News

Coffee smuggled from shop in pants

A HERVEY Bay man shoved a jar of coffee down his pants at Fraser Shores IGA and left without paying, a Hervey Bay court heard.

Kevin James Bandy pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to shoplifting, drink driving and possession of dangerous drugs.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Jeanette Grigoris said on July 6 last year Bandy was seen entering the Fraser Shores IGA and taking coffee and confectionary off the shelves.

She said CCTV saw Bandy shove the coffee down his pants before he proceeded to the counter to pay for the confectionary.

The court heard Bandy was stopped by police on December 24 for a random breathe test.

He recorded a blood alcohol content reading of 0.06% and police found 2g of cannabis in his car during a search.

Defence lawyer Trinity McGarvie said at the time of the theft Bandy had been off his medication for about three months.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell urged Bandy to apologise to the store as the court did not order for restitution to be paid for items under $10.

"I will leave that up to you," he said.

"You should probably say to them that you owe them $10 for a jar of coffee."

Mr Tatnell fined Bandy a total of $1200 and disqualified him from driving for six months. No convictions were recorded.

Topics:  fraser shores iga, hervey bay court, hervey bay magistrates court, shoplifting




Mum injured saving daughter from kangaroo

KANGAROO ATTACK: A little girl from Point Vernon was taken to hospital after a roo scratched her face and chest in the property next to her home.

Girl's mum was also injured in the kangaroo attack.

No more trespassing as Urangan path opened

NEW WAY: One of the first to use the new crossing was Stephanie Gaudin with daughter Lucy and dog Bruce. With Butchulla man Dustyn Currie is Rose McVeigh, Glen Winney from Win Projects and Cr George Seymour.

Urangan crossing comes alive

Latest deals and offers

What's on the big screen this week

Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston in a scene from the movie Ben-Hur.

AN OLD classic returns to the big screen with a new young star.

Bachelor Richie gives bacon-loving Noni the boot

Noni Janur features on this season of The Bachelor.

TOOWOOMBA swimwear designer still single but focusing on her career.

Zumbo's Just Desserts serves up magical dishes

Gigi Falanga, left, joins hosts Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo on the TV series Zumbo's Just Desserts.

ADRIANO Zumbo’s decadent creations have become prime-time viewing.

Sir Cliff Richard feels 'best' after sex abuse allegations

Sir Cliff Richard is 'back' to his best after sex abuse claims

Blac Chyna sued after car injured 2 women

Blac Chyna is being sued after her friend crashed into another car

Chris Hemsworth surprises kids at hospital as Thor

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston surprised children at hospital

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.