Joondalup Magistrates Court in brief: Guilderton Caravan Park baseball bat threat, fraudulent signature, thief employee

Joondalup Magistrates Court.
Joondalup Magistrates Court.

Drunk baseball bat threat at Guilderton Caravan Park

A MAN could go to jail for breaching a suspended prison term after he threatened his partner with a baseball bat while drunk and on drugs in the family-friendly surrounds of Guilderton Caravan Park.

Daniel Taylor faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday and was fined $1000 over the offence.

He admitted to going to his car and retrieving a baseball bat in a fit of rage.

“I was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, since then I’ve grown up and trying to get straightened out,” he told Magistrate Deen Potter.

His actions were considered a breach of a conditional suspended jail term.

He is due to face the District Court in relation to the breach on August 31.

Forged signature to register car

A BANKSIA Grove woman who falsely registered a car in her best friend’s name because she had no driver’s licence has been fined for forgery.

Wendy Joy Searle pleaded guilty in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday to forging a document with intent to defraud.

The court heard Searle had practised her friend’s signature.

The matter related to an incident from September 20 last year.

Magistrate Deen Potter fined her $1200.


Man steals thousands from employer to support gambling habit

A GAMBLING addict has been handed a suspended prison term after pleading guilty to stealing more than $30,000 from a local building business where he was employed.

Glen Thomas Ewars faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on June 27, where he was convicted of stealing as a servant.

Ewars expressed his remorse as he admitted to stealing about $34,000 to fund a gambling problem.

Magistrate Deen Potter sentenced him to a nine-month prison term suspended for 15 months and nine-month community based order.