The latest court results for the St Albans area
PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 April 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 04 April 2019
Court results published by the Herts Ad are taken from St Albans, Stevenage and Hatfield Magistrates’ Court and are published without prejudice.
Simon Speer: 36, of Bricket Road, St Albans. Stole a Bosch screwdriver and multi detector worth £82.98 from Clas Ohlson in St Albans on March 11. Commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence. Assaulted three police officers in the exercise of their functions in Hatfield on March 8. Commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence. Jailed for 16 weeks because of his previous record of offending and because the offence was committed during the operational period of a suspended sentence. Ordered to pay victim services £115 and compensation of £250. Fined £360. He also stole meat worth £50 from Sainsbury‘s on March 2, for which he was committed to prison for 14 weeks suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and £115 towards victim services.
Peter Wilcock: 35, of Ver Meadows, Redbourn. Between September 2 and 23 in Hatfield, being a relevant offender within the terms of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, failed without reasonable excuse to comply with the notification requirements in that he failed to complete the periodic notification. Fined £120. Ordered to pay victim services £30 and £85 court costs.
Matthew Brooks: 34, of Upper Lattimore Road, St Albans. Stole three bottles of wine worth £21 from Marks & Spencer in St Albans in St Albans on November 16. Stole a bottle of vodka and a bottle of wine worth £12.50 from M&S. Fined £100. Ordered to pay compensation of £21. Application made for benefit deductions.
Luke Nimmo: 30, of The Ridgeway, St Albans. Stole two boxes of Stella Artois lager worth £17 from Tesco in St Albans on February 12. Fined £60 plus £85 costs and £30 towards victim services.
Tia-jay Cooke: 20, of Barnes Wallis Way, Bricket Wood. Drove a Peugeot 206 without insurance on The Kestrals, Bricket Wood, on February 14. Fined £53 plus £50 costs and £30 towards victim services. Driving record endorsed with six penalty points.
James Bierman: 38, of Park Street Lane, St Albans. Stole four bottles of Prosecco worth £44 from Marks & Spencer in Park Street on November 12. Ordered to pay £44 compensation and £85 costs.
Megan McHale: 26, of Old Watford Road, Bricket Wood. Drove an Audi A1 on Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion in her blood was 197mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, on November 10. Fined £650 plus £85 costs and £65 towards victim services. Disqualified from driving for 20 months.
Luke Fitzgerald-Connell: 19, of Noke Shot, Harpenden. Drove a Renault Megane when the proportion of cannabis in his blood exceeded the specified limit, and without insurance and a licence, in Bowers Parade, High Street, Harpenden, on October 30. Disqualified from driving for 12 months. Fined £653 plus £85 costs and £30 towards victim services.
Hollie Jones: 32, of Springfield Crescent, Harpenden. Assaulted a police officer acting in the exercise of her functions, in Harpenden on January 31. Fined £80 plus £85 costs and £30 towards victim services.
Richard O’Sullivan: 55, of Grimthorpe Close, St Albans. Assaulted a man by beating in St Albans on October 7 and used threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress in St Albans on July 20. Ordered to carry out rehabilitation activities for a maximum of 25 days. Fined £25 plus £85 costs and £85 towards victim services. Fined a further £50 for committing an offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence order made by West and Central magistrates’ court on September 7 2017 for assaulting by beating on June 24 2017.
Sean McGetrick: 36, of Sleapcross Gardens, Smallford. Assaulted a woman by beating in London Colney on November 18. Made subject to a restraining order until March 14 2021. Fined £300 and to be detained in the courthouse, with detention deemed served by reason of time already spent in custody.
Philip Plaats: 44, of High Oaks, St Albans, failed to comply with zig-zag lines at a zebra crossing, parking his Audi A4 Sport on the lines with two wheels on the pavement so he could go into a shop in Hatfield Road, St Albans, on June 27. Fined £70 plus £30 towards victim services. Driving record endorsed with three penalty points.
John Ward: 42, of Watling Street caravan site, Park Street. Stole alcohol worth £11.45 from Tesco in St Albans on February 28, and used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards a police constable, thereby causing harassment alarm or distress, on the same date. Entered Prestige Dry Cleaners in St Albans as a trespasser on February 28 and stole a Mercedes car key and a vehicle V5 document. Ordered to attend rehabilitation activities for 15 days and carry out 160 hours unpaid community work. Ward also has to pay £86.45 compensation, £85 costs and £85 towards victim services.