Alloa Sheriff Court round-up, Tuesday 11 March 2014

Published: 13 Mar 2014 16:30

Highlights from Tuesday's action at Alloa Sheriff Court.


A teen who made shooting gun signs to a shop assistant was said to be acting the “big man”.

On Tuesday (11 March) fiscal depute Lorna Harris told Alloa Sheriff Court that Dale Campbell (17) behaved in a threatening manner in Clackmannan’s Co-operative Food store on 28 October 2013.

Campbell reportedly entered the shop and made offensive remarks and the menacing gun gesture with his hands to one of the staff members.

On exiting, the accused banged on the window and extended his middle finger.

In defence, Mr Bowman said it would have been an alarming episode for the complainers and that his client accepted full responsibility of his actions.

Mr Bowman added that Campbell, of Clackmannan’s Alloa Road, would never have carried out the gesture implied and was “simply a young man playing the part of a big man.”

Justice of the Peace Mandy Shand told Campbell that he had a “reasonably interesting past” record before fining him £230.


A man has denied threatening police officers.

On Tuesday (11 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, James Crawford (43) pled not guilty to shouting, swearing and acting in an aggressive manner towards constables at his home on 30 December last year.

Crawford, of Tillicoultry’s High Street, will stand trial on 17 June.


A woman has denied going on a stealing spree.

On Tuesday (11 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Amanda Davidson (42) maintained her plea of not guilty to using a stolen cash card and PIN number to obtain a sum of money from the town’s Bank of Scotland, Tesco and Abbey National ATMs between 3-7 August 2012.

Davidson, of Alloa’s Orkney Court, will stand trial on Tuesday 25 March.


Police were sent to track down a driver who allegedly got behind the wheel of a van without a valid class-licence and insurance.

On Tuesday (11 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, a non-appearance warrant was granted for Steven Monk (27) who failed to appear to his intermediate diet.

Monk, of Dollar’s Manor House Road, denies driving the motor along the town’s Station Road on 9 July 2013.


A driver has denied failing to stop at a red light.

On Tuesday (11 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Barry Preston (34) pled not guilty to the traffic offence, which allegedly happened along Clackmannan’s Alloa Road on 23 October last year.

Preston, of Sauchie’s Millers Lade Avenue, will stand trial on 3 June.


A teen driver has had his licence revoked.

On Tuesday (11 March) at Alloa Sheriff Court, Kevin Stark (19) admitted getting behind the wheel of a car with a missing exhaust and silencer - causing excessive noise and allowing engine gasses to escape into the atmosphere.

Stark, of Dollar’s Malcolm Court, also pled guilty to driving along Tullibody’s Menstrie Road on 13 December 2013 with a broken brake light.

In defence, Gary Munro said his client had been punished enough through the loss of his licence due to the six penalty points accumulated.

Justice of the Peace Mandy Shand was in agreement and admonished Stark of the charges.

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