Court round-up

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The following people have appeared at Doncaster Magistrates Court charged with the following offences.

BALBY: A man caught with class B drugs has been jailed after failing to attend court on time. Shane Hurley, of Cottage Mews, was found to have 3.21 grams of amphetamine on his possession on November 8. The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence and was handed a 12 month community order. However, on January 12 he failed to surrender to custody, pleading guilty to the offence which landed him 14 days behind bars.

CARCROFT: A callous criminal has been slapped with ten weeks jail after nicking a handbag from a disabled woman. David Alfred Elders, of Markham Avenue, admitted pouncing when the woman’s mobility scooter which contained the bag and contents worth over £450 was left unattended on January 9. Magistrates also dealt with other offences where the 31-year-old stole four cans of beer on December 29 to which he received four weeks in prison concurrent. Elders also received four weeks concurrent for stealing deodorant worth £17.50 from Debenhams on December 6 and seven days concurrent for failing to surrender to custody on January 17.

CONISBROUGH: Unpaid work may not benefit Colleen Kelly who failed to tell Doncaster Council that her working circumstances had changed over four years. The 29-year-old was employed at the Grove Social Club but the court ruled she dishonestly failed to give prompt notification to the authorities. Kelly, of Poplar Grove, pleaded guilty to the offence which happened between January 1, 2006, and May 24, 2010, and received 200 hours unpaid work. She was ordered to pay £230 for admitting she made a false statement for council tax and housing benefit.

DENABY MAIN: A man who tried to cheat the benefits system will be electronically tagged. William Walton, of Church Road, admitted not letting the Department for Work and Pensions know that his partner was working which would have affected his benefits. Including the tag, the 57-year-old was also given a 12-week curfew to remain at his home between 8pm and 6am and ordered to pay £100 costs.

HYDE PARK: A cheese thief will not be having a ‘grate’ time in prison. Jamie John Hall took ten blocks of cheese from the Co-operative supermarket in Thorne, on January 8. The 33-year-old received 12 weeks because of previous offences. He admitted shoplifting.

STAINFORTH: A 31-year-old who was caught receiving stolen goods of an Acer netbook computer has netted himself unpaid work and a curfew. Alan Douglas Singleton, of Bootham Crescent, admitted dishonestly receiving the computer and equipment worth £1,850 on September 7 which belonged to someone else. His community order means he will have to abide by a curfew to remain at his home in Bootham Crescent between 7pm and 6am for 12 weeks. He will also have to complete 160 hours unpaid work and was ordered to pay costs of £500.

THORNE: Doncaster magistrates wasted no time in punishing a fly-tipper. Daniel Lee Frost, 28, of Alexander Street, was fined £35 after pleading guilty to failing to dispose of rubbish adequately. He was also ordered to pay £65 costs.