Gladstone Court News

Thu 5 Jul 2018

'I will do it again': Bail refused over alleged SMS threat

'I will do it again': Bail refused over alleged SMS threat

Gladstone Magistrates Court was told a young woman sent a text message to the complainant in her case saying she would 'do it again but 1000 times worse'.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

COURT: Man's nightclub gamble fails to pay off

COURT: Man's nightclub gamble fails to pay off

Pushing the boundaries of Gladstone's Safe Night Precinct landed him thousands in fines.

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Five accused of Jeep crime spree appear in Gladstone court

Five accused of Jeep crime spree appear in Gladstone court

None of the defendants were granted bail and further charges may be laid.

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Poor decisions behind drink driving cases in Gladstone court

Poor decisions behind drink driving cases in Gladstone court

A family argument and a miscalculation were among the reasons given by drink driving offenders in court yesterday.

Magistrate's disappointment at teen's 'low act'

Magistrate's disappointment at teen's 'low act'

The teenager pleaded guilty to charges of stealing and fraud yesterday.

Wheelie bin bandit targets bins outside police station

Wheelie bin bandit targets bins outside police station

He appeared in court after officers inside the station heard loud swearing and went to investigate.

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Man fined $1000 for drunken Harbour Fest hijinks

Man fined $1000 for drunken Harbour Fest hijinks

He needed 30-40 stitches in his arm after damaging a kebab van.

'Tomfoolery and sabotage': Worker's bullying appeal rejected

'Tomfoolery and sabotage': Worker's bullying appeal rejected

Theo Galjaardt claimed he was 'psychologically injured' by his co-workers while working on a construction site near Gladstone.

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Man banned, fined after beating dog with length of pipe

Man banned, fined after beating dog with length of pipe

The RSPCA welcomed the decision by a magistrate to ban the New Auckland man from owning dogs for a year.

Sat 16 Jun 2018

Woman tells magistrate next defendant is 'definitely guilty'

Woman tells magistrate next defendant is 'definitely guilty'

The magistrate had refused to accept the woman's guilty plea earlier in the morning.

Father, son to serve time behind bars over Diglum incident

Father, son to serve time behind bars over Diglum incident

Kenneth, Jesse and Matthew Douglas were sentenced yesterday at Gladstone District Court.

Wed 13 Jun 2018

Jury reaches verdict in Diglum gunshots trial

Jury reaches verdict in Diglum gunshots trial

The jury took almost six hours to decide whether Kenneth Douglas was guilty of dangerous conduct with a weapon and wilful damage.

DIGLUM TRIAL: Jesse Douglas testifies he fired shots

DIGLUM TRIAL: Jesse Douglas testifies he fired shots

The son of defendant Kenneth Douglas denied the prosecutor's suggestion he was lying to protect his father.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Ballistics expert testifies in third day of gunshots trial

Ballistics expert testifies in third day of gunshots trial

The Crown's case against Kenneth Robert Douglas is drawing to a close.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

COURT: Defence lawyer tests key testimony in gunshots trial

COURT: Defence lawyer tests key testimony in gunshots trial

Amanda Loader and Zachary Moore were cross-examined yesterday at the trial of Kenneth Robert Douglas.

Fri 8 Jun 2018

Man to serve 5 months for repeatedly raping young cousin

Man to serve 5 months for repeatedly raping young cousin

His lawyer asked for a suspended sentence because the man, who committed the offences as a child, would be 'intensely vulnerable' in prison.

'One between your eyes': Woman swears man aimed rifle at her

'One between your eyes': Woman swears man aimed rifle at her

The trial of Kenneth Robert Douglas will resume today.

Thu 7 Jun 2018

DENIED JUSTICE: How men are put at risk in Gladstone courts

premium_icon DENIED JUSTICE: How men are put at risk in Gladstone courts

REVEALED: The staggering number of people appearing in Gladstone courts

Are criminal kids clogging up Gladstone courts?

premium_icon Are criminal kids clogging up Gladstone courts?

JUVENILE JUSTICE: Bad children need support not court, says expert

Gladstone to dodge effects of Family Court closure

Gladstone to dodge effects of Family Court closure

The Women's Legal Service has slammed what it labelled the 'retrograde' closure of the Family Court.

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