Latest convictions from Blackpool's court - Monday, September 03, 2018

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Steven Jarvis, 34, assault

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A Blackpool man alleged to have made a threatening phone call to his former partner has been bailed.

Steven Jarvis , 34, of Park Road is also charged with assaulting the same woman and also faces a charge of assaulting his own mother.

Jarvis appeared before Blackpool Magistrates who granted him bail on condition he does not enter Mereside or Dickson Road.

He must have no contact with the two complainants.

The offences are said to have taken place on August 28 this year. He will stand trial at the same court on December 4.

READ MORE: Thursday's round-up of cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court

Steven Wood, 45, burglary

A man charged with house burglary is alleged to have taken £1,000 from a safe in the property.

Steven Wood, 45, appeared at court charged with burgling the house on Northfield Avenue, North Shore.Wood, of King Edward Avenue, North Shore, was bailed.

He is alleged to have stolen two laptops and jewellery from the house on Northfield Avenue.

Wood denied the offence and was sent for trial at Preston Crown Court where he will appear on October 3.

He must not contact witnesses and must not enter Northfield Avenue as terms of his bail.

Christina Anderson, 50, drunk and disorderly

A woman was arrested after she refused to stop shouting outside a block of flats at breakfast time when repeatedly asked to by police.

Christina Anderson, 50, of Newton Drive, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

She was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said police were called to a report of people shouting at flats on Spencer Court and that a woman there had knife August 13 at 6.50am.Anderson was just leaving the block of flats. She was drunk and would not stop yelling.

She was searched but no knife was found on her. Anderson apologised and said she had been to a party.She added: “It was a stupid argument with a friend. It just got a bit out of control.”

Timothy Daly, 45, theft

A man who lapsed into taking illegal drugs stole to try to fund his habit. Timothy Daly, 45, of Warrenhurst Avenue, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to theft of four bottles of whiskey from Asda, Fleetwood.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 15 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, ordered to do six months drugs rehabilitation and fined £50 with £85 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said security staff at Asda saw Daly go into the toilets with a bag and became suspicious about him on February 23.

Outside the guards found him with whiskey he had not paid for. Security tags which had been removed from the whiskey bottles were found in the store toilets.

When interviewed by police some weeks later Daly said he had entered the shop intending to steal to pay for his drugs.

He added he had stopped using illegal drugs and his health was improving.

Stephen Duffy, defending, said his client, who had issues with bi-polar disorder, lived in supported accommodation which had staff members to help him.

Mr Duffy added: “He says he is trying not to use illegal drugs but lapsing occasionally. The gaps between the lapses are getting longer.”

Gary Woodley, 30, drug driving without insurance

A motorist was found with cannabis in his body after police stopped him as he took a car on a test drive.

Gary Woodley believed he might have ingested some of the drug by passive smoking as one of his passengers had been using cannabis a court was told. Woodley, 30, of Cunliffe Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to drug driving without insurance and not in accordance with his licence.

Woodley was banned from the road for 12 months and fined £120 with £85 costs plus £30 victims’ surcharge.

Janet Boswell, 68, failing to ensure a child’s regular attendance at school

A pensioner took an 11-year-old boy out of school without permission for a holiday in Morocco, a court was told.

Janet Boswell, 68, of St Albans Road, Blackpool, was found guilty of an offence of failing to ensure a child’s regular attendance at school after a trial in her absence.

She was fined £125 with £200 costs and ordered to pay £30 victims’ surcharge.Lynda Bennett, prosecuting for Blackpool Council’s Education Department, said the case concerned the boy’s attendance at St John Vianney RC Primary School between April 20 and May 4 this year.

The headteacher said the school did not receive a request for leave for the boy during term time.