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POLICE COURT.-(THIS DAY.)

(Before Mr H. W. Northcrofb, S.M.)

Drunkenness.—Two first offenders wer cautioned and discharged. John Knox, charged with drunkenness and disorderli»eaa, was cautioned and discharged.

Alleged Breaking and Entebimj.— William Bourke, a boy aboub seventeen years of age, charged with baviug, on or ftboab the 31st October, broken and entered the shop of Frederick Jabez Bennett and stolen one shawl, one mackintosh coat, two Crimean shirts, eeven flannel shirta, and a quantity of other goods, of- the total value of £15 4s 9d, was remanded till the 10th instant. An Unnatural Oitesce. — Charles Palmer, an old man, was charged with having, on the 22nd October, committed an unnatural offence. —Mr Lundon appeared for the accused. — Sergeant Gamble said the accused had been arrested en bhe strength of .statements made by other persons. These statements were sufficient to justify the accused's arrest, but on making farther inquiries the police bad been unable to strengthen the evidence, and, although the circumstances were strongly suspicious, the evidence xrns nob good enough to lay before a jury, or to occupy the time of this Courb. —The accused was accordingly discharged, no evidence being offered. By-laws.—James Erwin was charged with having neglected to carry a lamp, properly lighted, on his bicycle on the evening of the 27bh October, in Karangahape Road. — Defendnnb pleaded not guilty. — Constable Sefton was called to give evidence, bat was unable to cay with certainty whether the defendant was the offending person. The witness merely thought ho was.—The case waa therefore dismissed.

Larceny.—James Evans, alias Edwards, was brought up on four charges of larceny. —Evidence was heard in one case, and the accused pleaded guilty io the other fchreo. Accused was sentenced to one month's imprisonment on each charge, sentences to be concurrent. —His Worship thoughb the beat place for the accused was the Asylum, w^bere he could be kept away from drink.— Mr Lundon appeared for the accused.—The labtor is said bo be a " remittance man."

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POLICE COURT.-(THIS DAY.) Auckland Star, Volume XXVII, Issue 259, 2 November 1896

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