Former owner guilty of trespassing on resumed land

A SIXTY-SEVEN-year-old woman locked in a land dispute with a State Government department was placed on a six-month good behaviour bond in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Long-time Targinnie resident Dasha Kozloff appeared in court this week and pleaded guilty to single counts of trespass and wilful damage, after State Government officials alerted police to her presence on land which had belonged to her but had been resumed as part of the Gladstone State Development Area.

Police were called to a property on Phillipies Landing Rd, Targinnie, at 3.30pm on November 6, 2013, to remove Kozloff, who had cut the barbed wire fence to enter the property.

The Russian migrant, living in Australia since 1962, still thought she was rightful owner of the land, despite it being resumed in April, 2011.

Magistrate Russell Warfield took into account her early pleas of guilty and opted against recording a conviction.

Kozloff was placed on a $600, six-month good behaviour bond for both offences.