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POLICE COURT.

. __ (Before Mr. C. C. Kettle, S.M.), A BEVejffPORT CASE. William Bowden, a assistant, was charged with having used threatening behaviour towards Mary E. Ludlow, a married woman living at Devonport,. who asked that he be bound over to keep the peace, and also with having assaulted the same complainant. Mr. Lundon appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Haekett for the defendant. It was slated for the prosecution that ■while under the influence of drink, the defendant injured the complainant's dog by throwing a brick at it. Although the matter was reported to the police, they were aek-ed" to refrain from prosecuting, as. the defendant had expressed regret, besides undertaking to pay expenses, and the value of the animal inthe event of death. Subsequently the dog died, and a note was sent to the defendant telling him, the news, and also an account for £-2. Shortly afterwards the defendant called on the complainant, and followed her inside the house, where be accused her of trying to got money under false pretences. He placed his - hands roughly on her shoulders, and shook his fist at her.The defendant declared that he went to the house to complain about the amount of the demand, but denied that ■he went inside the door or assaulted the complainant. His Worship held that the charges were proved, though fortunately it was mot a very serious case. Defendant ■was fined £2 and costs for assault, while with Tegard to the application for sureties he did not think the conduct i would be repeated, and! the application J !would be dismissed. ;. ANOTHER BIBCHING. ? A fifteen-year-old boy was charged that / between Feb. 20 and March 20, he stole .' ;£6 in cash and stamps to the value of ; , £7, belonging to H. Leydon Colledge. The accused had been remanded from last Saturday, and his Worship sentenced him - to receive eight strokes of the birch. AN AUSTRIAN CASE. Two Austrians, George Bavelege and Stephen Pivoch, were charged -with having used threatening behaviour in Vic-ioria-sia-eet. Mr. A- Browne appeared *. ior Bavelege, who pleaded not guilty, ■f Sub-Inspector Hendry "«aid that Pivoch ! ;was a cotfk in a hotel, and he had an '■ altercation with Bavelege in HobsonBtreet, and blows were exchanged, Pivoch striking a Mow which knocked 1 the other's "hat off. "Bavelege followed some time afterwards with a number of friends, . and there were a number of blows exchanged. Pivoch made a complaint to the police, alheging that' he had been etabbed during the melee. An examination showed two small wounds, one un- •■ der the eye, and the other on top of * the "head, but these niight have been caused by a, blow from a or a fist. '. The defence was to the effect that Bavelege had acted merely in self-de-iJeaee".after submitting' to a challenge "and" a string of abuse-from- Pivoclt- " The. Magistrate held that the defendant Bavelege had acted in self-defence, and dismissed the case. Pivoch. was fined £2 and costs, in default seven days. .[{Before Messrs-Walker- and Trevithiek, v i Justices.) Sft:*-'" : —' >f, THE PRTTHKARJO3. Margaret Wilkie was-sent away for v-a fortaiight, and of two first offending •HdrunkaTds, -onewas—fined- 5/- and costs, or 24 hours, and the other i drfeitecT his '. - hail, in default- of appearance." REMANDED. ' An elderly man named William Jarvis, (charged with having .broken and entered • the shop of Jacob Zimman, and with iiaving stolen goods "to the value of 0.5/3, was remanded on the application of Chief-Detective Marsaek ■until Monday. ------ Joseph Finn, charged with having assaulted Walter Martin, and with having insed prof arte language. in His Majesty's Theatre. " was remanded for a weekSail was allowed. IRREGULAR ATTENDANCE. A number.jof .parents wircchad. .neglected to send their children to school regularly, were prosecuted .by the Truant Officer (Mr Smalll.. The following fines ■were inflicted:-—Sarah Stewart, 8/; Ward Wilson'- 6/; Joseph Millar, 8/; Davil McQuoid. 10/;-Harold Good, 8/; • f Alfred Bond. 16/. ,;. -._- _A_CIRCUS CASE. '-' - John"Heller,-a-gymnast in Wirth's Circus j- prosecuted "Jeanie and Bichard Hdet, German acrobats in the same company, for having made -use of sundry expresr sionsr of" an" exasperating nature, rud prayed that they might be ordered to find sureties to keep the peace. Mr Skelton, who appeared for the complainant, said ihat the defendants had made use of insulting words and gestures while on the journey from Botbrua to Auckland to 4Mrs Heller, -which, if. repeated, might provoke a breach of the 'peace. After' hearing the evidence, the Bench ordered that both defendants should enter into a bond for £20 to keep the peace for one month, , besides paying 56/ costs. TEBBY-lAWS. .J Charles Shrugg, who had wheeled a j Snilk dandy along the footpath in Khyber - pass-road, was fined half-a-sovereign and j expenses.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 72, 25 March 1909

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