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Updated: Alloa Sheriff Court round-up, Monday 10 March 2014

Published: 10 Mar 2014 19:55

Highlights from today's action at Alloa Sheriff Court.

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ALLARDICE

Cops were sent out to track down a missing man who allegedly wasted police time.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, a non-appearance warrant was granted for Scott Allardice (31) who failed to appear to his intermediate diet.

Allardice, of Tullibody’s Redlands Road, denies making a false statement to officers at Alloa police station on 28 October 2013 and stands by his claim that a man threatened him with a handgun to repay a drug debt owed by a family member.

The 31-year-old is accused of depriving the public of the constables’ services during the time spent on his investigation and rendered the lieges liable to suspicion and accusation of firearms offences, threats and extortion.

Allardice is due to stand trial next Tuesday (18 March).

HARRISON

An Alloa couple have admitted wasting police time.

On Monday (10 March) at the town’s Sheriff Court, both Kevin Harrison (29) and Sarah Nairn (17) pled guilty to making a false statement to coppers following claims that on Alloa’s Woodburn Drive a man verbally abused the duo and assaulted Nairn on 29 January 2014.

Harrison, of Smithfield Meadows, and Nairn, of Lambert Terrace, deprived the public of the constables’ services during the time spent on their investigation and rendered the lieges liable to suspicion and accusation of assault and threatening and abusive behaviour in contravention to the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

Sheriff Linda Smith ordered a criminal justice social work report and deferred sentence until 10 April.

MCINTYRE

An Alloa man has denied assaulting a woman.

On Monday (10 March) at the town’s Sheriff Court, Ian McIntyre (40) maintained his plea of not guilty to uttering abusive remarks and gesticulating towards a woman in a threatening manner in Alloa’s Mar Street on 14 October 2013.

McIntyre, of Garvally Crescent, also denies assaulting the same woman by pushing her over - to which she allegedly hit her head against a wall - in Sauchie’s Post Office the next day (15 October 2013).

The 40-year-old is due to stand trial on Wednesday (12 March).

MCNALLY

A Tilly man has denied punching a woman.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, George McNally (49) maintained his plea of not guilty to the attack, which allegedly took place at an address in the town’s Colville Gardens on 23 February last month.

McNally, of Moss Road, is due to stand trial next Tuesday (18 March).

MROZS

A woman accused of spitting on a man’s head has been given a week to get herself to court.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Stacey Mrozs (38) failed to show for her intermediate diet date.

Mrozs, of Tullibody’s Carseview, had previously maintained a plea of not guilty to the assault, which allegedly happened in Alloa’s D’Nisi Coffee shop on 24 April 2013.

A further intermediate diet date of 17 March was issued ahead of Mrozs’ trial, which is due to take place next Wednesday (19 March).

STEVENSON

A Menstrie man has been left lighter in the pocket for hitting a woman.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Robert Stevenson (53) pled guilty to striking a woman on the head at his home address on 21 September 2013.

Sheriff Linda Smith fined Stevenson, of Main Street East, £240 for the attack.

STEWART

An Alloa woman has denied fiddling over £4000.

On Monday (10 March) at the town’s Sheriff Court, Samantha Stewart (44) maintained a plea of not guilty to failing to notify the Secretary of State of a change in circumstances which affected her entitlement to benefits.

Stewart is accused of subletting her house between 22 April 2010 and 26 June 2011, but allegedly continued to claim £4523.91 worth of Housing and Council Tax benefits and Income Support of which she was then not entitled to.

Stewart, of Maple Court, maintains her innocence and is due to stand trial next Tuesday (18 March).

GILLIES

A woman has denied assaulting a man.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Kelly Gillies (32) maintained a plea of not guilty to repeatedly kicking a man on the body in the town’s Mill Street on 20 April 2013.

Gillies, of Engelen Drive, is due to stand trial next Tuesday (18 March).

MACGREGOR

A man has admitted uttering threats of violence towards a woman.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Steven MacGregor (40), of Scrimgeour’s Corner in Crieff, pled guilty to shouting, swearing and acting in a threatening manner at an address in Sauchie’s Tenacres on 12 November 2013.

Sheriff Linda Smith ordered a criminal justice social work report and deferred sentence until 10 April.

PARKER

A man stole a cheque, forged a signature and attempted to swindle £600.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Scott Parker (29) pled guilty to nicking a cheque from an address in Alva’s Coblecrook Gardens at some point between 11-22 November 2013.

Parker, of Alloa’s McKinlay Crescent, also admitted falsifying a woman’s signature and trying to obtain £600 from Stirling’s Cheque Centre on 22 November last year.

Sheriff Linda Smith ordered a criminal justice social work report and deferred sentence until 10 April.

MULRANEY

A man has denied punching a woman on the head.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, James Mulraney (41) maintained his plea of not guilty to the assault, which allegedly happened at the town’s Star Inn on 10 August 2013.

CCTV footage that was previously mislaid by the Crown is now available, so a further intermediate diet date has been scheduled for 24 March to give the defence team time to view.

Mulraney, of Clackmannan’s Burnside Crescent, is due to stand trial on 18 June 2014.

MCNAUGHTON

A man has denied punching another clubber in Chalmers.

On Monday (10 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Ryan McNaughton (27) maintained his plea of not guilty to repeatedly hitting a man on the head in the town’s nightclub on 1 July 2013.

McNaughton, of Sauchie’s Schaw Court, is due to stand trial next Wednesday (19 March).

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