TWO men made a brief appearance before the sheriff at Dumfries this week on charges of assault and attempted robbery following an incident at Lockerbie Tesco at the weekend
A BUSINESSMAN has appeared in court at Dumfries on a charge of being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of Value Added Tax amounting to £100,000.
A MOTORIST with a “horrendous” driving record, who led police on two car chases within a matter of weeks, has been jailed for five months.
TWO police officers answering a call that a man had been trying windows in a Castle Douglas street found themselves confronted with a knife.
FOUR men have appeared in court at Dumfries following an alleged assault at the Lochside housing estate in which a man was said to have been pinned to the ground and repeatedly struck on the head and body with golf club and a baseball bat and bitten by a bulldog type dog.
A WOMAN who found herself barred from a semi-final cup tie between Queen of the South and Dundee United at Palmerston because she was drunk started waving her ticket and arguing with security officers.
A SECOND man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged bank raid in Langholm last November.
THREE men have appeared at Dumfries Sheriff Court in connection with an alleged assault and robbery at Ecclefechan.
A MAN who sexually assaulted two young girls in Dumfries has been placed on the sex offenders register.
A DRIVER who fell asleep at the wheel of his van and crashed into the rear of a lorry on the M74 has escaped a driving ban — but was fined £1350.
A GREAT grandmother has escaped a prison sentence for a benefit fraud of £35,345 because of her age and health.
THE future of an Alsatian dog which bit a woman on Kirkcudbright golf course will be decided by a sheriff at Dumfries.
A MOMENT of frustration landed former Queen of the South stalwart Jim Thomson with a “caution” in court – and a fine of £200.
A CASTLE Douglas man who committed sex offences involving two girls under the age of 16 has been jailed for 16 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.
WARRANTS have been issued this week for the arrest of two men alleged to have been involved in a Dumfries theft which included the Olympic gold medal won by Scottish curler Rhona Martin.
A MAN is facing charges of knowingly being concerned in the fraudulent evasion of income tax and national insurance contributions to the extent of more than £21,700.
A BOMB disposal expert has told a court how he “suited up” up and ensured that premises were cleared as he responded to an alert of a home-made bomb in a house in Dumfries.
A MOTORIST who was banned from the road for life 16 years ago has this week been jailed for six months by the sheriff at Dumfries after making his 12th appearance for driving while disqualified.
A MAN has been found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting one girl under 16 and travelling with the intention of meeting another girl under 16 intending to engage in sexual activity involving, or in the presence of her.
A CASTLE Douglas man is facing charges involving sexual activities with two girls under the age of 16.
A WOMAN who conned a boss of a garage firm, which later went into liquidation, out of £110,000 has been jailed for three years.
A MAN has made a brief appearance in court at Dumfries following a stabbing incident at the weekend at Locharbriggs.
AN elderly woman has been accused in court at Dumfries of fraudulently obtaining pension credit, council tax benefit and housing benefit totalling nearly £60,000 during the past 11 years.
A MAN who raised concern among onlookers as he suspended a dog in the air by its collar and then dragged it on its stomach along the ground, has had the animal taken away from him.
A DUMFRIES restaurant owner has been ordered to pay £350,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act following a conviction for an immigration offence.
AN elderly man who abused two girls nearly 40 years ago has been placed on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.
A COURT has heard how a ‘lovely couple’ died when a lorry drove across their path and collided with their motorcycle.
FIVE women and two men have been charged with causing a disturbance on a train between Carlisle and Dumfries by removing their underwear and waving them in the faces of other travellers.
A POSTMAN has been accused in court at Dumfries of stealing a quantity of postal packets and delaying the delivery of nearly 2500 more.
A GAMEKEEPER from the region has been fined £2000 in court after being found guilty of killing a bird of prey.