Mar 6 2013 By Court Reporter
Airdrie Sheriff Court
Here are details of some of the cases heard last week before Sheriff Robert Dickson at Airdrie Sheriff Court:
A man who threatened his partner during a telephone call had his sentence deferred to allow him to be of good behaviour.
George Todd, 29, of Blairgrove Court in Coatbridge, appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court for sentencing after he admitted committing the offence at Aitchison Court in Airdrie on November 11, 2011.
Fiscal depute Nick Gordon said the accused and the woman had been in a relationship for more than eight years.
Todd had made the threatening remark to her following a phone call from a friend who asked him to go for a drink.
The remark was overheard which led to the accused appearing in court.
Rowan Myles, Todd’s solicitor, said the couple were still together, adding: “His partner was enquiring into where he had been all night and it was a throwaway comment he made.”
Sheriff Robert Dickson deferred sentence for three months until May 29.
A shoplifter who stole meat from a supermarket has been placed on supervision.
William Watt, 42, of Kippen Street in Airdrie, stole the produce from Asda in Coatbridge’s Main Street on January 29.
Sheriff Robert Dickson placed Watt on a community payback order with the conditions that he be supervised for three years and undergo alcohol treatment as required.
A man who punched a woman on the head and hit her head off a cupboard was admonished when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court for sentencing.
Jonathan McGettigan, 36, of Clunie Place in Coatbridge assaulted the woman at his former home address in the town’s Beauly Place on August 31, 2011.
He also repeatedly slapped her on the head during the incident and damaged a television set.
Sentence had been deferred on Watt after he pleaded guilty in November.
Sheriff Robert Dickson admonished him as he had been of good behaviour.
Man kicked door
A man who kicked at the door and demanded entry to a house in Caldercruix has had his sentence deferred.
Charles Kelly, 26, of Millhall Court in Plains, repeatedly struck the windows and kicked the door of the property in Moss Avenue on February 3.
Kelly had pleaded guilty to the offence the day after the incident took place.
Sentence was deferred until May 29 to allow him to attend alcohol counselling and for him to be of good behaviour.
Sheriff Robert Dickson also called for a community payback order progress report to be made available to the court on that date.
A thief who admitted stealing food and coffee from Coatbridge stores had his case adjourned when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court.
Kevin Martin, 42, of Dundyvan Road in the town appeared from custody.
Martin stole a quantity of food from Tesco Express in Bank Street, Coatbridge, on January 30 this year. He also stole coffee from the same shop on February 17.
Watt was on bail at the time of these offences.
On June 13 last year he stole food stuffs from a Farmfoods store in the same street.
Watt was detained in custody and will appear in court again on March 20 and a criminal justice social work report has been called for.
An Airdrie man who admitted breaching a community payback order and bail conditions was warned by a sheriff that he must complete unpaid work or go to jail.
Michael McGowan, 25, of Wellside Quadrant, was appearing at Airdrie Sheriff Court for breaching the order he was placed on in August last year.
McGowan broke a condition of bail that prevented him from entering Moss View Crescent in the town or contacting two women. However it was discovered that he had entered an address in the street on August 29.
Revoking the order and imposing a new one with the condition that McGowan carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the next three months, Sheriff Robert Dickson said: “If you don’t do the hours then you will find yourself locked up.”
An Airdrie man who shouted, swore and made sectarian remarks has had his sentence deferred.
Mark Love, 22, of Rosebank Street, committed the offence at McAllister Avenue in the town on July 3 last year. He also resisted arrest and struggled with five police officers during the incident.
Love pled guilty to the offences on July 4. Sentence was deferred for good behaviour until May 22.
He was also appearing for an alleged breach of his community payback order, which was continued until the same date to allow for a progress report to be presented to the court.