CITY POLICE COURT.
Wednesday, August 21. (Before Messrs J. PI ner and J. D, Feraud, J.P.s.) "La-rck^v. —James Dallas Murdoch (tVirie previous convictions) and John Thomson (eleven previous convictions) were charged with stealing on the 19th inst. one coat, valued at L2 15a, the property of John Jamieson. Mr A. C. Hanlon defended.— John Jamieson, clothier, Princes street, said that on the date mentioned he mißßed an overcoat from a peg. He missed it about half past eight, and immediately informed the police. He recognised the coat produced ts the one that was stolen.— Samuel Shields, manager of the Baliarst Loan Office, said thit Murdoch pledged an overcoat about eight o'clock in the evening of the 19th inst. He said he had received the coat from a man named "Jock Thomson," and witness advanced 10s on the coat. To Mr Han on: Murdoch was not drunk, but he had had a few drinks.—Detective Walker said that when arrested Murdoch said that Thomson had had the coat in his possession, and had asked him (Murdoch) to pawn the coat. Thomson denied having had the coat in his posssssinn.— Jane Barton said that about eight o'clock on the dale mentioned Murdoch met her. He was intoxicated then. Thomson approached them just then, and witness noticed that he j was wearing an overcoat, Accused then lelt
witness, going in the direction of the pawn office, and later witness noticed that Thomson had not the coat.—William Walker also gave evidence corroborating the last witness's statements.— Mr Hanlon submitted that there was no evidence to connect Murdoch with the theft. The police should have laid an information against him for receiving stolen property.—Accused were sentenced to six months' hard labor. John M'Kearns was charged with stealing one crowbar, valued at 10;t, the property of Jr-hn Arthur. Mr E. Cook defended.—Alfred Arthur, hawker, residing at Anderston, said he missed the crowbar last Thursday and informed Constable Beattie. Ihey proceeded to where accused was working, and there found the crowbar. He said that he bought it for half a crown, and denied that he had stolen it.—George Arthur, John Randall, and Constable Beattie gave evidence, and after Mr Cook had addressed the Court, Edward Ryan and accused had given evidence, accused was fined L2, in default fourteen days' imprisonment; fourteen days being allowed in which to pay the fine. By-law Cases.—For allowing a cow to wander at large Thomas Smith was fined 2s 6d, without costs. For keeping unregistered dogs in their possession, John Farrell and George Griffiths were fined 2s 6d, and Joshua Rackky and John Raclley Is, without costs. A charge against Rose Le Baron was dismissed.
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CITY POLICE COURT., Evening Star, Issue 7992, 22 August 1889
CITY POLICE COURT. Evening Star, Issue 7992, 22 August 1889
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