A Coonamble woman who assaulted assisting with traffic control during the Henry Lawson Festival, was convicted and placed on a 12-month conditional release order.
Samantha Warnock, aged 29, was a passenger in a vehicle approaching the pick-up/drop-off point for a horse-drawn coach, at about 2.45pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
The victim was directing traffic around the coach, which was near the intersection of Mayne and White streets.
The driver of the ute Warnock was in, thought the vehicle in front of them was parking and overtook it.
The victim waved at them to stop, which they did, before taking a photo of the coach in the distance.
Warnock thought he was photographing their vehicle and began yelling at him and attempting to grab his phone, before punching him in the face.
The driver also punched the victim before witnesses intervened.
A man who reported his car stolen from his Western Sydney home, while he kept it in Gulgong, was fined $220 for the charge ‘False representation resulting in police investigation’.
Matthew Mifsud, aged 34, of Cootha Close, Bossley Park, was convicted in his absence when failed to appear in court for the matter.
On Friday, October 12, 2018, he called the Police Assistance Line to report the vehicle stolen from Bossley Park between the previous night and that morning.
At about 6.30pm the next day family members of someone Mifsud knew, called police after they’d returned to their Gulgong home and discovered his vehicle there.
Police called Mifsud and he was evasive when questioned about where his vehicle was stolen from, if at all, before he admitted that he had made the theft up.
A 53-year-old man charged with high-range drink driving after police found him and his vehicle in a ditch on the wrong side of the road, was disqualified for two months to be followed by a 24-month interlock period.
Matthew Whicker of Cypress Road, Yarrawonga, was also placed on a 12-month conditional release order.
At about 2.44am on Sunday, September 9, 2018, police were called to a vehicle parked in a ditch on Spring Creek Road at Gulgong.
They arrived to find Whicker in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, which had hit a letterbox and still had the keys in the ignition, the driving lights on, and the bonnet was still warm.
He tested positive to alcohol and officers noted he was well affected. They took him to Mudgee Police Station where a breath analysis of 0.155 was recorded.
Whicker admitted that he’d been drinking since 1pm and that he’d eaten a hamburger, but couldn’t remember much else.
A man charged with mid-range drink driving while his licence was suspended, after he’d crashed an unregisted and uninsured car, was convicted in his absence when he failed to appear in court.
Zeb Blowes, aged 24, of Wollar Road, Cooyal, was fined a total of $1760 and disqualified for 12 months.
At about 1am on Friday, September 14, 2018, police were called to an accident on the Cope Road, Gulgong, and arrived to see Blowes sitting next to the vehicle with blood on his face.
He was taken to Dubbo Hospital where a blood sample was taken which revealed he had a prescribed concentration of alcohol reading of 0.146. Checks by police also showed that his licence was suspended on September 7 and that the vehicle was unregistered.
A 59-year-old woman who tested positive to methamphetamine while driving, twice in just under a month, was disqualified for six months and placed on a conditional release order covering the same period of time.
Kerrie Catherine Olyve of Yaraandoo Street, Gulgong, was stopped by police for random breath and drug testing at about 11.30pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Mayne Street, Gulgong.
After testing positive to the drug she claimed she “found a bag in the car and didn’t know what it was, so I just put my finger in and licked it to see what it was”.
Olyve was charged again after she was stopped in Banjo Paterson Avenue, Mudgee, at about 2.55pm on Friday, August 3, 2018.
This time she said she’d used methamphetamine the day before for “pain relief”.
A Central Coast man was fined $110 in his absence when failed to appear on a charge of drug possession.
Jeremy Longdon, aged 22, of Crystal Crescent, Wyong, was stopped by police patrolling the Gulgong CBD at about 9.40pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018, in order to conduct a random breath test.
He tested negative to alcohol, however officers could smell cannabis.
When asked about the drug Longdon said “there may be something in the centre console” and 5.4g of cannabis leaf was subsequently located.