Small bill costs Taroom woman

A BILL of just $25 slipped Danuta Maree Ksiezopolski's mind three years ago and saw her before Taroom Magistrates Court recently.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Michael Phillips said that on September 17, 2006, Ksiezopolski stopped at the Shell Service Station in Murgon and pumped $25 worth of fuel.

The 29-year-old Taroom woman attempted to pay with EFTPOS, which was declined due to insufficient funds, and had no other means of paying for the fuel.

Ksiezopolski failed to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court in 2006 for the stealing charge and a warrant was issued.

She was arrested in Taroom on the warrant.

Magistrate Ian Rose fined Ksiezopolski, who pleaded guilty, $275 and restitution of $25.05.

Trinity Park resident Aaron Matthew Cann, 27, copped a $1000 fine when he was caught in an August police operation driving unlicensed, unregistered and uninsured.

Cann, who pleaded guilty, was intercepted on Leichhardt Highway near Taroom as a part of the two-day 'Operation Echo Marque' on August 12.

Teddy Leslie Jones had too any drinks at his Taroom home on June 20.

Police were called by the 37-year-old's partner after a disturbance at their home where she asked Jones to be removed.

Senior Constable Phillips said after an extended conversation with police, Jones punched an officer lightly in the stomach and was arrested for assaulting police.

Police then attempted to walk Jones to a police vehicle but he fell to the ground due to his level of intoxication.

Jones was eventually placed in a police vehicle and charged with obstructing police.

Mr Rose convicted Jones and fined him $500.

A Wandoan teen pleaded guilty to possession of a drug utensil.

Senior Constable Phillips told the court Joshuah Charles Weier, 17, attracted the attention of police while he was walking along a footpath in Caloundra on May 5.

Senior Constable Phillips said the teen appeared drug affected and smelt of cannabis.

A search of Weier's backpack found a cone containing burnt cannabis residue.

Weier pleaded guilty, was convicted and fined $250.

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