Magistrates Court results for the Crawley area

Here are the magistrates’ court results for the Crawley area from - March 19 - March 24.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:35 pm

March 19:

Dayne Chadwick, 32, of Wimblehurst Road, Horsham, indicated a plea of guilty to assaulting a police officer. The offence took place at Horsham on April 26, last year. He also pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour at Horsham on April 24, and guilty to threatening to damage a vehicle at Horsham on the same date. The court made a community order and ordered him to pay £300 in compensation. Magistrates issued a community order.

Tyrone Hodge, 33, of Peskett Close, Horsham, indicated guilty pleas to two charges of assaulting a police officer. The offences took place at Crawley on March 5. The court made a community order and ordered him to pay £200 in compensation.

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March 22:

Charlie Croucher, 29, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to stealing eight cans of Stella lager, worth £13, from BP at Gatwick Airport South Terminal, on March 3. He was fined £50 and detained in the courtroom for a period.

Lee O’Neil, 36, of Brighton Road, Horley, pleaded guilty to assault by beating. The offence took place at Burgess Hill, on March 12. He also pleaded guilty to destroying a television, belonging to the victim, on the same date. He pleaded guilty to destroying a kitchen window at Burgess Hill on March 13. He indicated a plea of guilty to causing a person to fear that violence would be used against them by making numerous calls and texts, damaging property and attending an address in breach of police bail conditions. He admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence, mad by an earlier court, for assaulting a police officer. He was sentenced to 38 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £150 in compensation. Magistrates issued a restraining order.

Jason Riodan, 48, of Manorfields, Bewbush, Crawley, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle on Harwood Road, Horsham, on March 7, while over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 41 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. He was fined £281 and banned from driving for one year.

Anthony Simms, of Spring Copse, East Grinstead, was found guilty of failing to give information to police relating to the identity of the driver of a Mercedes vehicle who was alleged to have been guilty of an offence on August 4, last year. He was fined £660 and banned from driving for six months.

March 23:

Michael Maloney, 35, of Stephenson Way, Crawley, pleaded guilty to being in possession of a craft knife in a public place at Hawthorn Close, Langley Green, Crawley, on December 26. He was fined £180 and ordered to pay £325 in prosecution costs.

Rachid Elhajoui, 40, of Clive Way, Crawley, pleaded guilty to producing 21 cannabis plants. The offence took place at Crawley on October 12 last year. The court made a community order.

Andrei Lazarev, 27, of St Joan Close, Crawley, pleaded guilty to driving a BMW vehicle on the A23 London Road, at Horley, on November 18, last year, while disqualified from driving. He also pleaded guilty to driving with no insurance at Horley, on the same date. The court made a community order with a requirement of 40 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for three months.

March 24:

Francesco Pecoraro, 38, of Marlow Court, Crawley, was found guilty of using a hand-held mobile phone while driving on the A23, Brighton Road, Crawley, on May 1, last year. He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £100 in prosecution costs. His driving record was endorsed with six penalty points.

Nicholas Forrest, 52, of Hawkhurst Walk, Crawley, was found guilty of assault by beating, The offence took place at the Departure Lounge, Gatwick Airport South Terminal on February 23, last year. The court made a community order with a 12 week electronically monitored curfew between 9pm and 9am. He was ordered to pay £100 in compensation and £325 in prosecution costs.

Michael Andrews, 38, of Queens Road, Haywards Heath, indicated a plea of guilty to being in possession of an offensive weapon - a knuckleduster - in a public place at Budgens, in Haywards Heath, on December 28. The court made a community order with a 12 week electronically monitored curfew between 9pm and 5am.

Daljit Singh, 60, of Peterhouse Parade, Crawley, was found guilty of failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis when required to do so by police under the Road Traffic Act 1988, at Crawley on October 16, last year. He was also found guilty of using a motor vehicle with no licence or insurance at Crawley on the same date. He was fined £270 and banned from driving for one year.

Mindaugas Zukauskas, 24, of Wordsworth Road, Worthing, pleaded guilty to driving a BMW on the A23, at Bolney, on February 14, while disqualified from driving. He also pleaded guilty to driving on the A23, at Bolney, on the same date, while over the drink drive limit. He gave a breath alcohol reading of 66 microgrammes. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes. He pleaded guilty to driving with no insurance on the same date. He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months. The court made a community order with a requirement of 200 hours of unpaid work and banned him from driving for 38 months.

Ethan Chiu, 19, of Arun Close, Broadfields, indicated a plea of guilty to destroying woodlands and timber by fire at Haywards Heath on August 4, last year, to the value of £850. The court made a two year conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £850 in compensation.