Court Watch, January 24, 2013

All the latest from the courts

Rail fare evasion

Ashley Alexander, 19, of Longfield Road, Harpenden, was fined £400, ordered to pay costs of £125 and compensation of £3.60 for travelling by train without a valid ticket at St Albans Station on September 19.

Mich Lore, 26, of Ereen Drive, Radlett, was fined £200, ordered to pay costs of £125 and compensation of £3.10 for failing to hand over a valid ticket while travelling by train at Elstree and Borehamwood Station on September 14.

Ashley Alexander, 19, of Longfield Road, Harpenden, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £135 for leaving St Albans Station without passing through the barrier in the correct manner on September 25, 2012. He was also fined £400 and ordered to pay compensation of £3.70 for travelling by train without paying his fare on the same occasion.


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Benjamin Gibbs, 27, of Prospect Road, St Albans, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £3.70 and compensation of £135 for failing to hand over a valid ticket for inspection at St Albans Station on September 27.

Oliver Slovak, 20, of Doggets Way, St Albans, was fined £400 and ordered to pay compensation of £11.10 and costs of £135 for travelling by train without a valid ticket en route near Harpenden Station on September 29.

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Victoria Clifford, 24, of Newcombe Road, Shenley, was fined £200 and ordered to pay compensation of £1.40 and costs of £135 for travelling by train without a valid ticket en route near Radlett on September 25.

Jamie Foskett, 20, of Swallows Lane, St Albans, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £135 for leaving St Albans Station without passing through the barrier in the correct manner on September 25.

Threatening words

Lee Toms, 34, of Cairns Close, St Albans, was fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for using threatening, abusive or insulting words at St Albans on August 23.

David Urquhart, 38, of Oysterfields, St Albans, was fined £37 and ordered to pay costs of £107 for using threatening, abusive or insulting words in St Albans on December 4, 2012.

He was also fined £37 for damaging a quantity of mail on the same occasion.

TV licence evasion

Amanda Bozier, 45 of Wilshere Avenue, St Albans, was fined £73 and costs of £75 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address on September 25.

Lisa Ertogrul, 39, of Norris Close, London Colney, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £75 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address on September 28.

Suzanna Hills, 36, of Cottonmill Crescent, St Albans, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £110 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address on October 16, 2012.

Nathaniel Richards, 29, of Riverside Road, St Albans, was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address between September 16 and October 17.

Bridgette Holland, 51, of Windermere Avenue, St Albans, was fined £73 and ordered to pay costs of £75 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address on September 28.

Tracey Williams, 38, of Cotlandswick, London Colney, was fined £500 and ordered to pay costs of £75 for using a TV set without a licence at the above address between September 28 and 29.

Dangerous dog

Sarah Fuller, 54, of Armstrong Gardens, Shenley, was fined £250, ordered to pay compensation of £1,500 and costs of £635 for being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place in Shenley, on April 5, 2012. She was also disqualified from having custody of a dog for 10 years and the dog was ordered to be destroyed subject to appeal.

Motoring offences

Tommy Fury, 24, of Lower Luton Road, St Albans, was fined was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £125 for owning a vehicle without valid insurance in St Albans on June 12.

Nicholas Cullen, 44, of Jennings Road, St Albans, was fined £135, ordered to pay costs of £100 and awarded three penalty points on his licence for driving at 40mph along the 30mph Park Street, St Albans, on May 31.

Anita Appiah, 48, of New House Park, St Albans, was fined £45, ordered to pay victim surcharge of £15 and awarded three penalty points on her licence for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving at Hatfield in July 19.

Jing Xie, 33, of Cotlandswick, London Colney, was fined £600, ordered to pay costs of £100 and awarded six penalty points on his licence for failing to give information relating to the driver of a vehicle alleged to have been guilty of an offence in Hertfordshire between September 4 and October 1.

Luke Harvey, 28, of Black Boy Wood, Bricket Wood, was banned from driving for six months and fined £70 plus £100 costs for driving without insurance on the A405 North Orbital Road at Watford on July 26, and with an excessive load to the rear axle. He was also fined a further £420 for exceeding the maximum gross weight for the vehicle by 38.85 per cent.

Andrzej Stefani, 35, of Tassell Hall, Redbourn, was fined £600 plus £100 costs and awarded six penalty points for driving without insurance or a licence in Beechwood Avenue, St Albans, on July 31.

Jordan Marr, 30, of Kimpton Bottom, Harpenden, was fined £165 plus £100 costs and awarded three penalty points for speeding at 36mph along the 30mph A4251 London Road at Bourne End on March 6.

Public order offences

Richard Scales, 48, of Older Close, Park Street, was fined £220 and ordered to pay costs of £320 for resisting a police officer in the execution of his duty on October 13.

Sam Smith, 40, of The Paddocks, St Albans, was fined £85 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for drunk and disorderly behaviour in a public place in Welwyn on October 6.

Liam Garrett, 23, of Hill End Lane, St Albans, was fined £92 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for using disorderly behaviour in St Albans on December 16.

Theft

Jade Hills, 21, of Chalkdell Fields, St Albans, was fined £73 and ordered to pay costs of £105 and compensation of £25 for stealing two Rolex watches at Harpenden between June 1 and September 22, 2012. She was also fined £73 for commiting fraud between the same dates.

Hugh Docherty, 41, of Watling Street, Park Street, was commited to prison for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £165 for stealing a Parka jacket from Marks and Spencer in Watford on December 31, 2012.

He was also committed to prison for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay costs of £85 for stealing a Freeview box from Asda in Hatfield on December 11, 2012, and ordered to pay compensation of £110 for assaulting a police community support officer on the same date.

Drugs offences

Jagandeep Rahi, 37, of Hilltop, Redbourn, was fined £110 and ordered to costs of £105 for cultivating 10 cannabis plants in Hemel Hempstead on September 18.

Andrew Niven, 34, of Scrubbitts Square, Radlett, was fined £73 and ordered to pay costs of £105 for possessing a small amount of cannabis, at Borehamwood on December 10.

Handling stolen goods

Ross Newman, 20, of Woodcock Hill, Sandridge, was ordered to carry out 40 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £620 for handling a stolen Apple Mac laptop in St Albans, between April 26 and May 1, 2012.

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