Apr 11 2012 by Gordon Robertson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
Airdrie Sheriff Court
A WOMAN who neglected two toddlers had her sentence deferred at Airdrie Sheriff Court to allow more time for a background report to be carried out.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted leaving two children, aged two and three, on their own at the familys home in Coatbridge between October 7 and October 8, 2011.
She pleaded guilty to the offence on March 9 and had her sentence deferred for a social work report.
But the woman had not made herself available so the sentence had to be further deferred.
Lawyer Paula Lutton, defending, said her client had problems following a family bereavement and added: I wonder if your lordship would give her the benefit of the doubt on this occasion.
Sheriff Frank Pieri allowed more time for the report to be carried out but said: Its very, very easy for the court to get reports. All I have to do is refuse you bail and you will be taken into custody.
In this occasion I wont refuse you bail, but you must co-operate or the next time I will refuse you bail.
The woman is due back in court on May 2.
A KIRKWOOD man who assaulted a woman in Merryston Court was admonished after Airdrie Sheriff Court was told he had stayed out of trouble.
Robert Anderson (24), of Rhinds Street, pushed his victim to the ground and punched her on September 18 last year.
He pleaded guilty to the offence on January 6 and had his sentence deferred until last Wednesday.
Sheriff Frank Pieri heard that Anderson had been of good behaviour and admonished him.
A YOUNG Caldercruix woman was given another chance to complete a community service order she was given for assault.
Nicole Randall (21) was sentenced to unpaid work after she admitted spitting on a police officers face on July 11, 2010, in Merrick Court, Airdrie, where she also committed a breach of the peace.
Sheriff Frank Pieri heard that Randall had completed 86 hours of the order before it was breached.
He sentenced her to a total of 100 hours community service, to be carried out by November 30.
A GLENMAVIS man denied breaching a community payback order.
Christopher Graham (22) of Coatbridge Road, was placed on the order after pleading guilty to acting in a threatening or abusive manner in the Monklands Hospital accident and emergency department on October 1. He also admitted being in possession of cannabis, a class B drug, on that date.
At Airdrie Sheriff Court last Wednesday, he denied breaching the terms of the order so the case was adjourned until Monday, April 30.
A MAN was given community service for driving while disqualified.
Scott McDonald (24) from Springholm Drive, Airdrie, drove on the A8 near Bargeddie on Friday, March 9.
But police checks found that he was banned and had no insurance.
McDonald admitted the offence and was placed on a community payback order, which includes an unpaid work requirement of 120 hours, reduced from 175 hours to reflect his early plea.
McDonald was also banned for three years but was admonished on the insurance charge.
A MAN who was found guilty of assault has been accused of breaching a curfew.
Santino Caruana (22) was placed on a restriction of liberty order after he repeatedly punched and kicked his victim on Muiryhall Street, Coatbridge, on July 1 last year.
He was also ordered to pay his victim £500 compensation.
Caruana, of Teviot Place, Cambuslang, was due back in court last Wednesday but did not appear.
Sheriff Frank Pieri adjourned the case until April 18 to allow the accused to make a personal appearance.