Court Round-up: Chocolate thief and coffee stealer among criminals dealt with in Hartlepool

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The following cases have been dealt with at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court.

Michael Casey, 34, of South Gate, Hartlepool, was found guilty in his absence of assaulting a police officer and threatening behaviour on March 14. He was fined £50, and was told to pay compensation of £50, and costs of £100.

Alan Baines, 28, of Jutland Road, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis on April 14. He was fined £500 and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £50, costs of £85, and a criminal courts charge of £180.

Jacob Bates, 21, of Nottingham Walk, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance on Oxford Street on October 8. He was fined £120, and was told to pay a victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and criminal courts charge of £150. His licence will be endorsed with six points.

Craig Butterfield, 30, of St Cuthbert Street, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour on June 14. He was fined £170 and told to pay victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85, and criminal courts charge of £150.

Thomas Cafferkey, 29, of Tenby Road, Redcar, pleaded guilty to drink-driving a Ford Fiesta in Catcote Road on October 6. He had 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – three times the legal limit of 35. He was given a six-month community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement of 10 days, and was told to pay victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150. He was banned from driving for two years.

David Harvey, 44, of Arch Court, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to theft of chocolate worth £26 from Asda. He was fined £80 and was told to pay victim surcharge of £20, costs of £85 and a criminal courts charge of £150.

Ian Houston, 26, of Arch Court, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to breaching a suspended sentence and theft of two jars of coffee from Sainsbury’s on September 14. He was told to pay compensation of £5, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £150.