Court roundup: Cases dealt with at South Tyneside Magistrates Court
The following people have been dealt with in the dock at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.
Jamie Thomson, 33, of no fixed abode, was given a 12-month community order after admitting stealing four bottles of spirit from Asda, Coronation Street, South Shields on Friday, May 6 and a further charge of the theft of three bottles of spirit and 23 mascara items from the same store, on Saturday, May 7.
He also pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty on Saturday, May 7.
He was also ordered to pay compensation of £113.50 and a £60 victim surcharge.
Anthony Richardson, 58, of Tweed Street, Hebburn, was detained in the courthouse for a set time after admitting persistently making use of a public electronic communications network to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety on Monday, May 2.
Dylan Thompson, 28, of Hollingside Way, South Shields, was ordered to pay £100 compensation after admitting using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause another person harassment, alarm or distress, in South Shields on Tuesday, May 3.
He was given no separate penalty for being in possession of a quantity of cannabis, a Class B drug, in South Shields on the same date.
David King, 24, of Horsley Hill Square, South Shields, was given an eight-week prison sentence - suspended for 12 months - after admitting stealing a charity box valued at £40 belonging to the Sunderland Minster Church on Tuesday, February 2.
He must pay £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.
Joel Anderson, 21, of Longdean Close, Hebburn, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £120 after admitting driving with excess alcohol on Newcastle Road, South Shields, on Wednesday, March 9.
He must pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.