage to other property, the number of offences committed over a short period of time, all of the acts are of an anti-social nature to individuals and the community as a whole, he is unlikely to co-operate with a community order and in light of his previous convictions.

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