'Public nuisance' swears at police

A MAN who swore at police after they issued him with a traffic infringement notice faced Gladstone Magistrates Court on a charge of public nuisance.

John Glenn Michael Berthelsen pleaded guilty to the offence.

Police prosecutor Constable Troy Daubaras told the court at 1.15pm on July 29 police intercepted Berthelsen and issued him with a fine.

He began yelling and swearing while in the vicinity of a school and houses.

The 31-year-old was fined $150 with a conviction recorded.

Also a man who was going to throw a fire hydrant cover through a hotel window appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on a public nuisance charge.

Hayden James Crosswell pleaded guilty to the offence.

Constable Daubaras told the court police attended Goondoon Street at 11pm on August 3 where a witness said he saw a drunk man carrying a fire hydrant cover and then drop it.

Crosswell had been refused service at Queen’s Hotel and was going to throw the hydrant cover through a window of the hotel until a mate talked him out of it and he dropped it.

The 18-year-old defendant who represented himself did not have any prior criminal history.

Acting Magistrate Mark Morrow placed Crosswell on a six-month good behaviour bond or forfeit $150 with no conviction recorded.



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