Nov 24 2010 Airdrie & Coatbridge
Airdrie Sheriff Court
A MAN appearing from custody at Airdrie Sheriff Court had his sentence deferred in connection with two other offences, until he is released in the new year.
Michael Morgan (45) of Whinhall Avenue, admitted throwing a brick through a window of the Fairdeal food Market in Mill Road, Airdrie, on August 29.
He also pleaded guilty to threatening to rob the William Hill bookmaker’s in Chapel Street, Airdrie, and placing staff in a state of fear and alarm, causing a breach of the peace, also on August 29.
The court was told that he was serving a nine-month jail term for another offence.
Sheriff Robert Dickson agreed to delay sentencing Morgan until February 24, by which time he should be released from prison, and asked for further background reports.
A MAN who was found in possession of a stun gun was given 150 hours of community service.
Robert Lees (42) of Poplar Drive, Airdrie, admitted possession of the weapon at an address in Craigneuk Drive, also Airdrie.
He also pleaded guilty to placing police officers in danger by not telling them about the weapon during a search of the premises.
Fiscal-depute Liam Haggart said: “Officers recovered the item and he said it was a torch but it was clear that it was not, when tested.”
Lees’s solicitor told the court that his client had had the weapon in his possession for “some time” and he panicked when asked about it.
The accused was considered to pose a very low risk of reoffending, according to a background report.
Sheriff Robert Dickson placed Lees on a community service order for a period of 150 hours, reduced from 200 hours due to his early admission of guilt.
A WOMAN who was suspected of shoplifting has had her sentence deferred for background reports.
Pamela Drysdale (32) was stopped at the Tesco supermarket in Faraday Retail Park on September 8 with a foil-lined bag.
She pleaded guilty to the offence, which was committed while she was on bail. Drysdale, of Brackens Road, Dundee, was said to have addiction problems and she also admitted stealing a games console from Tesco in Cumbernauld.
Sheriff Robert Dickson ordered Drysdale to return to court on December 15 and asked for a social enquiry report and community service assessment to be carried out. Her bail order was continued.
AN Airdrie woman was admonished and dismissed on an assault charge after having kept out of trouble.
Amanda Tarditi (36) of Colonsay Crescent admitted kicking a police officer at Monklands Hospital on November 15 last year.
She appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court before Sheriff Robert Dickson who heard her conduct while on bail had been satisfactory.
A POLISH man admitted breaching his bail conditions by approaching a witness.
Mariusz Kowalczyk, of West Kirk Street, Airdrie, appeared with an interpreter at Airdrie Sheriff Court last Wednesday.
His lawyer Robert Manini spoke of his client’s difficulty with alcohol but said he was of good character and had a good work ethic. Sheriff Robert Dickson deferred sentence on the accused until February 24 and ordered him to be of good behaviour. He also asked for a supplementary social enquiry report.
A MAN who was found to be in possession of heroin was put on probation for two years.
Paul Harold (31) of Gartleahill Road, Airdrie, was caught with the class A drug on September 27 last year in Target Road, Airdrie.
He also admitted being in possession of a quantity of diazepam on the same date.