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POLICE COURT.

(Continued from Page 5.) COMMITTED FOR SENTENCE. A young man named Bert Jennings was charged on two informations with having stolen portmanteaux and also with the theft of 3s. worth of postcards and stamps. The owner cf one of the portmanteaux had not been ascertained, and on the application of Chief-Detective Marsack the hearing of this charge was deferred until ThursdayIt was.stated lor the,,prosecution that Jennings had made a , statement admitting; the facts .of .the cases on which he was before the Court. A Mr. aud Mrs. Seifert had left Paimerston North W- attend a golf tournament at Okoroire, travelling by the Main Trunk express. The portmanteaux were labelled by the railway authorities, but on arrival at their destination could not be found. Mr. Seifert's subsequently turned up, having been over-carried to Auckland. On April 7 the accused went to a boarding house, taking two portmanteaux, and was accommodated in a room with a man named William Dunham. He took Mrs. Seifert's bag to a second-hand dealer and said a woman had instructed him to sell it. When arrested he was wearing a pair of stockings which had been in the portmanteaux, and had in bis possession the stamps and postcards which belonged to his fellow boarder, Dunham. Jennings pleaded guilty and woe committed for sentence. NO APPEARANCE. Thomas Webster was charged that on December 20 he stole £'2 0s belonging to James Paton. Chief Detective Marsack conducted the prosecution. The complainant, however, failed to arrive from Wellsford, and under the circumstances a remand was granted until Monday, the accused being liberated on his own bond for £10. Mr. Hackett, who appeared for Webster, said the whole question was whether this was a loan or not.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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