Harrogate Magistrates Court weekly round-up

Alan Fox had to pay 320 for a build up of rubbish in his back yard
Alan Fox had to pay 320 for a build up of rubbish in his back yard

The following was dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on August 10:

Kim Suzanne Johnson, 47, of 12 Roberts Crescent, Harrogate, was fined £175 for failing to report a collision in Sherwood Drive. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85, and six points were added to her licence. No separate penalty was imposed for driving without due care and attention.

The following were dealt with at Harrogate Magistrates Court on August 9:

Lee Foster, 45, of 19 Avenue Grove, Harrogate, was given a 12-month conditional discharge for stealing 13 packs of bacon from McColls in Harrogate. He was ordered to pay compensation of £18, a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85. For stealing fragrances from Debenhams, he was ordered to pay compensation of £80.

Benjamin Edward Jenkinson, 42, of Flat 11, Bower Court, Dragon Parade, Harrogate, was given a 12-month conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly in West Park, Harrogate. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £85.

Nathan George McGowan, 22, of 7-8 Bower Street, Harrogate, was given a 12-month conditional discharge for damaging a BMW 5 Series in Oxford Street, Harrogate. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

Billy Ray Nelson, 23, of 10 Woodfield View, Harrogate, was fined £120 for driving a motorbike on Kings Road while under the influence of alcohol. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85, and was disqualified from driving for 18 months, to be reduced by 18 weeks on completion of an approved course.

Alexandros Valvis, 34, of Flat 2, 14 Dixon Terrace, Harrogate, was fined £125 for driving on Bower Road while under the influence of alcohol. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85, and was disqualified from driving for 12 months. No separate penalty was imposed for driving while under the influence of drugs.

Kristopher John Herrington, 31, of 29D Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate, was fined £125 for damaging an ambulance belonging to Yorkshire Ambulance Service. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £85.

Gareth Crossland, 37, of 12a North Street, Ripon, was given a six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for failing to comply with a community order given for assaulting a woman in Rainton by beating her. He was ordered to pay costs of £40.

Jamie Douglas Newall, 22, of Basement Flat 1, 48 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, was given a 12-month community order for two counts of assaulting a man by beating him, and for failing to surrender to custody. He was ordered to complete a six-month treatment for drug dependency and was made subject to a restraining order. He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60.

Paul William Roberts, 27, of no fixed address, was given a six-week prison sentence for stealing six bottles each of Gordon’s gin and Smirnoff vodka, worth £300, from the Co-op in Wetherby Road, Knaresborough, while subject to a suspended sentence for six previous theft convictions. He was given a further two-week concurrent sentence for stealing a bottle of Russian vodka and six vacuum-packed sirloin steaks, worth a total of £37, from the same Co-op. A further one-week consecutive sentence was imposed for failing to surrender to custody in Harrogate, along with a one-week sentence for the same charge in Barnsley. No separate penalty was imposed for stealing laundry detergent worth £93.70 from a Sainsbury’s Local store in Royston, Barnsley. The 12-week suspended sentence for the previous thefts was activated, bringing the total sentence to 20 weeks, and he was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115.

John Sohal, 39, of 19 Ogden House, Danecourt Road, Bradford, was given a 12-month community order for stealing various items from Asda in Bower Road, Harrogate, while subject to a conditional discharge for theft in Bradford. He was made subject to a four-week curfew and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £85.