Gladstone Court News

Mon 1 Jun 2020

Man slapped with fine over weapon confusion

premium_icon Man slapped with fine over weapon confusion

The item was found among thousands of other items in his car.

Sat 30 May 2020

Prison release drinks put CQ man back in jail

premium_icon Prison release drinks put CQ man back in jail

His lawyer told the court he was a ‘lovely guy until he’s on the grog’.

Wed 27 May 2020

Magistrate’s sentence reduces man to tears

premium_icon Magistrate’s sentence reduces man to tears

The drug offender was assured the tears were being wasted.

Tue 26 May 2020

Romantic gesture leaves man without licence for two years

premium_icon Romantic gesture leaves man without licence for two years

He was on the way to Bunnings the first time he was caught drink-driving twice in one day.

Thu 21 May 2020

‘Belligerent’ retiree strikes police with ashtray

premium_icon ‘Belligerent’ retiree strikes police with ashtray

The woman says she didn’t intend to hurt the officer.

Wed 20 May 2020

Man walks to Melbourne instead of probation office

premium_icon Man walks to Melbourne instead of probation office

The Gladstone man had not been in touch with the office since September.

Tue 19 May 2020

34yo smoked a joint a day before driving

premium_icon 34yo smoked a joint a day before driving

The woman pleaded guilty to drug driving in court.

Martial arts enthusiast had illegal nunchucks

premium_icon Martial arts enthusiast had illegal nunchucks

The man said he only had them for training.

Landscaper drove while more than twice the limit

premium_icon Landscaper drove while more than twice the limit

The business owner will have to put his work on hold after losing his licence.

Sun 17 May 2020

14yo punched younger student, stole her shoes

premium_icon 14yo punched younger student, stole her shoes

The victim was wearing a pair of Nike triple reds worth $150.

Sat 16 May 2020

Taxi robber had a ‘bad trip’ on LSD

premium_icon Taxi robber had a ‘bad trip’ on LSD

The offence occurred on the anniversary of the 22-year-old’s son’s death.

Fri 15 May 2020

‘She’s dead’: Stalker called 232 times in one day

premium_icon ‘She’s dead’: Stalker called 232 times in one day

The man was on meth when he threatened to cut a former partner’s throat.

Man threatened to kill victim over dog

premium_icon Man threatened to kill victim over dog

The man had an “appalling” history of domestic violence order breaches.

Thu 14 May 2020

Commercial fisher ‘ignorantly’ entered prohibited GBR zone

premium_icon Commercial fisher ‘ignorantly’ entered prohibited GBR zone

The court heard the Gold Coast fisherman only came to the area once a year.

Wed 13 May 2020

Pandemic no excuse to breach bail

premium_icon Pandemic no excuse to breach bail

Magistrate suggests accused should stay at lawyer’s home to make sure he shows up.

Sex offences against younger siblings a ‘tragedy’

premium_icon Sex offences against younger siblings a ‘tragedy’

A mother told her son she still loved him but was unsure if she could ever forgive him for the ‘incomprehensible’ breach of trust

Tue 12 May 2020

Offender was just trying to train at the gym

premium_icon Offender was just trying to train at the gym

The 30-year-old charged with trespass and wilful damage insisted the people at the gym knew him.

Stalker made 310 calls, sent harassing texts

premium_icon Stalker made 310 calls, sent harassing texts

The man stayed on the victim’s property for three hours late at night.

Mon 11 May 2020

Drug supplier top of Magistrate’s ‘hit list’

premium_icon Drug supplier top of Magistrate’s ‘hit list’

The 20-year-old who was on a good behaviour bond during his offending narrowly missed prison.

49yo ‘fortunate’ he didn’t have more drugs

premium_icon 49yo ‘fortunate’ he didn’t have more drugs

The man had a three page criminal history with similar offences.

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