Court briefs

Story by Tom Kelly

Wednesday, 12th May, 2010 5:00pm

Court briefs

Damaged CCTV

A Kingscourt man who caused over €1,000 worth of damage to a CCTV and water cistern in a local hotel has been ordered to complete a community service order at Virginia District Court when he pleaded guilty.

Dwayne Lynch, Lower Main Street, Kingscourt, was charged that on May 24 at Dun Na Ri Hotel, Kingscourt, he damaged a water cistern to the value of €454.

He was further charged with damaging a CCTV to the value of €636 on May 17.

Inspector Ray McMahon said the defendant was observed on two separate occasion causing the damage.

On May 17 he damaged the CCTV and on May 24 he damaged the water cistern.

Judge Sean MacBride said the defendant was going to pay €1,090 compensation to the hotel and ordered him to complete 150 hours of community service in lieu of three months.

Warrants to issue

A bench warrant was issued for Shane Gannon, 16 Greenmount Lane, Harolds Cross, Dublin 12, when he failed to appear to Virginia District Court charged with theft from Centra, Main Street, Ballyjamesduff on April 27.

He was also charged with entering 23 Oaklawn Park, Ballyjamesduff, on April 26, with intent to commit an offence. The defendant was further charged that on April 23 at Oaklawn Park he made off without paying for petrol.

A warrant was issued for Derek Fay, 32 Carron Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12, when he failed to appear on a charge of possessing drugs at Edenburt, Virginia, on July 28.

The defendant was also charged with having no insurance, no driving licence, giving a false name and address and speeding on the same occasion.

No motor insurance

A 28-year-old Meath man was fined €500 and disqualified from driving for two years when he appear at Virginia District Court on a charge of having no insurance on his vehicle at Edenburt, Virginia, on September 30.

Colin O'Brien, 20 O'Growney Terrace, Kells, was also fined €100 and given a concurrent two years disqualification for having no driving licence on the same occasion.

The court was told he had five previous convictions.

Stole wine and petrol

A 24-year-old father, who admitted to previously having a problem with drugs and alcohol, pleaded guilty before Judge Raymond Fullam at the same sitting of Cavan Circuit Court to theft and drink driving.

Gary Hill, Blackbull, Crosskeys was charged with stealing three bottles of wine from Maxol Filling Station, Ballinagh Road, Cavan, to stealing €40 of petrol at Texaco Station, Dublin Road, Cavan and to driving under the influence of alcohol all on March 11, 2009.

Ms. Miriam Reilly, counsel for the accused, told the judge that her client had been attending Cavan Drug Awareness and was now "clear of drugs".

Judge Fullam granted her application to put the case back to July for a probation report to be prepared.

The mandatory driving disqualification of two years was enforced with immediate effect.