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:  hervey bay court, hervey bay magistrates court, shoplifting



Hervey Bay to be home to some of hockey's Masters

HOME OF THE MASTERS: Hervey Bay Hockey Association, pictured celebrating their Association of the Year trophy, will host the Over-60s Men's carnival next year.

Hervey Bay will host the over-60s men's masters in 2017.

OPINION: I'm not a fan, but I see why many support Pauline

Profile - Eliza Wheeler. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The region feels disgruntled and neglected.

Wide Bay Motor Complex gains international backing

THE FUTURE: Wide Bay Motor Complex could ensure Maryborough becomes Queensland's newest motorsport hub.

Motor Complex signs deal with international sanctioning body.

Local Partners

What's on the small screen this week

Jessica Marais in a scene from the TV series The Wrong Girl.

A NEW romantic comedy debuts while footy codes ramp up for finals.

Airbourne talk drop bears, beer and taxes

Airbourne have a new album coming out and a new tour on the way.  Photo Contributed

Airbourne release album for the aussie battler

Pippa Middleton had 3000 private photos stolen

Author Pippa Middleton

Author's account hacked to access 3000 private photos

Gruen star discovers the body's limits in new hit TV show

Todd Sampson tries out MMA fighting during TV series BodyHack.

Gruen star pushes the limits in new TV series

Deftones return to Australia with string of dates

Deftones are back in town. Photo Contributed

World renowned nu-metal pioneers return

How the Gruen guy's t-shirts took on a life of their own

Documentary filmmaker and Gruen panellist Todd Sampson.

What started out as simple workwear has become a trademark

Property leader says Fraser Coast market is looking up

Positivity is the buzz word in the Fraser Coast housing market

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state