Dalby Magistrates Court. Pic Mark Cranitch.
Dalby Magistrates Court. Pic Mark Cranitch.

FULL LIST: The most bizarre court stories from the past month

HUNDREDS of people go through the Dalby Court house every month.

The Dalby Herald have compiled a list of the best court stories from the last month from both Magistrate and District Court:

Used drug utensil found in man’s pocket

Police were attending a domestic violence incident when they found the used utensil.

Man confused over bail fined a month after getting out of prison

IT WAS some confusion over bail conditions that led Cody Cortes to reappear in court just a month after being released from custody.

Man tried to drive friend to hospital while on drugs

NEVILLE John Franklin held back tears as he told the court of his attempts to take a friend to hospital when he was pulled up on a string of driving charges, including driving with meth in his system.

Man steals petrol after gift card declined

AFTER a failed attempt to pay for fuel with a giftcard, Garry John Kay decided to instead steal it – a crime that was only picked up two years later.

Man caught with drug utensils had genitals exposed in public

JUSTIN Thomas Morton told the Dalby Magistrates Court he had become a “burden” to his mother and father after being caught trying to hide clipseal bags and a syringe in a public toilet, and exposing his genitals in public.

Dalby father-of-three sends police on wild chase

A FATHER-of-three kept his head down as he appeared via video in Dalby Magistrate Court.

Man loses licence for six months over misunderstanding

A MAN has pleaded guilty in the Dalby Magistrates Court to unlicensed driving after being caught by police in April.

Man faces court over small piece of marijuana

A MAN has been given a stern warning from a Dalby magistrate for possessing a small quantity of marijuana.

Dalby father avoids jail after selling drugs

A DALBY father sat with his feet up in the dock Thursday morning at Dalby District court as crown prosecutor Farook Anoozer recalled a three day drug spree in November, last year.

Dalby mum avoids jail for attacking cop and paramedic

A DALBY mother-of-seven couldn’t reach for the tissues quick enough as she sat in the dock, at the Dalby District Court.

Man, 41, threatens witness in court case on social media

IN A bid to intimidate a witness in a legal proceeding against his friend, Michael John Urch took to Facebook to intimidate the complainant, and “give him a hard time”.

Young drug-addicted Dalby mum avoids jail for dealing ice

A 20-YEAR-old mother has told a Dalby court she turned to dealing meth to support her own drug habits.

Western Downs man found with over 100kg of cannabis

A WESTERN Downs man sat nervously in the Dalby courthouse, fidgeting with the microphone in front of him as he pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug.

Dalby man roams streets with axe

A DALBY father refused to look the magistrate in the eye as she told him to set a better example for his children.

Magistrate laughs at motel thief during court appearance

A FORMER employee of the Chinchilla Motor Inn has pleaded guilty to stealing over $600 from motel guests and being in possession of a dangerous drug.


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