Gladstone Court News

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Magistrate won't accept guilty plea after bizarre allegation

premium_icon Magistrate won't accept guilty plea after bizarre allegation

The man was attempting to plead guilty to obstructing police.

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Teen fined $1100 over extreme efforts to recover $700 debt

premium_icon Teen fined $1100 over extreme efforts to recover $700 debt

He pleaded guilty to wilful damage at Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Man tells police he mistook firecracker for cigarette

premium_icon Man tells police he mistook firecracker for cigarette

He pleaded guilty to possessing explosives without authority at Gladstone Magistrates Court.

Probation for man twice found drunk behind the wheel

premium_icon Probation for man twice found drunk behind the wheel

The offences occurred in 2016 and he had not re-offended since.

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Man stole Range Rover, Harley Davidson in crime spree

premium_icon Man stole Range Rover, Harley Davidson in crime spree

But the role his drug addiction should play in his sentencing sparked debate in court.

Horrific DV case leaves court searching for precedent

premium_icon Horrific DV case leaves court searching for precedent

The severity of the facts read out led the magistrate to question why the matter wasn't before a higher court.

FRAUD: Woolworths scanning trick lands man in court

premium_icon FRAUD: Woolworths scanning trick lands man in court

The man pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and two counts of attempted fraud.

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Bail refused for Auckland St stabbing suspect

premium_icon Bail refused for Auckland St stabbing suspect

The 23-year-old man has been charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Truckie pleads guilty to giving false work hours

Truckie pleads guilty to giving false work hours

Police used CCTV footage to determine he had provided a false or misleading document.

Fri 24 Aug 2018

NEVER AGAIN: Inquest into Gladstone baby's death concludes

premium_icon NEVER AGAIN: Inquest into Gladstone baby's death concludes

The inquest took submissions as to how to prevent similar tragedies happening in the future.

Thu 23 Aug 2018

INQUEST: Doctor testifies maternity team not 'well-drilled'

premium_icon INQUEST: Doctor testifies maternity team not 'well-drilled'

The coronial inquest into the death of baby Millah Keldie-Roulston at Gladstone Hospital continued yesterday.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Midwife testifies at inquest into Gladstone baby's death

premium_icon Midwife testifies at inquest into Gladstone baby's death

These parents lost their newborn baby just hours after she was dropped by a nurse who was hurrying between birthing suites.

Man arrested in court foyer as prosecutor lays down law

premium_icon Man arrested in court foyer as prosecutor lays down law

The crackdown followed a 'noted deterioration in behaviour', according to Gladstone's magistrate.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Mum's second chance to avoid 'spiralling out of control'

premium_icon Mum's second chance to avoid 'spiralling out of control'

The Gladstone woman was involved in two fuel drive-offs and a number of stealing incidents.

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Two weeks' jail for 'Good Samaritan' who punched man in head

Two weeks' jail for 'Good Samaritan' who punched man in head

The 28-year-old Gladstone man pleaded guilty to one count of common assault.

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Childcare worker had child exploitation material

premium_icon Childcare worker had child exploitation material

The 32-year-old man pleaded guilty but can still apply for a Blue Card after no conviction was recorded.

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Accountant accused of $863K Heron Island Resort fraud

premium_icon Accountant accused of $863K Heron Island Resort fraud

Jamieson Tatel Yu, 34, allegedly stole upwards of $863,000 from the island resort by substituting his own bank details for those of the resort's suppliers.

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Drugs made defendant a 'different person': Magistrate

premium_icon Drugs made defendant a 'different person': Magistrate

The 28-year-old man was convicted of stealing a water pump from a Gladstone worksite earlier this year.

Gladstone man jailed after chasing dog on motorcycle

premium_icon Gladstone man jailed after chasing dog on motorcycle

The repeat unlicensed driver left the magistrate with little option other than to impose a prison sentence.

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Ipswich child sex abuse trial postponed

premium_icon Ipswich child sex abuse trial postponed

Child abuse trial will not continue this week as expected

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