In Court: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court this week
Every week, the Echo will list the results of cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates’ Court. As these details are in the public domain, please do not contact us asking if we will leave cases out.
Nicola Smith , 44, of Town Park, Crediton, drove near her property on November 4 when the proportion of alcohol in her breath was 82mcg in 100ml, exceeding the prescribed limit. She was fined £375 with a victim surcharge of £38 and costs of £85. She was also disqualified from driving for 18 months which can be reduced by 18 weeks if she satisfactorily completes an approved driving course.
Ayesha Begum , 39, of Tower Street, Exmouth, was caught speeding in Topsham Road, Exeter, on February 22. She pleaded guilty and was fined £80 with a £15 victim surcharge and £60 costs. Three points were added to her licence.
Romain Gazagnes , 34, who gave his address as the staff rooms at the Gidleigh Park Hotel, had an offence of driving with no insurance on August 20 proven in his absence. He was fined £500 with a £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs. His licence was also endorsed with six points.
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A 16-year-old , from Exeter, was found guilty following a trial of, with another, entering a garage as a trespasser with intent to steal on July 4. He also admitted stealing 12 bottles of cider worth £17.97 from Morrisons on September 8. He received a 12-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £55 in compensation to the garage owner.
Emlyn Jones , 22, of Oakford near Tiverton, pleaded guilty to using a car in Sampford Peverell on August 23 when he had no insurance. He was fined £350 with a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £60. His licence was also endorsed with six points but he did not face a disqualification under the totting up rules because of his mitigating circumstances. He offered an exceptional hardship application because of the impact disqualification would have had on his dependant son and partner, as it would leave him unable to work as he has responsibility for a farm in Wales and lives in a rural location.
Scott Richardson , 36, of St Leonard's Road, Honiton, admitted speeding on the A30 at Sowton on April 24. He was fined £135 with a £15 victim surcharge and £60 costs. His licence was endorsed with three points.
Toby Wilson , 25, of Morwenna Court, Exeter, pleaded guilty to stealing a steak knife from the Mill On The Exe on May 28 worth £5. He also admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be cause harassment on the same date as well as being in Exe Bridges with a steak knife without lawful excuse. He received an 18-month conditional discharge with no order for costs. Magistrates said they were departing from the sentencing guidelines in light of the defendant's remorse and his co-operation.
A 16-year-old , of Exeter, admitted causing criminal damage at a property in the city without lawful excuse. He received a three-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay £50 in compensation to the property's owner. There was no order for costs.
Jamie Dawson , 32, of Alphington Street, Exeter, entered a shop subject to the membership of Exeter Businesses Against Crime (EBAC) on April 28 in Sidwell Street when he was prohibited from so doing by an anti-social behaviour order which was issued in October 2010, and he did not have a reasonable excuse. He was fined £75 with a victim surcharge of £15 and no order for costs. He also pleaded guilty to stealing two packets of beef steak worth £15.02 from Sainsbury's on the same date, and stealing three packs of blank DVDs and a hat to the value of £42.89 from This Is It on March 26. For these offences he was given a 12-month conditional discharge with no order for costs. He will have to pay £15.02 in compensation to Sainsbury's.
Joshua Edge , 19, of no fixed abode but who resides in Exeter, pleaded guilty to being in possession of 3.82g of amphetamine, a Class B drug, on November 4. He received a 12-month conditional discharge with a £15 victim surcharge. There was no order for costs. The sentence took into account his guilty plea to failing to surrender to custody which occurred on November 20.
Melissa Price , 25, of Flax Meadow Lane, Axminster, drove on the A358 on October 13 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath was 100mcg in 100ml, exceeding the prescribed limit. She pleaded guilty and received a 12-month conditional discharge with a £15 victim surcharge. She was also disqualified from driving for 25 months which can be reduced by 25 weeks if she completes an approved course.
Vanessa Arnold , 47, of Exhibition Road, Crediton, pleaded guilty to driving in Charlotte Street in the town on August 2 when she was using a mobile phone. She was fined £60 with a £15 victim surcharge and will have to pay £60 costs. Her licence was endorsed with three points.
Mamon Choudhury , 59, of Hill Barton Road, Exeter, drove in Exmouth on May 23 while exceeding the speed limit. He pleaded guilty and was fined £200 with a £15 victim surcharge and £60 costs. His licence was additionally endorsed with three points.
Eric Helmann , 44, of Summerland Gate, Exeter, admitted driving on Bonhay Road on July 22 when he had no insurance. He was fined £110 with a £15 victim surcharge. In addition, his licence was endorsed with six points. He did not face a totting disqualification after magistrates heard that the loss of his driving licence would lead to a financial impact on his family, his ability to have contact with his children and fulfil family commitments, and to apply for a job as a taxi driver.
Adrian Pring , 40, of Morton Crescent, Exmouth, drove in Sidmouth on August 1 while he was using a mobile phone. He pleaded guilty and was fined £600 with a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £60. His licence was endorsed with three points.
A 15-year-old girl , of Exeter, pleaded guilty to assaulting a person by beating her on November 5. She was referred to the Exeter youth offender panel on a four-month contract and there was no order for costs.
Philip Robinson , 55, of Hederman Close, Silverton, pleaded guilty to riding a motorbike in Broadclyst on May 26 and exceeding the speed limit. He was fined £230 with a victim surcharge of £15 and order to pay costs of £60. His licence was endorsed with four points.
Adam Taylor , 23, of Wellington Road, Exeter, drove on Belgrave Road on August 10 when the number of passengers being carried by his vehicle involved a danger of injury. He pleaded guilty and was fined £180 with a £15 victim surcharge while he will also have to pay £60 costs. His licence was endorsed with three points.
A 14-year-old who lives in Exeter was referred to the city's youth offender panel on a four-month contract after pleading guilty to resisting a constable in the execution of his duty on October 31, damaging a police van cage to the value of £50 on the same date without lawful excuse, and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be cause harassment. There was no order for costs because of his limited means.
Martin Baker , 38, of Bishop Wilfrid Road, Teignmouth, drove at Haldon on May 28 without due care and attention. He was found guilty following a trial and was fined £135 with a £15 victim surcharge and £100 costs. In addition to this, his driving licence was endorsed with three points.
Mark Smith , 42, of Badger Close, Newton Poppleford, was found guilty following a trial of failing to comply with the indication given by a traffic sign, namely solid white road markings on the A3052, on June 1. he was fined £125 with a £15 victim surcharge and £100 costs. His licence was endorsed with three points.
Michael Wellman , 35, of Topsham Road, Exeter, damaged a car in the city on August 28, intending to damage it and without lawful excuse. A community order was made which will see him have to take part in a alcohol-specified activity for 12 days. He will also have to pay £100 in compensation to the owner of the car. There was no order for costs because of his limited means.
Christos Matthews , 18, of New Street, Exmouth, admitted failing to comply with the requirements of a community order he received, for offences involving causing criminal damage to three cars, by failing to go to the Senior Attendance Centre on three occasions and failing to keep in touch with his supervision officer without reasonable excuse and within agreed time limits. The order was revoked and replaced with a new one which will see him subject to a curfew between 8pm and 5am for four months at a specified address.