Sheriff Court Files

Six month reprieve for Yorkie

The owner of an anti-social terrier who attacked a community nurse has had her sentence deferred by Sheriff McMenemin to see if the dog can be of good behaviour. Agnes McKeen, 41, from Stranraer admitted being in charge of a dog that was out of control at 42 Dunbae Road on July 15.

Fined for drunken threats

A Carsluith man who threatened his former partner with violence when he was drunk was fined £225 by Sheriff McMenemin at the court in Stranraer on Tuesday.

Edward Black, 58, 1 Bayview Terrace, admitted making the threats during a dispute over money on October 19.

Attempted to grow cannabis

An attempt to grow his own cannabis at a house in Port William backfired on a 24 year-old man after he was fined £280 at Stranraer Court this week.

Ian Martin, North Main Street, Wigtown, admitted trying to produce the illegal drug in January this year.

Carless driving near school

A driver who lost control of his car near a school was fined £540 and given seven penalty points at Stranraer Court on Monday.

Grant Monteith, 20, from Gallowhill, 3 Upper Barr Cottages, Newton Stewart, admitted driving without due care and attention in the buses only lane in McMaster’s Road, next to Stranraer Academy, on January 30, when children were present.

Trial date set for stabbing threat

A Whithorn man will go on trial in December for allegedly threatening to stab two people.

Clifford Longridge, 46, 19 The Park, denies chasing Craig Burton and Stephan Hughes from his house and garden with a bread knife and threatening to “cut them up” on July 7.

The accused is also charged with threatening to burn a house down at The Park on July 8.