Homeless man asks for jail time

A HOMELESS man facing multiple charges following an alleged hit and run in Monkland St earlier this year asked to be remanded in custody when he fronted Gympie Magistrates Court yesterday.

Michael John Boehmke, 32, entered no plea to two charges of breaching bail and one of breaching an order to present himself in court.

Other charges relating to the events in Monkland St on March 10, will be dealt with in a future sitting of Gympie District Court.

Boehmke said he had been released from jail in mid-2011 and had nowhere to live at the moment.

Police said they had found him sleeping in the park.

Magistrate Maxine Baldwin remanded Boehmke in custody until May 21.

In other matters, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Raymond Derk Blom, 35, after he failed to front court on charges of stealing, drink-driving, unlicensed driving (repeat offence), breaching an order, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving a vehicle without properly fitted P-plates.

A warrant was also issued for the arrest of Christopher John Frizell, 28, after he failed to appear on a charge of committing a public nuisance.

A 49-year-old woman was placed on four months good behaviour on a recognisance of $300 after pleading guilty yesterday to possessing a water pipe on April 12.

Tracey Lee Jones, of Mayne St, Tiaro, will also attend drug diversion therapy.

Gympie Times


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