'Court' in the act
IN Gympie Magistrates Court...
- A young mum who tried to take $8 worth of goods from Coles without paying also had drugs in her handbag when police searched the contents. As well as being charged with unauthorised dealing of shop goods, Elita Lyn Gilbert, 26, was charged with possession of dangerous drugs on April 10 when officers found one gram of cannabis in her handbag. Gilbert, of Bushland Drive, Southside, was placed on a good behaviour bond for 12 months.
- New to the area, Edward Keith Young said he didn’t know where else to go at 3.10am. He was charged with urinating in public in Charlies’ car park on the morning of May 15. Young, of Jane Street, Gympie, was fined $50 and no conviction was recorded.
- Andrew Robert Lumsden said the hair straightener he tried to steal from Woolworths on May 7 wasn’t for himself. The 17-year-old said the grooming appliance was for a gift, prompting Magistrate Maxine Baldwin to ask him if he had a job. Lumsden said he was on the dole and had left school two years ago at the end of grade 10. “Get a job, then you can afford to pay for presents,” she said and placed Lumsden, of Chapple Street, Gympie on a good behaviour bond for three months.
- Billy Kevin Cox, 42, of Pacific Haven, was caught with a small amount of cannabis and a pair of scissors used in commission of an offence when he was in the Gympie on May 8. He was placed on a good behaviour bond for three months with conditions.