Mudgee woman fronts court over police assault

A 36-year-old woman was sentenced to 12 months good behaviour for three separate incidents, when she appeared in Mudgee Local Court last Wednesday.

Alisa Cardinale of Gladstone Street, Mudgee, was charged with assaulting an officer in execution of duty following an incident on the evening of Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

At about 8.20pm police were called to a property when the owner had wanted Cardinale to leave and she was now hiding from them.

When they arrived she began yelling and swearing at one of the officers who she didn’t like from previous dealings and pushed him as well.

Cardinale was charged with shoplifting from BWS at the Big W complex in Mudgee, at about 7pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

“I understand you’ve got your problems but you’ve got to sort them out”.

Cardinale and another woman entered the store and she went into the coolroom and put a 10-pack of Woodstock bourbon into her shoulder bag. The other woman also took several items and the pair left the store without paying.

The incident was captured on CCTV.

They were in a vehicle in the parking lot of Smart Dollar when a passer-by flagged down police and pointed them towards the suspects.

Cardinale was also charged with “destroy or damage property” while she was living at a caravan park in Windeyer on Friday, January 23, 2015.

At about 10.30pm she went to another resident’s caravan while intoxicated and after a disagreement she was asked to leave.

The resident went to tell the park manager when they heard a banging noise.

They were told that Cardinale had been kicking and caused damage to the mud guard of their car.

In court, Magistrate Terry Lucas told the defendant “I understand you’ve got your problems but you’ve got to sort them out”.