Mar 20 2013 by Court Reporter
Airdrie Sheriff Court
Here are details of some of the cases heard before Sheriff Robert Dickson at Airdrie Sheriff Court last week:
A Coatbridge man who threatened to stab police officers has been placed on supervision for two years.
Andrew McGhee, 46, who lives in Albion Street, appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court to be sentenced for the offence which took place on November 15 last year.
McGhee also shouted and swore during the incident in Bank Street, Coatbridge. He had approached plain clothes officers who identified themselves to him.
Fiscal depute Paul Reynolds told the court that McGhee became aggressive before saying: “I’ll end up stabbing one of you.” He was also sentenced for stealing a bottle of wine worth £3.99 from Aldi in High Street, Airdrie, on February 18.
Placing McGhee on the community payback order, Sheriff Robert Dickson said: “Okay, I will give you this last chance but you will have to undergo alcohol counselling as well.”
A woman who stole a pair of boots from Asda in Coatbridge has been placed on a community payback order.
Nicola Tiffney, 35, of Marion Drive in Carfin, committed the offence on September 15 last year. She had entered a guilty plea by letter on February 19.
Appearing at Airdrie Sheriff Court to be sentenced, Tiffney was placed on the order with the condition that she be supervised for two years.
A man who repeatedly hit a woman’s head against a wall appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court for sentencing.
Steven Wood, 26, of Kennilworth Drive in Airdrie, seized the woman by the hair, struck her head against a wall and threw her on to a couch before again grabbing her head and hitting it on the couch during the incident, which took place on November 12 at an address in Kippen Street in the town.
Wood, who was on bail at the time, pled guilty to the offence on February 18. He also admitted a charge of failing to appear in court of February 4.
He was also due to be sentenced for being in possession of a pair of scissors at Aldi, Airdrie, and Coatbridge Police Office on December 12 last year.
Matters were adjourned until April 10 to allow a full drug treatment and testing order assessment to be carried out. Wood was granted bail.
A man who was found in possession of a mobile phone stolen from a church hall in Hosier Street, Coatbridge, has had his sentence deferred.
Derek McGuinness, 34, of Draffen Tower in Motherwell, was discovered with the phone on December 7, 2011, in Manse Avenue, Coatbridge.
He was appeared for sentencing at Airdrie Sheriff Court for this and being in possession of heroin in Lomond Road, Coatbridge, on September 27 last year. He had admitted both offences at earlier court appearances. Sentence was deferred until July 3 for a supplementary criminal justice social work report.
A man who assaulted a woman during a domestic disturbance on Valentine’s Day had his case adjourned when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court.
Marc Moultrie, 37), of Hilltop Road in Moodiesburn, grabbed the woman by the hair and punched her on the head while at an address in nearby Braeside Avenue.
Moultrie pled guilty to the offence on February 15, the day after the attack.
The case was adjourned until April 10 for a criminal justice social work report.
Punched on face
A man who assaulted a woman and a teenage girl appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court to be sentenced.
Grant McLellan, 21, committed the offences on November 22, 2011, at an address in Abercromby Crescent, Bargeddie.
McLellan, of Woodside Tower in Motherwell, lived in Kippen Street, Airdrie, at the time of the incident.
He was found guilty at a trial on January 16 of punching the woman on the face and seizing her by the body to her injury. He assaulted the girl by pushing her to the ground and bending her fingers back.
McLellan was also sentenced for failing to appear at a court diet on February 20 this year.
Sheriff Petra Collins placed McLellan on a community payback order with the condition that he carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the community within the next six months.
He was admonished on the charge of failing to appear in court.
A man who claimed more than £10,000 in benefits he was not entitled to has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community.
William Findlay, 32, of Connor Street, Clarkston, Airdrie, failed to notify the DSS that he was in employment and received income support of £10,246 between September 11, 2008, and November 10, 2011, at an address in Glenview Street, Glenmavis.
Sentence had been deferred on Findlay for reports after he had pleaded guilty at an earlier court date on February 19.
Sheriff Robert Dickson imposed a community payback order on Findlay when he appeared at Airdrie Sheriff Court .
A condition of the order is that he carries out 240 hours of unpaid work.