CITY POLICE COURT.
Wednesday, September 4. (Before Messrs J. Elmer, A. Burt, and R. Chisholm, J.P.s.). An Incorrigible Drunkard.— Ann Jane Heals pleaded guilty to being found drunk. Accused was described as an incorrigible drunkard, this being her seventy-eighth appearance in Court, and the fourth during six months. She was sentenced to three months' irrpriaonment. By-Law Case,—For allowing a horse to wander at large at North-east Valley Burnett Madden was fined 2s 6d, without costs. Petty Larceny. Charles Mile was charged with stealing, on the 3rd inst., about 15s in money from the British Hotel, the property of Patrick Dwyer.— Mrs Dwyer, wife of the prosecutor, said that yesterday afternoon accueed came into the hotel, and behind the bar, and pulled out the till, taking half a sovereign and some silver, and then running away. Witness pursued him, and he was subsequently caught at the corner of the street, and brought back to the hotel.—Constable Waugh said that he arrested accused yesterday and searched him. He found 15s in his purse and 12s 6d in loose cash in another pocket.—Accused said that he never stole the money, and the money that was loose in his pocket belonged to him. He never stole money in his life, and simply went into the British Hotel to get a drink. He did not know that he had 12s 6d in his vest pocket.—Sergeant O'Neill said accused was a stranger to Dunedin, Nothing was known about him.—The Beneh considered it was a daring robbery, and sentenced accused to one month's imprisonment, with hard labor. The money would be returned to Mr Dwyer. Assault.—Low Choi charged JosephNind with assaulting him on the Ist inst. Mr J. Macgregor appeared for complainant; Mr J. Wilkinson for defendant.—Counsel for complainant said that last Sunday defendant, who was a tram-driver, pulled complainant off the car, stating that there was no room on it. Complainant jumped on the car again, and defendant assaulted him,
blacking his eye and damaging his face considerably.—Complainant said that last Sunday he got on one of the Palace cars, but the driver would not takehim, and, after knocking him off the car, struck him a violent blow on the face. While defendant was assaulting him a friend drove the horses. There was plenty of room if the passengers were allowed to stand. Evidence was also given by Constable Christie and Mrs Choo Qttee, after which Mr Wilkinson said that the car driven by defendant was a new one. When complainant jumped on it, Nind asked him to ccme off, as the car was then crowded. Complainant said that he would not go off, and then kicked defendant, who struck him on the face. Defendant stated that the Chinaman assaulted him first. The car was full, and witness could not take any more passengers, but complainant persisted in sticking on the back of the car.—Evidence having been given by John Wickworth, John Gillies, and others, defendant was fined 10s and costs.
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CITY POLICE COURT., Evening Star, Issue 8004, 5 September 1889
CITY POLICE COURT. Evening Star, Issue 8004, 5 September 1889
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