A shoplifter who seems to love chocolate is just one of the latest crooks dealt with by the courts

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Thanet court has been busy dishing out sentences to people charged with everything from drink-driving to assault and a shoplifter who seems to really like chocolate :

Bradley Stephen Pilcher was sentenced on 24 April at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm (ABH).

On 29 October 2016, the 24-year-old, of Mere Gate, Margate, assaulted a man in The Silvers, Broadstairs, causing him actual bodily harm.

Magistrates sentenced Pilcher to 150 days in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered him to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £750 compensation and £150 costs.

Terence Alan Howard was sentenced on 3 May at Medway Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to theft from motor vehicle and five counts of shoplifting.

On 6 March 2017, the 44-year-old, of Ethelbert Crescent, Margate, stole chocolates worth £77.07 from a service station in Canterbury Road, Margate.

On 19 March 2017, he stole a sat nav worth £100 from a vehicle in Northdown Park Road, Margate.

On 29 March 2017, he stole four chocolate boxes worth £50 from a service station in Canterbury Road, Margate. He also stole chocolates and ready meals worth £46.37 from the same shop on a second occasion.

On 11 April 2017, he stole chocolate worth £153.91 from the same service station.

On 25 April 2017, he stole food items worth £138.12 from the same service station.

Magistrates sentenced Howard to 120 days in prison. He must also pay £85 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

Ronald Egbert Day was sentenced on 24 April  at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to criminal damage, using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, failing to provide a breath specimen and possession of cannabis. He pleaded not guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance, but was convicted of the offences by magistrates.

On 17 October 2016, the 49-year-old, of West Cliff Road, Ramsgate, took a Talbot caravan without the owner’s consent and drove it in Royal Road, Margate, otherwise than in accordance with a licence and with no insurance. He also failed to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

On 14 February 2017 he used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards a man at a social club in Broad Street, Ramsgate, causing him to fear violence.

On 2 March 2017, he had a quantity of cannabis in his possession in Margate Road, Ramsgate.

On 8 March 2017, he damaged an advertising sign worth £200 in Queen Street, Ramsgate.

Magistrates sentenced Day to 180 days in prison, suspended for 12 months, banned him from driving for 18 months and gave him a four-month curfew to remain at an address in Westbrook Road, Ramsgate, between 9pm and 6am daily. The curfew runs until 23 August 2017. He must also pay £500 compensation and an £80 fine.

Hugh James McGuinness was sentenced on 24 April at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a knife.

On 1 March 2017, the 46-year-old, of Dane Mount, Margate, had a serrated kitchen knife in Dane Mount.

Magistrates sentenced McGuinness to 72 days in prison. He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Michael Rowe was sentenced on 24 April at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to burglary.

On 1 April 2017, the 21-year-old, of Stringer Drive, Birchington, burgled a garage at an address in Broadley Road, Margate, with the intent to steal.

Magistrates sentenced Rowe to 120 days in prison. He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.

Anthony Harris was sentenced on 25 April  at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving.

On 8 April 2017, the 56-year-old, of Stanley Road, Broadstairs, drove a Jaguar in a supermarket car park in Westwood Road, Broadstairs, and gave a breath test of 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Magistrates banned Harris from driving for 20 months. He must also pay a £110 fine, £85 cost and a £30 victim surcharge.

Disqualification can be reduced by five months if, by 24 May 2018, he satisfactorily completes a course approved by the Secretary of State, the cost of which will not exceed £250.

Dainius Jankauskas was sentenced on 27 April  at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and drink driving.

On 2 April 2017, the 42-year-old, of Cliff Terrace, Margate, drove an Audi A4 in Cliff Terrace, while disqualified and with no insurance. He gave a breath test of 84 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Magistrates banned Jankauskas from driving for 36 months and ordered him to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Walter Bastow was sentenced on 2 May at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving.

On 10 April 2017, the 80-year-old, of West Cliff Road, Broadstairs, drove an Audi SQ5 in St Peter’s Park Road, Broadstairs, and gave a breath test of 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Magistrates banned Bastow from driving for three years. He must also pay a £768 fine, £85 cost and a £76 victim surcharge.

Jordan Stanford was sentenced on 2 May at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods.

Between 13 December 2016 and 8 February 2017, the 28-year-old, of Durlock, Minster, handled two stolen lawnmowers and a strimmer worth £565, a stolen strimmer worth £130 and a stolen strimmer and rotavator worth £400.

Magistrates ordered Stanford to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £547 compensation and £85 costs.

Kaspars Romka was sentenced on 2 May at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving.

On 12 April 2017, the 32-year-old, of Royal Esplanade, Margate, drove a BMW 318 on the A256, Sandwich, and gave a breath test of 104 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Magistrates banned Romka from driving for 26 months and ordered him to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Disqualification can be reduced by 198 days if, by 15 October 2018, he satisfactorily completes a course approved by the Secretary of State, the cost of which will not exceed £250.

 Norman Terry Clark was sentenced on 2 May at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded not guilty to causing actual bodily harm (ABH), but was convicted of the offence by magistrates.

On 1 October 2016, the 64-year-old, of Centenary Gardens, Sandwich, assaulted a man at a garage in Cannon Street, Deal, causing him actual bodily harm.

Magistrates ordered Clark to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months. He must also pay £2,000 compensation, £750 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

 

Damien Ashley Jones was sentenced on 4 May at Thanet Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug and assaulting a police officer.

On 23 March 2017, the 32-year-old, of no fixed address, assaulted a police officer at a shop in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs.

On 29 March 2017, he had 6g of ‘spice’ in his possession in Margate.

Magistrates sentenced Jones to 12 weeks in prison. He must also pay a £115 victim surcharge.

 

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