Fines and arrest warrants issued for Mandurah locals

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A MAN who cultivated marijuana plants in pots outside his back door was fined $800 in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
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Shannon Christopher Conway did not appear in court and was sentenced in his absence.

He was charged with one count of cultivating a prohibited plant and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant.

Police prosecution said at 8pm on January 6 officers found six plants and a plastic smoking implement at Mr Conway’s home.

Mr Conway was also ordered to pay court costs.

STEALING two bottles of Johnnie Walker scotch whisky from the Sandy Cove Tavern lead to a $500 fine in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Tuehu Rawiri Lewis, 18, entered Sandy Cove Tavern in South Yunderup about 1.40pm on December 15, picked up the alcohol and exited without paying.

Counsel for Mr Lewis said her client had a traumatic 18-month period leading up to the incident and was dealing family issues.

The court heard Mr Lewis’ life had “stabilised”now and he was unlikely to commit a similar offence again.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards awarded Mr Lewis a spent conviction and said the incident needed to be a “one-off event”.

A PIPE found in a bum bag resulted in a $300 fine for a man in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Stephen Lindsay Rowe was charged with one count of possessing drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant.

Mr Rowe did not appear in court but a plea of guilty was entered in his absence.

Police prosecution said at 8am on February 11, officers were speaking to Mr Rowe on another matter when they located the pipe in the bag, which was strapped around his shoulder.

He was also ordered to pay court costs.

Police will be searching for two Mandurah locals who failed to appear in court on Tuesday.

An arrest warrant was issued for Michael Bruce Rybarczyk, who was charged with five counts of gaining a benefit for another by fraud and one count of possessing stolen or unlawfully obtained property.

Facing a total of 35 traffic charges, Nicole Ane Rowe failed to front court and a warrant was issue for her arrest.

Both Ms Rowe and Mr Rybarczyk will face an additional breach of bail charge when they next appear in court.

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